Zipfluid API couplers

API couplers are named after the API RP1004, the international standard issued by the American Petroleum Institute for the bottom loading of tankers.

API couplers are designed to stop the flow of fluid in case of non correct alignment of the loading line and to avoid even the smallest fluid leakage at the time of disconnection. If used together with our break-away valve, model VA400, it prevents leakages when a tanker makes an unplanned departure while it is still connected to the plant.

Zipfluid’s API couplers conform to the requirements of the Atex Directive group II, Cat 2. We can supply them with seals in a variety of materials to ensure compatibility with a wide range of petrochemical products.