SOLAS Approved Foam and Foam Analysis

FFE inspection
High expansion Foam analysis

Oceanlink Marine Services offers fire fighting foam laboratory services for test low, medium and high expansion foam fire-fighting products.

IACS ( International Associations of Classification Societies) require the foam concentrates should be tested on an annually. Fire foam storage containers should be routinely monitored for fire foam contamination and deterioration.

We offer SOLAS approved High Expansion Foam Concentrate and Foam analysis as per regulatory standards addressed by the associated bodies.

Associated SOLAS Chapters

SOLAS Chapter II/2 – Construction – Fire Protection, Fire Detection and Fire Extinction
SOLAS Amendments 2000 – includes the revised chapter II-2 , making the International Code for Fire Safety
Systems (FSS Code, Chapter 4), adopted by the MSC by resolution MSC.98(73), mandatory under SOLAS
IMO MSC.1/Circ.1432
IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1312 – Revised Guidelines for the Performance and Testing Criteria, and Surveys of Foam
Concentrates for Fixed Fire extinguishing Systems
IMO MSC.1/Circ.798 – Guidelines for Performance and Testing Criteria and Surveys of Medium expansion
Concentrates for Fire Extinguishing Systems
IMO MSC.1/Circ.670 – Guidelines for the Performance and Testing Criteria and Surveys of High expansion Foam Concentrates for Fixed Fire extinguishing Systems

Foam analysis

Tests Performed

  • Expansion ratio and drainage rate, fresh- and sea water
  • pH-value
  • Viscosity
  • Sediment
  • Resistance against solvents (AR-foam)
  • Film forming ability (AFFF)
  • Refractive index
  • Density


Our Laboratories for Foam Analysis test are located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. We can collect the samples from Local Agent and send the report accordingly.

Assistance with Foam Analysis?

Sales and Rental of Water bags for Crane Load Test, Life raft and Gangway Load test

load test inspection

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At Oceanlink Marine Services, we stock a wide range of Water Bags for Load Testing inspections in the Marine, Shore-based industrial and Marine Offshore industry.

These bags are ideally manufactured for static and dynamic load testing of Lifeboat and Liferaft Davits, Ship Gangways, Cranes and all lifting equipment.
We supply Waterbags for carrying out load test between 1 ~300 Tonne.


Gangway Load TestOceanlink Marine Services can organize the whole load test. We have class accredited surveyors with industry knowledge to conduct the whole test. Please contact us with your requirements and we shall assist you accordingly.


  1. Cargo Crane Load Test
  2. Lifeboat and Life Davit Load Test
  3. Gangway Load Test
  4. All sort of lifting equipment Load test.

198 tonne Cargo Crane Load Test at Port of Geelong:

Crane load test in Geelong


We focus on product reliability, safety, durability, and economy, to provide customers with the best quality product experience.


Our load test water bags have BV type-approval certificate and CE certificate. All products are Manufactured in accordance with BV ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.

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Our product range is including:

Ø        Proof Water bags for lifeboat load test (100kg,250kg,375kg,500kg, and special capacity)

Ø        Proof Water bags for all kinds of crane load test (1t5t,10t,25t,30t,50t and 100t etc)

Ø        Proof Water bags for kinds life raft load test (1000kg,1500kg)

Ø        Load beam design and manufacture

Ø        Wireless load cell device shackle load cell (20t~800t),

Ø        Tension load cell  1t~200t

Ø        Kinds load pin design and manufacture

Ø        High-performance synthetic sling

Ø        Load test service in Australia


Water Bags are available in our stock for hiring or purchasing. Please contact our friendly staff for quick assistance.



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Sale and Rent of SOLAS Approved Life Rafts

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Inflatable Life Raft for Sale

Oceanlink Marine Services stock and supply a wire range of Life raft for Shipping Industry, offshore and leisure vessels.

Our life raft range from 4-25 Person Capacity.

All Life rafts are compliant to SOLAS and Coastal Requirements.

All life Rafts come with Cradle.

Inflatable Life Raft for Rent

Renting is often a better option for Ship Owners/Managers. We offer low cost alternative to life raft ownership. We collect the expired raft and deliver a freshly services life raft with proper certification and make comlaince easier and eliminate downtime to absolute minimum.

  • We rent Life Rafts on Annual Basis
  • ​Cost-Effective Option
  • ​Minimise Downtime
  • EPIRB and all emergency equipment ensured
  • Dicount offered for Trade-Ins

Range of Sale


SOLAS approved and suitable for Marine and Offshore industry compliant to SOLAS LSA code, EC directive 96/98/EC and USCG.


SOLAS approved and suitable for Marine Commercial Vessels and Offshore industry and is compliant to SOLAS LSA code, EC directive 96/98/EC and USCG.


SOLAS approved and suitable for Marine Commercial Vessels, Fishing Vessels, passenger vessels and Offshore industry. The liferaft is compliant to SOLAS LSA code, EC directive 96/98/EC and USCG.

At Oceanlink Marine Services, we supply a wide range of Life Raft for Marine Commercial vessels, fishing vessels, passenger vessels, and Offshore industry.

Life Raft Servicing

Following are the steps and stages we go through wile inspecting and servicing of Life Rafts. The standards are as per approved life raft service manual and detailed checklist ensure all quality standards are met.

  • Open the Canister
  • Unfolding and inflating of the raft
  • Inspection of all the components
  • Testing of the inflation system which includes firing heads, valves and buoyancy
  • Testing of emergency Equipments
  • Replace of out dated equipments
  • Hydrostatic test of inflation cylinder
  • Re-pack and Re-Seal 

Life Rale Sale/Rent?

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