• CE mark for flood abatement products now available

    Manufacturers may now obtain both the FM Diamond and the CE mark from FM Approvals for flood mitigation products. Standard ANSI/FM2510 was the basis for a new European Assessment Document (EAD 180002-00-0706) covering perimeter and opening barriers in Europe that enables manufacturers of flood abatement products, to obtain the CE mark.

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  • FM Approvals extends global certification services

    FM Approvals has extended its EN 54 accreditation in recent years to include EN 54-5 (heat detectors), EN 54-17 (short circuit isolators), EN 54-18 (addressable I/O devices), and EN 12094-1 (suppression releasing panels), with more to come this year.

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  • Special Protection Systems

    Many fire protection challenges call for alternative extinguishing systems such as foam, water mist or clean agent. In this article, we look at some of the leading categories of special protection systems.

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  • Firestop Contractor Program Going Strong

    After 20 years of producing reliable, successful results, firestop systems are still among the lesser known elements of fire protection. Nevertheless, for building owners, designers, architects and code authorities, FM 4990 and FM 4991 provide a measure of reassurance that the firestop system and the contractor installing it are of the highest caliber to protect openings in walls, floors, construction joints, and floor and wall interfaces against the spread of fire.

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  • ANSI Meritorious Service Award

    FM Approvals' Bill Lawrence, is awarded for his contributions to the U.S. voluntary standardization system. Lawrence was one of nine individuals who received the award.

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