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Four Main Differences Between FM6050 and EN14470-1:2004 Standard of Safety Storage Cabinet
0 2021-01-28

The maximum fire protection time comply with FM standard for safety storage cabinets is 10 minutes, whereas there are four levels in the EN14470-1 standard for fire resistance time could be divided to 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 90 minutes.

The main differences between the two standard can be summarized as the following:

1. FM6050 is an American factory standard, and EN14470-1:2004 is an EU laboratory standard.

2. The safety cabinet according to FM6050 is a double wall steel plate structure, and there is air between the two steel plates.

3. The safety cabinet that complies with EN14470-1:2004 is also a double wall steel plate structure. But between the two steel plates is a thermal insulation layer. The insulation layer could provide longer fire resistance time.

4. The maximum fire resistance time according to FM standard is 10 minutes, while the EN14470-1 standard fire resistance time has four levels: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 90 minutes.