FM Global conducts research in fire, construction, natural hazards and risk evaluation. This research is incorporated into the FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets for use by our engineering field staff to support our client’s efforts to protect their business from a significant loss. In addition to supporting the development of the Data Sheets, the research is also used to enhance external standards and codes. This section contains reports that are generated to update/modify/develop national and international codes and standards. They are being provided to ensure the information is freely available to anyone who is interested in understanding the supporting material used for the code/standard criteria.

  • Technical Report for NFPA 13
    Large-Scale Validation of: (1) In-Rack Automatic Sprinkler Designs for Open-Frame Rack Storage Using Quick-Response, Pendent K200 Ipm/bar 1/2 (K14.0 gpm/psi 1/2) and Larger Sprinklers, and (2) Protection of Uncartoned Unexpanded Plastics in Open-Frame Double-Row Racks Using Two Different In-Rack Sprinler Protection Arrangements