USA Industries Inc. Spectacle Blinds

Spectacle Blinds

Also called Figure 8's, Eye Glass Blinds, Blind & Ring Spacer Sets and more
we make them in any Size, Rating or Alloy - Available for Sale or to Rent

USA Industries' Spectacle Blinds, also called Figure 8 Blinds are manufactured as a single piece of machined metal and eliminates the need for having a seperate paddle blind and ring spacer set to isolate your pipe. If a section of your pipe needs to be isolated for maintenance or repairs, the Spectacle Blind will make the process much easier for you!

Spectacle Blinds are most often mounted in the open position, which allows fluids or gases to flow freely. Consequently, to isolate a section of pipe in order to restrict flow of fluids or gases, all of the flange bolts holding the Spectacle Blind in postion must first be loosened. Subsequently, by rotating the blind from the open spacer side to the blank or closed side, this simple manuever closes the pipe and prevents flow, thereby isolating your pipe for repairs or maintenance procedures.  Simultaneously, this step also visually identifies that the pipe is closed.

Specifications

Since we manufacture our blinds in-house, we will make them from 0.5" to 96", and from 150# to 2500# ASME rating. Likewise, each blind is stamped with the line size and flange rating, and is ground with smooth edges. Moreover, we offer serrated (125 / 250 RMS) or mill finishes. Flanges face options are flat face, raised face, octagonal, or RTJ. Material options include carbon steel, 304 & 316 stainless steels and more. All in-stock orders ship within 24 hours.

Need something custom? USA Industries will customize our all of our blinds to your exact specifications and adhere to our ISO 9001:2015 quality-assurance program.

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PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Prevents Blind / Ring Spacer Loss
  • Prevents Issues During Maintenance Due to Pipe Spreading
  • Available in sizes 1/2" to 96"
  • 516 - Gr70 Carbon Steel or Any Alloy and Coating Available
  • Any Thickness and Rating is Available
  • Sizes and Thicknesses Meet ASME 16.48, ASME 16.5, ASME B16.47 Specs
  • Same Day Ship/Delivery (Local)

NEED A BETTER SEALING SURFACE?

Request an RMS Finish!

Request a RMS Finish of Paddle Blinds, Spectacle Blinds and Vented Blinds

Frequently Asked Spectacle Blind Questions

Yes, this is referred to as a blind spacer set and we typically manufacture this configuration on larger sizes.

Yes, we will make these in stainless steel or any other alloy that is available and that you require. Tell us the grade of stainless steel or alloy you need and we will start production!

Just let us know what ID you'd like it to be and we will make them to any size requirements you need.

Just let us know what thickness you need and we will manufacutre it to that thickness. No problem.

On small spec blinds the tie-bar, or web, typically fits between the bolt holes. On larger spec blinds it is common to drill a hole in the center of the tie-bar for a bolt to fit through which holds the blind in place. If you want the tie-bar to be made differently, let us know and we manufacture it just how you need it.

Mill finishes or machined 125-250 RMS finishes are the most common finishes we produce, but we can finish them however you like. Additionally, RTJ (RJ) gasket surfaces can be provided in oval or octagonal form.

Of course. Let us know how you want the additional thickness machined down from the outside diameter to the raised face gasket area. This is not common and it will add some cost.

Yes. We need to know if want an RTJ (RJ) male or RTJ (RJ) female spectacle blind. For a male RTJ blind, the gasket profile is machined onto the blind. This is not typically preferred because any damage to the gasket profile will make it unusable. For a female RTJ blind, the area for the gasket seating profile is machined into the blind. This is the preferred method as commonly available gaskets are used between the blind and flange.

We also need to know what profile you would like on your gasket surface. For male RTJ blinds, the options are oval or octagonal. Female RTJ blinds are typically requested as octagonal, which has 3 sides on each mating area (like a flat bottom V). What ever combination you require, we will make your blinds to!

Of course, we can manufacture your blinds with any additional feature you require. This is one of the perks of dealing directly with the manufacturer!

Yes, carbon or carbon alloy steel spectacle blinds will be color coded in the webbing of the blind.

150#: Red 900#: Green 300#: Blue 1500#: White 600#: Yellow 2500#: Orange