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What is the Difference Between the FM Cabinet and EN 14470 Cabinet?
0 2022-07-22

FM offers worldwide industrial and commercial product certification and testing services through its business unit FM Approvals. Recognized and respected across the globe, FM Approvals certification ensures customers that a product or service has been objectively tested and conforms to the highest national and international standards. The certification FM requires a fire resistance of 10 minutes for Safety cabinets, according to the heating curve NFPA 251-1969. These safety cabinets are compliant with the standard FM and the NFPA – OSHA specifications with a 10- minute fire resistance. They are available with manual or automatic closing doors.


EUROPEAN NORM EN 14470-1 AND EN 14470-2. It is applicable for the storage of flammables in laboratories and highly flammable chemicals. The flammables used in laboratories must be stored in one or several safety cabinets which are fire-resistant for 15, 30, 60 or 90 minutes: Safety cabinets tested and certified EN 14470-1 or 14470-2. The EN 14470-1 cabinet has fire resistance allowing protection of the products from a potential fire. And EN 14470-2 safety cabinet has fire resistance and allows protection of gas cylinders in case of a potential fire.