FLEXIBILITY IS THE KEY TO OPW ENGINEERED SYSTEMS SWIVEL JOINTS.
They make it achievable for you to use rigid metal piping for loading and unloading caustic or hazardous chemicals, petroleum, liquids, dry products such as grains, cement, and other material, under pressure or vacuum, without the difficulty or danger of handling heavy, cumbersome hoses.
For applications where a hose is necessary, OPW swivel joints mounted at the end of the hose eliminate kinking and twisting and reduce hose wear. When they are fitted to metal frameworks and attached to hoses, swivel joints can guide the hose more easily and keep the uncontrolled hose from kinking and from denting or scratching tanks, trucks, and other equipment.
OPW swivel joints feature standard combinations of five metals and five seal materials to meet most material handling requirements. They can also be custom designed to conform to unique specifications. Our state-of-the-art CAD (Computer Aided Design) system facilitates faster, more accurate responses to your technical questions and request for quotations.
OPW manufacturing, welding, and testing procedures meet or exceed industry standards. Critical dimensions are machined within precise tolerances by CNC equipment to meet rigid engineering specifications. Our welders are certified to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX. All OPW swivel joint assemblies are rigorously tested to ensure high quality. Additional testing, including radiography and material certifications, are available as required.
For more than 60 years, OPW Engineered Systems has provided innovative solutions to some of the most challenging liquid handling applications. In addition to swivel joints, the company manufactures loading and unloading arms for critical industrial needs, as well as a full line of sight flow indicators.