NFPA 20: NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
The NFPA mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. They publish codes and standards related to fire protection.
NFPA 20: STANDARD FOR THE INSTALLATION OF STATIONARY FIRE PUMPS FOR FIRE PROTECTION, 2013
Sprinkler and standpipe systems are effective only if fire pumps can deliver on cue. The 2013 edition of NFPA 20 shows how to ensure reliable response through proper fire pump design, electrical and mechanical construction, acceptance testing, and operation. It's a "must" for engineers, contractors and anyone involved with fire pump installation or maintenance.
UL: UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES INC.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization.
FM: FACTORY MUTUAL GLOBAL
FM Global is an insurance organization with a unique risk management focus. Our customers look to us to help them maintain continuity in their business operations, develop cost-effective insurance and risk financing solutions - and to minimize the overall financial impact if a loss does occur.
CSA: CANADIAN STANDARD ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. They work in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health. Advancing the quality of life. Helping to preserve the environment. Facilitating trade.
ISO 9001: ORION REGISTRAR INC.
Orion Registrar Inc. is a third-party management system registrar offering management system registration to ISO standards.
NEMA: NATIONAL ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
NEMA provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products. The organization has also made numerous contributions to the electrical industry by shaping public policy development and operating as a central confidential agency for gathering, compiling, and analyzing market statistics and economics data. Tornatech is a member of NEMA.
SFPE: Society of Fire Protection Engineers
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers is a professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has approximately 4500 members in the United States and abroad, and 57 regional chapters. The purpose of the Society is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.
The Society supports the development of the annual Professional Engineer licensing exam in fire protection and the grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. The Society's activities include a series of educational seminars and short courses, technical symposia and conferences, books and publications, designed to advance the state of the art of fire protection engineering and provide technical information to the fire protection community.
ASPE: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLUMBING ENGINEERS
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems. ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of its members and the health, welfare and safety of the public.
AFSA: American Fire Sprinkler Association
The American Fire Sprinkler Association, (AFSA) is a non-profit, international association representing open shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems. AFSA was organized in 1981 to provide the open shop fire sprinkler contractor with training, consulting, communication, representation and many more services, all of which have expanded over its existence.Membership is open to contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Currently, AFSA represents approximately 750 companies and individuals in the United States and throughout the world.AFSA believes that the installation of fire sprinklers could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars lost to fire each year. Increasingly, public officials are realizing this.
AFSA acts as a liaison with other national associations involved in fire safety. Working together with government agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Fire Protection Association, the Residential Fire Safety Institute, and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, AFSA helps to create an awareness on the dangers of fire.
NFSA: National Fire Sprinkler Association
Established in 1905, the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) is the voice of the fire sprinkler industry. NFSA leads the drive to get life-saving and property protecting fire sprinklers into all buildings; provides support and resources for its members - fire sprinkler contractors, manufacturers and suppliers; and educates authorities having jurisdiction on fire protection issues. Headquartered in Patterson, N.Y., NFSA has regional operations offices throughout the country.