CASTELL INTERLOCKS SAFEGUARD PRECIPITATORS AT APC EXPO
New end-coding technology cuts order lead times
Erlanger, Kentucky (June 19, 2008) – Castell will be exhibiting safety interlocking products at the Air Pollution Control (APC) Roundtable and Exposition, July 14-15, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah (Savannah, Ga.). Castell’s range of heavy-duty interlocks promote worker safety by preventing access to live electrostatic precipitators.
With precipitators carrying charges of over 50,000 volts, stringent safety procedures during routine maintenance are vital to prevent operator access prior to isolation of the LV/HV transformer. Castell’s trapped key interlocks force workers to adhere to a step-by-step process every time internal access to a precipitator is needed. Each step releases a key which in turn permits activation of the next stage in the process. This system ensures that access to live precipitators is impossible.
The company’s new end-coding system facilitates faster, more accurate delivery of interlocks. When an order is placed, locks can be quickly keyed with the customer requested three-digit alphanumeric code for fast order turnaround.
The durable Castell lock mechanism with sealing key and cap resists plugging for consistent performance, even in a precipitator’s high fly-ash environment. This design, coupled with Castell’s robust, large handled key, guards against failures. The key is capable of transmitting much more torque to the lock than a standard pin tumbler key for ease of operation.
In addition to the company’s product exhibit at booth 5, Castell will be co-sponsoring Family Fun Night Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. For more details on the event, jointly hosted with GE Energy’s Precipitator and Fabric Filter Divisions, CoorsTek and Stein Industries Inc., visit Castell’s booth at the show.
For live demonstrations of Castell’s lock systems, visit Castell’s exhibit at the APC Expo.