November 08, 2018

Product Safety Notification Involving Rotork Controls Inc. IQ Electric Valve Actuators

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

FM Approvals has been notified by Rotork Controls of a potential safety concern involving FM Approved Rotork IQ Actuators for Hazardous Area classification and fitted with a TUV certified SIL control board option.

Company Identity: Rotork Controls, Inc.

Address: 675 Mile Crossing Blvd, Rochester, NY 14624

Contact information: Patrick Shaw – Quality Assurance Manager

Telephone: (585) 247-2304 or

Product Identity: All IQ3 SIL actuators and IQ3 SIL upgrade kits FEKIQ83558 supplied prior to June 20th, 2018 are affected. The affected IQ3 SIL control boards have part numbers 145731, 145732 or 145733. Job/Serial numbers of the affected products are summarized below.

G10302***, G10759***, AD0379***, G11119***, G11243***, G1131*** & G11064***

Description:  IQ3 Electric Valve Actuators with the SIL Control Board Option

Hazard Involved:  An error has been discovered in the assembly drawings for the IQ3 SIL Control Board, which has been present since 2015.  This has resulted in products being supplied with a connector link in the incorrect configuration position, which bypasses the signal from the motor thermostat, making it non-compliant with FM Approvals’ hazardous locations requirements.  The affected product must be returned to Rotork Controls, Inc.

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