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EN 1568 Parts 1-4 - European Standard

BS EN 1568: 2008 is a European Standard that critically tests a foam for both extinguishment and burnback in sea and potable (fresh) water.

  • Part 1 applies to medium expansion foam for use on water-immiscible liquids.
  • Part 2 applies to high expansion foam for use on water-immiscible liquids.
  • Part 3 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 at an application rate of 2.52L/min/m² using foam with potable and sea water.
  • Not a pass or fail standard - concentrates are allocated grades of performance, ie Grade 1-4 for extinguishing performance and Grades A-D for burnback resistance. 1A is the highest achievable grade.
  • Part 4 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 at an application rate of 6.6L/min/m² using foam with potable and sea water.
  • Not a pass or fail standard - concentrates are allocated grades of performance, ie Grade 1-2 for extinguishing performance and Grades A-C for burnback resistance. 1A is the highest achievable grade.
  • EN 1568 approved products are not conformance monitored after accreditation.
  • 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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