June 03, 2019

Product Safety Notification for ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd. for Intrinsically Safe Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters

  • Type of Notification: Product Safety Notification
  • FM Approval Status: FM Approved

FM Approvals has been notified by ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd. of a potential defect involving FM Approved and ATEX/IECEx certified ABB LMT Series Intrinsically Safe Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters.

Company Identity: ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd.

Address:  No. 4528 Kangxin Highway, Pudong New District, Shanghai 201319, P.R. China

Product Identity: LMT Series Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters

Make/Model:  LMT100, LMT200

Nameplate Data:  Products marked as Ex ia IIC T6 (Refer attached ABB bulletin number LMT_Exia_02_2019)

FM Approvals Certificates: FM17US0243X & FM17CA0124X

ATEX Certificate: FM17ATEX0062X

IECEx Certificate: IECEx FME 17.0004X

FM Approval Status:  FM Approved.

Hazard Involved:  The products contain a non-compliance with intrinsic safety requirements due to missing epoxy encapsulation over a group of electrical components on the products Front-End Board. See attached Technical Bulletin LMT_Exia_02_2019, issued by ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd. The affected product should be modified or replaced as described in the attached Technical Bulletin.


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If you have any information relative to the falsified Certificate of Compliance, please bring that to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825