Breakaway coupling built for safe transfer
Sep 1, 2002 12:00 PM
The new OPW safety breakaway coupling is crafted to provide safe transfer of hazardous materials such as liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas, acids, solvents, petrochemicals, gases, and other toxic liquids. With a double-poppet design, this coupling protects against damage from drive/pull-away incidents.
This patented coupling uses a straight-line design for maximum fluid transfer performance. With minimal restriction or pressure drop in the easy-flow interior, this coupling is suitable for high-flow line applications.
For hose or loading arm applications, the OPW breakaway is designed to separate at any angle when subjected to a designated pull force. In case of separation, its patented double-poppet valves seat automatically to stop liquid flow on both ends.
This compact coupling can absorb the effects of normal line shock while protecting the system from external overload. Shear bolts can be supplied in various sizes and materials to meet specific pressure and load requirements. With use of a rebuild kit, the coupling, upon separation, can be reset and returned to operation.
Available in 2" size, the breakaway is supplied standard in 316L stainless steel. It can also be specified in Alloy 20 and Hastolloy C, with end connections NPT, BSP, ASME flanged, and Buttweld. For more information, contact OPW, 2726 Henkle Dr, Lebanon OH 45036.
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