The US-based Brady makes a debut in versatile lockout covering device for large gate valves with diameters ranging from three up to 18 inch which can easily be rotated around a valve to lock it in the off- or on-position
Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, has developed a durable solution to safely lock out gate valves with diameters ranging from three up to 18 inch. The new Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout also features a tri-folding system to allow for easy storage, the company said in a statement.
The Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout can block gate valves up to 18 inch to neutralise or secure the flow of energy or materials to machines. Every worker servicing a machine can apply a padlock to the lockout device to lock a gate valve in the off-position while maintenance is ongoing. This prevents other workers from inadvertently re-energising machinery which could lead to impactful workplace accidents. Collapsible Gate Valve Lockouts can also be used to secure the flow of water to firefighting systems for example.
The versatile lockout covering device can easily be rotated around a valve to lock it in the off- or on-position. The device’s tri-folding system makes it practical to store or carry, while still being able to cover and lock large, 18 inch valves. With just three size variations to lock a range of valves from three to 18 inch, the new lockout solution is also a very flexible and practical tool to reduce accidents in the workplace.
The new Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout is a rugged, injection moulded styrene construction that can withstand harsh outdoor conditions. The device can be coupled with any of Brady›s vast range of padlocks, available in several materials to suit the needs of specific industries. Up to two padlocks can be attached directly on the Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout, and even more padlocks can be added to safeguard larger maintenance teams by using Brady's Lockout/Tagout safety hasp.
“This new collapsible gate valve design provides secure lockout for a wider range of valves, with the use of fewer devices,” says Tom Campbell, global product manager, lockout tagout solutions for Brady. “Until now, there hasn’t been a gate valve lockout cover solution for handles larger than 12 inches. These covers easily rotate around valve handles to the fully engaged position, while also folding into smaller sizes for easy storage on maintenance carts and in lockout kits.”
Brady’s Collapsible Gate Valve Lockouts are available in three sizes, to secure 3-7-inch, 7-13-inch and 13-18- inch diameter valve handles. The rugged injection-moulded styrene construction withstands harsh outdoor conditions for added durability, while the patent-pending design includes knock-out centres to accommodate outside screw and yoke (OS&Y) valves.
Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries.
Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US and as of last year, employed approximately 6,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2016 sales were approximately $1.12 billion.