Highfield Enhances Protection For Wing And Wingless Gas Service Valves
Redesigned Saddle Lock is More Robust, Durable, Tamper-resistant
Bridgeport, CT, December 2, 2010 – Highfield Manufacturing Company, a leading global producer of high-quality security systems for utilities, OEM and niche market applications, is offering gas utilities a new tool to fight tampering and vandalism involving wing and wing-less gas service valves, found in residential and commercial environments.
Highfield’s Saddle Lock incorporates a number of design innovations, including cast-hardened, plated steel construction that make it more robust, durable and less susceptible to prying open, a common problem with similar products made of carbon steel. New safety features include a redesigned cap that covers the entire head and stem of the valve and a “shroud” to protect the head of the barrel lock. Also, the barrel lock receptor has been reconfigured to keep the barrel lock from being compromised.
“The new construction and safety features have resulted in a lock that is more functional and practical. Our gas utility customers appreciate the added layers of security we’ve built into the lock to make it resistant to hammer blows, sawing, prying open and other forms of tampering,” says Ed Cirella, Highfield’s director of national sales.
The Saddle Lock accepts any Highfield standard length barrel lock and secures most ½ - inch through 1 ¼ - inch gas service valves.
Highfield Manufacturing Company is a global producer of high-quality security products that help electric, gas and water utility industries meet their safety, security and revenue protection needs. The company also offers a complete line of locking devices and hardware, including safety valves, accessories and specialty products for diverse customers in the home heating oil, natural gas, utility, industrial OEM and niche markets. Founded more than 75 years ago, Highfield is a division of Rexnord Industries, LLC. For more information, please visit www.highfield-mfg.com.
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