Camlock (fluid fitting)

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camlock

Camlocks also called cam and groove couplings, are a kind of hose coupling used to rapidly connect and disconnect fittings on piping or hose, they come in a variety of materials to be used with different media and a variety of sizes to accommodate hose or piping diameter.

Camlock connectors are capable of carrying liquids, powders and granules and are interchangeable with all other cam and groove couplings made to the same standard (A-A-59326A – formally MIL-C-27487),[1] ensuring compatibility with couplings made to the same specification.

Camlock fasteners are categorized as:

  • Type "A", has a male camlock end and a female pipe thread (BSP or NPT thread) of the same size.
  • Type "B", has a female camlock end and a male pipe thread of the same size.
  • Type "C", has a female camlock end and a male hose tail on the other.
  • Type "D", has a female camlock end and a female pipe thread of the same size.
  • Type "E", has a male camlock end and a male hose tail on the other.
  • Type "F", has a male camlock end and a male pipe thread of the same size.
  • Type "DC" is an end cap with female camlock.
  • Type "DP" is an end cap with male camlock.

Apart from these basic type, the hose/pipe connection part can be various type such as flange, butt welding, and truck use sight glass etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camlock Specification". Commercial Fuel Solutions Ltd.