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.
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.
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.
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
Navy Spray Shield
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
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.
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.
a RAMCO® Navy Spray Shield basic information is required:
fitting to be covered
the dimensions of any special fitting
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.
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.