Slide Blinds – A Replacement for the Manual Spectacle Blind

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Slide Blinds – A Replacement for the Manual Spectacle Blind



 Faster, Safer



Hot Tools Safety Slide Blind Video:


A Faster, Safer alternative to a Traditional Spectacle Blind:

The Hot Tools Slide Blind is a Patented and Registered fitting which provides a faster, safer and ergonomic alternative to a traditional spectacle blind for the purposes of pipe maintenance and servicing applications in a variety of industrial plant settings. Unlike other pipe blind variants, such as the spectacle blind, the Hot Tools Slide Blind requires only the removal of the studs on the interior of the blind and the loosening of the four exterior studs in order to be swiftly transitioned from operation to blanked configuration. When included as part of the initial installation of plant facilities, the need for pipe and gasket realignment during blanking operations is eliminated.  Quick transitioning and maintained gasket placement result in significantly less product loss in the standing pipe during operation.

The handle design provides increased ease of operation and installation and can also be used as a lifting point for a crane, specifically useful for safe installation on larger-format blinding applications.

The Hot Tools Slide Blind can be custom manufactured to customer specifications, including stainless steel and other exotic alloys. All manufacturing information is printed on the handle of the slide blind.  The Hot Tools Slide Blind is ABSA approved and falls under ASME B16.48 Line Blind Standards.

Sizes Available:

2″-12″, Classes 150, 300, 600, 900

14″- 30″ – 150, 300  Used for larger Line Blind valves 14″ to 30 Inch, we have the larger Hot Tools Slide Blind Multi!

The Slide Blind Multi is another Patented and Registered innovative product developed by Hot Tools, based around the design of the original Hot Tools Slide Blind Valve, (above), which replaces traditional line blind variants such as the spectacle and manual slip blind and reduces operation time by up to 50%, the Slide Blind Multi is particularly convenient for larger formate applications.  Flange surfaces are manufactured out of 516 70n boiler plate or, stainless steel while the connective material is manufactured out of less expensive and lighter materials, which can reduce the line blind valve weight for increased ease of installation.  The Multi Piece Slide Blind Multi design allows for the blind to be manufactured in smaller components, allowing for assembly to be done on-site with more cost efficiency, as well as increased ease of handling and transportation.  The duel lifting eyes are designed with smooth edges to accommodate lifting straps and avoid fraying and cutting.  The Slide Blind Multi can be custom manufactured to the producters specifications and desired materials.



Note: For Higher Pressure Applications, Please see our Line Blind Valves

 Hot Tools Slide Blind Brochure

Hot Tools Slide Blind Installation Comparison

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