FST-Certified Seals, Gaskets, and O-Rings

Designed to Comply With All Flame, Smoke, and Toxicity Requirements

All manufacturers in the mass transit industry must comply with all flame smoke and toxicity (FST) requirements. FST (Fire, Smoke, and Toxicity) certification for sealing solutions involves testing and certifying materials based on their reaction to fire, smoke emission, and toxicity levels. This certification ensures that seals, gaskets, and O-rings meet specific safety standards, making them suitable for applications in environments where fire safety is critical—a priority for the mass transit industry and railcar technology. North Coast Seal has FST-certified sealing solutions that will comply with all requirements. Talk to us to learn more.

What Does FST Certification Mean?

Impacts on Fire Prevention, Smoke Emission, and Passenger Safety

FST certification plays a critical role in the performance and safety of your products. Here’s how:

  • Fire safety
    • Sealing solutions in railcar technology must be fire-resistant to prevent spread of fire. FST-certified seals, gaskets, and O-rings have been tested to withstand fire.
  • Smoke emission
    • FST-certified seals are tested for low smoke emission, helping maintain visibility and facilitating safe evacuation in the event of a fire.
  • Toxicity levels
    • When materials burn, they release toxic gasses that can be harmful to people. FST-certified solutions are evaluated for low toxicity levels, ensuring materials used in seals, gaskets, and O-rings do not produce harmful gasses when exposed to fire.
  • Compliance with regulations
    • FST-certified seals help manufacturers and operators comply with regulations, as the certification demonstrates that materials used meet the necessary fire, smoke, and toxicity requirements for the mass transit industry.
  • Passenger safety
    • FST-certified seals contribute to overall safety of passengers and crew members in the event of a fire. FST-certified components play a vital role in containing the fire, reducing smoke levels, and minimizing the release of toxic gasses—ensuring the safety of railcar operators and passengers.

Safety Solutions for Railcar Technology Manufacturers

Choose NCS for FST-Certified Seals, Gaskets, and O-Rings

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