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OVERVIEW:

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

When a contractor requested an exact replacement for their worn, leaking threaded poppet couplers, we started asking questions to discover the true source of the problem. Turns out, the couplers were the issue themselves, with the potential to leak from the outset, not just resulting from wear.

CHALLENGE:

DETERMINE SOURCE OF LEAKS

A piling contractor’s equipment leaks were impacting their operation and had the potential to contaminate the adjacent waterway with leaking hydraulic fluid.  The contractor could face unwanted scrutiny and potential site shutdowns if they did not replace the leaking couplers.

SOLUTION:

VEP SERIES THREADED FLAT FACE COUPLERS

The Stucchi Solution was the VEPHD series threaded flat face coupler for a leak-free connection.  The VEPHD is a highly effective solution for hydraulic circuit applications subject to high pressure impulses and high residual pressure within the line. The patented internal valve allows connection and disconnection with high residual pressure in an upgraded material with a yellow O-ring visual indicator. The flat face design with larger mating areas avoids loss of hydraulic fluid during connection and disconnection.

RESULTS:

ELIMINATED LEAKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Stucchi’s hydraulic solutions resulted in new, leak-free connections for a complete reduction of environmental impact and an increase in productivity.  Now operating leak-free, the piling contractor:

  • no longer faced potential environmental fines or remediation fees
  • could keep on schedule, without site shutdowns
  • maintained a higher level of productivity

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