Parker Expands Offering for Pneumatic Lockout Valves with New Compact LV
Series, High Flow LV Series, EZ Series and LVSS Series
OSHA Lockout Valves feature more sizes, additional ports, a lockout visual
indicator and stainless steel versions that can withstand washdowns
RICHLAND, Mich. -- June 27, 2013
Parker Hannifin Corporation (www.parker.com/pneumatic), the global leader in
motion and control technologies, has expanded its Standard LV Series Pneumatic
Lockout Valve with new Compact and High Flow versions, extending the
application range of the series with additional body and port sizes. The
lockouts are installed in pneumatic drop legs or individual pneumatic control
lines. In compliance with OSHA Standard 29 CFR Part 1010, the lockout valves
are used during the maintenance of pneumatically operated equipment. The
valves help protect maintenance personnel from being harmed by a machine that
might otherwise engage while they are working on it.
The Standard LV Series features port sizes ranging from 3/8 inch to 1-1/4 inch
and is ideal for most applications. The new Compact version, which features
1/4 inch and 3/8-inch port sizes, is for smaller machines such as packaging
and machine tools where space is at a premium, but must still meet OSHA
requirements. The High Flow LV Series, which features 1-1/2 inch and 2-inch
port sizes, is ideal for higher flow applications such as power generation and
pulp and paper. All versions operate in temperatures ranging from 40 degrees F
to 175 degrees F (4.4 degrees C to 79.4 degrees C). The Compact version
handles inlet pressures of 15 to 145 psi, while both the Standard and the High
Flow versions handle inlet pressures of 15 to 300 psi. All versions are inline
or surface mountable and come in safety yellow and red for high visibility.
Additionally, Parker is introducing the EZ Series of Pneumatic Lockout Valves,
which meet all of the same standards as the LV Series, with the added feature
of a soft start when opened. The handle pushes to close and pulls to open, but
when pulled open, an adjustable needle valve controls the rate of pressure
build-up. This can protect equipment during start up after maintenance. The
valves feature port sizes ranging from 3/8 inch to 1-1/4 inch and handle inlet
pressures of 30 to 150 psi.
Also, Parker’s new LVSS Series comprises corrosion-resistant stainless steel
versions of the LV Series, providing the only OSHA approved option in the
industry for lockouts made from stainless steel. The valves are suitable for
washdown areas in food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas
industries as well as outdoor environments.
The LV, EZ and LVSS Series all improve on the common, non-OSHA approved
approach of using a traditional ball valve to shut off the air to a machine
during maintenance. Unlike traditional ball valves, the Parker solutions are
dedicated energy isolation devices. As such, they are easily identifiable,
only lockable in the OFF position and have a full exhaust port.
Additionally, an important new option for the LV, EZ and LVSS Series valves is
a visual indicator that verifies energy isolation by popping-up when the valve
is open and air is flowing. This is the only solution available in the
industry with a built-in visual indicator.
More information can be found at www.parker.com/pneu/lockout or by contacting
Applications Engineering at:
Parker Hannifin Corporation
8676 E. M89
P.O. Box 901
Richland, MI 49083 USA
Tel: 269 629 5000
Fax: 269 629 5385
About Parker Hannifin Corporation
Founded in 1918, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13 billion, global company.
With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin
is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control
technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide
variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs
approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker’s
engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions
the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By
partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and
profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.
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