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Ansul to Produce Specialty Firefighting Foam for Williams Fire & Hazard.

MARINETTE, Wis., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ --

Ansul Incorporated has partnered with Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Inc. to co-develop a revolutionary new alcohol-resistant AFFF firefighting foam agent call ThunderStorm(TM) 1x3 ATC. The foam concentrate is designed for use on polar solvent type fuels at a 3% proportioning rate and for hydrocarbon fuels at a 1% proportioning rate.

"ThunderStorm 1x3 ATC was developed with the refinery customer in mind, their emergency response requirements and the type of flammable liquid fuels they handle and store. The logistics of moving foam, water, hoses and associated equipment in an emergency fire situation is greatly reduced with the 1x3 product," mentions Steve Grisko, Ansul manager, Foam Business Development. "In addition, Ansul now has a partner in Williams Fire & Hazard, which has years of experience in emergency response firefighting and the specific needs of the PetroChemical marketplace."

ThunderStorm 1x3 ATC has successfully gone through rigorous testing that not only includes comprehensive UL Listings on hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels, but also the Williams Fire & Hazard foam "plunge" test, which is a test method that actually throws or plunges the foam solution into the burning fuel. This test uses actual "premium" grade -high octane unleaded gasoline and reflects the application methods actually used on real world tank fires.

"We saw this as an opportunity to build a foam the way we've wanted it built for a long time," explained Dwight Williams, president of Williams Fire & Hazard Control. "Ansul for many years has been well-regarded in the industry. They are top shelf all the way, and we're very pleased to be associated with them."

For more information on ThunderStorm 1x3 ATC, contact Ansul Technical Services at 800-862-6785 or Williams Fire & Hazard Control at 800-231-4613.

About Williams Fire and Hazard Control, Inc.

Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Inc, a leader in flammable liquid fire fighting, specialty fire fighting equipment and methodologies, is the only American owned and privately held fire equipment manufacturer and flammable liquid firefighting company in the World. Using Patented Proprietary equipment and methodologies, Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Inc. has successful extinguished the four largest fully involved tank fires in the world, which includes the latest 270' diameter blended gasoline tank fire in South Louisiana. Employee owned and family controlled, Williams Fire & Hazard Control, Inc. is proud to be a leader in the flammable liquid fire fighting industry and looks forward to providing better equipment and methodologies that will minimize risk while maximizing success.

About Ansul Incorporated

Ansul Incorporated, a unit of Tyco Fire and Security Services, is a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of "special hazard" fire protection equipment. Ansul's products include portable and wheeled fire extinguishers; pre-engineered vehicle, restaurant, and industrial systems, engineered detection and suppression systems, firefighting foams and hardware, large hose-line units, fire extinguishing agents, and hazardous spill control products. Ansul products protect people and property from fire in virtually every market, anywhere the world.

Tyco Fire and Security Services is one of the major businesses of Tyco International Ltd. Tyco Fire and Security Services designs, manufactures, installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers. Tyco Fire and Security Services includes more than 60 brands, which are distributed in markets across the globe.

About Tyco International Ltd.

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC, LSE:TYI, BSE:TYC) is a diversified manufacturing and service company. Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire protection systems and electronic security services and the world's largest manufacturer of flow control valves. Tyco also holds strong leadership positions in medical device products, financing and leasing capital, plastics and adhesives. Tyco operates in more than 100 countries and had fiscal 2000 revenues of $28.9 billion.

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