Why is Foam Testing Important?

Being an important part of safety on board, testing the firefighting foam is critical to ensure that the foam’s concentration and quality are fit for performance. IMO requires the foam concentrates to be tested 3 years after supply and every year thereafter.

Firefighting foam stored under harsh conditions, as in shipping, are subject to contamination, degradation, or even dilution. The Viswa Group offers foam testing on low expansion, medium expansion, and high expansion foams for safety and regulatory purposes.

The Value of Foam Testing

Foam testing determines whether the firefighting foam will be able to perform its most important function - to protect seafarers by suppressing fires.

At The Viswa Group, our routine foam testing service helps:

  • Ensure the safety of seafarers and the shipping community.
  • Maintain foam concentration and quality.
  • Assure the lack of contamination.
  • Comply with international regulatory standards.

Industries We Serve

Firefighting foam is essential to controlling fires, particularly on vessels. The Viswa Group offers foam testing for the Marine Industry to assure the health and safety of the entire shipping community.


Benefits of Choosing The Viswa Group

At The Viswa Group, ensuring the safety of seafarers and the marine community is our top priority. We will carry out thorough testing and provide practical solutions to any impending problem.

    Our clients benefit from:

  • Access to our global network of IMO-approved testing facilities and experienced staff.
  • Unbiased, targeted testing on firefighting foam in addition to other end-to-end testing services at all of our locations.
  • Accurate results with a fast turnaround time.

Breakdown of our Foam Testing Capabilities

The Viswa Group is highly reputed for our testing capabilities. Our highly skilled experts provide a complete diagnostic analysis and test for a variety of physical and chemical properties including:

  • Density
  • Viscosity
  • pH
  • Expansion Ratio
  • Burn Back Resistance
  • Stability
  • Drain Time
  • Sedimentation
  • Solution Concentration
  • Surface Tension
  • Interfacial Tension

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