OPW Engineered Systems
Opw Stop Lok Coupler

OPW to introduce multi-application coupler

May 12, 2023
New Stop-Lok, set to debut at the ILTA trade show in Houston, designed to connect piping and hoses in high heat and pressure applications

OPW Engineered Systems is adding a Stop-Lok Multi-Application Coupler to its terminal solutions product offerings.

The new coupler, which OPW plans to exhibit at the 2023 International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Operating Conference & Trade Show—set for May 22-24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston—is designed to connect piping and hoses used in higher heat and pressure fluid-handling applications, OPW said.

Even better, no tools are required to complete the connection.

“Union fittings and couplers are widely used as connection points between pipes and hoses, and our new Stop-Lok coupler offers advanced features that enable it to provide improved efficiency and better performance,” David Jacobson, global product manager for OPW, said in a news release.

“We are excited to highlight and demonstrate this new technology during the ILTA Show, which is one of our most important trade-show appearances of the year.”

The Stop-Lok is suitable for loading and unloading fluids in chemical, water, steam, hydrocarbon, and heating-and-cooling applications with pressures up to 400 psi (27.6 bar), OPW indicated. Ease of use is found in the Stop-Lok’s scalloped connection sleeve that allows for a hand-tight, tool-free connection that cannot be over-tightened.

With the Stop-Lok coupler, users can be certain “When it stops, it’s locked.”

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