Drilling rigs use swivel joints to flow drilling mud’s to the the rotating drill head or allow easy hook up of high pressure articulated supply lines. Any thing that will flow through a pipe will flow through a swivel joint including bulk solids and powder as well as liquids and gases.
Many machines require multiple fluids or flow and return of hydraulic control lines. Umbilical hose Reelers supply high pressure up to 1379 Bar (20,000 PSI) control lines to operate sea bed machinery.
We also supply to the food industry with hygienic stainless steel swivel joints and/or steam or water jacketed to assist in temperature control of the piped medium.
Bearings can be selected to support any conceivable load combination.
We have supplied swivels joints u p to 1m (39″) nominal bore, 1000 Bar (15,000 PSI), Vacuum, Sub sea to 3000m, -70 (-94F) to 260 degrees Celsius (500F), Oxygen duty etc…