November 22, 2016

Performance Related Concern with Chemguard Foam Extinguishing System

  • Type of Notification: Performance Related Concern
  • FM Approval Status: Not FM Approved

FM Approvals has been made aware of a potential issue with Chemguard foam extinguishing systems utilizing a CDP 2500 ULTRA-WIDE Proportioner and ULTRAGUARD 3x3 CUG AR-AFFF foam concentrate.   The proportioner and concentrate combination may not be proportioning within required tolerances. 


Company Identity:    Chemguard

Address:    c/o Tyco Fire Protection Products

                    One Stanton Street

                    Marinette, WI 54143

Contact Information: Mr. Adam Menor, Associate Director, Special Hazards R&D


Product Identity:  Foam Extinguishing System

Description:  Proportioner & Concentrate

Make/Model:  CDP 2500 ULTRA-WIDE proportioner & ULTRAGUARD 3x3 CUG AR-AFFF foam concentrate

FM Approval Status:  Delisted



Hazard Involved:


The CDP 2500 ULTRA-WIDE Proportioner may not properly proportion the ULTRAGUARD 3x3 CUG AR-AFFF foam concentrate.  This may create a foam solution that is less than the required 3% concentration which may fail to properly extinguish a fire.



Refer to the attached documents for further details regarding direction for inspection, identification and replacement.


2016291 – CHEMGUARD ULTRA-WIDE Proportioners

CH-2016296 ULTRA-WIDE Proportioner Form