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Foam Proportioner Testing HEF and AFFF Systems

Annual Test Being Preformed with Water Only

Test Connection With Flow Meter In Place

Corrosion Damage to foam generator from not being properly drain and flushed.
Causing foam generator to be stuck or frozen and inoperable

Corrosion Damage to foam generator from not being properly drain and flushed.
Causing foam generator to be stuck or frozen and inoperable

Corrosion Damage to foam generator from not being properly drain and flushed.
Causing foam generator to be stuck or frozen and inoperable

Foam Generator inoperable not properly drained or flushed

Foam Generator

Fan Operation Verified with Water

Fan Operation Verified with Water

Fan Operation Verified with Water

Under Wing Monitor Test

Under Wing Monitor Test

Bladder Tank With Variable Proportioner

Bladder Tank with Variable Rate Proportioners

Inline Balance Proportioner (ILBP)

Helo Pad with Foam System

Test Connections on Heliport Foam System


Foam Solutions offers the most cost effective, environmentally friendly solution to your annual foam proportioner testing.

With our service you can comply with all State laws and NFPA  regulations.
Foam Solutions has developed patented and FM Approved  testing equipment and methodologies that significantly improves testing accuracy, reduces foam concentrate usage, and lowers containment/disposal costs.

After the initial acceptance test, Water Equivalency has significant benefits over continuing to test with foam concentrate

•Cost saving of foam concentrate
•Water only testing which has no environment impacts, clean-up concerns, and containment / disposal costs
•Ability to allow system to operate for longer periods of time while only flowing water
•Ability to vary the system operating parameters over a wide range of flow rates
•Simple set-up of equipment and ease of conducting test
•Meeting manufacturers’ requirements for flushing the system with water
•Overall reduction in risk of poor system performance

Generally, discharge testing of foam systems (outside of system acceptance test) is rarely performed because of cost, clean-up, and complications.  The advantages of Water Equivalency testing leads to greater compliance with NFPA requirements as well as more thorough and complete testing.

Water Equivalency Testing Results in Significant Cost Savings and Improved System Reliability

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 11 - Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam. 11.3 Acceptance Test, A11.3 Required results, Annex D.2 Proportioner Test Detail.

NFPA 16 - Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray systems.  8.4 Proportioning System Testing.

NFPA 25 - Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Table 11.1.1.2 Annual Testing of Proportioner. 11.2 Ref NFPA 11, NFPA 16.

NFPA 409 - Standard on Aircraft Hangers. 6.2.11 Acceptance Test. 6.2.11.1 Ref NFPA 11 and NFPA 16.

NFPA 1925 - Standard on Marine Fire Fighting Vessels. 7.2.4.1 References NFPA 11, 7.2.5 Requirements for Vessel builder, on foam systems.

Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-601-02) Table 2-12 High Expansion Foam Systems ITM, Every 2 years.

A discharge test (foam solution test) is conducted on foam fire protection systems to ensure the foam proportioning system is performing correctly. NFPA recommends that discharge tests be conducted on systems when they are installed and annually thereafter. NFPA recommends a foam proportioning system operates at Design Percent 0% to +30%. Example 3% percent solution can range from 3% to 3.9%.