The standard of the industry of disconnect couplers are the OPW Kamvalok® Dry Disconnect Couplers. OPW Kamvaloks® are used at liquid transfer points where product loss could occur. They provide a reliable solution to prevent spillage during connection or disconnection. Dry Lok couplers are the closest dry disconnect on the market. They feature low pressure drops, along with very tight seals, allowing virtually no spillage. Because of their unique poppet action they eliminate spillage of any residual liquid contained within the line after disconnection.
Where safety is a concern and where product loss is unacceptable Kamvaloks® Dry Disconnect Couplers are used at transfer points. The most common applications requiring the use of disconnect couplers include the manufacturing of paint, lacquers, inks, adhesives, fatty acids, pharmaceuticals, liquid soaps, and many other liquid products. They are particularly well suited for handling petroleum products, solvents, ag-chemicals, vegetable oils, detergents and many acids and caustics.
OPW Kamvaloks® provide automatic closure from both directions – the coupler and the adapter. With it’s simple connection and disconnection design and lever actuated internal poppet configuration, this has become the first choice for liquid transfer operations in all manufacturing environments.
The size of the dry disconnect couplers should be carefully selected and the temperature should be considered when selecting any coupling. The coupler must work at the required temperature and the correct pressure.