Omni Coupling System
Smith-Blairs Omni Coupling System utilizes
the tremendous tensile strength of ductile iron to your
Applying the principles of space age technology
to engineer a product as basic as a pipe coupling might
seem ill advised to some. However, many subtle advantages,
now available only from Smith-Blair, have resulted
advantages such as using the proper thickness and volume
of gasket rubber to provide greatly expanded range coverage,
or inaugurating the optimum angle at which a gasket should
mate with the sleeve while improving the grip on the pipe.
Lighter weight and fewer parts also make for many obvious
Within each nominal pipe size, from 2 through 16,
the nucleus of the Omni Coupling System is the center sleeve.
A host of interchangeable components follower flanges,
gaskets, collars and end caps within each nominal
pipe size are compatible with the center sleeve. By selecting
the proper color coded follower flanges and gaskets to exactly
fit the pipe you want to join, will be covered for either
straight or transition coupling. Collars to accommodate
cutin coupling and end caps for line testing or permanent
capping are also compatible and interchangeable with all
of the other components. In addition to these interchangeable
components, which allow you to accommodate straight coupling,
transition coupling, cut-in coupling and end capping, there
are three available reduction sleeves, which utilize all
of the same interchangeable components for reduction coupling
between adjacent nominal pipe sizes from 2 through
8 nominal size.
Smith Blair Service Saddles
Smith-Blair offers the most complete line
of Service Saddles in the industry for fast, dependable
tapping of all types of pipes.
Such outstanding features as the Taper Seal
gasket, heavy forges bales, and wrap around design that
reinforces and supports the pipe, are combined in superior
service saddles to provide low initial cost, ease of installation,
and excellent lasting qualities.
Increased protection against corrosion is
available with the use of Smith Blair Flexi-Blue epoxy coating
or all stainless steel saddles. These products give you
the option to select the degree of corrosion resistance
necessary for your application.
In addition to the primary use tapping pipe
to provide branch connections, Smith-Blair Service Saddles
are widely used for such special applications as installing
air and vacuum valves, pilot tubes and other equipment,
and as pipe hangers and sign mounting brackets.
Smith-Blair Service Saddles are available
in a wide variety of sizes, configurations and materials
for use on all types of pipe, in all types of environmental
conditions, to make taps ranging from 5/8.