June 10, 2015

Potential Safety Concern Involving SVI FF Positioners

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

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been notified by Dresser Inc., Masoneilan Operations of a potential safety concern involving FM Approved SVI FF Positioners when installed in Class I, Division 1, Groups A and B, Zone 0 Group IIC or Zone 1 Group IIC hazardous (Classified) locations.

Company (as listed in the Approval Guide)

Dresser Inc., Masoneilan Operations (Division of GE Measurement & Control)


85 Bodwell Strett
Avon, MA 02322, USA

Contact information

(508) 586 4600

Product Identity

Smart Valve Foundation Fieldbus Positioner


SVI FF Positioner

Hazard Involved

As a result of an error within the manufacturer’s specifications, the electronics contained within the positioner are not sufficiently protected as Intrinsically Safe in Class I, Division 1 Groups A & B, Zone 0 Group IIC or Zone 1 Group IIC areas. This product alert only affects products with a serial number in the range between FA020100001 and FA02459999. It is advised that if you do have one of these SVI FF Positioners that fall within the identified serial number range, it must be removed from service immediately and replaced with a certified intrinsically safe device.

Further information can be obtained from your local Dresser Inc., Masoneilan Operations representative or email at svisupport@ge.com.

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 it to the attention of:

Antonio Pires

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4825


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