December 2015

Trends and Resources

HP Innovations

The FM-approved FireChek thermal shutoff valve with resettable memory shape alloy can now be used to automatically shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs, or when the ambient temperature reaches 135°F, 150°F or 165°F.

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Improved fire safety for pneumatic control systems The FM-approved FireChek thermal shutoff valve (Fig. 1) with resettable memory shape alloy can now be used to automatically shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs, or when the ambient temperature reaches 135°F, 150°F or 165°F. The testability and reset abilities of the FireChek valve do not rely on fusible links or plastic burn-through tubing, which is claimed to make them superior to emergency isolation valves.     Fig. 1. The FireChek   thermal shutoff valve   is designed to   automatically shut   down a pneumatic   control system when   a fire occurs. When the FireChek valve senses excessive h

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