Chiksan swivel

Chiksan-style swivels


Pressure tight seals protect bearings from line fluid

Chiksan swivel joints are equipped with dynamic-seal packing units and bonded, brass anti-extrusion ring.  6- to 12-inch sizes have stainless steel anti-extrusion ring.  The anti-extrusion ring serves as a retainer and bearing to reduce friction between the resilient packing material and the packing chamber as the joint is rotated.

Chiksan packing units (nitrile or polyresin) offer a leak-tight dynamic seal.  Ball races and bearings are protected from line fluid throughout the stated pressure range, including vacuum or suction service to 450° F (maximum temperature rating for nitrile packing units is 225° F).  Thus, Chiksan swivel joints can be used on both suction and pressure lines without requiring a change in packing.

Bearings key to rotation, strength

To ensure long, dependable operation, Chiksan ball bearings are matched to loading and service conditions.  Although the size, type and number of bearings vary according to swivel joint design, most Chiksan swivel joints have two rows of bearings and flame-hardened ball races.  Aluminum and stainless steel swivel joints can be equipped with hardened, stainless steel snap-in ball races.

Smooth, round bore design minimizes flow restrictions

All Chiksan swivel joints have a streamline bore design to minimize turbulence and pressure drop throughout the stated pressure range.

Simple maintenance

Only occasional light greasing with a hand-held grease gun is required to keep Chiksan swivel joints on the job.  If packing, bearings, or ball plugs should need replacing, easy-to-use field repair kits are available.

Wide selection

Chiksan swivel joints come in a variety of designs and models.  There are materials, sizes, working pressures, temperature ratings, and end connections to meet virtually all industrial applications.  Eight Chiksan styles or configurations are available.  These styles can be combined in an unlimited variety of ways to suit any installation.

Materials of Construction

Chiksan low-pressure swivel joints with flame hardened ball races AISI 1040 Carbon Steel Bar, Forgings or Castings
Chiksan high-pressure swivel joints with flame hardened ball races AISI 1040 Carbon Steel Bar, Forgings or Castings
Chiksan swivel joints without flame hardened ball races AISI 1040 Carbon Steel Bar, Forgings or Castings
Chiksan aluminum swivel joints 6061-T6 Bar, Forgings or A356-T6 Castings
Chiksan stainless steel swivel joints Type 304, 304L, 316 or 316L SST Bar, Forgings or Castings
Chiksan low-pressure swivel joints with snap-in races AISI Carbon Steel, 6061-T6 Aluminum, 304, 304L, 316 or 316L SST