SSP Safety Reminders
All SSP products are designed and manufactured with safety in mind. The following is a limited list of general safety tips as reminders of good safety practices:
- Do not install, tighten or loosen a fitting, adapter or component while the system is under pressure.
- Do not loosen a fitting, adapter or component to relieve or bleed system pressure.
- Always use a back-up wrench to hold the fitting body steady when tightening or loosening tube fitting nuts.
- Use proper thread lubricants and sealants on tapered pipe threads.
- Fitting and tubing or pipe material should be similar (stainless steel fittings on stainless steel tubing or pipe, brass fittings on copper tubing, etc.) with the tubing material being fully annealed.
- Do not weld tube fittings that are assembled. Prior to welding, remove all components such as nut, ferrule(s), o-ring, and seals. Protect the sealing and thread areas of the tube fitting by covering with a plug or another nut.
To help ensure the safe and reliable performance of SSP products, complete system design must be considered prior to the installation of the tubing, hose, pipe, and fittings. Determining the design compatibility of materials, media, flows, temperatures and pressures; as well as implementing proper installation, operation and maintenance of the system are the responsibilities of the systems’ owners, designers and users.
According to California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA):The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. The current list contains over 900 chemicals which include naturally occurring substances and chemicals used in manufacturing and processing of
Under Proposition 65, it is the duty of the manufacturer to advise its customers of potential chemicals from the 900+ listed that might have trace amounts known by the state of California to do harm. Because of these requirements, SSP will now include warnings, where applicable, on the outermost packaging of all products being shipped into the state of California. We will also include the warning on the packing list of all products being shipped into the state of California.
The warning does not mean our products will cause cancer or reproductive harm, nor that it is in violation of any safety standards or regulations. It is a public “Right to Know” notice
that the product may contain or have traces of said chemicals.
For more information on Proposition 65, visit //www.p65warnings.ca/gov
Should you have any further questions on this matter, please feel free to contact me.
Director of Engineering, SSP