Brady Case study: Easily lock out small to giant wheel handles in refineries

brady adipec 29Brady has offered its Universal Lockout System to easily lock ball valves with wheel handles of all sizes in their off-position

Ball valves are a common sight on pipes in refineries and are important to control the flow of oil and chemicals. As a consequence, being able to lock out ball valves and empty specific pipes for a while, will no longer expose workers to the dangers posed by pipe contents. When pipes can no longer be reopened before maintenance is done, interventions on the pipes themselves, on connected machinery or infrastructure can become significantly safer.

The Challenge

One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies needed a solution to lock out ball valves in their refineries. Ball valves controlled by giant wheel handles were being locked out with large iron chains, which created a suboptimal safety solution as the wheel handle could still be moved.

Because of the wheel handle’s giant size, the company’s current provider did not have a fitting Lockout/Tagout solution available. Furthermore, customer was challenging the potential solution provider to come up with a plan for their 10 factories on-site!

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