Flexible coupling guide that states advantages and suitability of the same.
17 Aug, 2020

All you need to know about the types, advantages and suitability of flexible couplings

Couplings are important! When it comes to secure pipe connection in order to enhance functionally we cannot deny the contribution of a flexible coupling. We know that there are different pipes I mean pipes made with different materials. And these couplings are fully prepared to use with those pipes. Generally, when it comes to installing a coupling on the pipe, the pipe material is one of these- asbestos, steel, plastic, concrete, fiberglass and etc. With the help of these flexible couplings, plumbers or other professional installers join pipes of similar size as well as dissimilar sizes.

Experts say that a flexible coupling is mainly designed to hold a pipe connection tightly. Generally, these components come with clamp and edges as features. The clamp can be either of steel or any other material that can easily resist corrosion. According to the requirement, suppliers and manufacturers offer different kinds of couplings. Some sturdy as well as advanced couplings can be used easily with aggressive chemicals.

Types of Couplings

There are various kinds of couplings available in the market. According to your budget and requirement, you have to choose the right type. Generally, when it comes to the types of couplings, we can divide them into some categories according to their application attributes. Below we are going to mention the popular types of couplings that toady’s leading manufacturers and distributors offer:

  • The Arpol Instal line- general, we use these flexible couplings when it comes to establishing new pipe connections.
  • The Arpolrep line- this type of coupling generally we use during repair work or to support an on-going task in the pipelines.
  • The Arpoltrans line- if you have pipe connections with dissimilar external pipe dimensions, you can pick this type of coupling.
  • The Arpolfix line- when you need a pipe connection with an axial resistance, you can pick this type without any doubt.

Advantages of Flexible Couplings  

When it comes to choosing a product, we have to take a look at the advantages, we can get. Here, in the case of these flexible couplings, we can say that these are very cost-effective options. We can use these without adding too much expense burden to support the pipeline work. These options come with the entire set and you can use them as early as you want. And the biggest thing is that you do not have to perform any kind of cutting and adjustment work.

Suitability of a Flexible Coupling

We have seen that when it comes to choosing the best coupling type, buyers get confused maximum time. So, when you have a pipeline work, you should consult with a plumber or installer to get some idea of the types of couplings. In this way, you will be able to choose the right one without paying anything extra.

Experts suggest choosing flexible couplings as these options are strong enough to bear various tough situations such as constant vibration, rough surfaces, and angular movements. If you do choose the coupling type with no flexibility, coupling shifting will be at risk always. Flow can be disrupted every now and then as well. And that will be something very irritating to anyone! Based on the installation location, you should choose the type. It will be best if you make a conversation with a professional i.e. someone who is going to perform your pipeline task.


Flexible couplings are important and now a true need. So, choosing the right type is important as success depends on the quality and types of couplings. All the discussed types of couplings are easy to install without taking a lot of time and come with a long lifespan.

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