Cooling towers provide vital cooling to equipment and facilities. When they stop functioning, the entire facility could stop functioning. Cooling towers that are certified by FM Approvals mitigate potential fire hazards, especially during periods when the normal water flow inside the towers is not in operation. The cooling towers certified by FM Approvals have been rigorously evaluated and found to be a low fire hazard.
In addition, cooling towers need to be able to withstand the effects of wind storms and earthquakes. Cooling towers certified by FM Approvals have been evaluated for their performance in wind and earthquake conditions to verify that they will be standing and functional after the event.
In addition to wind, wind borne debris may assault these cooling towers. The evaluation performed by FM Approvals ensures that each cooling tower is properly classified to ease in the design process.