The PETOL™ FLANGE SPRAY DEFLECTOR minimizes the spray produced when a flange set is broken open and allows the operator to direct the spray into a known direction. This device is designed to help protect the worker from the dangers of chemical exposure, hot water and/or steam burns caused by the spray of liquid or gas under pressure when unbolting flanged connections. Suitable applications for this tool include: first line breaks, low point breaks, hot bolting, blinding, and draining deflection and/or guiding. The PETOL Flange Spray Deflector’s simple design consists of a nitrile elastomer strap, tension adjustment bolt and a tension clamp. The flange spray deflector is not intended to seal or contain any pressure or replace any personal protective equipment (PPE).