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BFM Fitting Lock-Out Safety System Protect Workers’ Hands

New option enhances the level of safety provided by the BFM fitting tool release (TR) range of connectors.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

December 5, 2023

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TR lock-out safety system
BFM Fitting TR lock-out safety system Image courtesy of BFM Global Ltd

The TR lock-out safety system is a new option to enhance the level of safety provided by the BFM fitting tool release (TR) range of connectors.

While a standard BFM fitting connector is fitted and removed easily without the use of any tools, the snap-band of the BFM TR connector range is manufactured to have a much firmer fit than a standard BFM fitting connector, making it virtually impossible to remove the connector by hand. A special TR tool is needed to release the cuff by inserting it through a hole in the top ridge of the spigot. This TR tool should be kept secure to limit access.

If you are still concerned about staff improvising other tools to access a TR hole in a spigot and want an additional safety back-up, the TR lock-out safety system is a solution.

A TR lock-out tube is welded to the outside of the spigot over the tool release hole in the top ridge of the BFM fitting spigot. Any simple padlock (≤ Ø6.5mm shackle) can then be inserted through the hole in the top and bottom of the lock-out tube, blocking access and making it impossible to insert anything through the TR hole without removing the padlock.

This means that only authorized staff who hold the key or combination to the padlock can gain access to the TR hole to insert a tool release tool to remove the connector.

BFM Global Ltd, Houston, TX 281-203-8577 www.bfmfitting.com

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