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SDO: FM Approvals LLC

FM Approvals

Primary Contact

Josephine Mahnken
Senior Process Specialist
1151 Boston-Providence Tpke.
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 781.255.4813
Fax: 781.762.9375

Organizational Overview

FM Approvals offers worldwide certification and testing services of industrial and commercial loss prevention products. Recognized and respected across the globe, FM Approvals certification assures customers that a product or service has been objectively tested and conforms to the highest national and international standards.

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

FM Approvals develops standards for the following product scopes:

FM Approval standards development decisions are based upon advanced research, FM Global need, industry need and customer requests. To the extent possible, FM Approval standards are based on performance of products or services rather than prescriptive conditions. Where applicable, requirements for conformance to an FM Approval standard include limiting values and tolerances. Test methods are defined, as appropriate, for verification.

Products tested and Approved or Specification Listed against national, international, jurisdictional or FM Approvals standards include but are not limited to:

  • Automatic sprinkler systems;
  • Hydrants and hose;
  • Fire pump installation systems;
  • Portable extinguishers;
  • Fixed extinguishing systems;
  • Flammable liquid equipment;
  • Flammable gas equipment;
  • Fuel and combustion controls;
  • Combustion safeguards;
  • Gas detection instruments;
  • Oil safety shutoff valves;
  • Gas safety shutoff valves;
  • Industrial trucks;
  • Electrical signaling;
  • Household protection;
  • Specification tested products;
  • Electrical equipment for ordinary and hazardous locations;
  • Functional safety of safety related systems and components;
  • Roofing products;
  • Roofing assemblies;
  • Exterior roofing and siding;
  • Heat and smoke vents for roofs;
  • Building insulations;
  • Fire protective coatings;
  • Explosion venting construction;
  • Wall and floor penetrating fire stops;
  • Cooling towers, system components;
  • Expanded plastic packaging material and;
  • Systems and components for reliable operation of inherently dangerous processes.

International Activities by Region


FM Approvals
1151 Boston-Providence Tpke.
Norwood, MA 02062

Asia Pacific

FM Insurance Co Ltd - Singapore Branch
#18-08 Novena Square, Tower A, 238A Thomson Road
Singapore 307684


FM Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) Co Ltd
Unit 18-08, 18th Floor, Plaza 66
1266 Nan Jing Xi RoadB
Shanghai 200040
People's Republic of China





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