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Swivel Joints Meet Numerous Application Requirements


OPW Engineered Systems manufactures swivel joints for a broad range of uses in the petroleum, machine tool, chemical, refining, mining, distilling, brewing, and paint industries, as well as farm irrigation and fertilizing, and hundreds of OEM applications. Design, maintenance and plant engineers use OPW swivels in flexible piping systems, loading arms, hose reels, sewer rodding and wastewater treatment equipment, and various types of process machinery. They are also widely used for machine tool coolant transfer, drum filling applications, and a variety of in-plant fluid and dry bulk transfer operations.

OPW Engineered Systems manufactures swivel joints 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. Design, maintenance and plant engineers use OPW swivels in flexible piping systems, loading, hose reels, sewer rodding and wastewater treatment equipment, as well as in various types of process machinery. They are also widely used for machine tool coolant transfer, drum-filling applications, and a variety of in-plant fluid and dry bulk transfer operations.

General Purpose Swivel Joints

This has been the industry standard for more than 70 years. General purpose swivel joints are available in aluminum, bronze, carbon steel, ductile iron and 316 stainless steel. There are eight different styles with anywhere from one to three planes of rotation. We carry an assortment of sizes sure to fit whatever your specific application may be. Common applications utilizing swivel joints include hose reels, aviation refueling carts, hoses, steel mill cooling water lines, wastewater treatment, tank trucks, floating suction assemblies, floating roof drains, highway construction equipment, firefighting equipment, aviation ground support equipment and drum/tote fillers.

Split Flange Swivel Joints

These swivel joints are specifically designed for the transfer of hazardous materials such as acids, petrochemicals, solvents, and other toxic fluids. They are available in 2 inches, 3 inches and 4 inches and are made from carbon steel or stainless steel.

Hose Reel Swivels

These aluminum and carbon steel swivels are designed in a variety of sizes as an integral part of many hose reel applications. Along with five different styles of hose reel swivels we are also able to customize a hose swivel for whatever your specific application may be.

Versatility is the key to OPW swivel joints. They make it possible for you 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.