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Breakaway Coupling Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of breakaway coupling manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top breakaway coupling manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find breakaway coupling companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture breakaway couplings to your companies specifications. Then contact the breakaway coupling companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of breakaway connectors, marine breakaway couplings, quick breakaway couplings, or customized breakaway couplings of every type, this is the resource for you.

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  • West Berlin, NJ 800-225-0215

    Novaflex Industries manufactures a wide range of products, including quick disconnect couplings, hose couplings and dry disconnect couplings. Our quick couplings are produced in aluminum, brass and stainless steel. Our other products include industrial duct and rubber hose products—see our website for more information.

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  • Grand Rapids, MI 616-538-4970

    Kent Rubber Supply has been a trusted supplier of industrial couplings and fittings since 1946. Offering all of the connections that you need for your industrial fitting, securement, accessories, and industrial coupling needs. Using our up-to-date assembly process, we can confidently supply all your coupling and fitting solutions.

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  • Owings Mills, MD 410-356-0003

    TIPCO Technologies is a hose reel provider with products and assistance for customers when they need it. Some products include hose reels, hose assemblies, cable reels and electric reels. Our products are utilized by a variety of industries such as pneumatic, fluid transfer and construction.

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  • Fontanet, IN 800-654-9808

    The breakaway couplings that we offer are among the best in the industry! We are committed to ensuring that each and every customer is treated like number one in hopes of turning first time customers into lifelong connections. Every product we manufacture is put through extensive testing before leaving our facilities to further ensure quality. Visit our website today to learn more about what we can do for you!

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Breakaway Couplings Industry Information

Breakaway Couplings

Breakaway couplings are used to eliminate spillage when hazardous materials are being transferred safely. Couplings allow for easy connection of pipes and hoses and provide a way to close off the line using internal seals and valves.

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How Breakaway Couplings Work

Breakaway couplings are designed to permit a steady flow of material until excessive force is exerted on the coupling. Operators sometimes mistakenly begin to pull their vehicle or ship away while the loading arm or hose is in a compromising position and facilitating product flow. A spill of hazardous material could be harmful to nearby personnel in addition to the environment. Wasted products are also expensive, and the transfer equipment could be damaged, requiring time and money to fix. However, in a breakaway coupling, two internal valves instantly close to prevent spillage and product loss. The coupling pulls apart to avoid damage to the system and can be reassembled quickly by one person without tools or spare parts. The system operates independently of any other safety system and does not require electricity or power. Breakaway couplings are typically made of stainless steel or aluminum, though research is being conducted to determine if brass would also be suitable. These couplings are used mainly to guard against the unintended pull-away of trucks, rail cars, and ships during the loading or unloading process.

Design of Breakaway Couplings

Most couplings are composed of a male plug that is inserted into an opening in the female component. The valves inside vary depending on the application and the required quality of the seal. Breakaway couplings frequently use a butterfly system where the two inner valves have smaller discs that normally lay parallel to the coupling without obstructing or interrupting the material flow. When a predetermined force load is applied, the discs snap shut against the valves, stopping the flow and shutting off the hose or pipe. If enough force is applied, the two halves separate from each other, releasing the small volume of product trapped between the valves. Breakaway couplings are very similar to quick disconnect couplers and dry disconnect couplings in their ability to close off the line. Quick couplings vary in effectiveness according to their usage. For example, leaking air from a pneumatic system is not as dangerous as a system that handles oil, and therefore the coupling may have a lower quality seal. Like breakaway couplings, dry disconnect couplings are used in sanitary conditions or with hazardous materials, but they must be manually separated; they do not automatically close and break away with excessive force.



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