The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) address situations involving installation. If you don’t see the question that addresses your concern, we have other FAQs that could assist you.
Can you remove the fitting after installation? Do you make separable fittings?
Lokring fittings are equivalent to a weld in many ways. As is true for a weld, the Lokring fitting offers a tamper-proof connection that cannot be removed once installed. Lokring does provide a separable solution in our face seal O-ring fitting. Lokring also offers by flange and by threaded connections.
Can you re-use a fitting? Why not?
Lokring fittings are permanent. They cannot be reused once they have been installed.
Can we use our own 10,000 psi (689 bar) hydraulic pump or do we need to use Lokring’s?
Any standard pump may be used as long as it meets Lokring’s requirements for installation. Lokring requires certain standards for safety. This includes certain overpressure requirements for hoses and quick disconnects (contact your authorized Lokring sales and service representative for details). Under no circumstances should a pump rated for pressure higher than 10,000 psi (689 bar) ever be used in conjunction with Lokring tooling.