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Couplings protect workers

Published:  05 November, 2015

To prevent accidents when opening couplings under pressure, Smith Flow Control reports it has introduced its patented Bajolock couplers. Bajolock couplers are said to be ideal for use in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry where it is common for pipes and systems to be under pressure when couplings are opened.

The company says it is often hard to determine the residual pressure in the system, and using conventional coupling can be dangerous. The Bajolock coupler can prevent accidents by releasing any pressurised product in a controlled way, and discharging it away from the operator. Bajolock can then be uncoupled easily and safely with a simple twist. It is said to be interchangeable with existing, similar couplers, enabling seamless integration in plant processes.

Smith Flow Control’s Bajolock coupler is designed for use in demanding industrial environments to include low pressure (up to 10 bar) tank and transfer systems in the oil & gas, petrochemical, shipping, pipe, bulk and food industry, in addition to road transportation applications.

Smith Flow Control                 www.smithflowcontrol.com

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