Richardson Apparatus

60 CFM Diesel CAFS

The CET CAFS provides a self-contained, dieselpowered, “slide-in” type compressed air foam
system (CAFS) unit.
The CAFS unit is designed to fit into the back of a
standard length and width pick-up truck body, to
discharge water only, air only or compressed air
foam from the same discharge outlet. In addition,
the consistency of the compressed air foam
(expansion ratio), wet/dry is fully adjustable.



1. Class A foam allow faster fire suppression and
extinguishment than plain water.
2. Foam clings to most surfaces and protects exposures
much longer than plain water.
3. Class A foam may provide long-term cost savings
and may reduce property damage.
4. Class A foam increases efficiency and conservation
of water supply.
5. Class A foam can be produced at a relatively low cost.
6. Class A foam forms a protective blanket.
7. Foam is visible during and after application.
8. CAFS attack lines are lighter than plain water hose lines.
9. Foam use may help to preserve evidence of fire cause.
10. Class A foam aids wildland/urban interface attack.

Weight 850 lbs
Dimensions 40 × 48 × 36 in
Engine Specifications

32 hp Kubota diesel-engine at 3000 RPM, 3 cylinders, 4 stroke, liquid-cooled, 40 amp. alternator.

Compressor Specifications

Oil-injected piston-type, 60 cfm @ 125 psi, Compressed air is cooled w/ water cooler, Belt drive.

Water Pump Specifications

160 gpm @ 100 psi, Max. flow 225 gpm, Max. pressure 145 psi, Single-stage centrifugal pump, Aluminum case with bronze impeller, Belt drive, Stainless steel piping.

CAFS System

NFPA 130 gpm & 60 cfm @ 125 psi, 4 outlet discharges 1” or 1-1/2”, 1” tank fill line, 1-1/2” fresh water outlet, 2-1/2” tank to pump, 2-1/2” intake, Air service line, Stainless steel panel control