For your convenience a partial listing of some testing and standards organizations associated with the testing and evaluation of materials is included below.
You should visit their websites to obtain additional information about any testing standards or procedures that may be applicable to the components of interest.
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (www.asme.org)
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials (www.astm.org)
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association (www.nfpa.org)
SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers (www.sae.org)
SRI - Southwest Research Institute (www.sri.com)
UL - Underwriters Laboratories (www.ul.com)