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Document ID (ISN)100537
CIS number 02-1859
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bluteau T., André C.
Title The emulsifier standard EN 1568
Original title Norme émulseurs EN 1568 [in French]
Bibliographic information June-July 2002, No.384, p.31; 33. Illus.
Abstract These two articles discuss the contents of EN 1568, a new European standard on emulsifiers having come into effect in March 2001. The first article highlights progress that this standard represents, in particular the fact that fire testing takes place under conditions close to those of real interventions, and the more stringent requirements with respect to heat stability, viscosity measurements and the propensity to form a film. The second article highlights the weaknesses of the NF EN 1568 standards and discusses issues not addressed by these standards (miscibility, compatibility with other emulsifiers and extinguishing agents, ecotoxicity, biodegradability and corrosiveness.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; extinguishing agents; emulsifiers
Descriptors (secondary) Europe; France; comment on standard; stability; hydrocarbons
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires