Breakaway coupling

FlexRite Chemgiene introduces its new Salamander coupling. The hygienic breakaway coupling is designed to prevent damage to installations and injury to personnel when a tanker drives away while the hose remains connected. For use with non-hazardous products within the food and brewery industries, the Salamander hygienic breakaway coupling combines the tried and tested hygienic sealing abilities of the tri-clamp-type gasket and the universally accepted material properties of 316L stainless steel. This product has the ability to break apart at a predetermined load, to prevent serious damage, and loss of production capacity, which a tanker drive-away incident will inevitably cause. At the heart of the Salamander coupling is a series of precisely machined waisted connector pins designed to break at a load that is large to prevent accidental failure during day-to-day handling of hoses, but low enough to prevent damage in the event of a drive-away incident with a tanker. In the event of an accident, the coupling can be put back into service by fitting a new set of connector pins, and a new gasket if necessary. The Salamander can be fitted with any standard hose ends used in the industry, and as an option, it can be fitted with customers own proprietary end fittings and is available in 2, 2.5 and 3in sizes.

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