ARFF Airport Fire Truck Tank

When it comes to airport fire rescue, having a reliable tank for an airport fire truck is essential.  These airport rescue ARFF trucks require large capacities of water and foam. Therefore, the major ARFF fire truck manufacturers’ vehicles have UPF tanks installed.  As a result, UPF ARFF tanks are on crash tenders located at airports and military bases worldwide. 

UPF’s ARFF fire truck tanks are either a wetside tank or internal water/fire fighting foam tank. These tanks are standard on ARFF trucks.  UPF ARFF tanks are generally available in 1500, 3000, and 4500-gallon sizes.  As well as have an internal or external fire fighting foam tank ranging from 100 to 500 gallons. 

An ARFF Truck Tank you can Rely on

All UPF airport fire truck tanks require precise attention to fitting locations and exact tolerances. In addition, UPF’s poly material knowledge assures every ARFF truck tank is the best-built water and fire fighting foam tank available. Most importantly, UPF’s strong design, manufacturing, and testing teams meet unique design criteria and performance specifications.

These large trucks need to be able to act swiftly to get to an emergency and, in some cases, be able to maneuver in an about rough terrain outside the airport area. Airport fire truck tanks have proven to be durable water and fire fighting foam tank that can handle the rigors of the demands of ARFF vehicles and emergencies. UPF is a member of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Working Group and attends and exhibits the conferences throughout the year.

In conclusion, UPF airport fire truck tanks do not have standard features. The pricing is based on the complexity of the design of the manufacturer.

ARFF Water Tank:
(1) Fill Tower including hinged lid with latch and tether as well as a removable screen. 
(1) Sump with anti-swirl plate and cleanout/drain with NPT connection up to 3.” 
(1) Vent / Overflow Pipe – 6” #40 standard (UPF Engineering must confirm size) 
(1) Tank fill connection up to 4” female NPT or grooved end. 
(1) Tank suction connection up to 4” female NPT or Pipe Stub. 
(1) Swash partitions configured to meet NFPA pump put requirements per NFPA 414. 

ARFF Foam Cell:
(1) Fill Tower with a latched hinged lid with a tether. Includes anti-foaming fill tube and removable screen 
(1) Tank Vent Valve mounting provisions up to 3” NPT 
(1) Suction fitting up to 4” NPT piped to sump with A/S plate 
(1) Vent / Overflow pipe – 2” 
(1) Tank Fill up to 3” (Subsurface discharge) 

ARFF Truck Tank Options

  • Level Gauge /Meter drill and tap up to ¾” female NPT 
  • Level gauge hole with 4 mounting holes (vertical tube type sensor) 
  • Tank Fill, Internally Extended – up to 4”, 
  • Tank Fill, Additional up to 3” female NPT (with basket-type diffuser) 
  • Tank Fill, Additional up to 4, female NPT connection or grooved connection (with perforated pipe diffuser) 
  • Tank Fill, Additional 4” grooved or 4,5 or 6” Bolted flange (with perforated pipe diffuser) 
  • Tank Drain, Additional (female NPT) 
  • Tank suction connection – 6” with ANSI 150 lb. bolt pattern connection or pipe stub. 
  • Tank suction connection – 8” with ANSI a50 lb. bolt pattern connection or pipe stub. 
  • Sump, Additional 
  • Sump greater than 144 sq inches 
  • Vent /Overflow – Additional 6” 
  • Fill Tower – Removable (Bolt-on Flange) 
  • Vent/Overflow 8″ (IPOS) 
  • Vent/Overflow 10″ (IPOS) 
  • Sleeve up to 6″ / per foot 
  • Sleeve – 8″ / per foot 
  • Sleeve -10″ /per foot – Sleeve 
  • Sleeve angled Up to 6″ / per foot 
  • Sleeve, angled – 8″ /per foot 
  • Sleeve. Angles – 10″ / per foot 
  • Sleeve Through Foam Cell 
  • Tank Mounting Block 3 Hole 
  • Tank Mounting Block 4 Hole 
  • Tank Mounting Bracket 4-hole 
  • Tank Mounting Block 6 Hole 
  • Tank Mounting Bracket 6-hole 
  • Tank Mounting Block 9 Hole 
  • Notch 10 cubic feet or less 
  • Notch over 10 cubic ft. 
  • Hi-Lo Notch, per cubic ft. 
  • Mounting Block, Miscellaneous 
  • Vent Valve- 2″ Gits 
  • Foam Suction w/ internal piping 
  • Betts Bolt Pattern for fill or suction 
  • Fill, Fireman’s Friend bolt pattern (No diffuser) 6 or 8 hole 
  • Basic Conduit per ft. 
  • Complex Conduit per ft. 
  • Material Thickness upgrade 3/4 to 1” per sq. ft. 
  • Tank Suction pipe extended internally (IATS) beyond 36.” 
  • Tank Fill extended internally beyond 36.” 
  • Textured Material (NC) 
  • Manhole Port / Tank interior access to tank suction inlet

ARFF Truck Tank Specifications

  • Coming Soon

Airport Fire Truck Tank Warranty

For normal fire department applications, the tank shall have a limited lifetime warranty that provides warranty service for the life of the fire apparatus in which the tank is installed. Warranties are transferable if the apparatus ownership changes by requesting the transfer from UPF. In applications where the tank will be subject to severe conditions, the tank may have a warranty unique to the application clearly defined for each such application. Also, you can learn more about our warranty here or get a copy of the UPF warranty by e-mailing us at [email protected]. 

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