Twin Agent extinguishing systems 

Robust solutions for offshore applications

The RPE Twin Agent POLY CAFS is a semi-stationary firefighting system for the protection of helicopter landing sites and special industrial applications. It is especially suited for offshore fire protection areas because of its resistant materials and robust design. The system combines powder and CAFS (compressed air foam) and thus offers high extinguishing efficiency.

The RPE Twin Agent POLY CAFS is DNV certified and is very low in maintenance.

Impresses with

  • Extinguishing agent combination of powder and CAFS
  • Intuitive and simple operation
  • Resistant materials
  • Self-sufficient operation
  • Large throw ranges

Areas of application

Through the combination of two different extinguishing agents (powder and CAFS) the TWIN AGENT system can successfully handle plastic, rubber, liquid and gas fires. It is used in industrial plants or oil and gas transmission stations. The system is especially suited for offshore applications - to protect helidecks, oil platforms, oil rigs, etc.

Extinguishing agent

Combination of powder and CAFS

The combination of two highly effective extinguishing agents helps to effectively fight various fires. In the case of oil fires, the fire can be brought under control with powder and subsequently be covered with a blanket of CAFS to increase the safety against backburning.

Advantages of CAFS (in comparison with conventional foam)

Actively controlled foam expansion in a mixing chamber protected from environmental influences.

  • Consistently high foam quality
  • Sticks to hot surfaces
  • Flames are deprived of oxygen 
  • Increased burn-back safety
  • Low application rates
  • Multiplied extinguishing agent quantity
  • Enormous throw ranges


A robust stainless steel frame protects all components. This allows the offshore fire extinguishing system to be loaded and transported. The individual components are easily accessible, so that even the refilling of the system itself can be carried out easily.

Excellent corrosion-resistance

The system containers as well as lines and frames are made from stainless steel. Thus the firefighting system withstands rough conditions like salty air and strong winds on the high seas.


All operating elements are clearly arranged on a panel. The system is ready for operation within seconds by simply moving three levers.

Hoses and nozzles

Each extinguishing agent tank is connected with a 30 m long extra-light textile hose. It keeps its shape and does not kink, even when empty. The hoses are connected by a dual pistol nozzle, with which the operator can easily switch between powder and CAFS, The extinguishing stream can be continuously adjusted from full to spray jet.

Application examples and references

Total S.A.

32 RPE Twin Agent POLY CAFS systems for the protection of oil drilling platforms in the North Sea