Gruvlok 7001 simplifies pipe and equipment installation. The coupling’s design reduces pipeline noise and vibration transmission without special components. When used in process piping or mechanical room applications, its vibration attenuation characteristics are equal to or exceed that of elastomeric “boot” type and flexible metal-reinforced hose connections. Coupling provides optimal strength in working pressures up to 1,000 psi. It can be used to join pipe; form a union at a joint; dampen vibration; and help monitor angular deflection. It also allows for thermal expansion and contraction with temperature changes, so the need for an expansion joint is minimized or eliminated.