What You Need To Know About Valve Locks

Valves operate a lot of things in and around your home or office. From operating outdoor faucets to complicated industrial valve systems, locking these valves is important for safety. Here is a breakdown of common components and accessories to secure your valves.

Valve Locks

Valve lock systems allow individuals and businesses to control the use of certain valves. They can be used to lock an individual valve or multiple ones. Some valve locks allow for simultaneous movement for industrial uses.

Safety Tools

When installing or removing valve locks or signs, you need the right tools. Wire cutters easily remove unwanted wire. Leaving long wires can pose a safety hazard around the valve. Trimming those excess lengths keeps the wire from the floor. Operating tools can enable easy valve operation for certain types of valves. Store your safety tools in a specific bag for when you need to access them.

Warning Signs

Like other hazards, certain valves should not be operated unless by licensed professionals. Attaching safety tags and signs to the valves can warn people about the dangers of operating them. Preventing operation with a lock deters many, but the added warning signs can deter a few more insistent individuals.

Cable Wire

Cable wire can help you lock multiple valves or other items with a single lock. Cable comes in reels with a PVC coating or straight stainless steel. They are designed to withstand the rigors of industrial and environmental factors. They offer a convenient way to secure your items, valves and secure signs. Cable wire cutters are needed to cut or remove the wires making them a durable option.

Securely lock up your valve systems for increased safety. Locks prevent unwanted use of valves regardless of their purpose. Safety is paramount in industrial uses, but individuals can prevent unwanted use of their items stored outside or in their garages such as faucets and air compressors.