Foam Wall Forms On Canal After Blaze

April 20, 2015
A wall of foam appeared on a UK canal after a chemical plant fire.

A wall of foam appeared on a canal following firefighting efforts at the Carbogen Amcis chemical plant in Clayton, England, according to an article from ABC News. The foam started appearing in the nearby waterway after fire crews used a variety of water jets to battle the blaze.

Initial water quality testing indicates no adverse effects on the canal and no impact on the fish, according to the article. The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority does not believe the firefighting materials were the cause of the foam. In the U.S., however, a fire-suppressing material known as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) is used by the Navy to extinguish hydrocarbon fuel fires, notes ABC News.

Read the entire article here.

Sponsored Recommendations

Heat Recovery: Turning Air Compressors into an Energy Source

More than just providing plant air, they're also a useful source of heat, energy savings, and sustainable operations.

Controls for Industrial Compressed Air Systems

Master controllers leverage the advantages of each type of compressor control and take air system operations and efficiency to new heights.

Discover Your Savings Potential with the Kaeser Toolbox

Discover your compressed air station savings potential today with our toolbox full of calculators that will help you determine how you can optimize your system!

The Art of Dryer Sizing

Read how to size compressed air dryers with these tips and simple calculations and correction factors from air system specialists.