The New Year Brings Drum Loading Arms You Can Rely On

Why not make 2014 the year you banish unsafe hoses and decrease expenses from continual hose replacement. With our drum loading arms you’ll have a far easier operation ensuring faster loading equating to increased production. Tote filling and drum loading arms are available in a variety of materials and styles to fit any application.

drum loading armsIf you should have non-standard needs for loading arms or the styles that we provide will not fit the drums or other devices you’re filling, contact us about a retrofit. With our background, it’s very likely we’ve already solved most situations you may encounter.

For those requiring a custom drum loading arm the following things are taken into consideration:

  • The type of liquid that is being handled
  • Temperature and pressure of the liquid
  • Type of tank or container to be used
  • Flow rate
  • Adequate capacity without excessive pressure drop
  • Physical facility dimensions and limitations
  • Adequate horizontal and vertical range
  • Ease of operation
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Any special requirements to be considered
  • Cost of retrofitting

With environmental concerns in the forefront of people’s minds these days, we can offer solid solutions to your critical process of transferring products whether hazardous or not.

How to use drum loading armsYou’ll also find we carry an assortment of accessories for all of our loading systems. If you’re looking for something in particular please give one of our customer service reps a call at 1-866-761-7225.

From all of us at Swivel Joints, we wish you and yours a very safe and prosperous New Year!

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Kamlok Fittings Spell Quality and Long Life

You can spend hours searching on the Internet for the lowest priced couplings and disconnect fittings but when it comes right down to it, don’t you want to buy a product that is the industry standard for quality, safety and ease of use? The OPW Kamlok fittings that you’ll get from us at SwivelJoints are just that as well as the world’s most popular cam and grove.

OPW Kamlok Fittings

Whether you’re looking for camlok couplings or kamlok couplers, OPW quick disconnects or any other quick disconnect fittings, don’t pass up the comprehensive line of products that we stock in a wide variety of sizes and configurations. We also have a wide assortment of couplers and adaptors including double and reducing couplers, spool adaptors, ANSI flanged coupler and adaptors, and schedule 40 socket weld and butt weld couplers and adaptors in a wide variety of sizes.

All Kamlok fittings have an exclusive Twin-Kam arm design feature. This system, patented by OPW, holds the adaptor more securely to protect against accidental release of fluids. Kamloks also utilize a Spring-Ring to ensure accurate positioning of fingers rings to aid in ease of operation. You simply won’t find any safer, sturdier or quicker coupler system on the market than these popular fittings.

You’ll appreciate that the cam and grove design means very smooth coupling and uncoupling as well as the reliable long life provided by the special design and the 316 stainless steel and gasket materials to endure even the harshest environments.


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An Interlocking Handle On Drylok Couplings Prevents Spills

If your company is transferring chemicals of any type it’s important that you take whatever precautions necessary to avoid any spillage of liquids. It could be quite expensive for your company and it’s extremely hazardous as well. It’s imperative to be using high quality Drylok couplings in order to have successful dry transfers. Nobody wants to discover the hard way that the couplings they’re using are inferior. The Drylok products that we carry at Swivel Joints are top of the line and very dependable.

Drylok couplingsFor fast and reliable transfers Drylok couplings on every one of your lines is the way to go. All types of applications requiring transferring of product — in-house, railcars, tank cars or trucks and trailers — these couplings will keep your workers safe and the environment dry.

Couplers like what we carry guarantee an easy connect and disconnect. There’s a handle action that connects the valve to the coupler and opens and closes the flow. Furthermore, the easy-flow interior optimizes the flow rate in all high-pressure and high-viscosity applications. There’s also adjustable packing with V-type material that provides an emission-free continuous compression seal on the handle shaft.

Drylok dry-disconnect couplers cannot come uncoupled from other fittings while the valve is open. It’s that simple. You can rest assured knowing that they also meet and exceed all of the stringent emission and safety requirements set by OSHA, EPA, and others in the industry today.

If you would like additional information about our drylok couplers or want to make a purchase, you can contact us through our website or by calling 1-866-761-7225. We look forward to talking with you.

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Our Kamvalok Couplers are Top of the Line

When you’re looking for the finest couplers come to Swivel Joints where we have the most popular top of the line Kamvalok couplers to provide you with. When you have an application where you need to be assured of no spillage occurring, these couplers are the way to go. Used by manufacturers of lacquers, adhesives, inks, paint pharmaceuticals, liquid soaps and many other types of liquid products, they are the most reliable solution on the market today.

Kamvalok couplersConstructed of stainless steel and aluminum materials, even highly corrosive and caustic products including solvents, agricultural chemicals, detergents and petroleum products are easily transported with no spillage at all when using these Kamvalok couplers.

These couplers have a unique poppet action that virtually eliminates spillage of any residual liquid contained within the line after disconnection. Fitting like these are frequently used at transfer points where product loss is unacceptable such as in plants, on tank cars, tank trucks, totes and rail cars.

There are also Kamvalok Transport Series Dry Disconnect Couplings for use on multi-compartment petroleum, solvent and chemical product delivery trucks with on-board pumping units.

Features include:

  • Available in 2”
  • Aluminum material of construction
  • Offered with or without AutolokTM Locking Arms
  • Features Poppeted Seal Cylinder with Snap-on Nose Seal
  • Simple Cam and Groove Design with Lever Actuation
  • 360° Orientation – coupler can be connected in any orientation onto the adaptor.
  • Manufactured in compliance with the highest quality standards of design, materials and construction.


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When Nothing But Truck Loading Arms Will Do

We sell the most complete line of loading arms and loading rack equipment available to meet today’s bulk loading and unloading requirements. Our equipment is used to efficiently load and unload petroleum products, chemicals, liquefied gases, asphalt, solvents, or hazardous, corrosive chemicals. When an application requires a longer reach to a vehicle, whether a truck or tanker car, consider the truck loading arms we carry. These loading arms provide you with the choice of a top or a bottom arm.

A top loading system will have plenty of vertical movement as well as drop pipe lengths to reach vehicles of varying heights. The top truck loading arms have sufficient horizontal range to reach even the furthest vessel.

A bottom loading system offers the operator more safety as he remains on the ground. Connections can be made faster using a bottom loading arm so your loading time is reduced. Bottom loading systems create overall less turbulence in the tank, reducing the danger of generating static electricity. They also reduce vapors, and can be easily adapted to fully recover vapors displaced during loading. All things considered bottom loading arms are less costly and the racks are simpler to build than top loading racks.

At Swivel Joints we will work with you to develop the right equipment for your application. Our system designs meet a wide range of needs from the modest demands of drum-filling applications to the high-volume loading and unloading requirements of major chemical and petroleum facilities. We have loading arms that can be supplied with a wide range of valves, fittings, and instrumentation equipment and we’d be happy to help you with that. Give us a call at 1-866-761-7225 and we’d be happy to help you.

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Seeing is Believing with Sight Flow Indicators

When you need to closely monitor your industrial process line, seeing really is believe when you put our sight flow indicators to use. You can monitor and verify liquid flow through intake and outtake pumping, filtering, heating and cooling, to name just a few applications.

sight flow indicatorsLubricant and cooling lines are critical to monitor in power plants using hydro-electric generators and sight flow indicators are the way to go. These indicators are maintenance-free and are guaranteed not to leak. Our indicators will provide you with a longer lasting and far better seal than the conventional flat seals you’d get from other companies.

When it comes to monitoring the flow of fluids in your process lines and detecting where, if any place, problems exist, you won’t find a more cost efficient or reliable way for monitoring than our sight indicators. You’re sure to find the perfect style of indicator from among the following four types.

Propeller Indicator is ideal for observation of opaque liquid from a distance.

Drip Tube Indicator is good for gravity flow or extremely low or intermittent flow conditions.

Bi-Directional Plain Indicator should be used when the color and clarity of your liquids are of the most importance.

Bi-Directional Flapper Indicator points in either direction to easily show you which way the liquid is flowing.

Choose your sight indicator based on the pressures and temperatures of liquid that you’ll be monitoring. We have indicators measuring temperatures up to 350 F degrees and pressures up to 400 PSIG.

Give us a call at Swivel Joints at 1-866-761-7225 if we can assist you in any way with ordering the correct sight indicators.

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Ordering the Right OPW Swivel Joints

You should be able to tell just by our name alone that we’re the place to come when you need the right OPW swivel joints for whatever application you have. We provide charts on our website that provide you with extensive information OPW swivel jointsabout all of the OPW swivel joints that we carry including dimensions, approximate weights of the various sizes, and chemical compatibility with your swivel joint metal and seal materials.

The chemical compatibility is especially useful for ordering the correct swivel joints to work with the type of chemicals you use. We grade the chemical and metal compatibility on the following scale:

    1. Recommended combination
    2. Would result in Moderate to Severe Effect
    3. Would result in Minor to Moderate Effect
    4. Insufficient data on compatibility
    5. Unsatisfactory
    6. No data available at all.

OPW swivel jointsOnce you know the style of swivel joint you want, it’s easy to order right from our website. Find the style on our products page where our styles are listed and click on the one you want. Click through on that style’s specific type and then select the metal, size and type of seal you need. Type in the quantity of swivel joints then click “Get Price”. Once you fill in your personal information and “Submit” it to us we will be able to send you an Instant Online Price for your consideration.

You can be assured that your personal information is safe with us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and will not sell, share, or rent any information you have given to us, to others in any way.

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Loading Arms for Trucks, Railcars and Drums

When you need custom designed loading arms for a specific application, we can assist you with that at SafeRack. But if one of our already fabricated loading arms will work, you’ll be happy to know we have a large inventory that can help you with any of your truck loading, railcar loading and bulk loading needs. Our loading arms will make easy work of any bulk loading whether it be into drums or any other containers as they’ve been designed with ease of operation in mind.

loading armsThe rugged construction of our loading arms makes down time and maintenance issues a thing of the past. We have a loading arm for top loading tank trucks that includes an integrated gangway and safety cage, something your employees are sure to appreciate. The top loading arms for railcars include integrated vapor recovery by-pass hoses and are retrofitted to existing loading racks.

We also have a bottom loading arm that is ideal for loading tank trucks that require bottom loading. It swings under trucks to bottom load bulk chemicals. The bottom loading arm for railcars is insulated to keep product at the required temperature for loading and unloading.

No matter what type of loading arms you require for your specific application, you’ll appreciate our more than 200 years of combined experience with a wide assortment of different loading arms. We can answer any and every question you might have. Give us a call at 1-866-761-7225 if we can assist you in any way.

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Things to Know When Ordering From Swivel Joints

When you’re looking for high quality swivel joints and other products you should make our site your go-to-place to find what you want. If you buy from our website there a few things you should know about purchasing swivel joints as well as any of our other products.

Typically we ship 2-3 days after the receipt of your order. Overnight shipping is available if an order is placed by 12 noon and the product is available. If you require expedited shipping please call us after sending us your order by fax or email.

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Our website is secure and you should feel comfortable purchasing online. Know that we do not store your credit card or purchase order numbers online. We are further committed to protecting your privacy. We do not collect personal information from you and we do not sell, share or rent this information to others.

OPW provides a one year factory limited warranty on all of their products. Any product that is deemed defective should be returned to OPW. Contact us by phone or email to obtain a return material authorization form that must be included.

Please contact us with any concerns about returning an item. Some products cannot be returned and those that can be will incur a restocking fee. It is our goal to provide you with the correct product the first time around. Please call us at 1-866-761-7225 if you have any trouble identifying your needs or do not see what you want. It is the buyer’s responsibility to insure compatibility of a product and the materials of construction of swivel joints.



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You’ll Like This Dry Disconnect Coupling

If your company is responsible for handling and transporting chemicals of any type and you can’t afford any spillage, you’ll want this dry disconnect coupling. Spillage of any type is not only hazardous but also costly to your company. Utilizing a dry disconnect coupling of the highest quality like we carry will ensure all of your dry transfers are successful and safe. You can count on us at Swivel Joints to carry only the best quality products there are.

dry disconnect couplingIn addition, for fast and reliable transfers you should only be using our Drylok coupler on your lines. If you aren’t you might want to take a look on our website at what we have. Wherever you have applications requiring the transference of product, whether in-house, on railcars, tank cars or trucks, the this coupler will prevent spillage with an easy connect and disconnect process.

The flow rate in all applications, including high-pressure and high-viscosity ones, is optimized due to the easy flow interior. A continuous compression, emission-free seal on the handle shaft is provided by the super-pak adjustable packing with V-type material that is used.

Safety is guaranteed when you use Drylok as it cannot come uncoupled while the valve is open. In meets and exceeds all emission and worker safety requirements set by EPA, OSHA, and others today.

If you have questions or would like more information from us about any of our products, you can reach us by calling 1-866-761-7225. We look forward to speaking with you.

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