What does FM approval stand for?

Surveillance audits In the realm of fire pumps, FM Approval means that the fire pump has been designed for reliable performance during a critical time – when someone is dealing with a fire. A fire pump that fails when called upon can cost thousands of dollars and even lives, so it’s crucial pumps perform when needed.

What is FM Global certification?

FM Global Certification program establishes performance standards for builders, contractors and manufacturers and helps them achieve approvals through comprehensive testing. The organization creates standards of excellence and tests products based on the standards to grant the FM Global certification.

What does FM compliant mean?

FM approvals uses scientific research and testing to make sure products conform to the highest standards for safety and property loss prevention. Products that pass get the “FM APPROVED” mark. Think of it as like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval, only better.

What is FM Global fire protection?

FM Global has a longstanding, deep commitment to assisting the fire service through training, education, and grant funding in fire prevention, fighting fire in sprinklered buildings, fire response to commercial/industrial properties, ignitable liquids and gases, pre-incident planning, and fire protection systems.

How do I get FM approved?

Ready to have your product become FM Approved? Here’s our five-step process….The Certification Process

  1. Manufacturer Request.
  2. Proposal Issue and Manufacturer Authorization.
  3. Review, Testing and First Audit.
  4. Report, FM APPROVED Mark and Listing.
  5. Surveillance Audits.

Is FM the same as UL?

FM provides insurances while UL is focusing mainly on product testing. FM excels in the firefighting and fire protection field; while UL has set foot in consumer electronics in addition to firefighting equipment and fire protection products.

What is the test pressure for fire fighting pipe network?

This means that the fire department connection for manual dry standpipe and semiautomatic standpipe systems still need to be tested at 200 psi, and all other fire department connections are tested at 150 psi.

How do you test a wet sprinkler system?

Locate the inspector’s test valve and slowly open so that the valve is in line with the pipe. Allow the water to flow for about 60 seconds or until the alarm sounds. If connected to central station, call to confirm the signal was received. Slowly close the inspector’s test valve.

What is FM Approved valve?

Mueller® UL listed, FM approved check valves are of the gravity operated, swing check design. They are rugged in construction and simple in design, allowing for removal of all parts through the top of the valve for inspection or replacement without removing the valve from the line.

What is a full flow trip test?

Dry system valve trip testing can be performed as a partial trip test or as a full flow trip test. The full-flow trip test is conducted every third year with the control valve fully open. The water delivery time to the most remote outlet is compared to the system acceptance results.

What is main drain test?

The main drain test serves as a tool in evaluating the condition of the water supply to a fire sprinkler system. It is intended to reveal any deterioration of the water supply by comparing the test results to those of previous test results.

What is a UL or FM rating?

Thus, when you see either “UL listed” or “FM approved,” it essentially means it was tested by the safety organizations for a specific application and “listed,” aka “certified.”

What is an FM approved roof?

FM Approvals helps property owners avoid losses by testing, certifying, and approving roofing materials. Each individual item needs to be approved and approved again as part of an assembly. FM Approvals performs the following types of tests on roof assemblies: Fire testing above and below the deck. Wind-uplift testing.

What does FM mean in roofing?

Wind design of roof systems can be confusing from an engineering perspective. Wind design can also be confusing because the International Building Code (IBC) provides specific requirements, but so does Factory Mutual (FM).

What is the minimum psi required to test an FDC?

How much pressure is in a fire line?

Most fire protection systems are designed to operate at a maximum working pressure of 12 barg (175 psi). Pressure waves from water hammer or pressure surge can easily exceed 50 barg (740 psi), thus creating a very real threat of damage to piping and instrumentation.