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.

Foam Testing Service Data Sheet

To order foam sample testing, please:

  1. Open the Request for Foam Analysis form.
  2. Print and fill out the form.
  3. Obtain representative foam samples — 16 ounces (500 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. Ship to: Tyco Fire Protection Products, Attn: Foam Test Lab, Building 130, Receiving #7, 2700 Industrial Parkway South, Marinette, WI 54143-2542.

Note: For a free Foam Sample Analysis Kit, contact Fire Suppression customer support and request P/N 710808.

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

  1. Refractive index
  2. Density
  3. pH
  4. Foam quality
  5. Viscosity
  6. Film formation

Additional tests and services are available upon request:

  • Lab Scale Fire Testing
  • Proportioning test
  • Sedimentation
  • Surface tension and spreading coefficient
  • Chemical Stability
  • Rush analysis and report delivery
  • After laboratory testing, we thoroughly review the data and report the results, along with any recommendations.

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