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Valve Lockout Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044871D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pradhan, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

Ball valves can be locked in closed positions by securing a flexible, slotted band about the valve body and handle to prevent inadvertent opening.

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Valve Lockout Device

Ball valves can be locked in closed positions by securing a flexible, slotted band about the valve body and handle to prevent inadvertent opening.

Referring to the figures, band 1 of flexible material, such as plastic, has holes 2 and slotted openings 3 prepunched therein as shown. The band is placed about closed ball valve 4 with the ends 5 of transverse handle extending through appropriately spaced slots 3. End 6 of the band is inserted in one of the narrower slots 3 and a padlock 7 placed through a hole 2 to inhibit removal. This device can be used to prevent tampering or untimely opening.

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