Global Hazardous Location Certification
23 January 2018
FM Approvals, a member of the FM Global Group, offers worldwide certification and testing services for products related to commercial property risk mitigation. Recognized and respected across the globe, FM Approvals certification assures customers that a product or service has been objectively tested and conforms to rigorous property loss prevention standards.
We offer certification services to manufacturers of fire protection equipment, electrical equipment, fire and smoke detection, signaling equipment, building materials, clean-room materials, hazardous location equipment, and flood abatement products.
This unique third-party certification and the FM APPROVED mark, backed by scientific research and testing, sets these products apart from others on the market. Architects, consulting engineers, plant managers, and product buyers use FM Approvals to help them make well-informed decisions about which products and services on the market will best reduce property risk and help make businesses more resilient.
FM Approvals Hazardous Location Expertise
FM Approvals provides access to global markets--manufacturers can strive for the FM Approvals certification, ATEX certification and IECEx certification to meet regulatory requirements across the globe. As a world leader in the testing and certification of electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres, we help manufacturers seeking global certification to develop comprehensive testing and certification programs that address the specific requirements for their products around the world.
With more than 100 years of testing and certification experience and a global reputation, FM Approvals is in a unique position to assist manufacturers in taking advantage of both Division and Zone classifications. We can help you reduce your time to market and costs with combined testing programs, as well as help you transition to or from Zones to Divisions. From a single testing program, we can offer four certifications covering the United States, Canada, Europe and IECEx; and we are positioned to carry out all required auditing under these schemes, saving cost and business interruption.
All FM Approved products for hazardous locations are listed in the online Approval Guide which is used by architects, contractors, consultants, manufacturers, building owners and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) as a go-to reference.
FM Approvals is recognized as a Nationally Recognized Test Lab (NRTL) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the US, a Certifying Body by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in Canada, a Notified Body in Europe for ATEX and CPR, and a Certification Body under the IECEx Equipment Certification Scheme operated by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
FM Approvals has numerous experts active in testing and certifying electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres, including explosion-proof, flameproof, intrinsically safe, and non-incendive electrical equipment and combustible gas detection equipment. These experts regularly participate in national and international standards development committees in this area.
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