We are IMO Compliant

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We are now pleased to announce that the following Aberdeen Foams have been tested to meet the requirements of IMO MSC.1/Circ 1312 for foam concentrates:

What does IMO compliance add to our foam standards?

IMO stands for International Maritime Organization (IMO). It has introduced two testing standards (IMO MSC.1/Circ 1312 and MSC Circ.670) to ensure that foam used at sea is fit for purpose and takes into consideration performance with sea water induction and temperature conditioning (accelerated ageing). The standards are now required by many maritime administrations and classification bodies for foam concentrates to be used on board ships in international waters. This may lead to an administration/classification body stipulating the use of an IMO compliant foam and rejecting the use of a non-compliant fire-fighting foam on board ships.

The IMO standards have arisen as part of the implementation of the SOLAS Convention (Safety of Life at Sea). 

IMO Testing Standards (MSC.1/Circ 1312 and MSC Circ.670)

IMO MSC.1/Circ 1312 sets out the testing protocols and acceptance criteria for the testing of foam concentrates. For further information, please click here or visit the IMO website.

IMO MSC Circ.670 sets out the testing protocols and acceptance criteria for the testing of High Expansion foam concentrates. For further information, please click here or visit the IMO website.