Many facilities must engage in fluid transfer during the manufacturing and production processes. Whether this transfer is moving a fuel source to various machinery or discharging wastewater, the type of transfer system used can have a direct effect on the performance of a facility as a whole.
Instead of turning to rigid pipes and fittings, consider a layflat hose coupler for your fluid transfer needs.
1. Quick Deployment and Retrieval
Your facility might not need to keep a fluid transfer system assembled at all times. If you don't need to transfer fluids on a daily basis, then having your transfer system constructed at all times could pose a real logistic problem. This is especially true for smaller facilities that don't have a lot of excess space.
Rigid pipes and fittings can take a long time to assemble and disassemble. A layflat hose and coupler can be deployed within a matter of minutes by simply unwinding the hose from its storage spindle.
When you are ready to retrieve the hose at the completion of your fluid transfer activities, you can just rewind the hose and coupler onto the spindle for safekeeping.
2. Easy Transport
Many companies need a mobile fluid delivery system so that they can complete projects that are not located on-site. A rigid pipe and fittings can be difficult to transfer. The pipe will not bend to the shape available in your transport vehicle, requiring that you use a larger vehicle than you would need otherwise to move your equipment to and from a worksite.
A layflat hose and coupler have the ability to fit into a variety of spaces. This flexibility can reduce your operating costs by allowing you to easily transport your fluid transfer system without using a large vehicle.
3. Simple Handling and Usage
Another great advantage offered by a layflat hose and coupler fluid transfer system is the simplicity of the system's design. Anyone can assemble or take down a layflat hose and coupler since these components fit together via threaded connection points. Rigid pipes and fittings often need to be welded together to ensure a leak-free conduit for your fluids.
Only individuals who have specialized training in operating welding equipment can complete the setup and take-down of your rigid pipe system. You will have to pay these employees more to reflect the difficulty associated with handling a rigid pipe fluid transfer system.