Automation provides a tight seal, which prevents leakage and exposure of the operators to any medium that may be potentially hazardous to their health.
Chain & Sprocket, Electric, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Automated Closures
The opening and closing cycle can take less than one minute. One operator can cycle the closure with the push of a button.
Tube Turns Automated Closures have flexibility of design and can be developed and manufactured to meet your needs. Our Automated Closures are located in industries throughout the world. Applications for Tube Turns Automated Closures include Pipeline Launchers and Receivers and operations with batch processes such as pulp and paper mills, food process, chemical plants and petrochemical plants.
Electric Operated Automated Closures are supplied with electric motors and appropriate gear boxes to drive the yoke bolts and to open and close the head. Electric circuits are wired to a central junction box and a push button control panel is included. A wiring diagram is provided for onsite wiring between the junction box and control panel to complete the installation.
Pneumatic Operated Automated Closures are supplied with air driven motors, a gear box to drive the yoke bolts through a joint chain drive and a gear box to open and close the head. Shop air from 60 psi to 90 psi is used for operation of the unit through a control panel provided with lever actuated control valves.
Hydraulic Operated Automated Closures are similar to those described above except that hydraulic motors are used for the driving force. A hydraulic pump system with electric controls can be provided with the units or by the end user.
A. It is fast! Depending upon size, the opening and closing cycle can take less than one minute.
B. One man can open it. He does so by merely pushing a button. As a result of these savings in operating cost, an early payback in your initial investment can be realized.
Automation provides a tight seal which prevents leakage and exposure of the operators to fumes and the medium which is potentially hazardous to their health. To prevent inadvertent opening of these closures, they are normally furnished with the following safety systems:
ASME Quick (Fast) Opening Closures Transmission Pipeline Closures, Process Piping Closures, ASME Pressure Vessel Closures, Automated Pig Launching & Receiving
Most models can be opened in under a minute for time sensitive food and chemical process applications.
Stainless Steel, Exotic Coatings, Weld Neck Flanges, and Lifting Eye Bolts are just some of the options that can be added to meet your application.
TUBE TURNS® offers Double-Bolt Yoke Style Closures that are readily adaptable to a wide variety of operating aids ranging from single-lever chain and sprocket drives to completely automated designs, which can be operated by the touch of a button.
Code stamping of Tube Turns Hinged Closures is available on request at a nominal extra cost. This includes (1) the furnishing of a Partial Data Sheet verifying shop inspection of the unit by a commissioned inspector of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, and (2) the affixing of the ASME stamp.
Since operation is simple, direct and positive, Automated Closures require little or no maintenance other than replacement of the O-ring and periodic inspection of yoke bolts and nuts for wear. The human element is virtually eliminated in that the automation mechanism of the closure performs all the work.
Applications for TUBE TURNS® Automated Closures include Pipeline Launchers and Receivers and operations with batch processes such as pulp and paper mills, food processing, chemical plants and petrochemical plants.
This rapid-operating open/close automation can be driven by mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic power sources, to provide safe and convenient quick opening and closing for numerous applications.
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