American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Testing Labs
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Factory Mutual Research
Factory Mutual Research or FM is a world-renowned organisation with over 100 years' experience in advancing property loss prevention through fundamental and applied scientific research, independent third-party product testing and the development of engineering guidelines.
Factory Mutual Research is an affiliate of FM Global, the world's largest insurance company specifically devoted to reducing commercial and industrial property losses and maintaining the continuity of its policyholders' business operations.
Its research results set new standards that advance loss prevention practices and help develop new products. Below are some of FM Global Research's key projects:
- Water Mist
- Sprinkler Technology
- Materials Flammability
- Reactivity/Explosion Research
- Materials Damage
- Clean Room Materials Research
- Industrial Risk Assessment
- Reliability, Availability and Maintainability of Systems
- Integrated Risk Assessment Program
- Structures Research
- Natural Catastrophe (NAT CAT) Models
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory
The Fire Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops, verifies, and utilizes measurements and predictive methods to quantify the behavior of fire and the means to reduce the impact of fire on people, property, and the environment. This work involves integration of laboratory measurements, verified methods of prediction, and large-scale fire experiments to demonstrate the use and value of the research products. Focused research activities develop scientific and engineering understanding of fire phenomena and metrology; identify principles and produce metrology, data, and predictive methods for the formation/evolution of smoke components in flames and for the burning of polymeric materials; and develop predictive methods to enable high-performance fire detection and suppression systems.
Rockwool Fire Laboratory
The Rockwool International A/S fire laboratory is one of Europe's leading fire testing bodies for building materials, performing more than 500 fire tests annually within reaction to fire, fire resistance and full-scale tests. The expertise of the fire lab is used not only to develop firesafe Rockwool products, but is also valued by building designers, fire brigades, regulators seeking professional advice and by other companies who want their products fire tested.
WPI Fire Science Laboratory
The WPI Fire Science Laboratory offers students and faculty access to state-of-the-art fire research and testing capabilities. This 2,000 sq. ft. facility is also available to industries having common interests with the Center for Firesafety Studies, its faculty and its students. Experimental capabilities are available in flammability and explosibility, combustion phenomena, detection, and fire and explosion suppression.