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Squirt-free quick release couplings

A quick release coupling is squirt-free if during connection the coupling and adaptor are already sealed against each other before valves open (see picture).

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Most quick release couplings on the market are not squirt-free. Others are conditionally squirt-free which do not "squirt" with fluid pressure on one side only.
Walther squirt-free couplings offer more operating comfort, greater safety and improved environment-friendliness.
E.g. this means customer benefits as follows:

  • lower environmental pollution due to less fluid spillage independent of the disconnection speed. Because the coupling is squirt-free, it has only a quantifiable leakage which is already so low with the smaller bore couplings that you can eliminate the need for clean-break valves in many cases.
  • less danger with aggressive fluids (e.g. steam, hot gases and liquids, corroding liquids etc.) and fewer concerns caused by escaping gases/odours.
  • no squirting of pressurized fluids during connection and disconnection.
  • no expansion noise during connection and negligable expansion noise during disconnection.
  • very little separation force during disconnection.

LP-012 Quick couplings of LP-series, nominal bore sizes 6 mm up to 19 mm, are squirt-free to standard.

For further information please contact Maryland Metrics.
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