April 01, 2019

Performance Related Concern with Metso Flow Control USA Inc. Fire Safe Safety Shutoff Valves (Model: Figure 1075)

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

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: 1075torqhandle@metso.com

 

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

USING THIS PRODUCT?

If you suspect you are in possession of an affected valve discussed above and bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please contact the manufacturer via the Contact information listed above to receive replacement parts per the attached Product Announcement issued by Metso Flow Control USA Inc. Please also bring it to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825

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