Versatile Uses for Swivel Joints

Swivel joints have a broad range of uses in the chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, refining, distilling, mining, brewing industries, as well as farm fertilizing and irrigation. Design, plant and maintenance engineers use swivel joints in flexible piping systems, loading arms, hose reels, sewer rodding and wastewater treatment applications, and various types of process machinery. Swivel joints are also used in machine tool coolant transfer, drum filling applications, and in a variety of in-plant fluid and dry bulk transfer applications.

Versatility is the key to 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. A swivel joint can feature combinations of five metals and five seal materials to meet most material handling requirements. They can also be custom designed to conform to your special specifications.

For applications where a hose is necessary, swivel joints mounted at the end of the hose eliminate kinking and twisting and reduce hose wear. Fitted to metal frameworks and attached to hoses, the joints can guide the hose more easily and keep uncontrolled hose from kinking and denting or scratching tanks, trucks, and other equipment.

In the fields of petroleum, chemical, refining, mining, distilling, brewing, and more there are hundreds of applications requiring the use of a ball swivel joint. These piping components 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.

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