Custom Paddle and Spectacle Blinds

Mercer Gasket & Shim is a premier provider of custom paddle and spectacle blinds and spacers. Our multi-disciplined engineering team has a deep understanding of fluid flow dynamics and process piping systems, which enables them to generate and/or validate designs and guide you through the material selection process to ensure these isolation devices provide long term safety during pipeline inspection and maintenance.

ASTM certified materials

Constructed from a range of ASTM certified materials, we have the capacity to manufacture API 590 class paddle and spectacle blinds for a range of both small- and large-scale applications. Our computer controlled precision waterjet and laser cutting equipment gives us tight controls over process parameters to meet tight dimensional tolerances of ±.002”. We apply a rigorous set of test and inspection strategies to ensure the integrity of these critical components and guarantee there is no possibility of any flow or leakage during in-field use.

Our goal at Mercer

Is to set the standard of excellence for critical components in the industrial sealing market. We recognize the need for quality, speed, reliability, and flexibility in today’s competitive manufacturing environment. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing 100% customer satisfaction on every project engagement. To learn more about our custom paddle and spectacle blinds, see the table below, or contact us today for more information.

Custom Paddle and Spectacle Blinds' Specs

General Capabilities

Build to Print
Material Recommendations
CAD Design
Engineering Assistance
Computerized Reverse Engineering
PMI Services

Primary Capabilities

Waterjet Cutting
Laser Cutting

Types

API 590 & Stamped w/ Size and Pressure Class
API Standard
Custom
Paddle Blinds
Spectacle Blinds
Paddle Blanks
Paddle Spacers
With Gaskets

Materials

Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Monel
Inconel
Titanium
Brass
Copper

Cutting Thickness

Max: 4 in / 101.6 mm

Cutting Length

Max: 144 in / 3654.6 mm

Cutting Width

Max: 144 in / 3654.6 mm

Tolerance (+/-)

Max: .002 in / .0508 mm

Production Volume

Production Volume Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run

Lead Times Available

Expedited Services Available
Next Day Services
24 Hour Service

Additional Information

Industry Focus

Chemical
Fitting
Refining
Process Piping
Power Generation
Valve

Industry Standards

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
DOT
Department of Transportation
FDA
Food And Drug Administration
ISO 9001:2008
International Organization for Standardization
Mil-Spec
Military Specifications
RoHS
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

File Formats

AutoCAD (DWG,DXF)
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF
Portable Document Format
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format