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RAMCO®
Manufacturing Company, Inc.
365 Carnegie Avenue
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Phone: 908.245.4500
Fax: 908.245.3142
E-mail:
info@ramco-safetyshields.com

 


Marine Applications

Based on extensive experience in supplying safety shields to the US Navy, US Coast Guard and other navies worldwide, RAMCO® has expanded its scope to include safety shields for the commercial marine industry. By demonstrating its capability to meet the needs and solve problems for end-users, RAMCO® has become the provider of choice for many international shipping lines.

SOLAS Regulation 15.2.11 requires that fuel oil lines shall be protected to prevent oil spray and oil leaks onto hot surfaces, into machinery air intakes, or other sources of ignition. RAMCO® Shields on engine room piping and valves that carry fuel oil, lube oil and other flammable petroleum products prevent fire from hazardous oil sprayouts and ensures safety for shipboard personnel and equipment.

TFE Spra-Gard® Safety Shields

The TFE Spra-Gard® Safety Shield has met the requirements of ABS Product Type Approval for Safety Shields. Accordingly, this shield has been certified by ABS and awarded a Certificate of Type Approval (RQS) - Certificate Number NY283534-X.

In addition to its installation in engine rooms, these safety devices are useful on piping and valves onboard chemical carriers where hazardous and/or toxic agents are present. The shields act as a barrier to prevent sprayouts from injuring people or damaging equipment. For more information click here.

RAMCO® Navy Spray Shield

This specially designed and fabricated safety shield is used in engineering spaces on naval and commercial vessels. These shields are installed around mechanical joints — flange connections, bolted unions, valves, etc. — in liquid piping systems. In the event of a leak in a joint, this safety product prevents both the contact of flammable liquid on hot surfaces and the dripping of fluid into electrical switch-boards/components.

RAMCO® Navy Spray Shields are fabricated in 20 and 30 foot rolls according to the strict standards outlined in the American Society for Testing and Materials Standards, as well as various military specifications throughout the world. RAMCO® ensures that all shields are designed and manufactured in conformance to required specifications.

These specialized shields contain two layers. The first, an inner layer of aluminum laminated to fiberglass, resists heat, chemicals and moisture. The second, a high temperature resistant, flame retardant outer layer of silicone rubber and fiberglass, is designed as a protective cover to provide greater life and improved resistance to abrasion, flexing, tear and puncture. These two layers are sewn together by TFE-coated fiberglass thread that is unaffected by fungi, is resistant to most chemicals and will not burn or support combustion in normal atmospheres.

To manufacture a RAMCO® Navy Spray Shield basic information is required:

pipe size
type of fitting to be covered
and/or the dimensions of any special fitting

This shield is installed easily by wrapping it around the fitting or valve and securing it simply by twisting the ends of lacing wire together tightly. A snug fit is essential.

RAMCO® Navy Spray Shields are economical, maintenance-free and contribute to engine room safety. These life-saving devices are installed in merchant, naval and passenger vessels in many countries.


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