Pathway Polymers is proud of our record of five years without a lost time accident. We understand it takes hard work and dedication from employees to maintain a safe working environment. Because we are concerned about the safety of all, we are asking that you please review our mandatory policies and procedures with your employees regularly. Filling tires with TyrFil® without the use of a tire cage (or safety chains) is absolutely against published policy and procedures.
Please read and practice the safety rules to create safe working environments for all those working in the tire fill area.
Because of the high pressures required in tire filling, tires must be placed in a tire cage for filling.
Related Safety Equipment
A face shield or goggles, gloves for cleanup of solvents, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher are all necessary safety items which should be within easy reach.
Tire Rim Preparation
- When mounting tire in preparation for TyrFil processing, use all safety procedures normally required for mounting tires.
- Inspect all parts of tire assembly before mounting to insure that all components are properly matched and in good condition. Never use damaged lock rings or used "0" rings.
- Inflation Protection
Before inflating tire, place assembly in tire cage.
- A safety cage must be used for all tires of a size to fit the cage. Tires exceeding that size must be secured with three (3) equally spaced chains loosely double-wrapped. Chain size must be 5/16" link diameter minimum.
- NOTE: THIS PROCEDURE IS ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY FOR ALL WHEELS HAVING LOCK-RING ASSEMBLIES.
- Tires should be positioned so side of tire containing lock ring faces away from work area.
- Tire must be secure to prevent assembly from falling over.
- Do not exceed manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure for specified tire size or ply rating.
- If uncertain of correct pressure, consult tire manufacturer - never exceed manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure specifications.
Seating Tire Beads
Maintain only enough internal pressure (maximum 15 psi) to keep beads seated on rim until tire is placed in safety cage or secured with chains.
For Additional Information
If you would like more information about Pathway Polymers or TyrFil, please contact your Pathway Polymers representative:
Robert Conkle, Product Manager 423.697.0407
Jim Hall, Midwest 423.385.5042
Jeff Little, West 423.779.7714
Flip Hershey,Northeast 423.304.1873
Rex Slack, Southeast 423.802.6729
Fernando Bedos, International 423.402.1945