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Flange and Valve wrapping tape system - Biggest Drawback

Flange and Valve wrapping by a tape system is a real bad idea.


Why?
1. This tape system needs a lot of preparation time.
2. Installation involves skilled labor from the manufacturer.
3. Once a Flange is sealed Maintenance cannot be done. - Biggest drawback.
4. Cannot be reused.
5. Too much work in form of removing the packing and tape -After a Flange leak
6. High cost associated in terms of preparation, supervision and material.
7. Installation for large number of flanges will take months.

Any solution that seals the flange and is not reusable is a failure. We need to understand that flanges joints are subject to failures :

1. Gasket failure - Mechanical deterioration with time, over tightening, temperature and 

2. Fastening system failure - Bolting is subject to vibrations,stress and fatigue.

3. Alignment-Improper alignment of both faces of flange often leads to a Flange failure.

Solution 

Flange spray safety shields are the best solution for Flange joints. Reasons that support the case:
1. Less than 60 seconds to install
2. Reusable
3. No special manpower or supervision required.
4. No preparation is required on the flanges
5. Easy to remove will take 30 seconds to remove.
6. PTFE / SS316/HDPE most common Flange Guards.
7. Transparent Flange shield available for valves
8. Very reasonable cost 

INDANA Flange Guards are world renowned for its quality service and affordable flange spray shields.



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