We are excited to announce that we have expanded our lab services to include Dry Chemical Testing beginning in June 2018. In addition to testing sprinklers, firefighting foam, and antifreeze we are now offering this service to help meet your NFPA and IMO testing requirements:

NFPA 10 for Portable Fire Extinguishers 2018 Ed. requires that dry chemical is checked before it can be re-used. This includes checking for contamination.

NFPA 17 for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems 2017 Ed. 11.3.1 requires examination of dry chemical at least twice a year and after any system activation for a non-pressurized system. Section requires examination of dry chemical in pressurized systems to be done at least every six years.

IMO 1432 31/5/2012 8.2.4 requires that for fixed dry chemical systems, a dry chemical sample is tested for moisture content every two years.

Our independent laboratory serves customers throughout the world.  Dyne’s primary business has been testing firefighting foam and antifreeze solution and added sprinkler testing in December 2016. We pride ourselves on “Quick, Easy, Accurate and Independent Testing”, says Mark Spaniol, President of Dyne Fire Protection Labs.  “Accuracy and being Independent is a cornerstone of our lab, we are ISO 9001 certified and take pride in the quality of our test results.  Our customers demand and deserve a quick and easy testing process and this is why we offer free sample kits with free shipping and 5-business day turnaround on all testing results.” 

Our free sample kits will include:

  • 60 mL moisture-proof container
  • Foam packing material
  • Return Form
  • Pen for labeling the container and completing the return form
  • UPS return label (within the contiguous U.S.)
 Order a Dry Chemical Kit

We measure the amount of moisture in a sample of dry chemical. If the sample has less than 0.25% moisture, the sample passes. One of the primary sources of moisture in pressurized systems is using low-grade nitrogen that has moisture contamination itself. This is called out in NFPA 17 2017 Ed. 11.1.6 which says any nitrogen or carbon dioxide used to charge or recharge a system must be of “good commercial grade” to ensure it is free of water.

Excess moisture can be detrimental to dry chemical performance, but it can also increase the likelihood of corrosion in the system.

Click here or on the image below to order a Dry Chemical Sample kit today.