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Tech Tip – Safety First! Basic rules to follow

17 Sep, 2010

Follow safety regulations

Whenever you are foam filling a tire with Arnco Tire flatproofing products there are several safety regulations that should always be followed.

  1. Always wear safety goggles and chemically resistant gloves.
  2. The tire being filled should always be put into an approved tire safety cage.
  3. When filling a tire don’t turn your back on it for an extended period of time and never leave the pumping area while the pump is on.

Possibly the most important thing you need to remember is to make sure the tire itself is venting properly. If air is trapped in the tire then pressure can build rapidly causing the tire to rupture violently.  There are two ways to check if a tire is venting.

  1. The easiest is to hold your hand over the needle used to vent the tire during the final stages of the pumping process.  If you can feel air coming out of the needle then the tire is venting properly.
  2. The second way is to use the pressurization gauge.  If you are not sure that the air is being released.  Stop pumping and check gauge.  If there is no pressure buildup then you are ok.

If you cannot feel air venting or if there is a buildup of pressure use a drill to bore out the vent hole and check the vent needle itself for blockage.

Filling tires is not a “no-brainer process” and pressurizing a tire with Arnco is not the same as pressurizing a tire with air.  When pressurizing a tire with air, doubling the amount of air will double the pressure.  However, it may take only one stroke of the pump to produce 100 psi of liquid pressure in small tires.  The pumping system can create pressures higher than the burst pressure of many tires and wheel assemblies.  Extreme caution should be used when inflating tires with liquid or air.

Follow these rules to have a safe day at work.

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