Engineering & Mining Journal

AUG 2017

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AUGUST 2017 • E&MJ 93 EQUIPMENT GALLERY Handrail Prevents Entanglement Superior released the Safety Handrail, which mounts to all idler frames and helps prevent entanglement in belting. Depending on local standards, operators can use the Safety Handrail in place of an e-stop cable, the company reported. The 1.25-in.-diameter handrail is available in 8- or 10-ft lengths. Assem- bly hardware is included with the part. Extra pipe endcaps and extra brackets are available. Padlock Can Enhance Safety Interlock Effectiveness Kirk launched a new padlock that can be combined with the company's other heavy-duty series interlocks to create a comprehensive safety system for extreme industrial environments. Developed in response to specifi c customer requirements, the HD Type P padlock incorporates a heavy-duty 316 stainless steel body and dowel-pin key design. The padlock features a fully-en- closed housing and gasketed key to pre- vent dust and debris from impeding the proper operation of the interlock. The heavy-duty design allows users to fully integrate LOTO safety procedures within an interlocking safety system in environ- ments where standard padlocks fail. Caulk Resists Common High-pH Chemicals Pelseal Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance liquid fl uoroelastomer coatings, adhesives, sealants and caulks, has introduced Pelseal A1104, an AFLAS fl uoroelastomer caulk that is designed to resist alkalis, aminos and other high pH chemicals. The company stated the new Pelseal caulk is not only resistant to strong bases, but also has excellent oil and fuel resistance and can withstand a broad temperature range beyond 400°F. Common applications for the caulk in- clude joint and crack sealant for concrete secondary containment areas, pipe, and fl ange sealant in chemical processing ar- eas and maintenance and repair of equip- ment where high pH chemicals are pres- ent. Pelseal A1104 is a one-part product and is supplied in a standard-size caulk tube (325 ml). Each caulk tube is also resealable with a screw-in cap.

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