RAMCO® Safety Shield is both simple and rapid, usually requiring
less than a minute. Whether a shield is placed over a flange, valve
or fitting, the method of installation is the same.
line of RAMCO® Shields, produced from either thermoplastics
or metals, are wraparounds. The
difference between the two groups is the method of securing them
on the pipe connection or valve. Fabric shields are fastened securely
by tie-down cords; whereas, metal shields are held firmly in place
by metal screws or bands.
are shipped directly from the RAMCO® plant ready for installation.
Each package of shields includes installation instructions for quick
reference. Thermoplastic shields require no tools for installation,
and metal shields need only the use of a Phillips screwdriver.
Thermoplastic Safety Shields
within each RAMCO® thermoplastic shield is a velcro fastener
that holds the shield in place over a flange, pipe connection or
valve allowing installation of the shield by a single worker in
less than a minute.
steps are as follows:
the safety shield tightly around the flange, valve or fitting.
two portions of the velcro fastener together to close the shield.
the tie cords together tightly on each side, take one or two
turns around the pipe and fasten over the pipe with a square
ONLY A SQUARE KNOT SHOULD BE USED.
event of a leak, a square knot tightens when subjected to
pressure, avoiding the risk that the shield loosens and slides
off the fitting or valve. If incorrectly tied, a granny knot
results and under pressure, this knot becomes untied allowing
the shield to be ineffective in preventing a sprayout.
cut the tie cords but tuck them between the flange and shield.
instructions are as follows:
the two sheet metal screws.
safety shield around the flange, valve or fitting.
two screws through the slots provided in the shield. The shield
is positioned correctly but fits loosely.
ends of the shield firmly together so the shield fits tightly
around the connection or valve.
the shield by tightening the screws using a Phillips screwdriver.
the flap of the shield 180° to lock.
It in a Nut Shell For Installing RAMCO® Safety Shields ...
unique safety devices installed over flanges, pipe fittings and
valves contribute to a safe work environment. In the event of a
leak, the indicating patch in each thermoplastic shield (except
the "See-Thru" Shields, of course) will turn color signaling
an alert. These shields will contain and deflect temporarily the
escaping hazardous, toxic chemical, and thereby, mitigate the effects
of a potentially devastating sprayout.