OPW’s latest generation API Couplers (LYNX API coupling, 1005E3/1004D3 couplers ) combine all of the best features of API couplers in one device to provide a superior and effortless bottom loading experience.
OPW’s API Couplers are a proven performer at major oil loading-unloading terminals around the world and incorporate several new features that make it the most user-friendly coupler on the market.
Features & Specifications:
|Handle Length||Short 5.9″ (150mm) or Long 7.8″ (200mm)|
|Seals||Viton B, Viton GFLT, Nitrile/Buna, Fluorosilicone, FFKM|
|Max Working Pressure||80 psi (5.5 bar) (550 kPa)|
|Product Test Pressure||119 psi (8.2 bar) (820 kPa)|
|Design Pressure||363 psi (25 bar) (2500 kPa)|
|Max Surge Pressure||493 psi (34 bar) (3400 kPa)|
|Operating Temperature||Viton B70: -49°F to 200°F (-45°C to +93°C); Viton GFLT: -20°F to +200°F (-28°C to +90°C); Nitrile/Buna: -40°F to 212°F (-40°C to 100°C); Fluorosilicone: -49°F to 350°F (-45°C to 177°C); FFKM: 23°F to 140°F (-5°C to 60°C)|
|Design Standard||API RP 1004 8th EDITION 2003 – Bottom Loading and Vapour Recovery; AS5602-2009|
|Dismantling||Removal of one U-pin enables the shaft assembly and main poppet to be withdrawn|
|Mounting||• By industry standard 4″ (100 mm) TTMA Flange
• 8 holes Ø7/16″ on 5.8″ PCD, 6.6″ outside diameter (Ø11 mm on 149 mm PCD, 168 mm OD)
• Use spring washers when mounting coupler as per common industry practice
|Adjustment or Service||Refer to Maintenance Instructions document|
|Weight||19 lbs. (8.6 kg.)|
Fast Disassembly, Less Downtime:
If you have 30 seconds and a screwdriver, you can disassemble LYNX API Coupler. Thanks to a U-pin design, loading-arm operators can perform coupler maintenance without special tools and do it quickly.