Innovative flat-face design reduces up to 85% of fluid loss at disconnect
LEBANON, OH, July 18, 2017 – OPW Engineered Systems, part of OPW's Fluid segment within Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV), is pleased to announce the release of its new Kamvalok® Flat Dry Disconnect Coupler and Adaptor. Engineered with all the same industry-leading features and benefits as traditional OPW Kamvaloks, the major technological advancement in the Kamvalok Flat is the incorporation of flattened connection points, including patent-pending smooth, flat-face poppets. This design effectively eliminates all cavities where liquid can pool and subsequently spill upon disconnection, reducing up to 85% of fluid loss at disconnect.
OPW Kamvalok dry disconnect couplers are ideal in liquid-transfer applications involving a variety of chemicals such as petroleum products, solvents, paint, lacquers, inks, adhesives, fatty acids, pharmaceuticals, soaps, detergents, ag-chemicals, caustics and many acids, to name a few. They feature easy-to-close stainless-steel Autolok™ locking arms and an industry-standard stainless-steel locking handle, which secures both the opened and closed positions to prevent accidental release or uncoupling. The Autolok locking arms also provide added protection with an automatic locking mechanism that is signaled by an audible, positive click, whereas uncoupling requires only an easy tug on the lock release. In addition, Kamvaloks feature vibration-resistant Twin-Kam™ arms.
The OPW Kamvalok Flat is available in aluminum and stainless steel, and offered in 1.5-, 2-, and 3-inch sizes. A variety of temperature ranges are also available.
For more on OPW Engineered Systems' products, please go to www.opw-es.com.
About OPW Engineered Systems:
OPW Engineered Systems is part of OPW, a global leader in fully integrated fluid handling, management, monitoring and control solutions for the safe and efficient handling of critical petroleum-derived fluids from the refinery to the commercial and retail points of consumption, including loading systems, rail and transport tank truck equipment, tank gauging equipment and automated fuel management systems, valves and fittings, underground and above ground storage tank equipment, spill containers, overfill prevention devices, secondary containment sumps and flexible piping, fuel dispensing products, including swivels, breakaways, industrial and automatic dispensing nozzles for vapor recovery, gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels, and clean energy fueling nozzles and accessories for LPG, Hydrogen and CNG. OPW also manufactures automated vehicle wash systems. OPW has 1,650+ employees with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India and sales offices around the world. OPW is an operating company within the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV). For more information on OPW, please visit www.opwglobal.com.