Air filtration plays a vital role in keeping industrial spaces safe and clean. Air filtration systems help to remove harmful fumes, dust and other airborne hazards from the atmosphere of an industrial unit. Air filtration helps to prevent your workforce from potential injury caused by contaminated air. If you have air filtration units in your industrial workspace, you may not have considered installing swing coupling to the system. Swing coupling differs from standard coupling in a number of ways. Below is a guide to 4 benefits of installing swing coupling.
Reduced accidental disconnections
Swing coupling features 2 stage coupling system which means that the air hose cannot be accidentally disconnected during use. Whereas traditional coupling units just require the hose to be twisted so that it releases, a swing coupling requires the operator to pull back a sleeve before swing the plug 90 degrees to activate its release.
Increased air flow
A standard coupling will have an internal valve. This internal valve creates resistance and impedes the flow of air through the hose. The swing coupling unit does not feature an internal valve. This means that there are no restrictions on the air flowing through your air filtration system. Increased air flow means increased performance.
Reduced chance of hose whip
The high-pressure air which travels through your air filtration system contains a lot of energy. If a hose becomes disconnected by accident and it is not properly secured, the sudden release of high-pressure air can cause the hose to begin to whip around. An out of control hose whipping around at speed will present a great danger to any members of your workforce who are in the area. If the hose hits one of your workforce, it could result in serious injury or even death.
A range of sizes and configurations
Swing coupling is available in a wide variety of sizes which are designed to fit standard hoses and pipes. The equipment is also available in a range of different configurations such as:
- Male thread
- Female thread
- Hose Barb
This means that you can be certain that you will be able to find a swing coupling which will be the right size and configuration for your industrial air filtration system.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of installing swing coupling on your industrial air filtration system, you should contact an industrial supplier today for further information and advice.