|Document ID (ISN)||100537|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||Bluteau T., André C.
||The emulsifier standard EN 1568
||Norme émulseurs EN 1568 [in French]|
||June-July 2002, No.384, p.31; 33. Illus.
||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.
||fire fighting; extinguishing agents; emulsifiers
||Europe; France; comment on standard; stability; hydrocarbons
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards