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12:10 Jun 26, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Electrostatic spray gun
English term or phrase: FM, CSA approvals
FM, CSA approvals for electrostatic safety

What does FM and CSA stand for?

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Rafal Korycinski
Poland
Local time: 11:44
English translation:Factory Mutual // Canadian Standards Association - approvals
Explanation:
Mike :)

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FM: FACTORY MUTUAL

The Factory Mutual Approvals Division determines the safety and reliability of equipment, materials or services utilized in hazardous locations in the United States and elsewhere. For a product to receive FM approval, it must meet two criteria. Initially, it must perform satisfactorily, reliably and repeatedly as applicable for a reasonable life expectancy. Secondly, it must be produced under high quality control conditions. Factory Mutual also has interlaboratory agreements and can certify to Canadian and European standards.

CSA

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) includes Canadian consumers, manufacturers, labour, government, and other regulatory agencies among its actively participating influences. There various groups work together to generate standard requirements (CSA standards) that demonstrate product quality, enhance market acceptability and improve quality and safety control procedures in manufacturing and construction for the Canadian marketplace. The standards generated by CSA are the cornerstone for determining a product’s eligibility for certification in hazardous locations in Canada. CSA also performs product evaluation, testing and ongoing inspection to these standards and also to American and European standards through new interlaboratory agreements.

WINTERS APPROVALS /
CERTIFYING AGENCIES
Safety is of utmost importance when utilizing industrial instrumentation especially the use of transmitters or other electrical equipment. Some of the more common concerns are: contamination due to faulty equipment, protection from electromagnetic interference and meeting strict safety requirements in potentially explosive environments. Winters\' customers rely on certifying agencies such as Factory Mutual, Canadian Standards Association and Underwriters Laboratories to ensure that these products are safe. These agencies examine, test and certify that each product has been designed to meet specific standards for certain applications, hazardous locations or specific electrical situations.

Certifying agencies enable Winters to mark approved products with the corresponding standard committee\'s label ensuring that these particular products have been tested and meet those specific standards.

ISO 9001: 2000 ASME B40.1 CAN. DEPT. OF DEFENSE
CRN NATO U.S. DEPT. OF DEFENSE
UL NACE U.S. NAVY
ULC NEMA U.S. COAST GUARD
CSA Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings

FM FCI
3A CE

Winters ApprovalsUS COAST GUARD. CSA. Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings. FM ... For a product to receive FM approval, it must meet two criteria. Initially, it must perform ...
www.winters.ca/appr.htm - 58k - Cached - Similar pages



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4 +4Factory Mutual // Canadian Standards Association - approvals
Michael Powers (PhD)
5Factory Mutual Insurance Company approvals..Canadian Standards Authority approvals
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fm, csa approvals
Factory Mutual // Canadian Standards Association - approvals


Explanation:
Mike :)

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Note added at 6 mins (2005-06-26 12:16:37 GMT)
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FM: FACTORY MUTUAL

The Factory Mutual Approvals Division determines the safety and reliability of equipment, materials or services utilized in hazardous locations in the United States and elsewhere. For a product to receive FM approval, it must meet two criteria. Initially, it must perform satisfactorily, reliably and repeatedly as applicable for a reasonable life expectancy. Secondly, it must be produced under high quality control conditions. Factory Mutual also has interlaboratory agreements and can certify to Canadian and European standards.

CSA

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) includes Canadian consumers, manufacturers, labour, government, and other regulatory agencies among its actively participating influences. There various groups work together to generate standard requirements (CSA standards) that demonstrate product quality, enhance market acceptability and improve quality and safety control procedures in manufacturing and construction for the Canadian marketplace. The standards generated by CSA are the cornerstone for determining a product’s eligibility for certification in hazardous locations in Canada. CSA also performs product evaluation, testing and ongoing inspection to these standards and also to American and European standards through new interlaboratory agreements.

WINTERS APPROVALS /
CERTIFYING AGENCIES
Safety is of utmost importance when utilizing industrial instrumentation especially the use of transmitters or other electrical equipment. Some of the more common concerns are: contamination due to faulty equipment, protection from electromagnetic interference and meeting strict safety requirements in potentially explosive environments. Winters\' customers rely on certifying agencies such as Factory Mutual, Canadian Standards Association and Underwriters Laboratories to ensure that these products are safe. These agencies examine, test and certify that each product has been designed to meet specific standards for certain applications, hazardous locations or specific electrical situations.

Certifying agencies enable Winters to mark approved products with the corresponding standard committee\'s label ensuring that these particular products have been tested and meet those specific standards.

ISO 9001: 2000 ASME B40.1 CAN. DEPT. OF DEFENSE
CRN NATO U.S. DEPT. OF DEFENSE
UL NACE U.S. NAVY
ULC NEMA U.S. COAST GUARD
CSA Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings

FM FCI
3A CE

Winters ApprovalsUS COAST GUARD. CSA. Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings. FM ... For a product to receive FM approval, it must meet two criteria. Initially, it must perform ...
www.winters.ca/appr.htm - 58k - Cached - Similar pages





Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 06:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Grading comment
Thank you :-)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ken Cox
48 mins
  -> Thank you, Kenneth - Mike :)

agree  Robert Donahue
58 mins
  -> Thank you, Robert - Mike :)

agree  Saiwai Translation Services
14 hrs

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
6 days
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
fm, csa approvals
Factory Mutual Insurance Company approvals..Canadian Standards Authority approvals


Explanation:
csa approvals => Canadian Standards Authority approvals

FM approvals => Factory Mutual Insurance Company approvals



Who are UL and CSA?
The American organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are non-profit making independent organisations which are responsible for the writing, testing, and certification of product safety standards.
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Welcome to FM Global, one of the world\'s largest commercial and industrial property insurance and risk management organizations specializing in property protection.
http://www.fmglobal.com/about/facts/facts.asp

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