Foam concentrates fire extinguishers (HS code(s): 842410); (ICS code(s): 13.220.10)
SI 71568 Part 3: Fire extinguishing media: Foam concentrates – Specification for low expansion foam concentrates for surface application to water-immiscible liquids; (10 page(s), in Hebrew), (105 page(s), in English)
Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 71568 part 3, dealing with foam concentrates fire extinguishers. This draft standard revision adopts both the European Standard EN 1568-3: March 2018 and the American Standard ANSI/UL 162 – Eighth Edition: February 23, 2018 (only the requirements applying to low expansion foam concentrates
for surface application to water-immiscible liquids).
The standard's Hebrew section includes a few national deviations as follows:
1. In the European route of compliance (Chapter A):
o Adds to the standard's introduction a reference to the Mandatory Standards SI 2302 parts 1-2, dealing with the classification, labeling, marking, packaging and transportation of dangerous substances and mixtures;
o Changes in the normative references (Section 2);
o Changes the requirements of Section 13 dealing with occupational health and ecotoxicological requirements;
o Changes the container marking requirements as detailed in Section 15.
2. In the American route of compliance (Chapter B):
o Changes the standard's scope to apply to low expansion foam concentrates for surface application to water-immiscible liquids (Section 1.1);
o Deletes Sections 1.2 and 1.3;
o Adds a new Section 1-a with new normative references;
o Adds a new Section 27 dealing with ecotoxicological requirements.
The major differences between the old version and this new revised draft standard are as follow:
· Adds to both routes of compliance new requirements that limit the maximum concentration of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds and of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds, in foam concentrates;
· Adds to the American route of compliance (Chapter B) updated specifications for commercial hapten.
Both the old standard and this new revised standard will apply from entry into force of this revision for one year. During this time, products may be tested according to the old or the new revised standard.