Committees

To share our knowledge and learn from other organizations, FM Approvals participates in more than 100 national and international standards committees, including American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).

Our engineers keep informed about potential changes proposed or developed in testing standards, and share this knowledge with manufacturers so they can design products that adhere to evolving national and international standards.

 

American Society for Testing and Material - ASTM

Standard: C16 Thermal Insulation
Participants: Jill Norcott

Standard: D08 Roofing and Waterproofing
Participants: Leonard D'angelo, Daniel Boardman

Standard: E05 Fire Standards
Participants: Leonard D'angelo, Daniel Boardman

Standard: E06 Performance and Buildings
Participants: Jill Norcott, Jeffrey Gould


American Society of Sanitary Engineering - ASSE

Standard: 1013, Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventative Assemblies
Participants: Stanley Ziobro

Standard: 1015 Double Check Backflow Preventative Assemblies
Participants: Stanley Ziobro

Standard: 1047 Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventative Assemblies
Participants: Stanley Ziobro

Standard: 1048 Double Check Detector Backflow Preventative Assemblies
Participants: Stanley Ziobro


American Water Works Association - AWWA

Committee: 224 Fire hydrants
Participants: Stanley Ziobro

Committee 263: Polyolefin Pressure Pipe and Fittings
Participants: Stanley Ziobro


Association Française de Normalisation - AFNOR

Standard: AFNOR S61 A
Participants: Jean Philippe Roisin, Frederic Kravetz


British Electrotechnical Committee (BEC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission - IEC

Standard: EXL/031/02 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Standard: L6/10 UK - Mirror Committee for IECEx
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Standard: CoGDEM Council of Gas Detector and Environmental Monitoring
Participants: Andrew Was, Nick Ludlam


British Standards Institute - BSI

Standard: EXL/23 Explosion and fire precautions in industrial and chemical plant.
Participants: Victor Aluko-Oginni

Standard: EXL/031 Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Standard EXL/031/02 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Committee: EXL/31/3 Codes of practice
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Standard: FSH/18 various sub committees (02 Sprinklers; 05.02 Water Mist; 06 Gaseous Systems; 07 Foam Systems)
Participants: Max Chaplin

Standard: FSH 22/8 Fire Resistance tests for external fire exposure for roofs
Participants: Richard Zammitt


Bureau of India Standards - BIS (India)

Standard: Fire Fighting Sectional Committee, CED 22
Participants: Prasad Kulkami


Canadian Standards Association - CSA

Committee: Canadian Electrical Code, Section 18 Hazardous Locations
Participants: William Lawrence

Standard: C 22.1
Committee: Integrated Committee for Hazardous Locations (ICHL)
Participants: William Lawrence
Standard: C22.2 No. 22, C22.2 No. 25, C22.2 No. 30, C22.2 No. 130, C22.2 No. 137, C22.2 No. 145, C22.2 No. 152, C22.2 No. 157, C22.2 No. 159, C22.2 No. 174, C22.2 No. 213, C22.2 No. 60079-0, C22.2 No. 60079-1, C22.2 No. 60079-2, C22.2 No. 60079-5, C22.2 No. 60079-6, C22.2 No. 60079-7, C22.2 No. 60079-11, C22.2 No. 60079-15, C22.2 No. 60079-18, C22.2 No. 60079-26, C22.2 No. 60079-29-1, & C22.2 No. 60079-31.


Central Station Alarm Association - CSAA

Standard: Alarm Industry Communication Committee- AICC
Participants: Robert Elliott


China National Building Waterproof Association (CWA)

Standard: Waterproofing Roofing System
Participants: Francis Zhang


Deutsches Institut fur Normung - DIN

Standard: CEN/TC/191
Participants: Witalji Engelhardt

Standard: NA 031 "DIN Committee Fire Prevention"
Participants: Witalji Engelhardt


Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association International - DASMA

Standard: Rolling Door Technical Committee
Participants: Jeffrey Gould


EGOLF

Standard: Plenary TC1 Fire Resistance, TC2 Reaction to Fire, TC4 Certification activities
Participants: Richard Zammitt


EOTA (European Organization for Technical Assessments)

Standard: Technical Committee, PT4 Fire Safety
Participants: Richard Zammitt


European Committee for Standardization - CEN

Standard: CEN/TC/127 Fire Safety in Buildings
Participants: Richard Zammitt

Standard: CEN TC191. WG5/TG 1 Components for Fixed Fire Fighting Systems - Sprinklers
Participants: Jean Philippe Roisin, Witalji Engelhardt, Max Chaplin

Standard: CEN TC191. WG5/TG 1 Components for Fixed Fire Fighting Systems - Water Mist
Participants: Witalji Engelhardt


European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization - CENELEC

Committee: CLC TC31 Equipment for explosive atmospheres
Participants: Nick Ludlam

EN 60079-0, EN 60079-1, EN 60079-2, EN 60079-5, EN 60079-6, EN 60079-7 EN 60079-13, EN 60079-15, EN TR 60079-16, EN 60079-18, EN 60079-26, EN 60079-28, EN 60079-29-1, EN 60079-29-2, EN 60079-29-3, EN 60079-29-4, EN 60079-30-1, EN 60079-30-2, EN 60079-31, EN TS 60079-32-1, EN TS 60079-32-1, EN 60079-33, EN 60079-35-1, EN 60079-35-2, EN TS 60079-40, EN TS 60079-43, EN TS 60079-46


Fire Suppression Systems Association

Standard: FSSA Technical Committee
Participants: Armand Brandao, Raymond Stacy


Firestop Contractors International Association - FCIA

Standard: Accreditation Committee
Participants: Jeffrey Gould


Group of Notified Bodies - GNB

Standard: SG06 - Doors and Windows
Participants: Andrew Walker

Standard: SG07 - Fire detection
Participants: Mick Gower, Jean Phillippe Roisin

Standard: SH02 (Fire Sector Group)
Participants: Richard Zammitt

Standard: ExNBG - ATEX Notified Body Group
Participants: Andrew Was, Nick Ludlam


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE

Standard: 515 WG Electrical Resistance Heat Tracing for Industrial Applications
Participants: Andrew Lozinski

Standard: 844 WG - IAS/PCI/844WG Electrical Impedance, Induction, and Skin Effect Heating of Pipelines and Vessels
Participants: Andrew Lozinski

Standard: Working Group 515.1 Electrical heat tracing
Participants: Andrew Lozinski


International Electrotechnical Commission - IEC

Standard: TC31 Equipment for explosive atmospheres
Participants: William Lawrence, Nick Ludlam, Richard Fontaine, Andrew Lozinski, Timothy Adam

Committee: US Technical Advisory Group for TC31 Equipment for explosive atmospheres
Participants: William Lawrence, Richard Fontaine, Andrew Lozinski, Timothy Adam, Patrick Byrne

Standards: IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-1, IEC 60079-2, IEC 60079-5, IEC 60079-6, IEC 60079-7 IEC 60079-13, IEC 60079-15, IEC TR 60079-16, IEC 60079-18, IEC 60079-26, IEC 60079-28, IEC 60079-29-1, IEC 60079-29-2, IEC 60079-29-3, IEC 60079-29-4, IEC/IEEE 60079-30-1, IEC/IEEE 60079-30-2, IEC 60079-31, IEC TS 60079-32-1, IEC TS 60079-32-1, IEC 60079-33, IEC 60079-35-1, IEC 60079-35-2, IEC TS 60079-40, IEC TS 60079-43, IEC TS 60079-46

Committee: US Technical Advisory Group for SC31G Intrinsically-safe apparatus
Participants: Timothy Adam

Standards:
IEC 60079-11, IEC 60079-25, & IEC TS 60079-39

Committee: US Technical Advisory Group for SC31J Classification of hazardous areas and installation requirements
Participants: William Lawrence

Standards:
IEC 60079-10-1, IEC 60079-10-2, IEC 60079-14, IEC 60079-17, & IEC 60079-19

Committee: US Technical Advisory Group for SC31M Non-electrical equipment and protective systems for explosive atmospheres
Participants: William Lawrence, Richard Fontaine, John Hill

Standards:
ISO/IEC 80079-20-1, ISO/IEC 80079-20-2, ISO/IEC 80079-34, ISO/IEC 80079-38, ISO 80079-36, & ISO 80079-37

IEC SC31G – Intrinsically-safe apparatus
Participants: Nick Ludlam – International Secretary

Committee: IEC TC31/WG22 - Responsible for MT 60079-0, maintenance of IEV 60050.426 and other specific tasks assigned by TC 31
Participants: William Lawrence – International Convenor

Committee: IEC TC31/WG27 - Electric Machines (motors and generators)
Participants: William Lawrence

Committee: IEC TC31/WG28 - Dusts
Participants: William Lawrence

Committee: IEC TC31/WG32 – Creepage and clearance
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Committee: IEC TC31/WG37 - Electrochemical cells and batteries in equipment for explosive atmospheres
Participants: Nick Ludlam, Steve Sylvia

Committee: IEC TC31/WG47 – Gc equipment
Participants: Nick Ludlam


Committee: IEC TC31/MT60079-1 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-1

Participants: William Lawrence

Committee: IEC TC31/MT60079-2 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-2
Participants: Richard Fontaine

Committee: IEC TC31/MT60079-7 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-7
Participants: William Lawrence – International Convenor

Committee: IEC TC31/MT60079-15 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-15
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Committee: IEC TC31/MT60079-26 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-26
Participants: Nick Ludlam


Committee: IEC TC31/MT60079-29 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-29 Series

Participants: Patrick Byrne

Committee: IEC TC31/MT60079-33 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-33
Participants: William Lawrence


Committee: IEC TC31/PT60079-46 – Project Team IEC 60079-46

Participants: Nick Ludlam

Committee: IEC SC31G/MT60079-11 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-11
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Committee: IEC SC31G/MT60079-25 – Maintenance of IEC 60079-25
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Committee: IEC SC31G/PT60079-39 – Project Team IEC 60079-39
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Committee: TC31/AG36 Chairman's Advisory Group
Participants: William Lawrence, Nick Ludlam

Standard: TC79 - Alarm and Electronic Security Systems
Participants: Robert Elliott

Committee: IECEx ExTAG - FMG
Participants: James Marquedant, William Lawrence

Committee: IECEx ExMC – US National Committee
Participants: James Marquedant, William Lawrence

Committee: IECEx ExTAG - FME
Participants: Nick Ludlam, Andrew Was

Committee: IECEx ExMC – UK National Committee
Participants: Nick Ludlam


International Organization for Standardization - ISO

Standard: ISO TC 21
Participants: Raymond Stacy, Brian MacDonald, Robert Elliott, Claude Bosio, David Fuller


International Water Mist Association - IWMA

Standard: Board of DIrectors
Participants: Jonathan Carpenter


Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC)

Standard: Metal Cladding System
Participants: Francis Zhang


National Electrical Manufacturers Association - NEMA

Standard: 3SB - Signaling, Protection and Communication Life Safety product Groups
Participants: Robert Elliott, David Waite

Standard: TC66-USTAG - Safety of Measuring, Control and Laboratory Equipment - IEC 61010 series. 
Participants: Cheryl Gagliardi


National Fire Protection Association

Standard: 2010 Standard on Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems
Participants: Raymond Stacy

Standard: 496 Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
Participants: William Lawrence, Marlon Mitchell

Standard: 497 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas. 
Participants: William Lawrence, Marlon Mitchell

Standard: 499 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas.
Participants: William Lawrence, Marlon Mitchell

Standard: 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling code
Participants: Paul Crowley, Robert Elliott, Walter Kessler

Standard: 70 National Electrical Code – Code Making Panel 14 – Hazardous (Classified) Locations
Participants: William Lawrence, Eddie Ramirez


Trade Association

Standard: CoGDEM Council of Gas Detector and Environmental Monitoring
Participants: Andrew Was, Victor Aluko-Oginni