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Time for a Refresh on Fire Safety & Prevention

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9 this year. With that being said, when was the last time your customer’s fire and smoke damper actuators were inspected? (If you or your customer just had to pause and think hard about that question…it’s time for an inspection!)
OSHA states that “The employer shall ensure that all supervised employee alarm systems are tested at least annually for reliability and adequacy.” Meanwhile, the National Fire and Protection Code and Standards state that the requirement for testing fire and smoke systems and dampers is one year after installation and then once every four years after that. Hospitals, however, are required to inspect every six years. (Reference NFPA 80, NFPA 90A, and NFPA 105 for further information.)
Now if you’re thinking to yourself that fire and smoke dampers actuators are a pain to get to, well…we agree. So to help ease some of the pressure for the task you’re about to undertake, here is how our techs suggest going about inspection:
1. Ensure unobstructed access to the damper.
2. Test the damper for correct airflow. Then, verify that it opens by following either Option 1 or Option 2. (There should be no interference due to rust, damaged frame or blades, or other moving parts.)
OPTION 1-Dampers with position indication wired to indication lights or control panels:
Use the signal from the damper’s position indication device to confirm that the damper is in the fully open position. (Switches can be wired to local or remote-control panels and/or BAS to indicate that the damper is in the fully open position, fully closed position or neither.)
Remove electrical power or air pressure from the actuator to allow the actuator’s spring return feature to close the damper.
Use the signal from the damper’s position indication device to confirm that the damper reaches its fully closed position.
Return electrical power to re-open the damper.
Use the signal from the damper’s position indication device to confirm the damper reaches its fully open position.
OPTION 2-Dampers without position indication:
Visually confirm that the damper is in the fully open position.
Ensure that all obstructions (especially hands!) are out of the path of the damper blades.
Remove electrical power or air pressure from the actuator to allow the actuator’s spring return feature to close the damper.
Visually confirm that the damper closes completely.
Return electrical power to re-open the damper.
Visually confirm that the damper is in the fully open position.
3. If the damper is not operable, then it’s time for repairs. If the actuator has failed, replace it with a UL-approved actuator. After these repairs, the damper should be tested again.
4. If there is a latch, verify that it is operable.
5. Perform any other damper manufacture-recommended maintenance.
6. Following the test and any repairs document the location of the damper, the date, the inspector, and deficiencies or repairs. Keep the record for the life of the damper and have it available as you may need to show it to an inspector.
JXT Company supplies Edwards Signaling strobes and horns, Belimo’s complete line of fire and smoke damper actuators; Belimo’s Universal RetrofitLinkage/Actuator Kit; Siemens’ Non-Spring Return Direct-Coupled Actuators; CO and NO2 Sensor; Stainless-Steel Pressure Transmitter and many more.
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We are hiring!

Job Title: Inside Sales/Customer Service

About our Company:
Based in Sylva, NC, JXT Company is growing and we would like you to be a part of our team. We have been in business for over 14 years and going strong! We are
one of the major B2B commercial and industrial distributors in Western North Carolina.

What’s Different About This Inside Sales Job?
• No nights or weekends, daytime hours only.
• No out -of-town travel.
• Work in a dynamic industry.

• You must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Be self-motivated, a quick learner, and able to prioritize and multi-task effectively.
• Knowledgeable with and experience using Microsoft Office.
• Must be detail oriented.
• Must be able to analyze and research products and information.
• Have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 30 – 50 lbs.
• Must participate in a criminal background check.

Job Duties:
• Learn concepts and terminology related to our industry and equipment.
• Grow repeat sales by providing product and technical information quotations in an accurate and timely manner.
• Accurately process customer transactions such as orders, quotes, returns.
• Act as primary point of contact for online order customers, answering phone and email inquiries, resolving complaints and processing orders in an efficient and
timely manner. Assist e-commerce platform and remove discontinued/out-of-stock items.
• Accurately process vendor transactions such as purchase orders, returns and quote requests.
• Present a professional image in the office, on the phone and online.
• Make local deliveries to customers.
• Assist walk-in customers with inquiries, sales, pick-ups, and payments.
• Work efficiently with outside sales and other team members to support outside sales with quotes, pricing, and sourcing, develop customers and ensure customer
• Paid holidays.
• Paid Vacation time.
• IRA Bonus Program.
• Flexible hours.
• Monday to Friday
Job Type:
• Full-time, 30 – 40 hours/week
• 1-year office work, Sales, Microsoft Office is required.
COVID-19 considerations:

• Only healthy employees are allowed inside the building. All employees are required to wear face coverings and remain at least 6 feet apart.
• Disinfection is performed regularly and frequent handwashing is required.

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Repair Parts for STERRAD NX, 100NX AND 100S

Introducing More New Parts to fit Sterrad NX, 100NX & 100S Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization Systems!
JXT Company is pleased to introduce more (RPI) new parts to fit Sterrad NX, 100NX & 100S hydrogen peroxide sterilization systems including the Vacuum Test Gauge Kit which includes an Inficon Vacuum Test Gauge, Centering Rings (16KF), Clamps (10KF & 16KF), Adaptor Fitting, Vacuum Reducer Tee (1″ x 1″ x 3/4″), Vacuum Radius Elbow (3/4″), O-Rings and O-Ring Lubricant. Plus, JXT Company’s Vacuum Test Gauge Kit comes with a convenient, sturdy, lockable, foam lined, plastic case!

JXT Company also offers Vaporizer/Condenser Service Kits which include the Valve Manifold Assembly, Insulation Block Kit, Wire Brushes, Cleanout Tool, Heat Sink Compound, O-Rings, Cleaning Pads, and mounting hardware to fit the Vaporizer/Condenser Assembly in the NX and 100NX.

Also available are the Injector Assembly Rebuild Kit and Injector Assembly Tool Kit to fit the 100S. JXT Company’s Injector Assembly Tool Kit includes custom tools perfect for installing the needles into the Injector Valve Assembly and cleaning and disassembling the Injector Base.

Other new arrivals include Fans, Solenoid Valves, Solenoid Valve Rebuild Kit, Screen Filter, and more!

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Disposable food and beverage container

JXT Company is proud to announce we are now a distributor for Fineline Settings!

Fineline Settings is your one stop shop for all your disposable food and beverage container needs. They offer several compostable products that are ecofriendly. With 20 different brands, Fineline Settings is sure to have what you are looking for. Their products are great for daily dining services, caterers, and everything in between. Fineline offers elegance and sophistication as well as convenience and affordability.

Stop by our office to view some of what Fineline has to offer!