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Firefighting Foam Testing


Fire Fighting Foam Testing Service

Fire Fighting Foam Testing – WHY?

What is the quality and effectiveness of your foam? Are you concerned that it has degraded over time or suffered from the impact of storage conditions?

Maybe you want to be assured you have the best product on hand for the risks you face?

Fire fighting foam can be a source of frustration for fire fighters. Sometimes this is the result of not understanding the product and variances of the equipment and sometimes it’s because of the quality of the product itself.

If you are worried about the quality and performance of your foam, we can send it away for actual fire testing in our partner’s world class lab in Spain, where it will be analysed and performance tested in line with international standards whilst using your local water.

Test your foam/water as a mixed solution in a non-critical situation. This test will determine if you are mixing the foam correctly, if the foam/water solution will in fact work and if it meets minimum international standards.

Our fire fighting foam testing service covers all the physical chemical properties that need to be considered as well as a fire test to ensure the foam works to an effective standard.

Some issues you that effect the quality of foam concentration:

  • Dilution or evaporation
  • Topping off with inferior or incompatible products
  • Excessively high or low storage temperatures
  • Unsuitable storage conditions

Here are some of the physical-chemical properties of foam concentrates that we measure in our foam testing service:

  • Specific gravity
  • pH value
  • Sediments
  • Expansion index
  • 25% Drainage time
  • Surface tension.
  • Interfacial tension
  • Spreading coefficient (when applicable)
  • Freezing point
  • Refractive index
  • Viscosity
  • Fire tests

What you need to provide:

  • A sample of your foam
  • all the information you have about your sample
  • any specific fuels you need to verify effectiveness with

Contact us now to find out more and organise your test.

Don’t leave it too late to discover that you have an ineffective/degraded product in reserve. Our Foam Testing Service has proved invaluable for many clients.

Be responsible and have your foam concentrates tested annually to remain up to date with regulations and to ensure that you are fully covered by your insurance policy.

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