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Standard Line Blind Redesign


Many of Steinmans customers have special ordered line blinds with minimum thickness to be used as a simple yet essential safety device to block potential flow in a line during a shutdown or scheduled maintenance. Due to the volume of such special orders, Steinmans has redesigned the standard line blind also known today as the paddle blind, slip blind, spectacle blind, figure 8 blind, or spade blind to offer more safety features and benefits. Our safety spade blinds can be fabricated using virtually any type of material.

Blanking Line Blind

Steinmans blanking line blinds are truly a one piece construction. They are precision cut and follow very strict dimensional and thickness tolerance requirements. Steinmans' line blinds feature a redesigned handle that affords more safety during installation, use, and removal through the addition of a tagging hole for attachment of a safety tag. A safety flange [...]

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Safety Blinds

Steinmans specializes in the design and fabrication of standard and custom blinds including paddle blinds, line blinds, and safety blinds for 100% safe isolation of piping and equipment. We manufacture blinds available in all different grades of metal including, stainless steel, carbon steel, Monel®, Inconel®, nickel alloys, Haselloy, chrome-molybdeum, aluminum, etc. Our safety spade blinds [...]

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Steinmans Safety Line Blinds (a.k.a. Paddle Blinds, Slip Blinds, Skillet Blinds) VS. Blind Flanges

Many people may be uncertain what the difference is between slip blinds (also known as spade blinds, paddle blinds, skillet blinds, pancake blinds, etc.) and blind flanges.  If you are wondering which type of blind is better suited to your needs, you may find the following information about Steinmans' safety slip blinds vs. blind flanges [...]

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Safety Spade Blind - Metal Markings

Standard Marking Change:Steinmans, LLC would like to announce that effective today, March 11, 2010, our standard marking procedure on our blanking type paddle blinds has changed. Our blinds will be marked as follows: Steinmans, LLC Material of Construction Flange Class Pipe Size, NPS Pressure Rating (*if applicable) Model Number Abbreviated Flange Class and Pipe Size (inverted) * [...]

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Spectacle Blinds vs. Paddle Blinds / Spade Blinds

At Steinmans, we often get the question: "What is the difference between a spectacle blind and a paddle blind or spade blind?"  Answer: Spectacle Blind:A spectacle blind - also known as a figure-8 blind - is generally a piece of metal that is cut to fit between two pipe flanges and usually sandwiched between two gaskets.  A [...]

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Steinmans, LLC Introduces a New Blanking Line Blind Design

View our official press release at PRWEB.COM - NEW! Blanking Line Blind Design Steinmans' blanking line blinds incorporate the functionality of a standard paddle blind while adding more safety and design features. In the past, many of Steinmans' customers have special ordered line blinds with minimum thickness to be used as a simple yet essential safety device [...]

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Great Customer Feedback on Our Spade Blinds!

A recent customer of ours gave us some great feedback about our line blinds. It was over the phone so I asked if he'd mind if I would share the information on our online news blog. He didn't mind, so here goes... A couple of weeks ago a new customer of ours purchased a [...]

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NEW! Safety Tagging Feature Added

You spoke and we listened! We now include tagging holes as part of our standard spade blind handle design!  Many of our customers have requested an additional "tagging hole" to be added to the handle of our spade blinds. This hole is used to attach a lock-out tag or identification tag to each line [...]

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