July 17, 2017

- HD Type VL improves safety for machine guarding for pneumatic / fluid power equipment

(North Canton, Ohio) – Industrial safety specialist, Kirk, has developed the HD Type VL ball valve interlock to ensure that, as part of a trapped key interlock system, hazards such as air and liquid flow power are isolated before operators or engineers can work on equipment.

Air and liquid flow can present high risk safety issues during operation and maintenance of equipment and plant. Traditionally, these sour...

April 18, 2016

Watch for our ad in the May 2016 print and online publication of Facility Safety Management


A front line safety system

  * Ensures predetermined safety sequence operations

  * Isolation, transfer/dissipation, and access to control hazardous energy


Engineered safety solutions to get them home safe.




March 5, 2015


Trapped key interlocking information and products easy to find at www.kirkkey.com


North Canton, Ohio (March 4, 2015) - KIRK® has launched a redesigned website at www.kirkkey.com. The all new site design helps users more easily navigate through trapped key interlocking product and educational information with application specific pages, standards information, and a customer portal.


The site’s new Applications section provides comprehensive information on trapped key interlock use in switchgear,...

Kirk Key Eagle valve and trapped key interlocks guard against operator error



Massillon, Ohio (July 8, 2014) – Kirk Key’s Eagle safety interlocking products provide process safety control in tanker loading and unloading operations. Kirk’s Eagle trapped key interlocking systems ensure that users follow a pre-determined sequence of operation for activating road, rail, and sea tanker control valves in oil refining, petro-chemical, pulp and paper, liquefied gas, and other industrial applications. Ki...

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