FM Approvals has been made aware that Metso Flow Control USA Inc received a report of an incident during a demonstration test of their FM Approved Figure 1075 fire safe safety shutoff valves where a fusible link melted and the spring handle did not fully release to close the valve. Metso subsequently evaluated the release mechanism in their lab and determined it did not consistently release the handle to close the valve. The method of attaching the fusible link to the valve actuator has since been modified to provide consistent valve closure and was successfully tested by FM Approvals. See attached Product Announcement issued by Metso Flow Control USA Inc.
Company (As Listed in the Approval Guide): Metso Flow Control USA Inc.
Address: 44 Bowditch Dr, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545, USA
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Product Identity: Fire Safe Safety Shutoff Valves (Class 7440)
Model: Figure 1075 fire safe safety shutoff valve
Date Codes Affected: Valves manufactured from 2002 to 2019
FM Approval Status: All Figure 1075 fire safe safety shutoff valves manufactured between 2002 and 2019 are FM Approved.
Hazard Involved: The Figure 1075 fire safe safety shutoff valves manufactured during the affected dates have release mechanisms that may be susceptible to restriction, preventing actuation of the valve. This could prevent the valve from operating correctly and should be addressed immediately. Further technical information regarding the Metso Flow Control USA Inc Figure 1075 fire safe safety shutoff valve can be found at the following web address: www.metso.com