Filmfoam C6 916

Filmfoam C6 916

Foam solution filmfoam C6 916


FilmfoamC6 916 is a superior quality synthetic Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrate for extinguishing and securing flammable hydrocarbon liquid fires.

FilmfoamC6 916 is a unique combination of hydrocarbon and fluorochemical surface active agents. It produces a vapour-sealing aqueous film that spreads rapidly over the fuel surface to provide rapid control and extinguishment.

Film-forming for fast flame knockdown and extinguishment.

Burnback resistance and post-fire security.

Foam blanket reseals when ruptured by personnel or equipment.


FilmfoamC6 916 is used in high risk situations where hydrocarbons (such as crude oil, diesel and aviation kerosene) are stored, processed, or transported. It is used extensively on Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIV) where fast extinguishment with limited quantities of foam is essential for saving life. Other applications include hydrocarbon storage tanks, process areas, warehouses, power stations and offshore platforms.

FilmfoamC6 916 provides a vapour-suppressing foam blanket on unignited hydrocarbon spills.

Approvals and Listings

FilmfoamC6 916 is independently tested and certified to EN1568:2008 part 3. Performance exceeds ICAO Level B fire performance and is certified to this performance level. FilmfoamC6 916 is audited and approved to Underwriters Laboratories UL162 (7th Edition).


FilmfoamC6  916 is intended for use at 6% (6 parts concentrate to 94 parts water).   FilmfoamC6 916 is readily proportioned using conventional foam proportioning equipment.

FilmfoamC6 916 can be used with air aspirating discharge devices and non-aspirating. Devices include low expansion branchpipes, monitors, top pourers, rimseal pourers, as well as water and foam sprinklers.

Non-aspirated foam is suitable for shallow fuel fires and spill fires. Where a major fuel fire is involved, Kerr Fire always recommends the use of aspirated foam where a stable foam blanket is essential.


FilmfoamC6 916 is suitable for use in combination with:

Soft or hard, fresh, brackish or sea water.

Dry powder extinguishing agents either separately or as twin agent systems due to the C6 content.

Expanded protein-based or synthetic foams for application to a fire in sequence or simultaneously.


The C6 surfactants balance high performance and low environmental impact. FilmfoamC6 916 demonstrates low aquatic toxicity.

C6 Fluorosurfactants

These are the most effective agents currently available to tackle serious flammable liquid fires, providing firefighter safety and asset protection. Kerr foams containing C6 surfactants utilise the very latest in firefighting foam technologies, developed and refined specifically to lower the environmental impact without reducing performance.


FilmfoamC6 916 is exceptionally stable in long-term storage. A shelf-life of at least ten years can be expected if it is stored properly.


Please refer to Kerr Fire’s Foam Disposal Guide.

Product Quality

FilmfoamC6 916 production is closely controlled and is audited by UL in accordance with their approval system.

Kerr Fire operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001.

 Typical Physico-Chemical Properties

Appearance                                                                                                         Amber Liquid

Specific Gravity @ 20°C (68°F)                                                                           0.99 - 1.03

pH @ 20°C (68°F)                                                                                               6.6 - 7.6

Viscosity @ 20°C (68°F)                                                 mm2 sec-1                   2         

Maximum continuous storage temperature                       °C (°F)                         49 (120)

Maximum intermittent storage temperature                       °C (°F)                         60 (140)           

Freezing point                                                                 °C (°F)                         -1 (30.2)

Effect of freeze/thaw                                                                                            Product is not damaged by freezing.

                                                                                                                          After thawing agitate gently.

UL Lowest use temperature                                             °C (°F)                         1.7 (35)


Foam Properties

Foam generated using the U.K. Defence Standard DEF42-40 5 lpm branchpipe at 7 Bar pressure. Foam collected in a 1630 ml N.F.P.A. drainage pan.

 Expansion Ratio                                                                                                 ≥ 8:1

25% Drainage Time                                                         min/sec                                    ≥ 2’ 40”


 Typical Packing Specification

                                      Plastic Square              Plastic Cylindrical         Ecobulk MX

Capacity                         25 litres                                    200 litres                      1000 litres

Empty weight (kg)           1.2                               9.0                               70

Filled weight (kg)            27                                213                               1090

Dimensions (mm)                        448 x 286 x 286                        580 D x 922 H               1200 L x 1000 W x 1160 H

Part number                  4-AFF-916-BP               4-AFF-



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