Fire Safe Fusible Link Valves
for Automatic Shut-Off
API 607 Ball Valves and Butterfly Valves 2” -24”
Link temperatures from 135°F to 440°F
FM Approval on all fusible link assemblies
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FUSIBLE LINK ASSEMBLIES
AUTOMATED BALL VALVES
FIRE SAFE BALL VALVES WITH NPT ENDS
FIRE SAFE BALL VALVES WITH FLANGED ENDS
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Overview of Fusible Link Assemblies
• Automatic shutoff in case of fire or exposure
to elevated heat conditions
• Used in process lines to contain the media in
a safe location or in fire suppression systems
• Used with API 607 ball and butterfly valves
(1/4” through 24” sizes)
• For pipelines conveying flammable media in
either liquid or gas form
• Valve can be operated even while spring
pack is armed
• Remote shut-off options
• Torque output options to 21,000 inch pounds
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Applications and Industries Served
• Tank Farms
• Biodiesel, Ethanol and Alternative Fuels
• Petrochemical
• Oil and Gas Pipelines
• Boiler Systems
• Paint and Toxic Chemicals
• Hospitals/Generator Systems
• To meet insurance, FM or OSHA requirements
• Release of fire retardants (Fail OPEN)
• ANY plant with flammable liquids or gasses
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Main Features
1. Automatic shut-off in case of fire
2. API 607 fire safe design/approval on all valves
3. Full FM approval
4. Ball valves from ¼” through 4” with NPT, socket
weld or 150# flanged ends
5. Butterfly valves from 2” through 24” in lug or
wafer style connections
6. Valve can be operated even while spring pack is
armed
7. Heavy duty all stainless steel arming plate
8. Patented clock spring design
9. Industrial-style ball and butterfly valves in
carbon steel or stainless steel with multiple seat
options
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How fire safe fusible link valves work
Fusible link
spring pack
1. The spring pack is armed in the full CCW
position. Note: the valve can still be
opened and closed manually even while
the spring pack is armed.
2. The fusible link holds the spring pack in
the designated position (for fail open or
fail close).
3. When the soldered fusible link breaks,
spring pack will rotate the drive coupler
and tripper arm clockwise no matter
what position the handle is in.
Tripper
arm
4. Most applications are fail closed; once the
valve is in the closed position, it will cut
off the flow of flammable media to the
pipeline.
SS arming
plate
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What makes a valve “fire safe”?
Integral tongue &
groove
1. Graphoil body seals prevent any leakage
past the ball or disc; graphoil stem packing
prevents leakage through the top of the
valve
2. Tongue and groove body seal design
3. Blow-out proof stem
4. Seats can be TFE, RTFE, PEEK, Nova or
Delrin
Graphoil seal
5. Meets API (American Petroleum Institute)
607 standards for withstanding extended
high temperature conditions without leakage
at full pressure rating
6. Metal-to-metal contact reduces threat of
leakage
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Our design versus others you might encounter
1. True “industrial style” full
port ball valve, not a check
valve
2. Higher pressure ratings
3. Can be manually operated
4. Easy to re-set in the field
5. Simple maintenance and
repair of valves in the field
6. No need to remove ball
valves from the pipeline for
repair/maintenance
7. Can be retrofit to customerowned or plant-specified
valves
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Options
1. Valve monitoring
2. Remote shut off
3. On-site installation with our technicians
4. Retrofit to customer-owned valves
Proximity sensors/limit
switch options for open
and closed positions
Remote shut-off of fusible link from
24VDC power source
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FUSIBLE LINK ASSEMBLIES FOR FIRE PROTECTION
FUSIBLE LINK PACKAGES
Ball valves with NPT ends ½” - 2”
•2000PSI
•RTFE, TFE, Delrin and Peek seat options
•API607 fire safe
•Carbon steel or SS construction
Ball valves with flanged ends ½” - 4”
•150# ANSI flanged
•RTFE seats and graphoil seals
•API607 fire safe
•Carbon steel or SS construction
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FUSIBLE LINK ASSEMBLIES FOR FIRE PROTECTION
BT-Series
LT-Series
FOR VALVES UP TO
21,000# TORQUE
FOR VALVES UP TO
150# TORQUE
MT-Series
FOR VALVES UP TO
830# TORQUE
HT-Series
FOR VALVES UP TO
1800# TORQUE
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FUSIBLE LINK ASSEMBLIES FOR FIRE PROTECTION
Also available for retrofit to any
API607 ball or butterfly valve
Here are a few of the valve
manufacturers we have made fusible
link assemblies for:
• ABZ
• BRAY
• DEZURIK
• FNW
• FLO-TITE
• FLOW-TEK
• HABONIM
• JAMESBURY
• MARWIN
VALVE
• SHARPE
• SVF FLOW CONTROLS
• TYCO FLOW CONTROLS
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FUSIBLE LINK ASSEMBLIES FOR FIRE PROTECTION
Here are a just a few of the END USERS who use our product:
• Abbott Pharmaceutical
• Archer Daniels Midland
• Briggs & Stratton
• BP Products
• Cardinal Health
• Cargill
• Consumer Energy
• Elgin Sweepers
• Georgia Pacific
• Gillette
• Harley-Davidson
• Honda
• La Farge
• Marathon-Ashland
• Nissan North America
• Procter & Gamble
• Rustoleum
• Toyota
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SAMPLE APPLICATION #1: Marathon-Ashland
• Location: Canton, OH
• Application: fusible link assemblies
designed to fail close at a diesel truck refueling station
• Marathon had been using a competitor’s
non-industrial style fusible link on a 3”
pipeline and they were not holding up in the
application because of constant cycling
• Our assemblies have been in line for over 5
years without failure or maintenance
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SAMPLE APPLICATION #2: SKF USA
• Location: Armada, MI
• Application: fusible link assemblies
designed to fail close on EDM (Electrical
Discharge) machines that are used to remove
material and reshape precision steel parts to
obtain desired finish and accuracy
• High flash points of electrodes/liquid in
process recently resulted in a fire at another
one of SKF’s locations. FM inspectors now
require BI-TORQ fusible link valves on each
port off of their dielectric tanks
• Four assemblies were installed last month
and approved by FM and OSHA inspectors
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Optional Fusible Plug
• A cost-effective option when plant air is
available
• Used with a spring return pneumatic
actuator
• Functions open-closed as a standard
pneumatically actuated valve.
• Plug allows air to vent to atmosphere,
causing springs to turn actuator CW to
close
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AUTOMATED VALVES FOR FIRE PROTECTION
PNEUMATICALLY ACTUATED
API607 FIRE RATED BALL VALVES
•Spring return or double acting rack and pinion
design
•ISO direct mounting of valves and accessories
•NAMUR pattern for solenoid mounting
•½” through 4” WCB or SS ball valves with NPT or
ANSI flanged ends
ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED
API607 FIRE RATED BALL VALVES
•On-off or 4-20mA modulating electric actuators
•120VAC, 220VAC, 24VAC, 12VDC and 24VDC
•Variety of options, including heaters and
thermostats, timers, relays, auxiliary switches and
more
•½” through 4” WCB or SS ball valves with NPT or
ANSI flanged ends
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OTHER PRODUCTS FROM BI-TORQ Valve Automation
Butterfly valves
Electric actuators
InstruPak automated ball valves
Pneumatic actuators
Knife gate valves
Custom mounting kits
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