Safety Shields also known as Splash guards are used in a variety of industries, where their primary application is the prevention of harmful spray-outs and mist formation from failing pipe joints, of toxic, corrosive, and dangerous liquids such as acid, oil, or steam.
Pipe joint disasters have been accountable for a huge number of high-profile industrial occurrences around the world. Acid, oil, and steam jet spray-outs have resulted in many severe personal injuries, either directly or through consequent fires and explosions. Industry regulators have recognized the importance of shielding pipe joints (flanges, valves, couplings, hoses) to prevent jet leaks or the formation of explosive mist. Such spray-outs can have catastrophic effects, in many cases resulting in fire or explosions causing considerable plant downtime, capital expenditure, and even loss of life.