1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Safety Cap For High Pressure TanksNew safety cap for high pressure tanks protects valves even with a regulator attached.
Standard safety caps have to come off when you attach a regulator to, the valve. That leaves the valve open to damage from either a falling tank or an accidental blow. If that happens, tanks can become dangerous unguided missles under the force of as much as 3,000 psi.
The new hinging cap fits over the top of the tank like a normal cap but splits apart in the center by pulling a single pin. You simply open it up, screw in the regulator, and close it back up.
Inventor B.C. Griffin says the new cap complies with OSHA regulations which require that the valve cap be on when moving a tank. Using a normal cap you would have to remove the regulator before moving a tank.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, B.C. Griffin, Griffin, Inc., P.O. Box 760, Pamplico, S. C. 29583 (ph 803 493-5760).
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