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FM APPROVAL for BUILDING INSULATION PANELS (roofs, walls, ceilings)

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: FM4880, FM4881, FM4882, FM4450, FM4470, FM4471, FM4411

Clienti:

FM Approvals is one of the most recognized certification services worldwide, with a focus on the preservation of assets. The process applies to many types of product and is articulated in numerous standards based on scientific research and ultra-centennial experience.
FM APPROVALS AND FM GLOBAL
FM, Factory Mutual Insurance Company, is divided into FM Global which is an insurance company and FM Approvals which is a test laboratory and certification body. FM Global is the largest insurance company dedicated exclusively to commercial and industrial properties in the world. It boasts around a third of its customers in the Fortune 100 list among its customers and has more than 1800 engineers spread across the globe. Through the concept of Highly Protected Risk (HPR), FM Global provides the best insurance coverage at the best conditions, ensuring that all known risks are kept below the minimum acceptable level and ensuring peace of mind for the insured. FM Approvals certifies products and services and also draws up standards for testing products that are freely available on the website www.fmapprovals.com.
Increasingly, these American standards are also requested in Europe and in Italy, in large industrial or commercial complexes insured by FM. The products must therefore be subject to local regulations and, in addition, to FM standards. Conductors, by building with FM Approved products, will get lower insurance premiums.
FM Approvals has a research and test campus which consists of four laboratories, whose activities include four technical areas: 1. Building materials 2. Electrical systems 3. Fire protection 4. Flooding In the context of building envelopes, FM Approvals tests • Covers • Roof-mounted systems (cooling towers, photovoltaic panels, etc.) • Walls • Glazing • Anti flooding systems • Anti-seismic products Considering the impact of fire, earthquakes, weather events (storms, hail, floods).
STANDARDS RELEVANT FOR SANDWICH PANELS
For building envelopes, the relevant FM Approvals standards are: • FM4880, FM4881, FM4882 for walls; • FM4450, FM4470 for covers; • FM4471 for roof panels; • FM4411 for the cavities in the walls. Typical of FM, when the approval of a range of panels is evaluated, is trying to limit the number of tests to be performed by testing the most critical solutions, for example:
  • fire: solutions with the greatest thickness on PIR foams or with the least rock wool thickness;
  • wind mechanical tests: the solutions with the least thickness on pir or rock wool, the major spans and the minor fixings.
TESTS CARRIED OUT
The tests that are carried out for the panels are:
  • Flammability test ASTM E2058 or ISO 121136, possibly test with the calorimeter (which is giant!);
  • Room Corner Test 1- UBC 26-3;
  • Room Corner Test 2;
  • 16ft (4.9m) Parallel Panel Test;
  • Weather resistance for outdoor applications, UV and hail tests;
  • Windborne Debris test ;
  • Systems with cavity, ventilated facades, test 4411 –12/2018.
WHERE FM APPROVED PRODUCTS ARE FOUND
The systems approved by Factory Mutual are included in the FM APPROVAL GUIDE databases and, for roofs, FM ROOF NAV. Find the links below. Application guidelines and recommendations are included in the FM Global data sheets.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management. CERTIFICATION In addition, we offer you complete advice during all certification phases, assisting you:
  • in planning and budgeting of activities, to determine an investment plan;
  • in all relations with the notified body;
  • during sampling (collection of products to be tested);
  • to implement your FPC - Factory Production Control;
  • to prepare the necessary documentation including instructions, labels;
  • with our presence during the initial inspections;
  • subsequently, as support for all management issues.
IN DEPTH
   
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FM Approval for safety cabinets for flammable liquids

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: FM6050

Clienti:

FM Approvals is one of the most recognized certification services worldwide, with a focus on the preservation of assets. The process applies to many types of product and is articulated in numerous standards based on scientific research and ultra-centennial experience. The standards include sampling, testing and periodic surveillance and are extended to product (intended in the installation condition) and process. The characteristics examined are the load capacity, the fire resistance, the functionality of the ducts with reference to the spread of flame, the self-closing / self-locking devices of the leaves, the tank for containing dangerous leaks. Specific adjustments to the product and quality control system may be required. Factory Mutual approved systems are placed in the FM APPROVAL GUIDE databases. Find the links below.
IN DEPTH
01

FM APPROVAL for BUILDING INSULATION PANELS (roofs, walls, ceilings)

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: FM4880, FM4881, FM4882, FM4450, FM4470, FM4471, FM4411

Clienti:

FM Approvals is one of the most recognized certification services worldwide, with a focus on the preservation of assets. The process applies to many types of product and is articulated in numerous standards based on scientific research and ultra-centennial experience.
FM APPROVALS AND FM GLOBAL
FM, Factory Mutual Insurance Company, is divided into FM Global which is an insurance company and FM Approvals which is a test laboratory and certification body. FM Global is the largest insurance company dedicated exclusively to commercial and industrial properties in the world. It boasts around a third of its customers in the Fortune 100 list among its customers and has more than 1800 engineers spread across the globe. Through the concept of Highly Protected Risk (HPR), FM Global provides the best insurance coverage at the best conditions, ensuring that all known risks are kept below the minimum acceptable level and ensuring peace of mind for the insured. FM Approvals certifies products and services and also draws up standards for testing products that are freely available on the website www.fmapprovals.com.
Increasingly, these American standards are also requested in Europe and in Italy, in large industrial or commercial complexes insured by FM. The products must therefore be subject to local regulations and, in addition, to FM standards. Conductors, by building with FM Approved products, will get lower insurance premiums.
FM Approvals has a research and test campus which consists of four laboratories, whose activities include four technical areas: 1. Building materials 2. Electrical systems 3. Fire protection 4. Flooding In the context of building envelopes, FM Approvals tests • Covers • Roof-mounted systems (cooling towers, photovoltaic panels, etc.) • Walls • Glazing • Anti flooding systems • Anti-seismic products Considering the impact of fire, earthquakes, weather events (storms, hail, floods).
STANDARDS RELEVANT FOR SANDWICH PANELS
For building envelopes, the relevant FM Approvals standards are: • FM4880, FM4881, FM4882 for walls; • FM4450, FM4470 for covers; • FM4471 for roof panels; • FM4411 for the cavities in the walls. Typical of FM, when the approval of a range of panels is evaluated, is trying to limit the number of tests to be performed by testing the most critical solutions, for example:
  • fire: solutions with the greatest thickness on PIR foams or with the least rock wool thickness;
  • wind mechanical tests: the solutions with the least thickness on pir or rock wool, the major spans and the minor fixings.
TESTS CARRIED OUT
The tests that are carried out for the panels are:
  • Flammability test ASTM E2058 or ISO 121136, possibly test with the calorimeter (which is giant!);
  • Room Corner Test 1- UBC 26-3;
  • Room Corner Test 2;
  • 16ft (4.9m) Parallel Panel Test;
  • Weather resistance for outdoor applications, UV and hail tests;
  • Windborne Debris test ;
  • Systems with cavity, ventilated facades, test 4411 –12/2018.
WHERE FM APPROVED PRODUCTS ARE FOUND
The systems approved by Factory Mutual are included in the FM APPROVAL GUIDE databases and, for roofs, FM ROOF NAV. Find the links below. Application guidelines and recommendations are included in the FM Global data sheets.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management. CERTIFICATION In addition, we offer you complete advice during all certification phases, assisting you:
  • in planning and budgeting of activities, to determine an investment plan;
  • in all relations with the notified body;
  • during sampling (collection of products to be tested);
  • to implement your FPC - Factory Production Control;
  • to prepare the necessary documentation including instructions, labels;
  • with our presence during the initial inspections;
  • subsequently, as support for all management issues.
IN DEPTH
   
02

FM Approval for safety cabinets for flammable liquids

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: FM6050

Clienti:

FM Approvals is one of the most recognized certification services worldwide, with a focus on the preservation of assets. The process applies to many types of product and is articulated in numerous standards based on scientific research and ultra-centennial experience. The standards include sampling, testing and periodic surveillance and are extended to product (intended in the installation condition) and process. The characteristics examined are the load capacity, the fire resistance, the functionality of the ducts with reference to the spread of flame, the self-closing / self-locking devices of the leaves, the tank for containing dangerous leaks. Specific adjustments to the product and quality control system may be required. Factory Mutual approved systems are placed in the FM APPROVAL GUIDE databases. Find the links below.
IN DEPTH

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