Foam Testing Service
SIRON offers a fast turnaround service for laboratory testing of
all types of fire fighting foam.
We routinely carry out this service for multiple clients. Please use the contact us form to get in touch with your requirements and we will get back to you within 24 hours. SIRON will send out a foam sample collection kit anywhere in the world free of charge with detailed instructions on how to collect each sample for analysis.
As soon as the samples are delivered back to our facility in The Netherlands, we can offer a very quick turnaround for laboratory testing using our trained personnel. Following each test clients receive a detailed report for their foam samples to ensure they are within the required specifications and conformance to International Standards NFPA 11 and BS 5306.
Our field personnel are highly experienced in fault finding and repairing issues on all types of AFFF equipped fire protection systems. Over time orifice plates can wear, foam proportioners and inductors may require adjusted or overhauled which will cause erroneous foam percentage readings when testing. We can mobilise our personnel onshore or offshore to any location, often at short notice should client identify any issues with their foam systems.
Good quality firefighting foam is essential when covering hydrocarbon pool fires. Since testing the quality is a procedure which should only be done by trained personnel, SIRON also provides this service.
Samples from foam tanks and of produced foam will be taken for laboratory examination.
NFPA-11 recommends all foam systems to be thoroughly inspected and checked for proper operation annually. Inspections should include performance evaluation of the foam concentrate or premix solution quality.
performance can possibly decline in the fire stopping abilities of the product over time.
Concentrates can be negatively affected by:
- Mixing foams of different qualities or with different compositions
- Very high or very low temperatures in the storage tanks
- Inferior storage tanks
The quality of foam in
laboratory conditions can only be established if the foam manufacturer provides a list consisting of:
- pH value
- Sediment or undissolved solids in the concentrate
- Expansion ratio
- Drainage time