Mike Willson, firefighting foam and foam systems specialist, examines whether the two-tier fire protection system developing at some of our key airports is potentially affecting the safety of passengers, flight crews, emergency responders and other stakeholders.
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Mike Willson, fire-fighting foam specialist, investigates whether passenger and staff safety is at a greater risk in Australia due to incorrect use of fire‑fighting foams and uncompromising regulations.
Extensive media coverage was given to a 22,000-litre spill of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrate from an aircraft hangar at Australia’s Brisbane Airport on 10 April 2017. Much of the media coverage included headlines such as “Toxic foam spill”, “Calls for AFFF ban”, and “Toxic foam begins Class Action”,…
In this whitepaper, fire protection consultant Mike Willson provides in-depth analysis of a recent foam seminar that examines the transition from long-chain C8 fluorinated AFFFs towards short-chain C6 fluorosurfactant-based AFFFs and alternative fluorine free foams...