M&G DuraVent Sets U.S. Standard For Relining Factory-Built Chimneys With First Listing of it’s Kind.

M&G DuraVent announced today that it has the industry’s first UL listed factory-built chimney relining system for use in the US. To date, there has never been a UL approved product standard for such installations. All M&G DuraVent UL1777 listed relining systems combined with a patent-pending termination have been approved.

Safely relining factory-built chimney systems has been a long term industry unknown. Many factory-built chimneys were designed and installed as a system with a solid fuel burning appliance, often a “zero-clearance” fireplace. This combined system was initially installed under its own UL safety standard, typically UL127. Installing a liner within an existing factory-built chimney (not covered by any safety standard) potentially creates a number of safety issues. This can easily impair the safe operation of the existing chimney system. This mixing of systems and UL standards has been problematic, with a number of field failures. M&G DuraVent used their industry-leading test facilities and an innovative approach to systematically test these installations. M&G DuraVent has engineered a solution that exceeds UL’s stringent safety requirements and can thus bear the UL mark. This advancement will bring a new level of reliability to installations, and significantly improve safety.

A training session will be offered during the 2013 HPBA Expo in Orlando, FL. Session is open to attendees Thursday, March 14 3:00p-5:00p, Room N320GH.