O-Ring Swivel Joints
The 80 Series swivel joint is a leak proof, low maintenance design. It has widely spaced ball races allowing for better alignment and longer packing life. Flow restriction and internal turbulence are held to a minimum with a smooth bore design. The single seal point will operate under both a vacuum and a pressure environment. And the felt dust seal prevents all foreign matter from entering the swivel chamber.
Designed as the basic workhorse of the swivel joint world, the 80 Series is a ball bearing, single point seal design with a felt dust seal backup that allows for an endless number of applications. The 80 Series is available in carbon steel, stainless steel T-316, and aluminum. Sizes range from 2" to 6" in all materials. In addition, an 880 Series cast aluminum variant is available which can help reduce overall cost yet maintain the overall o-ring series characteristics.
A modified version of the OILCO 80 Series swivel joint line, the 180 Series Split Flange units adopt all the traditional criteria of the "O" ring swivel and offers it in a removable seal version. It is a ball bearing, single point seal design with a dust seal backup that allows for an endless number of applications. The split flange series is available in carbon steel, stainless steel T-316, and aluminum, with various seal configurations. Sizes range from 1.5" to 6" in all materials. All styles are available in flanged, threaded, and butt-weld ends.
The 180 Series has widely spaced ball races allowing for better alignment and longer seal life. Packing seal material is Buna-N (standard) but Viton, Nitrile, Teflon®, Kalrez®, Chemrez®, EPDM and EPR are available. And the felt dust seal prevents all foreign matter from entering the swivel chamber. The split design of the body cavity allows for easy in-field service without having to remove the ball bearings. This greatly reduces the risk of operator and maintenance error, while constantly assuring proper alignment as determined by the factory.
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- Minimal Weight & Profile
- Split Flange Design
- Removable Mechanical Cartridge
The 1000 Series line is a short profile, split flange, modular design unit. Engineered for optimal field performance and simple maintenance, the 1000 Series employs proven OILCO technology upgraded to include a separation of mechanics.
Within the mechanics of the 1000 Series is a dual track raceway design which will allow for true carrying capacity and bending moment load ratings. Upper and lower flange housings surround a dual track mechanical cartridge. This allows for metal variation dependent upon product transfer and specific carrying capacity. The main pressure seal is a U-cup that will allow for a multitude of compounds, but a number of rigid O-ring inner seals are available to increase positive seal flaring.
The removable cartridge at the heart of the swivel joint has been engineered to provide predictable performance characteristics, similar to those of the OILCO 80 and 90 Series production lines. In the event of contamination due to corrosive service, the modular cartridge can be serviced or replaced in the field with ease. In extreme conditions, the housing material can vary from the operational portion of the unit (e.g. low temperature operations).