What FM Certify

Roofing Products

FM Approvals is a leader in certification and approval of roofing products and roof assemblies. Our product Approval is based on performance testing of completed assemblies when subjected to multiple perils. A typical FM Approvals program includes fire testing above and below the deck, wind-uplift testing, hail-damageability testing, accelerated weathering testing, and corrosion resistance testing of ferrous metal parts.

In order to tailor an FM Approval to the needs of the facility owner, designer or contractor, our Approval for wind resistance is granted in increments of 15 psf, starting with the minimum needed to ensure continued good service. Some assemblies targeted for high-wind regions have attained Approval up to several hundred psf.

Testing Capabilities

The roofing industry has evolved dramatically over the last decade using new technology and innovative products. FM Approvals has kept pace and can meet the ever-changing demands of our clients with the facilities at the FM Global Research Campus.

A cornerstone of the campus is a state-of-the-art fire test laboratory, which, combined with the capabilities of the natural hazards laboratory, allows FM Approvals to measure and analyze the performance of any building roof. The combined analysis assures the purchaser and building owner a fire-safe, wind-resistant roof capable of maintaining its integrity for many years.

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FM Standards

#Approval Standard Title
1011,12,13Deluge and Preaction Systems
1020Automatic Water Control Valves
1021Dry Pipe Valves
1031Quick Opening Devices (Accelerators, Exhausters) for Dry Pipe Valve
1032Air Pressure Maintenance Device
1041Alarm Check Valves
1042Waterflow Alarm Indicators (Vane Type)
1043Water Flow Detector Testers 1 in. Through 8 in. Nominal Size
1045Waterflow Detector Check Valves
1046Fire Pump Flowmeter Systems
1051Automatic Drip Valve
1055Water Motor Gong
1056Sight Drains for Automatic Sprinkler Systems
1110Indicator Posts
1112Indicating Valves (Butterfly or Ball Type)
1120, 1130Fire Service Water Control Valves (OS&Y and NRS Type Gate Valves)
1140Quick Opening Valves 1/4 Inch through 2 Inch Nominal Size
1210Swing Check Valves
1221Backflow Preventers (Reduced Pressure Principle and Double Check Valve Types)
1311Centrifugal Fire Pumps Split-Case Type(Axial or Radial)
1311离心式中开消防泵 (轴向或径向)
1312Centrifugal Fire Pumps (Vertical-Shaft, Turbine Type)
1313Positive Displacement Fire Pumps (Rotary Gear Type)
1319Centrifugal Fire Pumps (Horizontal, End Suction Type)
1321, 1323Controllers for Electric Motor and Diesel Engine Driven Fire Pumps
1321, 1323电机驱动式消防泵和柴油机驱动式消防泵的控制器
1333Diesel Engine Fire Pump Drivers
1338Right Angle Gear Drives
1344Air Release Valves ½ Inch Through 1 Inch Nominal Size
1359Trim Water Pressure Relief Valves 1/4 Inch through 2-1/2 Inch Nominal Size
1361Water Pressure Relief Valve
1362Pressure Reducing Valves
1371Centrifugal Fire Pumps (In-Line Type)
Stan Ziobro ; Pam Munslow
1421Monitor Assembly
1510Fire Hydrants (Dry Barrel Type) for Private Fire Service
1511Fire Hydrants (Wet Barrel Type) for Private Fire Service
1515Hose Manifold
1521Angle Hose Valves
1522Straightway Hose Valve
1530Fire Department Connections
1531Wall Hydrants
1610Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings, Flexible Fittings and Couplings
1612Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe and Fittings for Underground Fire Protection Service
1613Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and Fittings for Underground Fire Protection Service
1614Fiber Reinforced Composite (FRC) Pipe and Fittings for Underground Fire Protection Service
1615Cast Iron Pipe, Fittings and Couplings
Bruce Wood Stan Ziobro
1620Pipe Joints & Anchor Fittings for Underground Fire ervice Mains
1625Sprinkler System Alarm Test Devices
Robert Masinda Stan Ziobro
1630Steel Pipe for Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
1631Adjustable and Fixed Sprinkler Fittings 1/2 Inch through 1 Inch Nominal Size
1632Telescoping Sprinkler Assemblies for use in Fire Protection Systems for Anechoic Chambers
1635Plastic Pipe & Fittings for Automatic Sprinkler Systems
1636Fire Resistant Barriers for use with CPVC Pipe and Fittings in Light Hazard Occupancies
1637Flexible Sprinkler Hose with Fittings
1680Couplings Used In Hubless Cast Iron Systems for Drain, Waste or Vent, Sewer, Rainwater or Storm Drain Systems Above and Below Ground, Industrial/Commercial and Residential
1920Pipe Couplings and Fittings for Aboveground Fire Protection Systems
1950Seismic Sway Brace Components for Automatic Sprinkler Systems
1951, 52, 53Pipe Hanger Components for Automatic Sprinkler Systems
1956Explosive Driven Fasteners
2000Automatic Control Mode Sprinklers for Fire Protection
2008Early Suppression, Fast Response Automatic Sprinklers
2008抑制式[早期抑制 – 快速响应 (ESFR)]自动 洒水喷头
2008制圧モード [初期制圧速動型(ESFR)] オートマチックスプリンクラー
2021, 25Automatic & Open Water-Spray Nozzles for Installation in Permanently Piped Systems
2030Residential Automatic Sprinklers for Fire Protection 
Marc Moseley Claude Bosio
2031Heat Responsive Links for Fire Protection
2111Fire Hose
2121Unlined Linen Fire Hose
2131Couplings for 1.5" & 2.5" Single- & Double-Woven Jacket Lined Fire Hose & Unlined Linen Fire Hose
2141Hose Racks & Reels for Lined Lightweight and Unlined Fire Hose
2151Hose Houses & Outdoor Hose Cabinets
2311Vacuum and Pressure Gauges for Fire Protection Systems
2510Flood Abatement Equipment
Brian MacDonald
3010Fire Alarm Signaling Systems
3011Central Station Service for Fire Alarms and Protective Equipment Supervision
3040Central Station Service - Burglar Alarms
3132Pressure Actuated Waterflow Switches
3150Audible Notification Appliances for Automatic Fire Alarm Signaling
3210Heat Detectors for Automatic Fire Signaling
3230Smoke Actuated Detectors for Automatic Fire Alarm Signaling
3260Radiant Energy-Sensing Fire Detectors for Automatic Fire Alarm Signaling
ANSI FM 3260American National Standard for Energy-Sensing Fire Detectors for Automatic Fire Alarm Signaling
3510Flow and Pressure Safety Switches
3545Temperature Limit and Supervisory Switches
3600Electrical Equipment for Use In Hazardous (Classified) Locations - General Requirements
3605Repair Service for Communications Equipment Used in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
3606Repair Service for Process Control Equipment Used in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
3610Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II & III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations
3611Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use In Class I and II, Div. 2 & Class III, Divisions 1 & 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
3613Electric Flashlights and Lanterns for Use in Class I, II and III, Division 2, Hazardous Locations
3615Explosionproof Electrical Equipment General Requirements
3620Purged and Pressurized Electrical Equipment for Hazardous (Classified) Locations
3810Electrical and Electronic Test, Measuring and Process Control Equipment
Cable Fire Propagation Specification Test Standard 
Joe NunesPhillip Smith
3985Transient Voltage Surge Suppression Devices
3990Less or Nonflammable Liquid Insulated Transformers
4020Steel Tanks for Fire Protection 
Jeff GouldLen D’Angelo
4100Fire Doors
4350Windstorm Resistant Fenestrations
4411Insulated Wall Constructions
4430Heat and Smoke Vents
4435Roof Perimeter Flashing
4440Explosion Venting Wall Systems including Fasteners for Damage- Limiting Construction
4450Class I Insulated Steel Deck Roofs
4451Steel Deck Nominal 1.5in. (38.1mm Deep) as Component of Class I Insulated Steel Roof Deck Construction
4454Lightweight Insulating Concrete for Use in Class 1 and Noncombustible Roof Constructions
4470Single-Ply, Polymer-Modified Bitumen Sheet, Built-Up Roof (BUR) and Liquid Applied Roof Assemblies for use in Class 1 and Noncombustible Roof Deck Construction
4471Class 1 Panel Roofs
4473Specification Test Standard for Impact Resistance Testing of Rigid Roofing Materials by Impacting with Freezer Ice Balls
ANSI FM 4473American National Standard for Impact Resistance Testing of Rigid Roofing Materials by Impacting with Freezer Ice Balls
ANSI FM 4474American National Standard for Evaluating the Simulated Wind Uplift Resistance of Roof Assemblies Using Static Positive and/or Negative Differential Pressures
4475Class 1 Steep Slope Roof Covers
4476Flexible Photovoltaic Modules
4477Vegetative Roof Systems
4651Plastic Suspended Ceiling Panels
4880Class 1 Fire Rating of Insulated Wall or Wall and Roof/Ceiling Panels, Interior Finish Materials or Coatings, and Exterior Wall Systems
ANSI FM 4880American National Standard for Evaluating Insulated Wall or Wall and Roof/Ceiling Assemblies, Plastic Interior Finish Materials, Plastic Exterior Building Panels, Wall/Ceiling Coating Systems, Interior or Exterior Finish Systems
4881Class 1 Exterior Wall Systems
Class 1 Interior Wall and Ceiling Materials or Systems for Smoke Sensitive Occupancies
Jim GoodwillieJill Norcott
4910Cleanroom Materials Flammability Test Protocol
Rick JamborJill Norcott
ANSI FM 4910American National Standard for Cleanroom Materials Flammability Test Protocol
4911Wafer Carriers for Use in Clean Rooms
4922Fume Exhaust Ducts or Fume and Smoke Exhaust Ducts
4924Pipe Insulation
4929Chimney and Flue Liner Materials
4930Cooling Towers
Chris SpencerJill Norcott
4950Welding Pads, Welding Blankets and Welding Curtains for Hot Work Operations
ANSI FM 4950American National Standard for Evaluating Welding Pads, Welding Blankets and Welding Curtains for Hot Work Operations
Flammability of Absorbent Battery Acid Spill Containment Pillows
Rick JamborJill Norcott
4970Fire Protection of Steel Framing Members for High Hazard Occupancies
4971Fire Protective Coatings for LP Gas Steel Storage Vessels and Process Structures
4975Fire Retardant Paints and Coatings over Combustible Surfaces
4985Doorway Spill Barriers
Jeffrey GouldLen D'Angelo
4991Approval of Firestop Contractors
4996Classification of Idle Plastic Pallets as Equivalent to Wood Pallets
ANSI FM 4996American National Standard for Classification of Idle Plastic Pallets as Equivalent to Wood Pallets
4998Class 1 Conveyor Belting
4999Spray Fire Shields
5130Foam Extinguishing Systems
5138Assessment Standard for Proportioning Testing
5420Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
5511Firefighting Nozzles for Use with Hose, Monitor Assemblies and other Firefighting Equipment
5512Portable Spray Nozzles for Use With 3/4" or 1" on Surface Fires in Ordinary Combustibles
5519Anti-Freeze Solutions for Sprinkler Systems in Environments Subject to Freezing
5551Strainers for Use with Water Spray Systems
5560Water Mist Systems
Brian MacDonald
ANSI FM 5560American National Standard for Water Mist Systems
5580Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems
Brian MacDonaldJon Carpenter
5600Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems
Armand BrandaoBrian MacDonald
5700Explosion Suppression Systems
6011Manual Drum Pumps for Flammable Liquids
6020Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)
6031Self-Closing Faucets
6049Flammable Liquid Storage Buildings
6050Storage Cabinets (Flammable & Combustible Liquids)
6051, 52Safety Containers and Filling, Supply & Disposal Containers
6053, 54, 55Bench, Swab, Plunger & Dispenser Cans
6082Safety Bungs
6083Plastic Plugs for Steel Drums
6310, 20Combustible Gas Detectors
6325Combustible Open Path Gas Monitors
6914Open Shelving for Racks
6917Rack Storage Flue Spacers
6920Oily Waste Cans
6921Containers for Combustible Waste
6930Flammability Classification of Industrial Fluids
Gerry DadayJill Norcott
6933Less Flammable Transformer Fluids
6934Nonflammable Transformer Fluids
6945Fire Retardant Wrapping for Roll Paper
7151, 56, 57LP-Gas Vaporizers, Gas-Air Mixers, & Vaporizer-Mixers
7260Electrostatic Finishing Equipment
7400Liquid and Gas Safety Shutoff Valves
7420Gas Safety Control Cocks
7422Electric Interlocking Fuel Gas & Fuel Oil Cocks
7440Firesafe Valves
7605Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Based Burner Management Systems
7610Combustion Safeguards and Flame Sensing Systems
7701Assessment Standard for Tools Used in the Semiconductor Industry
7710Low Water Level Limit Controls for Boilers
7745Diesel Leak Detectors
7910Spark Resistant Tools