Webinar #10 Topic - Firefighting Foam Fluorine Analysis via Combustion Ion Chromatography

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This webinar will be geared towards:

  • Contractors in the fire protection industry that perform ITM of firefighting foam systems

  • Authorities having Jurisdiction (AHJ) involved with the oversight of ITM of firefighting foam systems

  • End users of firefighting foam systems concerned about growing PFAS regulations

Attendees will learn:

  • The definition of PFAS, how many chemicals fall under this definition, and which of those chemicals are common in firefighting foam formulations

  • The benefits and limitations of PFAS analysis via high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/mass spectroscopy (MS)

  • How to make sense of part per trillion (ppt) results

  • The benefits and limitations of fluorine analysis via combustion ion chromatography

  • The difference between free fluoride and organic fluorine and how they are related

  • How the concentration of organic fluorine in a sample is related to the PFAS concentration

  • How much organic fluorine is allowed in a fluorine free foam

  • Typical organic fluorine concentrations of AFFF vs SFFF

Webinar will include:

  • Q & A Session

Presenter: Grant Lobdell, Lab Manager, Dyne Fire Protection Labs

Grant has extensive knowledge of firefighting foam, sprinkler, and dry chemical agent testing, as well as NFPA 25 requirements.


Webinar #11 Topic - Ask Dyne - Live Q & A Session

Registration link will be available after the July webinar.

Grant Lobdell, Lab Manager at Dyne Fire Protection Labs, will be available for a live Q & A session from 1 pm to 2 pm CST Wednesday, August 12th to answer all your burning foam, sprinkler, antifreeze, and/or dry chemical periodical testing questions like:

  • How does a laboratory quantify continued foam/sprinkler/antifreeze/dry chemical performance?
  • Where do the test requirements come from?
  • What is the most common reason a sample fails?
  • What is the current failure rate?
  • What changes are happening at Dyne?

Audience questions will be submitted via the chat feature and then discussed live.

    Presenter: Grant Lobdell, Lab Manager, Dyne Fire Protection Labs

    Grant has extensive knowledge of firefighting foam, sprinkler, and dry chemical agent testing, as well as NFPA 25 requirements.

    Tentative Webinar Topic/Date Schedule - 2020

    Dry Chemical Testing - 2/12/2020

    Sampling Sprinklers for the Field Service Test - 4/2/2020

    Periodical Foam Quality Condition Testing - 4/15/2020

    Dry Chemical Agent Re-Use Requirements- 5/13/2020

    Painted, Corroded, and Loaded Sprinklers - 6/17/2020

    Firefighting Foam Fluorine Analysis via Combustion Ion Chromatography - 7/15/2020

    Ask Dyne - Q & A Session on a variety of topics - 8/12/2020

    Antifreeze - 9/16/2020

    Dry Chemical - 10/14/2020

    Fluorine/PFAS - 11/18/2020

    Sprinklers - 12/16/2020