Foam Sample Testing

Specific, periodic sample testing is required for many applications to assess fire-suppression foams ongoing performance. Accordingly, accurate foam sample testing using controlled laboratory standards and data processing is an integral part of our CHEMGUARD customer support.

To order CHEMGUARD foam sample testing, please:

  1. Open the Request for Foam Analysis form.
  2. Print and fill out the form.
  3. Obtain representative foam samples 8 ounces (250 milliliters) usually is sufficient and place them in labeled, leak-proof containers.
  4. Package the completed Request for Analysis form with the foam samples, along with an SDS and a certificate of analysis or technical data sheet.
  5. Mail to Johnson Controls, 2700 Industrial Parkway South, Bldg. 114 Receiving 6, Marinette, WI 54143 -- Attention: CHEMGUARD FOAM ANALYSIS.

Note: For a free Foam Sample Analysis Kit, contact Fire Suppression customer support.

Standard CHEMGUARD foam testing includes the following analyses (as applicable):

  1. Refractive index
  2. Specific gravity
  3. pH
  4. Foam quality
  5. Viscosity
  6. Film formation
  7. Sedimentation

Additional tests and services are available upon request:

  • Proportioning test
  • Surface tension and spreading coefficient
  • Rush analysis and report delivery
  • After laboratory testing, we thoroughly review the data and report the results, along with any recommendations.

As a convenient alternative to CHEMGUARD foam sample testing, order the Precision Foam Solution Test Kit (Part #704038) for performing field proportioning testing.

CHEMGUARD technical service representatives are available to answer product questions and work with you to meet your application requirements.