FM Global shares new fire protection and installation guidance for lithium-ion energy storage systems

Publicly available research to inform building and fire codes for safe installation practices London, U.K.—Lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS), in high demand for supplying energy to buildings and power grids but under scrutiny for recent fires and explosions, are…

Latest FM Global research finds novel oxygen-reducing technology a potentially viable fire protection method

FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, today released new research on oxygen reduction systems, finding them a potentially adequate fire protection method for certain well-sealed, unoccupied spaces. Oxygen reduction systems (ORS) stream nitrogen into…

FM Global urges better safety test for high-rise exterior claddings that have fueled deadly building fires

Costly and sometimes fatal fires in some of the world’s newest and tallest buildings have recently been stoked by highly combustible exterior claddings chosen for aesthetics, energy efficiency, weather-proofing and cost-effectiveness—not safety.  Moreover, prevailing methods for testing the combustibility of exterior claddings…

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