We’re Your #1 Source of OPW Swivel Joints

In this industry, we know that when you’re looking for OPW swivel joints for your application you don’t have much time to waste. That’s why we know you’ll like the online configuration tool we have on our website at SwivelJoints.com. It will make it easy to locate the correct OPW swivel joints for whatever your application may be. Having a part number makes it’s even easier but if you don’t, it’s no big deal! The part number guide provides information on metal, style, size, and seal for each part so you can make sure you’re ordering the right part.

OPW swivel jointsSwivel joints are extremely useful in applications that require the use of a hose, as these joints mount at the end of the hose and therefore eliminate any kinking and twisting plus reduce hose wear. In addition, when they are fitted to metal framework and attached to hoses, it works as a guide for the hose to prevent it from scratching tanks, trucks, and other equipment.

In the manufacturing and processing industries using petroleum, chemical, refining, mining, distilling, brewing, and more there are hundreds of applications that could require the use of swivel joints to make operations safer and smoother. These piping components can rotate 360 degrees and permit the use of rigid metal piping for loading and unloading hazardous chemicals, petroleum, and other materials without the danger of handling cumbersome hoses.

Featuring combinations of five metals and five seal materials to meet most material handling requirements, these swivel joints can also be custom designed to conform to whatever unique specifications you may need.

You’re sure to like our competitive prices, fast delivery and the outstanding customer service that we provide to our customers each and every time.

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Swivel Joint Repair is Really Just as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Nothing will shut your operation down faster than broken parts. When that happens you can’t afford the time to run all over town, or spend days surfing the web, looking for exactly what you need. When you purchase from us at SwivelJoint.com your Swivel Joint repair is taken care of swiftly and precisely.

We stock replacement parts for all OPW swivel joints and ordering what you need from our website or by phone is really just as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Swivel Joint repairRequiring Swivel Joint repair doesn’t have to shut down your production for days or weeks. Ordering the correct parts from us is easy by email or phone and we ship fast. You’re sure to get exactly the part(s) you need the first time around.

Seal replacement kits are available for all OPW ball bearing swivel joints. On our user-friendly Seal Replacement Kits ordering page you’ll select the seal material, number of planes of rotation in your swivel joint and the swivel size, then you click “Get Price”. Each swivel repair kit comes with the correct number of seals for your selected swivel joint. If you need to replace seals on more than one swivel joint you just enter the number of swivels in the quantity field. It’s just that easy!

Swivel Joint repairIf you’d like to speak to someone by phone our swivel joint sales specialists would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call at 1-866-761-7225 at your convenience.

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Where to Find the Kamvalok Coupler

The industries favorite cam-and-groove coupler without a doubt is the Kamvalok coupler. It has a built-in valve and a spring-loaded poppet that automatically closes when disconnected. It will assist you in stopping dangerous and costly fluid loss from both regular and accidental disconnects even on the occasion that the valve is left in the open position. The simple connection and disconnection design and lever actuated internal poppet configuration makes this the first choice for liquid transfer operations.

Kamvalok couplerYou’ll reduce the hazards involved in the connection/disconnection process of transferring hazardous materials with these fittings therefore making your worksite and employees safer.

There are different types of shaft couplers. Each of the various types has its own specific application.

Rigid couplers. For use when there are requirements for the precise shaft alignment. There are variations of this coupler such as the flange coupler and the muff coupler.

Torque limiting couplers. Like the name states, thesse couplers will protect systems against conditions of over torque.

Flexible couplers. Useful in connecting a driving shaft or flange element to an adjacent in-line driven member. It flexes enough while rotating to accommodate, within limits, undesirable effects caused by axial misalignment, shaft end movement, and vibration between connected members. This kind of coupler can also be further divided into many other types (disc coupler, universal coupler, jaw coupler, bellows coupler, and gear coupler.

At Swivel Joints we stock not only the Kamvalok coupler but also a large assortment of Kamvalok couplings, a dry disconnect which helps eliminate dripping before, during, and after loading, as well as Dry Lok couplers, the closest dry disconnect on the market.

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Bottom vs. Top OPW Loading Arm

When your company requires the use of any vehicle utilizing an OPW loading arm you may at times have the option of bottom vs. top arm. Keep in mind that a bottom loading arm is always going to offer more safety.

OPW loading armHere are some benefits that might help you to decide which OPW loading arm would be right for your individual application.

The bottom OPW loading arm offers the following benefits over a top loading arm:

Safer working conditions. Bottom loading systems create less turbulence in the tank, reducing the danger of generating static electricity.
Vapor reduction. Bottom loading reduces vapors, and can be easily adapted to fully recover vapors displaced during loading.
Operator safety. The operator remains on the ground, not on top of the vehicle where falls could occur.
Faster loading time. Connections can be made more quickly.
Less costly loading platforms. Bottom loading islands are simpler and cheaper to build than top loading racks.

A properly designed top loading system will have sufficient vertical movement and drop pipe lengths to service vehicles of varying heights. The top OPW loading arm has sufficient horizontal range to reach the farthest compartment.

OPW offers a complete line of equipment for efficiently loading and unloading petroleum products, chemicals, and liquefied gases.

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We Recommend the OPW Swivel Every Time

When you’re looking for the best made swivel in the industry take a look at the OPW swivel that we carry right here at Swivel Joints. Whatever your application is we’re sure it will excel at meeting your needs. These piping components rotate a full 360 degrees and allow the use of rigid metal piping for loading and unloading hazardous chemicals, petroleum and other materials while eliminating the danger of handling cumbersome hoses.

OPW swivelOPW Engineered Systems has provided innovative solutions to some of the most challenging liquid handling applications for over 60 years in the fields of petroleum, chemical, refining, mining, distilling, brewing, and others. In addition to the OPW swivel, the company also manufactures loading and unloading arms for critical industrial needs, a large assortment of repair parts, and a full line of sight flow indicators.

Ordering parts from our website is as easy as can be. We have an online configuration tool to aid you. There is a part number guide that gives metal, style, size, and seal for each part so you can be sure you’re ordering the right part. But if you need any assistance, just call us at 866-761-7225 and we’d be happy to help you or answer any questions you may have.

We guarantee you’ll really like our competitive prices, fast delivery and the outstanding customer service that we offer our customers each and every time.

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Kamvalok Coupling Prevents Spillage

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.

Kamlok couplingOur 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.

Kamvalok couplingIf 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.

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High Quality OPW Swivels

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.

OPW swivelsIn 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.

OPW swivelsWe 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.

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When a Liquid Swivel Joint is Required

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.

liquid swivel jointBut 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.

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High Quality OPW Swivels Last

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.

OPW swivelsSingle-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.

OPW swivelsMulti-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 swivelsOPW 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.

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Couplers Keep Fluid and Dry Transfers Safer

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.

couplersAt 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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