OPW Engineered Systems, a leading manufacturer of systems for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of hazardous materials, and a division of OPW Fluid Transfer Group, is pleased to announce the release of the next generation in API bottom-loading couplers, the 1004D3 API Bottom-Loading Coupler. The new D3 Coupler has been designed to be the safest, cleanest and fastest way to load transports. Manufactured to be a proven performer at major oil terminals around the world, the D3 offers several new features that make it the industry’s most user-friendly bottom-loading coupler currently available today. The advanced features of the D3 Coupler include a five-cam design that ensures easy alignment, tight adaptor connections and resistance to side forces while loading; dual interlocks that ensure that the D3 can’t be opened unless it is properly connected to an API adaptor; a shaft design that relies on dual high-performance O-rings; a special Viton seal compound that is compatible with most petroleum products, including gasoline, high-sulfur diesel, biodiesel and ethanol; the elimination of all pins and small threads that can hamper access to critical components; a nose seal that can be replaced without removing the coupler from the rack; a stainless-steel, ergonomic handle that is smooth and easy to operate; and the ability to be completely rebuilt in minutes without the need for special tools.
OPW Engineered Systems – Lebanon, Ohio – www.opw-es.com