February 27, 2014

Misuse of FM Approvals Certificate Mark on Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. Indicating Butterfly Valve

  • Type of Notification: Misuse of Mark
  • FM Approval Status: FM Approved

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been made aware of the marketing and sale of 8 inch NPS Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. indicating butterfly valves bearing an “FM Approval – Pending” mark.

Company

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.
1470 Smith Grove Rd
Liberty, South Carolina 29657-0313
USA

Contact information

+1 714-501-8640

Product Identity

Indicating Butterfly Valve

Models

REL-BFG-300 (grooved) and REL-BFW-300 (wafer) indicating butterfly valves.

Sizes Affected

8 inch NPS.

Date Codes Affected

All 8 inch NPS Model REL-BFG-300 and REL-BFW-300 indicating butterfly valves manufactured prior to February 2013. The date of manufacture is stamped on the valve nameplate.

FM Approval Status

All 8 inch NPS Model REL-BFG-300 and REL-BFW-300 indicating butterfly valves manufactured on or after February 11, 2013 are FM Approved.

Hazard Involved

All 8 inch NPS Model REL-BFG-300 and REL-BFW-300 indicating butterfly valves bearing the “FM Approval – Pending” mark have not met the performance requirements of Approval Standard 1112, “Indicating Valves (Butterfly or Ball Type)” and may fail prematurely. Reportedly, 396 valves have been labeled in this manner.

FM Approvals does not allow the use of the mark “FM Approval – Pending” on any products at any stage of the Approval process.

Using This Product?

If you suspect you are in possession of any of the affected equipment listed above bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Robert Lovell

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4820

Email

Counterfeit Indicator

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    Figure 1

Figure 1. Nameplate of Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. Model REL-BFW-300 size 8 inch NPS bearing an “FM Approval – Pending” mark