SMP’s Spray Deflecting Flange Belt is the safest way to prevent chemical spray exposure by ensuring the spray is deflected away from your workers.
When you break flanges open, there is a likelihood that dangerous gases or chemical spray will spray out onto your work crew. This puts your personnel in the direct line of fire when breaking the flange bolts. Of course, proper PPE is a must, but that may not be adequate protection if a crew member is exposed to chemical spray. Deflecting the spray through the bolt holes of the flanges ensures the ultimate protection from chemical spray exposure.
To use the SMP Flange Belt, simply loop the flange belt around the flange and engage the cam over latch to prevent chemical exposure, hot liquid spray, gas burns, and a multitude of other LTI-causing incidents.
The Flange Belt is available in 2 sizes: the SMP FD1 Spray Deflector Belt fits flanges with pipe OD up to 22 inches and the SMP FD2 Spray Deflector Belt fits flanges with pipe OD up to 45 inches. The SMP Flange Belt also features a flange access gap to allow the operator to use a Pop-It tool or a pry bar to break the seal between flanges.