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

Standard: 224 Fire hydrants
Participants: Stanley Ziobro

Standard: Alarm Industry Communication Committee - AICC
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: GEL/031/13 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus
Participants: Nick Ludlam

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

Standard: UKNB - UK Mirror Committee for ExNB
Participants: Nick Ludiam

Standard: ExNB - ATEX Notified Body Group
Participants: Andrew Was, 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: Gel/031/13 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus
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

Standard: Canadian Electrical Code, C22, 1 Section 18 Hazardous Locations
Participants: William Lawrence

Standard: E60079-0 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres
Participants: William Lawrence

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


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

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: Mike Gower, Jean Phillippe Roisin

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

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/AG36 Chairman's Advisory Group
Participants: William Lawrence

Standard: TC31/AG36 Chairman's Advisory Group
Participants: Nick Ludlam

Standard: TC31 Plenary
Participants: William Lawrence

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

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

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

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

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: IEC 61131
Participants: David Baer

Standard: USTAG IEC TC 65/SC 65B Measurement and control devices
Participants: David Baer

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, Marton 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, Richard Fontaine

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