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There are many lawsuits involving quick opening/quick actuating closures. The cause of the lawsuits is that personnel are seriously injured, burned and killed because of accidents with these closures.

History has shown that the primary cause of the accidents is lack of or inadequate training, improper repairs, lack of maintenance by the equipment owner, bypassing built-in safeguards and forcing the closures open. The ASME Code provides rules for design and construction of these closures, but the rules do not apply to the use of the closures in service.

We have helped our clients to understand the rules of construction, and have investigated the actual cause of the accidents and assisted the attorneys and testified as to the causes of the accidents. All of our clients have been pleased with the results

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