Standards in Progress

While FM Approvals has developed over 200 Approval Standards that specify the Approval criteria of various types of products and services, we’re always working on developing more and improving the ones that we have. Below we outline the standards that are currently under development.

 

BUILDING MATERIALS

 

FM 6930,  Flammability Classification of Industrial Fluids

The standard will be revised to update format and test requirements.


 

FM 6933,  Transformer Fluids

The existing standards FM 6933, Less Flammable Transformer Fluids and FM 6934, Nonflammable Transformer Fluids will be combined into one standard for Transformer Fluids. The new standard will have an updated format and test requirements.


 

FM 4479,  Steep Slope Photovoltaic Shingles

New Approval standard which will specify requirements for testing of steep slope photovoltaic shingles.


 

FM 4651,  Plastic Suspended Ceiling Panels

The standard scope will be modified to include other types of temporary and permanent ceilings such as plastic sheets used for interior protection, dust and debris barriers and stretch ceilings.


 

ANSI FM 4930, Cooling  Towers

Proposed development as an American National Standard.
The canvass period for this standard is closed.


 

FIRE PROTECTION

 

FM 1616, Underground Pipe Relining Systems

New Approval standard which will specify requirements for testing of underground fire protection pipe relining (rehabilitation) products.


 

FM 1950, Seismic Sway Braces for Pipe, Tubing and Conduit

The standard will be updated to include a new test protocol for cable type seismic bracing for pipe and conduit.


 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

 

ANSI FM 5970, Heavy Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems

Proposed development as an American National Standard.
If you are interested in joining the canvass group for this standard, please send an email to information@fmapprovals.com.


 

ANSI FM 7730, Explosion Vents

Proposed development as an American National Standard. 
If you are interested in joining the canvass group for this standard, please send an email to information@fmapprovals.com.