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
+82 55325 4694
Indicating Butterfly Valve
EZ-FLO HG (grooved) and EZ-FLO HW (wafer) indicating butterfly valves.
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.
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.