October 22, 2014

Potential Issue With Badger® Pre-Engineered Industry Guard™ Dry Chemical Systems

  • Type of Notification: Performance Related Concern
  • FM Approval Status: FM Approved

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been made aware of a potential issue with Badger® Pre-Engineered Industry Guard™ dry chemical systems. Some fusible plug cores have been found to creep outward resulting in premature reduction of the factory-filled 360-psi pressurized cylinders.

Company Identity

Chemetron Fire Systems™


16W 361S Frontage Rd.
Suite 125
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Contact information

David Vanzandt
Technical Support
(866) 287-2531

Product Identity

Industrial Guard Dry Chemical System.


Cylinder valve assemblies utilizing a fusible plug as a pressure relief device.

Hazard Involved

A suppression system with one or more cylinders not at the factory-filled set pressure will be potentially ineffective in the case of a fire incident.

Refer to the attached documents for further details regarding direction for inspection, identification and replacement.

Enclosures: Chemetron Fire Systems™ Bulletin #14-59C.

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:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825