Commercial value is really important both in terms of capital investment and with regard to on-going operational costs, – so products that are both easy to use and maintain are key. Safety is critical, spill prevention and operator safety must be high on everyone’s agenda.
OPW loading equipment means peace of mind, the best quality money can buy, with decades of experience and offering value for money long-term.
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.
|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: -4°F to 176°F (-20°C to 80°C); Viton GFLT: -20°F to 140°F (-29°C to 60°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: -40°F to 140°F (-40°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|Dismantling||Removal of one U-pin enables the shaft assembly and main poppet to be withdrawn|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.