Since the development of the first commercial safety shield for pipe connections in 1958 by RAMCO® Manufacturing Co., Inc., there has been worldwide acceptance of safety shields on piping systems to prevent personnel injury and equipment damage due to a chemical sprayout. The effectiveness of RAMCO® Safety Shields has been demonstrated in thousands of installations in industrial manufacturing plants, government facilities and on naval and commercial ships.
With the growing awareness of the importance of safety in the environment, RAMCO® Safety Shields are a natural fit in processes involving hazardous or toxic chemicals. In addition to their safety features, they permit cost reduction. Shields not only contribute to worker health by minimizing absenteeism due to accidents caused by contact with leaking chemicals but also control costs by eliminating the need for worker replacement training. With the use of safety shields to protect personnel from chemical sprayouts, stable health insurance rates can be maintained and workmen's compensation claims controlled.
How RAMCO® Safety Sheilds Protect
Safety shields prevent sprayouts by interposing an impregnable barrier between the chemical flowing through the piping system and the external environment. To provide this protection, RAMCO® Shields are manufactured in various materials that resist the hazardous or toxic chemicals commonly used in process industries at varying temperatures and pressures. By selecting the appropriate material for an application, virtually all situations can be safeguarded.