6 Traits of Non-Spill: How quick disconnect couplings evolved for low-pressure fluid handling

Once the domain of high-pressure hydraulics, non-spill performance is now available in quick disconnect solutions for low-pressure fluid handling in countless products and processes.

For some time, low-pressure fluid-handling applications have utilized non-spill quick disconnects originally designed for highpressure environments. However, as more low-pressure uses for non-spill connectors emerged, it became clear that high-pressure couplings were over-engineered — and certainly costly — for connecting flexible, semi-rigid and reinforced tubing in lowpressure applications.

To precisely meet the non-spill requirements of low-pressure fluid applications, a new category of couplings has evolved: low-pressure, smallfootprint thermoplastic and metal quick disconnect couplings that maintain nonspill performance characteristics. The following six traits describe the evolution of the non-spill coupling tailored for low-pressure environments:

1.  Maintenance of flush-faced valves

2.  Switch from metal to engineered polymers

3.  Low-pressure environments, minimal pressure drop

4.  Compact design

5.  Ease of use

6.  Chemical compatibility

The preceding six evolutionary traits explain why and how today’s non-spill couplings have been designed to meet the unique requirements of low-pressure fluid-handling environments. What started as a high-pressure non-spill coupling has expanded beyond the scope of hydraulics to bring non-spill performance to many industries — and very likely, to products of the future taking shape on CAD program screens today.

For more detailed information, please read our white paper, 6 Traits of Non-Spill: How quick disconnect couplings
evolved for low-pressure fluid handling.

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