Wm. L. Riggs Company, Inc., Logo  (918) 437-1174
Fax: (918) 437-1175
Email: wlriggs@flangespreader.com

 

 


A Pipe Flange Spreader You Need

Why carry heavy hammers and chisels with you from job to job, when our easy-to-carry Safety Boy is compact and lightweight? Assembling it is simple, and it's ready to operate within seconds. You and your employees will love its compact design, which allows use within cramped areas.


Safety Boy Flange Spreader Parts List

Safe and Efficient

When it comes to safety, it's easy to understand why plants across the globe love using Safety Boy flange spreaders. Gone are the days of using cumbersome and dangerous hammers and chisels to get the job done. The worry that a spark might be created is eliminated. Safety Boy tools, from our Tulsa, Oklahoma, company, makes an efficient and much safer way to separate flanges.

Simple and Powerful

Using our Safety Boy products is stress-free. You will be amazed at how much time and effort you save with these innovative and professional tools. To operate any of our flange spreaders, simply apply pressure to the ratchet handle. Doing so forces a circular cam wedge between flanges to make the separation.


Safety Boy Operating Instructions

"Safety Boy" flange spreader tools

Step 1

1. Remove one flange bolt and securely anchor Safety Boy Tool.

Step 2

2. Loosen remaining bolts. Remove bolts necessary to service flanges.

Step 3

3. Apply pressure to ratchet handle to force circular cam wedge between flanges to make flange separation.

This Flange Spreading Tool has been designed to do the work of spreading pipe flanges quickly, easily and safely.

In order to prove the simplicity and ease of application of this tool to pipe flanges, time studies have been conducted with individuals, some of whom were completely unfamiliar with piping. These studies have shown that, after a flange bolt has been removed, this tool can be positioned ready to spread flanges in less than one minute.

Experienced men will appreciate the "Safety Boy" Flange Spreader since its use eliminates many hazards normally associated with this task of spreading flanges.


PROCEDURES

1. Decide where to locate spreader tool on flange, then completely remove one flange bolt.

2. Straddle side plates over flanges, aligning holes in the side plates with the two flange bolt holes.

3. TO SECURELY ANCHOR TOOL TO FLANGE -

MODEL 101: Insert long pin through aligned holes. (For the smaller flanges, the stub pins have been provided.)

MODELS 102, 103, 104: Insert stub pins through aligned holes.

4. Ease circular cam wedge into small opening between flanges.

5. Loosen all flange bolts. Remove bolts necessary to service flange.

6. Apply ratchet handle to driving square to force circular cam wedge between flanges and spread for servicing. (Note: Observe safety precautions as to blowout when breaking a flange.)

7. Some cases might require ratchets on both driving squares applied together if more force is required to spread flange.

8. If cam wedge is only partly engaged, place a safety spacer between flanges to prevent their snapping closed.

9. Larger diameter flanges may require application of two flange spreader tools.


Safety Boy Models

Model 101 Model 101 Pin

Model 101 Safety Boy Flange Spreader Kit

Includes Heavy Duty 3/4" Drive Ratchet and Metal Carrying Case
(Shipping wt. 20lbs.)

Range: ASA Std. Raised Face Flanges
150# Flanges through 20" pipe size.
300# Flanges through 6" pipe size.

Model 102 

Model 102 Safety Boy Flange Spreader Tool*

(A) HEAVY DUTY DRIVING RATCHET, REVERSIBLE, 1" SQUARE DRIVE
(B) METAL CARRYING CASE FOR TOOL ONLY
(C) LARGE METAL CARRYING CASE FOR TOOL & RATCHET

Range: ASA Std. Raised Face Flanges
150# Flanges 12" through 24" pipe size.
300# Flanges through 24" pipe size.

Range: Large Dia. Flanges W.S.P. @ 750° F.
150# Flanges 26" through 72" pipe size.
300# Flanges 26" through 42" pipe size.

Model 103 

Model 103 Safety Boy Flange Spreader Tool*

(A) HEAVY DUTY DRIVING RATCHET, REVERSIBLE, 1" SQUARE DRIVE
(B) METAL CARRYING CASE FOR TOOL ONLY
(C) LARGE METAL CARRYING CASE FOR TOOL & RATCHET

Range: ASA Std. Raised Face Flanges
400# Flanges through 24" pipe size.
600# Flanges through 20" pipe size.
900# Flanges through 16" pipe size.
1500# Flanges through 8" pipe size.
2500# Flanges through 5" pipe size.

 Model 104

Model 104 Safety Boy Flange Spreader Tool*

(A) HEAVY DUTY DRIVING RATCHET, REVERSIBLE, 1" SQUARE DRIVE
(B) METAL CARRYING CASE FOR TOOL ONLY
(C) LARGE METAL CARRYING CASE FOR TOOL & RATCHET

Range: ASA Std. Ring Joint Flanges
150# Ring Joint Flanges through 24" pipe size.
300# Ring Joint Flanges through 20" pipe size.
400# Ring Joint Flanges through 16" pipe size.
600# Ring Joint Flanges through 12" pipe size.
900# Ring Joint Flanges through 8" pipe size.

Ratchet

(A) 1" RATCHET

Small Case

(B) SMALL CASE

Large Case

(C) LARGE CASE

* Listed ranges of all models may be increased by using longer drive shafts.

Charges for export crating and documentation extra.