Morrison Brothers has sent a notice to all distributors who have purchased the 1/2″ 939 Fusible Valve (Morrison Part #: 939—0200 1V). The reason for this notice is a recent Quality Alert Bulletin received from R.W. Beckett Corporation, who supplies Morrison with the 939 Valve, specifically regarding the 1/2″ model. No other sizes or models have been affected. The purpose for the bulletin is a deficiency in the 1/2″ model; when exposed to temperatures exceeding the handle’s temperature rating, the valve may fail to properly shut off the flow of fuel, potentially resulting in a ruptured fuel line. Beckett is currently working on a redesigned valve that will eliminate this potential risk, which is anticipated to be available by January 1, 2017.
The recommended remedy for customers who purchased and are currently using these valves is an immediate field retrofit or replacement. In the case of the former, Beckett will provide retrofit kits upon request and will pay a $50.00 labor allowance for each valve retrofitted. In the case of the latter, Beckett will provide credit for the valve as well as a $125.00 labor allowance for each valve replaced.
For more information, refer to the official Quality Alert Bulletin.
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