If I may suggest, should a whole-room cut-off valve is used; before turning it on, make sure that all of the individual gas valves are turned off. Inveterate valve- twiddlers can leave the valves on and these will go undetected until the main valve is turned on.
We have a shut off switch (on button and off button) to the gas line as it comes into the room. It has been a wonderful solution to random playing with the valves that would cause safety problems. -Jo, Butler University, Chemistry
On 9/17/13 7:32 PM, "Kennedy, Sheila" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU> wrote:
Remove the handles?
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Locking out laboratory natural gas fixtures
I have a client looking to lock out some existing deck-mounted laboratory natural gas fixtures such as these ones my company sells: http://www.safetyemporium.com/?L4200-131WSA
He said the spec calls for some sort of device that locks on to the hose barb. But the manufacturer of the valve doesn't have anything like that. We have some other type of lockout devices that might work on the handle portion, but before I recommend he start trying those out I thought I would consult the collective wisdom of the list first.
So, has anyone ever locked out their gas valves and how did you do it? Obviously, one can lock out the gas line master shut-off, but they are apparently looking to have individual ones.
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