You’ve probably heard of the Kamvalok coupling that is made by OPW and is the standard of the industry. It’s a popular product that we sell a lot of due to its reliable performance. This type of coupling is often in use around liquid transfer stations to prevent against any sort of product loss that may or may not create a hazardous situation. You can count on a Kamvalok coupling to provide you with a reliable and dependable solution to the risk of disastrous spillage during both connection and the disconnection processes. Because of its unique poppet action this type of coupling further eliminates spillage of any residual liquid contained within the line after disconnection.
Our customers know to use these couplings at transfer points where product loss is unacceptable. The most common applications are during the manufacturing or transport of paint, adhesives, lacquers, inks, liquid soaps, fatty acids, pharmaceuticals, and a large range of other liquid products. The couplings are additionally appropriately suited for handling petroleum products, solvents, chemicals used in agriculture, vegetable oils, detergents and many acids and caustics. If you ever have a question about whether or not these couplings are safe enough to use with your product, just give our customer service department a call at 866-761-7225.
Some of the benefits of using a Kamlok coupling:
~ Ease of Use – The simple connection and disconnection design and lever actuated internal poppet configuration makes this the first choice for liquid transfer operations.
~ Spill Protection – Helps to reduce the hazards involved in the connection/disconnection process of transferring hazardous materials.
~ Dual Protection – OPW Kamvaloks® provide automatic closure from both directions – the coupler and the adaptor.
~ Provides For Total Closed-Loop Loading Capabilities – When used with the OPW 2173N Vapor Recovery Dry Disconnect coupling protects people and property from dangerous and potentially costly exposure by keeping hazardous liquids and vapors in-line and out of the environment.
If you’re not sure about the correct coupling you need for your application check out the variety of couplers available on our site. Be sure to use our online configuration tool to make selecting the correct part easier. The part number guide gives metal, style, size, and seal for each part we stock so you’ll be able to double check that what you are ordering is the right match. Again, just call us if you require more specifications or information regarding the couplings we have available.
When you’re looking for high quality swivels that are not only reliable but also are easily attainable you should know that at SwivelJoints.com we only carry the top of the line OPW swivels. Don’t waste your time trying to save a buck by buying inferior products that will leave you wishing you’d taken our advice in the first place.
In the fields of petroleum, chemical, refining, mining, distilling, brewing, and more there are hundreds of applications using swivels where you just can’t afford failure of any degree. OPW swivel components rotate 360 degrees and permit the use of rigid metal piping for loading and unloading hazardous chemicals, petroleum, and other materials without the hazards involved with the handling cumbersome hoses.
The premium OPW swivels that we can provide you with feature combinations of five metals and five seal materials to meet the majority of material handling requirements. They can be custom designed to conform to your unique specifications. You can peruse all of our products right here on our website. If you’d like to talk to someone in our customer service department they’re ready and waiting. Give us a call at your convenience toll free at 866-761-7225.
We can provide you with competitive prices, fast delivery and outstanding customer service. Our website provides an easy-to-use parts ordering system for your convenience but if you prefer to order by phone, as many people do, just give us a call. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please feel free to contact us with any product or ordering questions you might have. We look forward to talking with you.
When you have an application requiring the loading and unloading of hazardous chemicals, petro, and other liquids you’ll want to rely on our OPW liquid swivel joint so you’ll also be able to use rigid metal piping when it fits the application at hand.
But where hoses are absolutely required, our liquid swivel joint will safely eliminate any kinking, twisting and wearing down of the hoses prematurely when mounted onto the end of a hose. These joints will guide the hose smoothly and easily.
The OPW swivel joints we carry are high quality manufactured swivel joints using five different metals and seal materials that will meet nearly every requirement. In addition to ready made, we also offer custom-designed swivel joints. With a state-of-the-art CAD (Computer Aided Design) system we can ensure faster, more accurate responses to your technical questions and requests for quotes. There’s no need to hold up your project waiting on final expenses.
These swivel joints are manufactured by OPW while meeting or exceeding industry standards. Join dimensions are machined within precise tolerances by CNC equipment to meet rigid specs. Their welders are certified to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX. All OPW swivel joint assemblies are thoroughly tested to ensure high quality and durability. Additional testing, including radiography and material certifications, are available as required.
When you’re looking for swivels for an application you want to be sure to use a high quality part that will function for years to come so be sure to stick with OPW swivels. OPW provides a complete line of conventional and vapor-recovery hose swivels and breakaways for just about any requirement. Swivel products include single plane, multi-plane, swivel breakaways, single-use and reconnectable breakaways along with swivels and breakaways specifically designed for use with alternative fuel applications.
Single-plane swivels provide 360 degree swivel action. Designed for use with fuel oil nozzles, the full-circle swivel reduces physical strain of aligning a nozzle with a fill pipe.
Multi-plane swivels, with 360 degree and 270 degree planes of rotation, permits fueling from virtually any direction while helping reduce hose wear. Their compact, attractive profile combines with proven factory assembly and testing to promote a long lasting, reliable service life.
OPW 66SB Swivel Breakaway is intended for easy installation at the nozzle inlet. The compact, lightweight design incorporates a 360° swivel rotation at both the male end and middle joint, with a simple and easily reconnectable breakaway on the opposite end.
OPW alternative fuel swivels and breakaways utilize the same high quality designs and test standards of our other quality OPW products to ensure reliability, durability, and long service life. These swivels are specifically designed for use with E85 and E100 fuel blends.
For more than 60 years, OPW has provided innovative solutions to some of the most challenging liquid handling applications. They are the leaders in their field. You can count on OPW swivels to be high quality products to fit any of your applications.
The couplers we carry are considered standard in the industry. Whether you’re in need of quick couplers or dry disconnect couplers we have a range that is sure to fit your needs. Couplers are used to connect hoses and pipes together at transfer points where product loss could occur. They provide a reliable solution to spillage prevention during connect and disconnect processes.
At Swivel Joints we stock an assortment of Dry Lok couplers, the closest dry disconnect on the market that features low pressure drops and a very tight seal, allowing virtually no spillage. We also carry Kamlok couplings, a dry disconnect which helps eliminate dripping before, during, and after loading.
The Drylok™ coupler is designed to transfer hazardous corrosive, volatile liquids such as acids, solvents and petrochemicals safely. An interlocking handle averts accidental spills by preventing uncoupling while the valve is open and the unit’s flat face minimizes fluid loss. This coupler is ideal when transferring any kind of hazardous fluids where product loss is a problem, such as high-pressure lines, high flow rates, slurries, and gases.
The Kamlok couplers are designed and manufactured with 316 stainless steel and gasket materials to endure the harshest environments. Exclusive features, such as Twin-Kam™ arms with special detent to secure arms in position and help prevent accidental uncoupling. Cam and groove design means smooth coupling and uncoupling, while the patented Spring-Ring™ feature ensures that the finger rings do not get trapped under the coupling arms. Built to the highest quality standards with special ease-of-use design features at the price point of other standard cam and groove couplers makes Kamloks the best overall value in the industry.
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When the time comes to replace a swivel joint dust seal we make the ordering process as easy as 1…2…3 at Swivel Joints. You’ll find the steps to replace a swivel joint dust seal are simple when you follow the directions below.
The directions and illustrations here describe the simple step-by-step method to replace the main seal and the dust seal in an OPW swivel joint.
1. Clean chamber thoroughly, grease new main seal and place seal in chamber of swivel joint body. (For 3200 Series, grease and install back-up ring also.)
2. Thoroughly clean bearing and seal surfaces, then install new felt dust seal (or greased O-ring dust seal) around minor diameter of groove on swivel joint tail.
3. Insert tail into body. Hold dust seal snug in groove of tail so that it will completely enter dust seal chamber. Slight hand pressure is required to force tail into O-ring Seal.
4. Align the ball grooves in tail with ball grooves in body to allow easy entry of balls into the bearing races. Slowly rotate tail back and forth as balls are inserted until both races are filled to capacity with balls.
5. Thread in ball retainers until contact is made with balls, then back off slightly to prevent sticking or binding.
6a. On swivels with dual ball retainers, thread on jam nut. Hold ball retainer in position with a hex wrench while locking jam nut with an open-end wrench. Lubricate.
6b. On swivels with a single ball retaining plug, back off so that the nearest slot is in line with the cotter pin hole. Lock in position with cotter pin and lubricate.
If you have any questions or concerns during the ordering or replacement process, we can be reached by phone toll-free at 866-761-7225.
The swivel joints and swivel joint components that we carry are manufactured by OPW Engineered Systems and are available for a broad range of uses in the chemical, petroleum, petrochemical, refining, mining, distilling, brewing, ink and paint industries, as well as farm irrigation and fertilizing fields.
Design, plant and maintenance engineers use OPW swivels and swivel joint components in flexible piping systems, loading arms, hose reels, sewer rodding and wastewater treatment equipment, and a vast assortment of other types of process machinery. They also use our swivel joints in machine tool coolant transfer, drum filling applications, and in a variety of in-plant fluid and dry bulk transfer applications.
The key to OPW swivel joints is versatility. An assortment of general purpose swivels, Endura split flange swivels, and hose reel swivels make it possible to use rigid metal piping for processing fluids and dry product under pressure or vacuum without the difficulty or danger of handling heavy, cumbersome hoses. OPW has the ability to customize any swivel to fit your specific application while we make it easy to order any joint components you may be seeking, right from our website.
If you’re looking for seal replacement kits to work with OPW ball bearing swivel joints we have them made of Buna-N, Flurocarbon, Teflon with Garter Spring or EPT, we have them available. In 3 easy steps you can find exactly the type of seal replacement kit you require.
We also carry a full range of both steel and stainless steel ball bearings as well as a variety of joint lubricants.
A business that is handling and transporting chemicals of any type can’t afford to incur spillage. It’s not only costly to your company but it’s hazardous. The quality of couplings you have in use plays an important role in experiencing successful dry transfers. A business such as yours does not want to discover that the couplings you’re using are inferior, so purchase Drylok products from Swivel Joints from the start and rest assured that your team will stay safe during each and every transfer.
When you require fast, reliable transfers and transport you should only be using the Drylok coupler on all of your lines. Wherever you have applications requiring transferring of product, whether in-house, on railcars, tank cars or trucks and trailers, the Drylok coupler will keep your workers safe by preventing spillage. These couplers guarantee an easy connect and disconnect. There’s a handle action that connects the valve to the coupler and opens and closes the flow. The easy-flow interior optimizes the flow rate in all high-pressure and high-viscosity applications. There’s also super-pak adjustable packing with V-type material that provides a continuous compression, emission-free seal on the handle shaft.
The safety of your employees is guaranteed when you use Drylok because it cannot come uncoupled while the valve is open. In addition, it meets and exceeds all of the stringent emission and worker safety requirements set by EPA, OSHA, and others in industry today.
If you want more information from us about this coupler or want to make a purchase, you can reach us through our websites or by calling 1-866-761-7225. We look forward to hearing from you in the new year.
Kamvalok couplers are considered the standard of the industry for dry disconnect products. Used at liquid transfer points where product loss could occur, these couplings provide a reliable solution to prevent spillage during connection and disconnection.
Dry disconnect couplings such as these have been proven as a successful technology to help protect workers and the environment in the transfer of hazardous materials. If your product is toxic, corrosive, caustic or otherwise harmful, these high-performance dry disconnect couplings helps reduce the hazards associated with the transfer of these products.
Kamvalok couplers are used by manufacturers of inks, paint, lacquers, fatty acids, adhesives, liquid soaps, pharmaceuticals, and many other liquid products. They are especially well suited for handling petroleum products, agriculture-chemicals, vegetable oils, solvents, detergents and many caustics and acids.
Benefits of these couplers include:
• Ease of Use – The simple connection and disconnection design and lever actuated internal poppet configuration makes this the first choice for liquid transfer operations.Benefits of these couplings include:
• Spill Protection – Helps to reduce the hazards involved in the connection/disconnection process of transferring hazardous materials.
• Provides Total Closed-Loop Loading Capabilities by keeping hazardous liquids and vapors in-line and out of the environment.
• Added protection – Autolok™ locking arms with an automatic locking mechanism signaled by a positive click. Uncoupling requires only an easy tug on the lock release.
• Dual protection – poppeted seal cylinder with snap-on nose seal provides automatic closure from both directions – the coupler and the adaptor – to prevent accidental spills. Nose seal can be easily replaced without need for new seal cylinder.
• Lever Actuation – The open/close lever action helps to ensure that liquid flow can only begin once the coupling and adaptor are securely coupled. The lever provides for smooth opening and closing even for high pressure applications.
Pipe swivel joints are manufactured for a broad range of uses in the chemical, petroleum, refining, mining, petrochemical, distilling, brewing, paint and ink industries, as well as farm irrigation and fertilizing. Design, plant and maintenance engineers use pipe swivel joints in flexible piping systems, loading arms, hose reels, sewer rodding and wastewater treatment equipment, and various types of process machinery. They also use swivel joints in drum filling applications, machine coolant transfer, and in a variety of in-plant fluid and dry bulk transfer applications.
Versatility is the key to these swivel joints. They make it possible to use rigid metal piping for loading and unloading fluids and dry product under pressure or vacuum without the difficulty or danger of handling heavy, cumbersome hoses.
General purpose swivel joints are available in a variety of materials, sizes and styles to meet any application. Sizes range from ¾” to 12”. Standard materials are aluminum, bronze, carbon steel, ductile iron and 316 stainless steel. Standard seals used are Buna-N, Fluorocarbon, PTFE, EPDM, Neoprene and Kalrez. End connections are FNPT, 150/300 ANSI Flanged Ends and Butt/Socket Welds.
Lubrication plays an important role in the life expectancy of a swivel joint. A high performance synthetic lubricant is recommended as it’s specially formulated to reduce friction and wear. Joints require only annual lubrication and will not drip, melt or carbonize. Temperature Range -40F – 750F (-40C – 399C).