Inter-Laboratory Agreements

FM Approvals holds mutual testing agreements with testing and certification labs around the world. We examine and test products to the applicable standards used by the laboratories listed below.

When you participate in FM Approvals’ Inter-laboratory Agreement program, your product is tested according to global standards. And, participating international laboratories may conduct testing and submit a test report based upon Approval Standards.

 

Building Research Establishment (BRE)
United Kingdom

http://www.bre.co.uk

Type of equipment:

  • ISO Room test

Tested to:

  • Various standards

Contact:

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

Australia
http://www.csiro.au

Type of equipment:

  • AS 1530 Part 4 Fire Resistance Testing
  • BS 476 Parts 20?24
  • ISO 834
  • ISO 3008
  • ISO 3009
  • ASTM E 119
  • ISO CD 13784 Part 1 Intermediate Scale Test
  • ISO 9705 Room Burn Test

Tested to:

  • Various international standards

Contact:

DEKRA Certification B.V. and DEKRA EXAM GmbH

Netherlands/Germany
http://www.dekra-certification.com/en/explosion-safety

Type of equipment:
Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres

  • Intrinsic safety
  • Flameproof/explosion proof
  • Encapsulated
  • Pressurized
  • Type n
  • Increased safety
  • Oil immersed
  • Powder filled
  • Other

Tested to:
Hazardous Locations Standards

  • European Standards
  • US Standards
  • Canadian Standards

Contact:

Efectis France SA

France
http://www.efectis.com

Type of equipment:

  • Fire endurance testing

Tested to:

  • Various Standards

Contact:

Jiangsu Tianyu Building Materials Testing Co., Ltd. (CWRI)

CHINA
http://www.cnwb.net

Type of equipment:

  • Wind uplift testing of single ply and metal roof configurations

Tested to:

  • FM 4471 and FM 4474

Contact:

Korea Fire Equipment Inspection Group

KOREA

Type of equipment:

  • Sprinklers
  • Waterflow Detectors
  • Valves
  • Hoses
  • Portable Extinguishers
  • Extinguishing Agents
  • Fire pumps

Tested to:

  • Korean standards

Contact:

NGC Testing Services

USA
http://www.ngctestingservices.com

Type of equipment:

  • Fire endurance testing
  • Sound transmission testing
  • Strength testing

Tested to:

  • Various standards

Contact:

 

Physikalisch—Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Germany
http://www.ptb.de

Type of equipment:

  • Flameproof, Ex d
  • Encapsulated, Ex m
  • Pressurized, Ex p
  • Intrinsically Safe, Ex i
  • Type n, Ex nA, nC, nR, nL
  • Increased Safety, Ex e
  • Oil Immersed, Ex o
  • Powder Filled, Ex q

Tested to:

  • European standards

Contact:

Tianjin Firefighting Institute of Ministry of Public Security (TFRI)

China

Type of equipment:

  • Wall and Floor Penetration Fire Stops
  • Fire Doors and Frames

Tested to:

  • ASTM Standards
  • NFPA Standards
  • UBC

Contact:

TUV Rheinland

Germany
http://www.tuv.com

Type of equipment:

  • Photovoltaics

Tested to:

  • Various international standards

Contact:

 

Verband der Sachversicherer Schadenverhutung (VdS Schadenverhutung)

Germany
http://www.vds.de

Type of equipment:

  • Pipe hangers, couplings, right angle gear drives, ESFR sprinklers
  • Fire alarm signaling equipment

Tested to:

  • European standards

Contact: