October 22, 2014

Potential Issue With Kidde Pre-Engineered Industrial and Vehicle Suppression 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 Kidde Pre-Engineered Industrial and Vehicle Suppression 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

Kidde Fire Systems


c/o Kidde-Fenwal, Inc.
400 Main Street
Ashland, MA 01721, USA

Contact information

David Vanzandt
Technical Support
(866) 287-2531

Product Identity

Sentinel™ Vehicle Dry Chemical System

Sentinel Vehicle Wet Chemical System

KVS™ Vehicle System

IND™ Industrial Dry Chemical System


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

Refer to the PDF for further details. 

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. 

Using This Product?

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

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825