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
  • Technical Report for NFPA 30B
    Fire Protection Scheme A for Cartoned Plastic Aerosol 3 Products and Level 2 and 3 Aerosol Products
  • Technical Report for NFPA 30
    This report summarizes full scale fire testing completed by FM Global since 1994 defining the hazard and new protection options for various ignitable liquid-container combinations. The report has been generated to support proposed changes to the 2018 edition of NFPA 30. Testing covers alcohols in plastic and glass containers, low flash point liquids in very small plastic containers, and cooking oils in consumer packaging.