Product News: Controls & Controllers

Valve Interlocks feature bolt interlocking design.

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Press Release Summary:

May 22, 2014 - With trapped key interlocking system, Eagle Valve Interlock Series ensures that workers follow pre-determined sequence of operation for activating valves in wide range of industrial settings. Bolt interlocking options integrate with Standard Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty mechanical and electromechanical trapped key interlock series to form comprehensive safety scheme. All are manufactured of 316 stainless steel with keyways protected by gasketed dust cover.

Kirk Key Interlock Company LLC

211 Wetmore Ave S.E., Massillon, OH, 44646, USA

Original Press Release

Kirk Key Expands Eagle Valve Interlock Series

Press release date: May 13, 2014

Bolt interlock designs added to valve interlocking range

Massillon, Ohio – Kirk Key has expanded its Eagle Valve Interlock Series, adding bolt interlocking designs to the range of integral valve interlocks. The trapped key interlocking system ensures that workers follow a pre-determined sequence of operation for activating valves in a wide range of industrial settings from manufacturing plants to petrochemical facilities. Eagle Valve Interlocks attach to the valve body without voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.

The new bolt interlocking options integrate with Kirk’s current Standard Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty mechanical and electromechanical trapped key interlock series to form a comprehensive safety scheme. With a robust oversized key that cannot be duplicated, the Eagle bolt interlocks enable safety interlocking processes to move smoothly across a range of equipment including valves, breakers, access doors and more.

The Eagles Series includes integral valve interlocks to fit nearly every type and size of quarter and multi-turn valves. The quarter-turn Eagle valve interlock attaches to any type of lever-operated valve, including ball, butterfly and plug valves. The multi-turn Eagle valve interlock attaches directly to valves including those that are gate, globe and gear-operated.

Eagle valve interlocks are fitted to the valve without requiring a system shut-down, and installation does not compromise or invalidate pressure tests of the host valve. All Eagle Valve Interlock series product offerings are manufactured entirely of 316 stainless steel with keyways protected by a gasketed dust cover. The Eagle Valve Interlock Series is built for long-term use in harsh, industrial environments.

For more information, go to www.kirkkey.com, call (800) 438-2442 or email sales@kirkkey.com.

About Kirk:
Based in Massillon, Ohio, Kirk Key produces mechanical interlocks, electro-mechanical interlocks, solenoid key release units, time delay key release units, and transfer panels. Kirk manufactures more than 55,000 safety systems each year for use in a wide range of industries to guarantee a sequential pattern is followed when access is needed to hazardous equipment or areas. KIRK key interlock systems are designed and configured to each user’s requirements and revolve around a key or keys that an operator must use at each step in the sequence.

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Company Contact:
William Trautmann
Vice President – Sales & Marketing
Kirk Key Interlock Company
211 Wetmore Ave. S.E.
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Tel: 330.833.8223
Fax: 330.833.1528
Email: sales@kirkkey.com
Website: www.kirkkey.com  

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