OFB Fire

Innovative and highly effective fire fighting solutions for the global market

OFB CAFS Features and Benefits

Quality, Simplicity and Great Fire Kill Capability

Big fire-kill capability in small and highly portable packages

Innovatively designed, precisely engineered and manufactured, and possessing superior and highly effective fire-fighting capability

 

No internal moving parts and robustly constructed requiring only simple maintenance and providing good durability

 

Simple to use and require very little training - one-man operation saves on labour costs

 

Little lasting foam residue so less clean up required

 

Can use salt, fresh or brackish water and work with scarce and limited water supplies without compromising fire-kill capability

 

Compact and self-contained units that can be easily and quickly recharged by a single resource on the field

 

Robustly constructed with simple maintenance required to allow for good durability

 

Standard adjustable pressure nozzle and also adjustable foam type control (wetter or dryer depending on the fire type)

 

Work with scarce and limited water supplies without compromising fire-kill capability

 

Quickly reduce core fire temperatures and hydro-carbon emissions

 

Can be ordered in both Fixed and Mobile configurations, and capacities from 200 litre to more than 2000 litre as required

 

Applications for OFB Fire CAFS units

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Mobile Applications

OFB CAFS units are highly suited to mobile fire-fighting applications.  They can be easily fitted to specialized fire-fighting vehicles (urban and large) designed for;

  • Aircraft

  • Ships

  • Search & rescue vehicles

  • Trucks

  • Tanks and other military vehicles

  • Trailer fire trucks

  • Full fire trucks

  • Gators 

Fixed Applications

OFB Fire designs highly effective OFB CAFS systems suitable for a range of fixed fire-fighting applications including;

  • Commercial or residential buildings

  • Industrial or military facilities

  • Petroleum or gas refineries including off-shore rigs

  • Mines

  • Airports, shipping ports and similar infrastructure facilities

  • Law enforcement facilities.

  • Prisons and correctional facilities.

  • Race tracks

Fixed Building OFB CAFS Application

  • Whether you're looking to retrofit your existing sprinkler system to make it more effective or install a custom solution, we believe OFB CAFS is the answer you've been searching for. 

  • OFB CAFS can be pre-aspirated or filled with fire-fighting chemical to be inducted direct into a main the firewater line of an existing fixed sprinkler system. It has no internal moving parts and is simple to use, requiring little training. It requires relatively low maintenance and can be easily and quickly refilled.

  • Since 2008 a 500 litre OFB CAFS has been used to protect 2000 SQM of tyre warehousing in Australia by retro fitting to their existing fire sprinkler systems.

  • OFB CAFS fixed fire-fighting system has met the requirements of Australian manufacturing as well as fire department and insurance company standards. OFB CAFS fixed fire-system has revolutionised the effectiveness of sprinkler systems worldwide across ALL industries. Existing sprinkler systems are often designed to merely contain fires,whereas the OFB CAFS Sprinkler System is designed to extinguish fires.

  • OFB CAFS can be retrofitted to ANY existing sprinkler system. We can also design and install a custom solution for any new project. 

Fixed Infrastructure OFB CAFS Application

  • OFB CAFS are simple to use and meet Australian standards

  • OFB CAFS are ideal for fixed infrastructure fire-fighting systems as they can be pre-aspirated or filled with fire-fighting chemical and inducted directly into a main water line of an existing fixed sprinkler system. They have no internal moving parts, are simple to use and require relatively little training.  OFB CAFS require relatively little maintenance and can be easily and quickly refilled.

  • Since 2008 OFB CAFS has been used to retrofit to fire sprinkler systems in a major industrial buildings in Australia. OFB CAFS fixed fire-fighting system has met the requirements of the Australian manufacturing as well as fire department and insurance company standards. A 2014 Fire Department inspection of the installed OFB CAFS fixed system resulted in high commendation from both the inspector and the business.

  • OFB CAFS is in use in a mine in Northern Queensland – installed underground to protect high volatile areas such as tyre stores and fuel bays.  

  • OFB CAFS is used at the gas fields to protect a vital pump station controlling gas distribution and with key facilities in the Queensland cotton industry.

  • OFB CAFS has also been specified for use in a European vehicular tunnel.

Fixed Vessel OFB CAFS Application

  • Need a fire-fighting solution you can trust on your vessel?  We believe OFB CAFS is the answer. 

  • OFB CAFS are ideal for fixed vessel applications as they use very little water and can use fresh, salt or brackish water.

  • In 1999 a 150 litre OFB CAFS fixed system was installed on the Jamaican registered ship “The Baltimore Patriot”, where it protected it engine room during it’s service in the Bahamas.  It’s CAFS fixed system was tested and the ship declared sea-worthy by Lloyds of London.  The ship now operates as a North American Ferry. 

Fire Fighting Applications

OFB CAFS comes into its own where there is limited water supply, as it has its own water  storage reservoir enabling, for example a 1,000-litre system to produce 30,000 litres or more of foam. Another key feature is that it enhances the capacity to extinguish a fire, where-as a sprinkler system that uses water is likely to merely contain or delay the escalation of the fire.  Additionally, its non-toxic characteristics mean that post-fire clean-up is more manageable and limited by comparison and avoids post-fire toxic water causing property damage and adverse ecological and environmental damage.

Bushfire Fighting Applications

Bushfires are often started by lightning strikes involving bush undergrowth, house or building fires, or car accidents where the heat load cannot be controlled thereby escalating.  Speed of response is a major factor in stopping a small outbreak becoming a major conflagration. The CAFS contribution to this objective is its portability. A 1000 litre CAFS unit can discharge up to 30,000 litres of high velocity foam without refilling.  A water truck with a traditional tank of say 8,000 litres is not able to match this fire-fighting capability even if it is re-filled 20 times .