Protector™ Foam Trailers from UPF are the best fire fighting foam trailers for sale in the fire service industry. Most importantly, these foam trailers feature the POLY-TANK® and range in size from 250 to 3,000 gallons. In addition, UPF foam trailers are the most effective, low-cost method that stores, handles, and delivers bulk foam supplies. They are field-tested at military and civilian airports worldwide as well as many industrial and municipal locations. Today, UPF is the world’s leader that designs and fabricates foam and water trailers to our customers’ exact specifications.
FT-Type trailers are for concentrate re-supply. The FT-Type has proven most popular in situations where rapid re-supply of fixed or mobile foam proportioning is necessary. This generally includes ARFF incidents and large facility fires or mutual aid commitments where foam proportioning equipment is already on scene.
The FT designation is followed by the number of total gallons of concentrate carried. (i.e.: FT-1,000 is 1,000 gallons). If more than one type of concentrate is carried, this sum of the total gallons will increase this number. Transfer pumps designed for the specific type of concentrate are mounted on all trailers in capacities ranging from 35 to 250 GPM.
In addition, most foam trailers with re-supply capability have some pre-connect transfer lines. The standard bed size can contain 200 feet of 1 ¾ inch hose in a cross lay configuration. Usually, two transfer beds are specified, and at times 1.5-inch booster reels are used.
AFT-Type is the most versatile of fire fighting foam trailers for sale. When supplied with sufficient GPM and pressure (approximately 100 to 175 PSI), the unit can act as an independent fire attack unit. Many trailers are also designed to function as concentrated resupply trailers. Fire Fighters can use this trailer in any situation with a water supply, such as a pumper or pressurized hydrant system.
The AFT-Type has been used with great success to provide areas lacking cost-effective large volume flammable liquid fire attack capability. These applications have included industrial facilities, mutual aid groups, and municipal fire departments. As with all foam trailers, the AFT-Type can both load and offload the foam concentrate.
Most trailers with the capability for immediate fire attack use a combination of preconnected eductors, handlines, and self-educting master stream nozzles. The handlines are offered in 95, 120, and 250 GPM capacities, preconnected to a 200+ foot capacity hose bed for a 1 ¾ inch hose. The eductors most commonly used are the 120 or 250 GPM balance/pressure eductor. These eductors require only a 60 to 150 PSI inlet pressure instead of the standard 95 to 250 GPM eductors, which require a 200-PSI inlet pressure. In addition, two 250 GPM pre-connect lines are often used for system supply, joining into master streams, or other vehicle supplies.
The self-educting master stream nozzles are usually used in conjunction with an AFFF or AR-AFFF type concentrate. These master streams are usually pre-piped, and many are removable. This allows the user to be up to 1,000 feet away from the trailer. Capacity of the monitor(s) can range from 150 to 4,000 GPM and can be adjustable to proportion from 0.5%, 1%, 3%, or 6%. When used remotely from the trailer, a jet-ratio controller is pre-plumbed onto the trailer. This device is essentially a large capacity eductor. When supplied with a small amount of water (less than 2% of total flow) at the same pressure as the monitor, it will educt and carry to the nozzle the correct amount of concentrate.
Many trailers are designed with special features to making them a more useful emergency asset. These features have included:
In addition to its foam concentrate handling capabilities, the design of this type of fire fighting foam trailer establishes or augments a high-volume water supply using the large diameter hose it carries. As a result, the FT/LDH-Type is used successfully to provide foam and water resupply at an airport and industrial incidents. In addition, with its substantial hose volume, operators can use the LDH-Type trailer to support long-distance water relay operations.
The AFTDC-Type foam trailer is the most effective trailer for dealing with spills and 3D fire. The causes of these fires include an unplanned release of flammable liquid or a release of flammable liquid under pressure. The dry chemical agent used thru a dual agent nozzle, such as a Hydro-Chem nozzle coupled with a large volume sustainable foam fire attack system, makes the AFTDC a potent fire attack trailer. Dry chemical tanks of 150 to 500 lbs are available. In addition, it has the ability to both load and offload the foam concentrate.
Besides the Dry Chemical agent available for fire attack, foam streams are available for immediate fire attack from a combination of preconnected eductors, handlines, and self-educting master stream nozzles. Firstly, the handlines are offered in 95, 120, and 250 GPM capacities preconnected to a 200-foot capacity hose bed for a 1 ¾ inch hose. Secondly, the eductors most commonly used are the 120 or 240 GPM 3-6% balance/pressure eductor. This eductor requires only a 60 to 150 PSI inlet pressure instead of the standard 95 to 250 GPM eductors, which require a 200 PSI inlet pressure. Lastly, two 240 GPM pre-connect lines are often used for system supply, joining into master streams, or other vehicle supplies.
The self-educting master stream is usually used in conjunction with an AFFF or ATC-Type concentrate. These master streams are usually pre-piped, and many are removable to use up to 1,000 feet away from the trailer. The monitor(s) capacity can range from 150 to 4,000 GPM and adjustable to proportion from 3% to 6%. In addition, a jet-ratio controller is pre-plumbed onto the trailer for remote use. Therefore, this device is essentially a large capacity eductor that, when supplied with a small amount of water (less than 2% of total flow) at the same pressure as the monitor, will deduct. Lastly, this will then carry to the nozzle the correct amount of concentrate. Please read about our foam trailers in action here.
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