- Prevent Spray Out
- Covering leaking joints, seals, gaskets, valves
- Visually inspectable
- Color change recognition
- High chemical resistance
- Bright color
- Every size available
- Employee safety
- Environmental safety
Spray Shields are applicable where liquids are transported through pipes. When pipes, pipelines and valves are used to transport gases and liquids, gaskets are used to seal flange connections. Spray shields are covers that are applied around the flanges of pipelines, to protect the environment and the installation or for faster detection of leaks using so-called indicative material.
Spray shields can be the solution to improve health & safety in industries where chemical solvents are being processed and where extreme temperatures occur in the installation. They are used in chemical plants, oil refineries, paper mills, food processing plants, steel mills, pharmaceutical plants and power generating plants worldwide.
There are two types of spray shields:
- Chemically resistant and indicative
- High and low temperature resistant
Chemically resistant & indicative
By using a material that reacts with chemical solvents, these indicative spray shields act as indicators of leakage occurring in flange connections. This way even the smallest leakage can be detected at an early stage, preventing damage to persons and equipment.
The discoloration is visible from the outside, allowing detection without the need for the shields to be opened. As an added benefit the spray shields also prevent a spray out of any leak to its surroundings. The indicative material has a very high chemical resistance and is available in an orange colour that becomes translucent or white when coming into contact with all sorts of chemicals, acids and alkaline solutions.
High & low temperature
In addition to the indicative flange protector for liquids, there are also extremes of high and low temperatures. These designs are not indicative. These heat- or cold-resistant spray shields prevent damage to your installations or equipment. Also, these covers help protect personnel and the environment from the disastrous consequences that can cause a leak.
It is also possible to produce spray shields with special features based on the data provided by the customer.
Specific features could be materials that can withstand specific chemicals, certain temperatures or special
conditions. This also allows for varying sizes and shapes with short delivery times.
Filcoflex spray shields are not only made according to DIN and ASA standards, but also according to your specifications so that all your pipes can be provided with the necessary protection. The assembly takes place by tightening and clamping a corded cord, which is also resistant to higher temperatures in addition to chemicals.
Spray shields can be made in various materials. Indicative Orange Fabric has its own chart that shows you the change of color per chemical and concentration. This is available upon request. For more information please go to our Materials Comparison Table.