New easy-to-use quick-connect coupler provides a tight seal with no tools needed
Hamilton, OH, April 5, 2023 – OPW Engineered Systems is pleased to announce the launch and availability of its new Stop-Lok™ Multi-Application Coupler for use in connecting piping and hoses that are used in higher heat and pressure fluid-handling applications. This evolution of traditional union features a compact structure with increased functionality, with no tools required to complete the connection process.
"Union fittings have been used for decades as a quick, easy-to-assemble connection point between a pipe and hose, but our new Stop-Lok coupler offers advanced features that enable it to deliver even better efficiency,” said David Jacobson, Global Product Manager for OPW Engineered Systems. “The Stop-Lok’s dual protected seals helps ensure the highest level of leak protection while preventing damage from occurring to the hose or pipe during connection.”
The Stop-Lok is suitable for loading and unloading fluids in chemical, water, steam, hydrocarbon and heating-and-cooling applications with pressures up to 400 psi. Ease of use is found in the Stop-Lok’s scalloped connection sleeve that allows for a hand-tight, tool-free connection that cannot be over-tightened, which lets the user know that “When It Stops, It’s Locked.” The Stop-Lok’s smooth-bore coupler is constructed of 316 stainless steel and is available in 3/4, 1, 1-1/2, 2 and 3-inch sizes, all of which have no variation in pipe diameter, which enables it to generate consistent non-restrictive flow rates.
The introduction of the Stop-Lok adds to OPW’s family of quick disconnects, which are built for use in difficult and demanding fluid-handling applications. OPW Engineered Systems also offers a complete line of fluid-handling equipment, including loading arms, swivel joints, couplers, electronics and accessories.
For more information on the new Stop-Lok™ Multi-Application Coupler or any of OPW Engineered Systems' other fluid-handling solutions, please visit 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 aboveground 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).