Anchor Fluid Power Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. What are the cut-off times for getting an order out the same day?
A. UPS ground same day until 3:00 pm EST. UPS Red, Blue or Orange same day until 7:00 pm, please note that orders placed after 5:00 pm EST must be phoned in using our night bell service
Q. What is the minimum order?
A. $50.00 net minimum. Minimum waived for air freight shipments.
Q. How do I order a flange with the mounting hardware?
A. Simply add a "U" to the end of the part # to include the appropriate hardware. This is typically ordered with the o-ring faced flange.
Q. Which numbers call out the connection side size and the flange pad size?
A. The middle set of numbers call out the connection or port size and the last set of numbers designate the pad size.
Q. I noticed an item in your catalog in carbon steel. Is it available in stainless steel?
A. Yes. Most every item listed in our catalog is available in 316L stainless steel standard (other grades also available). To request an item in stainless steel, simply add "S/S" to the end of the part #.
Q. Concerning split flanges, what is the difference between an _SF-2 & an _SFO?
A. The SF-2's are one split flange half only. The SFO's include 2 halves, an o-ring, bolts & lock washers.
Q. What o-ring materials are available?
A. Buna comes standard with carbon steel flanges & Viton comes standard with stainless steel. Click here for o-ring size chart. (Requires Acrobat Reader)
Q. What are the bolt torque requirements for your flanges?
A. See Pages 63 & 104 of our catalog. (Requires Acrobat Reader)
Q. Is the pressure rating for Code 61 series 3000 PSI, & for Code 62 series 6000 PSI?
A. See Page 63 of our catalog. (Requires Acrobat Reader)
Q. How do I order a ball valve with a locking kit installed?
A. High pressure ball valves can be ordered with a locking kit installed on the valve by simply adding the suffix "L" to the end of the part number. 1000 & 2000 WOG stainless ball valves come standard with a lockable handle.
Q. What are the standard seats and seals for carbon and stainless steel valves? Are there other options available?
A. High pressure carbon steel valves come with POM seats and Buna-N o-rings standard. High pressure stainless steel valves come with POM seats and Viton o-rings standard. 1000 & 2000 WOG valves have PTFE ball and stem seats. Anchor Fluid Power offers a variety of seats and seals to meet a broad range of applications. Consult the factory to find out what combination best fits your application.
Q. Can ball valves be used for Oxygen service?
A. No. Anchor Fluid Power does not offer a valve that is suitable for Oxygen service.