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Guidance on safer plant isolation launched

Effective plant isolation is key to ensuring maintenance and engineering managers working in UK industry can continue to improve safety and increase competitiveness, according to a new guide published today.

Authored by Angelo Giambrone, business development manager at Spirax Sarco, the ‘Definitive Guide to Safe and Effective Double Isolation of Plant and Equipment’ showcases how maintenance and repair time of critical plant is reliant on the effectiveness of isolation.

With unforeseen repairs able to put essential processes out of action and disrupt a manufacturing facility’s day-to-day operations, the guide sheds light on the issues associated with different isolation options and presents a practical and innovative alternative for maintenance teams.

It goes on to explore the role of double block and bleed (DBB) valves in providing effective, safe plant isolation and how the latest DBB valve technology can overcome previous concerns around space, pipework configuration and ease-of-installation.

“Safe and effective isolation is critical to maintaining continuous plant operation with minimal down-time,” says Angelo.

“Facilitating critical repair jobs or planned maintenance tasks with a safer and more effective means of isolation will minimise any interruption to the running of plant services and help to keep the repair time as short as possible.” 

To find out more about or latest technology, download the guide at: sxscom.uk/DBB3

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