Our Foam Testing Services

We provide foam laboratory services for the testing of low, medium and high expansion fire-fighting foams in accordance to EN1568 and/or IMO standards. Foam samples are to be provided to us in a clean, dry sample bottle, with appropriate information prior to the commencement of foam testing, such as:

  • Purchase order/sample number
  • Foam type
  • Brand name
  • Concentration %
  • Ship name
  • Location sample taken from
  • Date of sample collection
  • Manufacturer specifications of foam
 Properties to be tested (depending on foam sample)  
  • Appearance
  • PH
  • Volumic mass
  • Viscosity
  • Sedimentation
  • Surface Tension
  • Expansion
  • Drainage time
  • Low/Medium/High expansion
  • Burnback resistance
  • Fire test on heptane
  • Fire test on acetone

Our Laboratory 

We work together with LEIA Labs in the United Kingdom (UK) to carry out fire test and lab tests, particularly for high expansion and alcohol resistant foams. LEIA is equipped with the latest equipment and facilities to carry out critical foam tests and analysis. Foam samples sent to the UK are generally processed within five working days from the date the sample is received.

HIGH EXPANSION FOAM TESTING PACKAGES Sample Quantity required
EN1568 Basic Package 1 ltr
Specify Gravity Test
PH Test
Viscosity at 20° C
Foam Expansion & Drainage 25% & 50%
Medium Expansion Test
Fire Test on Heptane
IMO Basic Package (Include Salt Water Test) 1 ltr
Specify Gravity Test
PH Test
Viscosity at 20° C
Foam Expansion & Drainage 25% & 50%
Medium Expansion Test
Fire Test on Heptane
IMO Full Package (Include Salt Water Test) 1% Concentrate – 2 litre
Specify Gravity Test 3% Concentrate – 3 litre
PH Test 6% Concentrate – 5 litre
Viscosity at 20° C
Foam Expansion & Drainage 25% & 50%
Medium Expansion Test
Hi Expansion Test (6 x Foam test series)
Fire Test on Heptane

SAMPLE REPORT

For further enquiries, please contact us at sales@technomarine.com.sg