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Safety wheels protect personnel and plants

June 12, 2016   Don Horne

babbitt 0616Babbitt safety wheels provide a secondary attachment to reduce the potential hazard of a falling valve hand wheel. Safety wheels use stainless steel wire to attach to a nearby pipe or other secure object to provide additional protection. Available in cast iron, ductile iron, epoxy coated, and galvanized. Standard components include the chainwheel, guide arm and cap, an attachment set for clamping to the valve hand wheel, 5 feet of 7×19 stainless steel wire with 4 stainless steel clamps and attachment instructions for installing the chainwheel to the hand wheel of the valve.

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