* Capable of testing any brand of foam products
* Three levels of foam testing available – Standard Quality, Proportioning, or Coast Guard Requirements
* Standard Quality and Coast Guard testing include a lab-scale fire test
* Test kit includes 2 leak-resistant, wide-mouth bottles
Foam concentrates are exposed to a variety of conditions that could compromise the quality and firefighting ability of the foam. These conditions include contamination, dilution, evaporation, and temperature extremes.
Annual testing of foam concentrates is the only way to ensure foam quality. NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion
Foam, and NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, require that
samples of foam concentrate be sent for analyses to a qualified lab at least annually for quality condition testing.
A fire test, the only true measure of foam concentrate performance, is the cornerstone of the ANSUL® Foam Testing Service. It has been
designed to ensure that the quality and performance of foam concentrates in the field remain within acceptable specifications. The fire test, combined with physical properties and foam quality analyses, fulfills the annual testing requirement for foam concentrates under NFPA 11 and 25. Foam concentrates are evaluated using the same equipment and rigorous test methods applied to production material. The ANSUL Agents Laboratory is capable of analyzing any manufacturer’s foam product.