SOLAS Approved Foam and Foam Analysis

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

Laboratories 

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.

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