Solberg achieves certification to new ICAO test standard

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RE-HEALING™ foam concentrates

The Solberg Company, a global supplier of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved ICAO Certification on the company’s RE-HEALING™ foam concentrates. A range of products have achieved certification to Level B and the new Level C standard.

RE-HEALING RF3 (3%), RF6 (6%) and RF3x6 ATC™ (at both 3% and 6% solution) have achieved Level B Certification. The ICAO Level B certification for RE-HEALING RF6, 6% foam concentrate has been achieved on both the UL 162 Listed and the EN 1568 Approved product formulations. In addition, Level C Certification has been achieved on RE-HEALING RF3x6 ATC at the 6% solution rate.

The newest generation of RE-HEALING RF3, 3% foam concentrate is now approved as ICAO Level B, in addition to existing product certifications including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 162 Listed, and EN 1568 as 1A. Customers can now purchase a single foam concentrate for all their fire protection needs.

“Solberg RE-HEALING foam is the future of firefighting foam worldwide. Achieving Level B Certification on our range of RE-HEALING foam concentrates is further proof of the continuing advancement of our fluorine-free technology”, stated Jan Solberg, Director of Business Development for Solberg.

A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. ICAO sets the Standards and Recommended Practices necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and environmental protection on a global basis. It serves as the primary forum for co-operation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 Member States.

The ICAO certification was carried out by the UK CAA through its subsidiary CAA International and provides independent third party verification of firefighting performance.

Simon Webb, the UK CAA Technical Specialist said: “This independent certification of firefighting foam is good news for prospective purchasers. They now can be assured of the firefighting performance in these witnessed tests.”

Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with operations in Bergen, Norway and Sydney, Australia, Solberg (an Amerex Corporation company) has been involved with the manufacture of firefighting foams since the mid-1970s. Solberg’s unique technology and foam systems hardware is preferred by customers in the aerospace, aviation, chemical, defence, energy, fire services, marine, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pipeline, solvent & coatings and utilities industries.

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