November 20, 2013

Misuse of FM Approvals Certificate Mark on VIA Tech 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 VIA Tech indicating butterfly valves bearing an “FM Approval – Pending” mark. See picture below.

Company (as listed in the Approval Guide)

VIA Tech Co. Ltd.
721-2 Najun-Ri, Saengrim-Myun
Kimhae-City, Kyungnam
South Korea

Contact information

+82 55325 4694

Product Identity

Indicating Butterfly Valve

Models

EZ-FLO HG (grooved) and EZ-FLO HW (wafer) indicating butterfly valves.

Sizes Affected

8 inch NPS.

Date Codes Affected

All 8 inch NPS Model EZ-FLO HG and EZ-FLO HW 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 EZ-FLO HG and EZ-FLO HW indicating butterfly valves manufactured on or after February 11, 2013 are FM Approved.

Hazard Involved

All 8 inch NPS Model EZ-FLO HG and EZ-FLO HW 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.

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 VIA Tech Model EZ-FLO HG size 8 inch NPS bearing an “FM Approval – Pending” mark