FM Approved (Factory Mutual Approved) certification is a quality and safety standard established by Factory Mutual (FM) Global, an insurance and risk research company. This certification is awarded to products and systems that have undergone rigorous testing and evaluation to ensure their compliance with safety and reliability standards.
In this sense, Isocindu has obtained the FM Approvals certification for insulating panels, subjecting them to their corresponding tests. Benefits of factory mutual certified insulation panel:
Resistance to environmental conditions: FM certified insulating panels are designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, such as high temperatures, humidity, strong winds, among others. This ensures that the panels maintain their structural integrity and insulating properties over time, making them ideal for industrial environments.
High quality and durability: FM certification involves a rigorous evaluation of the quality and durability of insulating metal panels. This ensures that the panels meet exacting standards and are constructed from high-quality materials. As a result, FM-certified panels typically have a longer lifespan.
Regulatory compliance: FM certified panels comply with applicable regulations and safety standards. This includes building codes, fire protection regulations, and other local and international regulations.
Damage and loss reduction: FM certified panels are designed to minimize damage and loss in the event of a fire or catastrophic event. Its fire resistance and containment capacity help limit the spread of fires and protect adjacent areas. This can be especially important in industrial settings where the rapid spread of fire can have devastating consequences.
Reduction of insurance premiums: Insurance companies constantly evaluate the risk associated with different types of buildings and facilities. When it comes to protection, FM-certified insulating panels offer a significant advantage in terms of safety and fire resistance. This can lead to a reduction in insurance premiums.
FM certifies complete insulation panel systems rather than just individual components because it believes that the effectiveness and safety of a fire system depends on the interaction and compatibility of all its components. By certifying a complete insulating panel system, FM ensures that all elements of the system, including panels, liners, fixings and other components, meet established safety standards. This ensures comprehensive and consistent fire protection throughout the system.
Compatibility assessment: FM ensures that all system components are designed and manufactured to be compatible with each other. This avoids performance or safety issues that could arise if components from different manufacturers are mixed or if incompatible materials are used.
Comprehensive Performance Guarantee: By certifying the entire system, FM provides assurance that all components will work together to provide the expected protection. This assures end users that the system will work as intended and that appropriate measures have been taken to ensure its security.
Facilitates decision making: FM's certification of complete systems simplifies the task of end users when selecting and installing insulating panel systems. By seeking FM certification, users can be confident that they are purchasing a complete system that has been rigorously tested and evaluated to meet safety standards.
The FM certificate is aimed at a wide variety of products and systems available on the market, FM (Factory Mutual) standards are internationally recognized standards that establish specific requirements to evaluate and certify the quality and safety of insulating panels used in building.
Specifies the fire performance and natural hazards of Class 1 roof panels. These covers must be able to withstand a standard litmus test, as well as wind load, wind-borne debris, and hail.
Specifies the fire behaviour of Class 1 exterior wall systems. These systems must be able to withstand a standard fire test without flames spreading to the unexposed face of the panel. These systems must also be able to withstand the load of wind, wind-borne debris and hail.
In addition to the requirements for resistance to fire and natural hazards, the FM 4880, 4881 and 4471 approval standards also specify the requirements for mechanical performance, durability and installation of insulated metal panels.
FM certifies complete insulation panel systems instead of certifying only individual components since it is considered that the effectiveness and safety of a fire system depend on the interaction and compatibility of all its components.
By certifying a complete insulating panel system, FM ensures that all elements of the system, including panels, liners, fixings and other components, meet established safety standards. This ensures comprehensive and consistent protection throughout the system.
In this sense, Isocindu has three different insulating panel fixing systems: 2 wall systems and 1 roof system, which have been tested and certified to meet the requirements of approval standards 4880, 4881 and 4471.
Taking into account these 3 certified fastening systems, their availability can be extended to 7 different types of panels with thicknesses ranging from 1 5/8" to 6". This provides a wide range of options when making specifications, thus opening up a range of possibilities to meet the specific needs of the project.
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