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Eaton’s Snap ‘N Shield Universal System Offers an Agile, Durable and Reliable Solution for Protecting Insulated Pipes
Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:01:31 AM

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today introduced the Snap 'N Shield™ Universal System – a more agile version of its reliable, durable, cost-effective solution for helping prevent damage to insulated pipes. Designed to enable quick and easy installation, Snap ‘N Shield Universal System enhances Eaton’s original B-Line™ series Snap ‘N Shield support system’s durable snap on design by offering interchangeable cartridges that connect easily and directly onto multiple strut profiles, angle iron and clevis hangers.

Eaton’s new Snap ‘N Shield Universal System installs up to 60 percent faster than traditional metal shields and features interchangeable attachment cartridges that can accommodate a wide range of fittings and pipe sizes – thereby enabling a fast, simple protective solution ideal for refrigeration, air conditioning and plumbing applications.

Designed to help prevent costly damages that can be caused by leaks, the new Snap 'N Shield Universal System features a rounded edge that allows for lateral pipe movement without tearing insulation. The solution requires no tools for attachment, which simplifies the installation process while delivering a fast, protective solution at a lower total installed cost.

“Eaton’s new Snap ’N Shield Universal System helps eliminate concerns about shields falling to the ground over time as well as concerns about doing re-work later from torn insulation,” said Jared Schneider, associate product line manager, Eaton. “In addition, due to the increased flexibility and ease of attachment, our customers can lower their total installed cost.”

The Snap ‘N Shield system attaches directly to the support helping prevent the potential dislocation of the shield caused by thermal expansion and contraction of the piping line. The inside opening of the system easily and securely houses a wide range of insulated pipe sizes to offer maximum protection from friction caused by the rubbing of pipe insulation on the support.

With larger sizes now available, the Snap ‘N Shield Universal solution is ideal for horizontal pipe supports and can accommodate nominal pipe sizes ranging from 2 to 12 inches.

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