Flashback Arrestors withstand abusive environments.

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Designed for use in oxy-fuel cutting or welding, Caliber(TM) brass flashback arrestors feature nickel-plated finish that promotes surface hardness and corrosion resistance. Tools also employ soft seat Buna Nitrile O-ring connections that lend to product life and seal integrity. Able to stop flashback flame and reverse flow of gases, torch and regulator styles have 10 in. max cutting capacity and are intended for industries with humid or salty environments.

Original Press Release:

New Nickel-Plated Flashback Arrestors Announced

Provide Necessary Oxy-Fuel Safety; Nickel Plating Yields Extra Protection Against Corrosion and Wear

WESTLAKE, OH - March 5, 2007 Western Enterprises has announced a new series of nickel-plated brass flashback arrestors. Caliber(TM) Flashback Arrestors are intended for use in oxy-fuel cutting or welding. Their unique nickel-plated finish provides greater surface hardness and corrosion resistance compared to traditional sold brass flashback arrestors. Additionally, Caliber arrestors feature soft seat Buna Nitrile O-ring connections for extended life and excellent seal integrity.

Flashback arrestors are a necessity for safe oxy-fuel welding or cutting. They stop the flashback flame and stop the reverse flow of gases. (A check valve alone will not extinguish a flashback flame.)

The product is intended for a variety of industries with humid or salty environments such as shipbuilding and oil platforms, as well as construction sites and other highly erosive areas where the product must hold up to abuse or exposure to acid, sand or gravel.

Two styles are available. Torch style sets are mounted between gas hose and torch; regulator style are used between hose and regulator. Each set contains two
non-interchangeable, color coded arrestors -- one for oxygen and one for fuel gas.

Caliber Flashback Arrestors have a 10" maximum cutting capacity. All are 100% factory flame and leak tested and are U.L. listed.

Caliber products are packaged in a re-usable metal carrying case along with a 15 minute flashback safety CD, titled The Importance of Using Flashback Arrestors in Oxy-Fuel Applications.

For over 50 years, Western Enterprises has been supplying products for the control, storage and transmission of high-pressure gases. Headquartered in Westlake, OH, with manufacturing facilities in Avon and Avon Lake, OH, Western products are sold throughout the U.S. and in over 50 countries around the world.

Please send inquiries to the attention of Steve Varga, Western Enterprises 875 Bassett Road, Westlake, OH 44145-1142. Telephone: 440-871-2160, Fax: 440-871-2197
Email: svarga@WesternEnterprises.com Web: www.WesternEnterprises.com.

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