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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Ordering Guide

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  • Seal Kit Ordering Guide 
      • 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.
      • All swivel joints are welded to conform to the requirements of the latest publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B31.3 and Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPV). Welding processes for fluid conduits shall be metal-arc inert gas (GMAW) and/or Tungsten Inert Gas (GTAW) and have 100% penetration.
      • Materials: Weld rod materials and welding equipment are qualified and/or certified to the ASME code. 
      • Certification: All welds are performed by welders certified per the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section IX.
      • All Carbon Steel & Ductile Iron Swivel Joints are protected with 2-part paint process that includes the following:
        • Primer coat with dry film thickness 1.5-2.0 mils of DuPont Tufcote 3.3PR.
        • Topcoat with Coronado 2239 line quick dry enamel. Dry film thickness shall be a minimum of 2 – 2.7 mils thick.
        • Total dry film thickness for complete system shall be a minimum of 4 mils. 
      • Aluminum, Bronze and Stainless Steel Swivel Joints are unpainted.
      • 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

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  • 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