FM Approvals has been made aware of grooved 90 degree elbows bearing the FM Approvals mark produced by Gentler Industrial Co., Ltd. that were marked with an improper rated working pressure.
Company Identity: Gentler Industrial Co Ltd
Address: 1F No 986 Chung Hsiao East Rd Sec 5, Taipei, Taiwan
Product Identity: Model GT602 Grooved 90 Degree Elbow (See Fig. 1)
Description: Nominal pipe size 4”/114.3mm Grooved 90 Degree Elbow
FM Approval Status: Not Approved as marked
Hazard Involved: The grooved 90 degree elbows in question bear a rated working pressure marking of “500psi” instead of the FM Approved rated working pressure marking of “300psi”. Application of these elbow fittings for service pressures higher than 300 psi may result in leakage, rupture, or complete separation from the connected pipe.
TOP - grooved Elbow discovered in Australia with the non-FM Approved 500 psi marking.
MIDDLE/BOTTOM – correctly marked elbows.