Forged Steel Valve Wheel Keys
A range of one piece, drop forged steel valve wheel keys are now available to purchase.
Also known as Wheel Dogs, Wheel Wrenches or Wheel Spanners they allow you to apply a far greater amount of torque to a valve wheel than would be possible than using your hands alone. Hooking over the rim of the Valve Wheel with a support for the underside allows a secure grip that allows force to be applied safely and effectively.
Operating using the principle of Mechanical Advantage the Wheel Key will amplify the amount of force you put in relative to the distance from the Pivot.
This allows even seized, corroded or over tightened Wheel valves to be turned with a minimum of effort.
A simple low cost piece of equipment the valve wheel key is ideal for use in multiple environments and have been used for many years in Oil Refineries, Power Stations, Water Boards and Chemical Companies.