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EN 1568: 2018 Parts 1-4 - European Standard

BS EN 1568: 2018 is a European Standard that critically tests a foam for both extinguishment and burnback in sea and potable (fresh) water.

EN 1568: 2018 approved products are not conformance monitored after accreditation.


 

BS EN 1568-1: 2018

  • Applies to medium expansion foam for use on water-immiscible liquids.
  • Pass or fail test.

BS EN 1568-2: 2018

  • Applies to high expansion foam for use on water-immiscible liquids.
  • Pass or fail test.

BS EN 1568-3: 2018

  • Applies to low expansion foam for use on water-immiscible liquids.
  • Requires a 4.52m² heptane fire with a pre-burn of 60 seconds to be extinguished.
  • Not a pass or fail test - concentrates are allocated grades of performance:
  • Extinguishment: Grades I+, I, II & III
  • Burnback resistance: Grades A, B, C & D
  • I+A is the highest achievable grade.

 BS EN 1568-4: 2018

  • Applies to low expansion foam for use on water-miscible liquids.
  • Requires 1.72m² acetone and isopropanol fires with a pre-burn of 120 seconds to be extinguished.
  • Not a pass or fail standard - concentrates are allocated grades of performance:
  • Extinguishment: Grades I & II
  • Burnback resistance: Grades A, B & C
  • 1A is the highest achievable grade.

For further information, please visit the CEN website.


Aberdeen Foam's range of C6 foams approved to EN 1568: 2008 Part 3 are:

Aberdeen Foam's range of C6 foams approved to EN 1568: 2008 Parts 3&4 are:

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