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Alerton International recently introduced the SafetyBlu SB-450 Blue Light Inspection Kit, featuring a high-intensity blue-light LED flashlight. Used in conjunction with the company's FluidSafe fluorescent additive, the SB-450 kit is designed to locate hydraulic fluid leaks early. This can help prevent injection injuries to mine workers and also reduce fluid consumption by 5 to 7 percent.
When added to the reservoirs of hydraulic machinery, the FluidSafe additive aids in the detection and surgical removal of hydraulic fluid in the event of an accidental fluid injection that penetrates the skin. When viewed under the SafetyBlu lamp's high-intensity blue light, the additive's fluorescent glow pinpoints the injection track quickly and accurately. This makes it easy for medical personnel to confirm whether penetration has occurred and, if so, to determine the extent of the injury.
The SafetyBlu flashlight can also be used to detect fluid leaks in hydraulic system hoses, fittings, seals and other components. This allows small leaks to be repaired before they lead to catastrophic failures. It also lowers operating costs by reducing the loss of hydraulic fluid.
The lamp has an anodized aluminum body and is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, which provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection between charges. The LED is rated at a 100,000-hour service life.
In addition to the SafetyBlu flashlight, the SB-450 kit comes complete with smart AC and DC chargers, yellow fluorescence-enhancing glasses and a belt holster. All components are packed in a padded carrying case.
For more information, visit www.alertoninternational.com.