General Purpose Swivel Joints - 3000 Series

The industry standard for more than 70 years, OPW Engineered Systems 3000 Series Swivel Joints are available in a variety of materials, sizes and styles to meet virtually any application.

    • Sizes: ¾” to 12”
    • Standard Materials 
      • Aluminum
      • Bronze
      • Carbon Steel
      • Ductile Iron
      • 316 Stainless Steel
    • Standard Seals 
      • Buna-N
      • Fluorocarbon
      • PTFE
      • EPDM
      • Neoprene
      • Kalrez
    • End Connections 
      • FNPT
      • 150/300 ANSI Flanged Ends
      • Butt/Socket Welds

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  • Technical
  • Applications
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Features

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Swivel Styles

Technical

      • Aluminum (ASTM B26, A356 T6)
      • Bronze ( ASTM B62-83600)
      • Carbon Steel (ASTM A105)
      • Ductile Iron (ASTM A-536)
      • Stainless Steel (ASTM A351-CF3M/CF8M)
      • Buna
      • Fluorocarbon
      • PTFE
      • EPDM
      • Neoprene
      • Kalrez
      Lubrication plays an important role in the life expectancy of a swivel joint. OPW has done extensive research to determine the best lubricants for our products. Our standard is a High Performance Synthetic Lubricant (OPW part # 880-0089)
      • Specially formulated to reduce friction & wear.
      • Requires only annual lubrication
      • Will not drip, melt or carbonize
      • Complies with FDA regulation 21CFR178.3570
      • Temperature Range -40F – 750F (-40C – 399C)
      • Not for use with EPT/EPDM Seals. EPT/EPDM seals require the use of OPW 885-0085 lubricant.
      • 3200 Series (Cast Steel, High-Pressure) Bodies and tails of cast 1040 carbon steel with hardened raceways. Ball bearings are precision-ground steel. Buna-N main O-ring seal with Teflon® back-up ring, and Buna-N O-ring dust seal are standard.
      • 3300 Series (Cast Bronze) Bodies and tails of hard, wear-resistant cast bronze (ASTM B62-83600). Precision-ground steel balls, Buna-N O-ring main seal and felt dust seal are standard. 1" size has Buna-N O-ring dust seal.
      • 3400 Series (Fabricated Steel) Bodies and tails of 1040 carbon steel with hardened raceways. Welded construction; 100% penetration welding by welders certified to ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX. Precision-ground steel balls, Buna-N O-ring main seal, Buna-N O-ring dust seal. Standard flanges are ASME 150 lb. raised face type.
      • 3600 Series (Cast Aluminum) Bodies and tails of cast A-356 high-tensile strength aluminum. Precision-ground steel balls, Buna-N O-ring main seal, and felt dust seal are standard. 1" size has Buna-N O-ring dust seal. Flanges are dimensionally compatible to ASME 150 lb. flat face configuration.
      • 3700 Series (Cast Stainless Steel) Bodies and tails of high quality cast ASTM A351-CF3M/CF8M stainless steel. Precision-ground stainless steel balls, Buna-N O-ring main seal and Buna-N O-ring dust seal.
      • 3800 Series (Cast Ductile Iron) Bodies and tails of cast A-536 ductile iron. Precision-ground steel balls, Buna-N O-ring main seal, and felt dust seal are standard. Buna-N O-ring dust seal standard in 1" size. ASME B16.1, Class 125 dimensionally equal to 150lb. ASME RF Flange.
      • 3900 Series (Fabricated Stainless Steel) Bodies and tails of high-quality ASTM A351-CF3M/CF8M stainless steel. Welded construction; 100% penetration welding by welders certified to ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX. Precision-ground stainless steel ball bearings, Buna-N O-ring main seal, Buna-N O-ring dust seal. Standard flanges are ASME 150 lb. raised face type.

Applications

  • Hose Reels
    One of the single largest applications for OPW Swivel Joints. Available in a variety of styles and configurations to meet many applications. 
  • Aviation Refueling Carts
  • Hoses
  • Extends Hose Life
  • Improves Ergonomics
  • Steel Mill Cooling Water Lines – Provides needed flexibility in sizes up to 12” size  Steel Mill
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Tank Trucks – Variety of applications for adding flexibility to tank connections
  • Floating Suctions- An integral part of Floating Suction Assembly for removing Fuels from storage tanks. Triple sealed design for submerged service.
  • Floating Roof Drains
  • Highway Construction Equipment
  • Firefighting Equipment
  • Aviation Ground Support Equipment
  • Drum/Tote Fillers