AFFF Fire Extinguishers

What are AFFF fire extinguishers?

AFFF stands for aqueous film-forming foam. It is used as a fire suppressant, and functions by cooling the fire and coating the fuel behind the fire. It creates a film between the fuel and oxygen to prevent further combustion.

AFFF Fire Extinguishers has a cream label. During the last few years, various transformations occur in the texture of foam used to extinguish the fire. In the original foam fire extinguisher, the texture of the foam was very thick. The foam was very smelly because the foam was made from animal protein. But now foam is made from more advanced material and is more effective than the previous one.

Foam fire extinguishers are available at affordable prices and are easy to use. They are more flexible. They come up with a full package of nozzles, valves, and steel cylinders. They can be refilled when expired.

A foam fire extinguisher is suitable for Class A and Class B fires. Class A fire is the fire that causes fire due to solids such as wood and paper. Class B fire is caused by flammable liquids such as petrol or diesel. They are mostly used to extinguish fire due to flammable liquids. Foam fire extinguishers can be purchased at very affordable rates and are easy to use. they are supplied with a full package of nozzles, valves, and steel cylinders. The nozzles are non-conductors so they can be used for the equipment near live electrical installations. When the fire extinguisher expires it requires refilling.

Usage Guide:

These are some of the points that should be kept in mind before the extinguisher is discharged.

  1. Find Check the pressure gauge of the AFFF foam fire extinguisher. The needle of the pressure gauge of the extinguisher should be in the middle of the green area.
  2. The breaking pin should be fixed on the valve lever and the lead seal should be tagged on.
  3. Hold upright fire extinguisher valve liver by the right hand and from left-hand open discharge pipe PVC clump and squeeze on bottom of ire, not on flames.
  4. Press lever of the valve of a fire extinguisher by a split thump and spray foam on burning material by using blanking and smothering method.
  5. Attack on fire from wind direction not from the opposite.
  6. Don’t use this fire extinguisher on the electric or electronic or gas-type fire.


  1. Do not use it if the pressure indicator enters the red section.
  2. Do not use outside the specified temperature range.
  3. It should be checked every three months.
  4. Any plunger should be checked for free movement, vent holes should be clear and cap threads lightly greased.