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.