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Flange guards - Sealing leaks

“Can we stop fluid leakage by using a flange guard?” This question has come up to us a number of times on our journey. As a Flange guard manufacturer,”No.” Flange Guards are not used for sealing leaks. Flange guards or safety spray shields are used to contain fluid leaks from spray outs. The whole idea of sealing leaks from Flange shields is very dangerous. They are not designed to seal leaks. When you seal a safety shield it leads to pressure buildup and eventually, the pressure will lead to a blast.
Accident due to flange leaks

Flange leaks are mainly because of gasket failure, alignment problems or loosening of fasteners because of vibrations. A planned preventive maintenance schedule will minimize chances of a flange leakage. Teflon and Stainless steel safety shields are available with discharge nozzle which gives a safe passage to the fluid and can be connected to containers which can store such fluids. The discharge nozzle is required in industries which have high-temperature fuel lines.

Any leakage from these flanges may lead to auto-ignition of the fuel because of the temperature. This will lead to catastrophic damage to the plant. Many accidents have happened in industries dealing with hazardous chemicals and petroleum products because of miscommunication during maintenance. Proper maintenance procedures must be followed. Written communication is a must as large number of accidents have happened because of verbal communication.

Maintenance teams are working in shifts and are in constant pressure because of the nature of work. So identification of failures is a must for smooth production. At all times do not remove the identification tag on the Flange guard as shields handle different pressures and may look identical but pressure handling capacity may be different. As flange safety shields are reusable and are guaranteed for performance it is in the best interest to keep identification tags intact. We are a customer-centric company.


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