Top Loading Arms

Flotech Performance Systems provide Top Loading Arms and equipment for a broad range of chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food and beverage applications. 

We provide a range of equipment specifically suitable for top loading applications including manhole covers, emergency valves, pressure vents etc. We can also provide information and support on converting from top to bottom loading.

 

Drum Filling Loading Arm

drum-filling-armDrum Filling loading arms are designed to load or unload drums, barrels or IBC containers. The loading arm has a long reach and is suitable for applications where the manhole or the connection flange cannot be positioned accurately.

A Drum Filling loading arm can be fixed in the working position, preventing it from slipping off the manhole, a key disadvantage of traditional hose filling. The robust design and high quality of the swivel joints used makes for safe, easy and efficient loading.

 

E2022 – Unsupported Boom Loader

2022The extended reach of the E2022 Unsupported Boom Loader makes it ideal for applications where a vehicle cannot be accurately spotted.

It is designed for heavy use and high flow rates that are typical at large terminals. Standard arms feature the D2000 World Series Swivel Joints for ultra low maintenance and the easy to adjust spring cylinder balance.

The E2022s vertical movement makes it exceptionally easy to handle and compact when parked.

 

E2025 – Supported Boom Loader

2025Our E2025 Supported Boom Loaders are the most versatile of all top loading arms. They provide the greatest mis-spot capability and allow for the greatest reach.

The custom boom support of the E2025 enables it to reach up to 16 feet, even further than the E2022 unsupported boom loader. Longer reaches and special requirements are available upon request.

The E2025 feature a smooth action spring cylinder balance and heavy duty swivel joints which make for a easy and lightweight operation.

 

E2110 – Fixed Reach Loader

2110The E2110 Fixed Reach Loader is designed specifically for single compartment tank trucks and railroad tank cars where accurate spotting is required and is commonplace in fuel terminals, chemical plants and food and beverage factories.

The E2110 features the D2000 World Series swivel joints & the easy to adjust spring cylinder balance for ultra low maintenance and equipment longevity.

The standard unit features a combination of carbon steel and aluminium Schedule 40 material.

 

E2112 – Variable Reach Loader

2112Versatility of reach makes the E2112 Variable Reach Loader ideal for applications where more than one compartment can be reached without re-spotting the vehicle.

Also known as a Pantograph Unit, the E2112 is recommended for medium reach applications less then 11 feet.

The E2112 features the D2000 World Series swivel joints & the easy to adjust spring cylinder balance for ultra low maintenance.

 

E2611 / E2612 Top Loading Arm for Liquefied Gases

2611The E2611 / E2612 Top Loading Arms Combination is designed for the loading and unloading of liquefied gases via a coupler. The coupler provides a fast and safe connection to the valves of the rail car. The E2612 is employed as the product arm with the E2611 acting as Vapour Arm.

The robust and high quality design of the swivel joints and the spring cylinder balancing provides comfortable and smooth handling.

The E2611 presents a high quality and economic solution for loading and unloading liquefied hydrocarbon gases. Advantages of using loading arms over hoses include; ease of handling, safety from explosion and reduced condensate losses at site.

 

E2630 Top Loading with Vapor Return Hose

2630The E2630 Top Loading Arm with Vapour Return Hose is used for hydrocarbons, toxic chemicals and aggressive media. The E2630 consists of a long reach loading arm combined with a vapour cone and hose for vapour return.

When loading with a vapour return facility, product vapour is recovered through the loading arm, reducing product losses, in-turn saving money, protecting employees and decreasing environmental impact.

The E2630 is an economical solution to vapour recovery when loading though manways.

The low weight and small offset of the E2630 makes it reliable and easy to handle as well as particularly suited to gantries where roof height is low or space is limited.

 

E2632 Parallel Loading Arm

2632E2632 Parallel Loading Arms with vapour return lines are used for hydrocarbons, toxic chemicals and aggressive media. The E2632 comprises two boom loaders which are connected together meaning all movements are performed in parallel. The advantages of this are that the loading arm can be operated as if it were a single arm.

When loading with a vapour return facility, product vapour is recovered through the loading arm, reducing product losses, in-turn saving money, protecting employees and decreasing environmental impact.

The E2632 is technically the best solution for the process of loading with vapour return. The flow path is free from traps which could retain condensed vapours and the vapour line with swivel joints provides makes for easier handling than hoses. The E2632 design can easily be modified to allow trace heating / jacketing of the product and vapour line.

 

E2710 Top Unloading Arm with Heating Line for Rail Cars

2710The E2710 Top Unloading Arm with Heating Line is designed for loading / offloading ‘frozen’ products into rail tankers.

Initially hot product is sprayed into the vessel using the heating lance element of the loader. The drop pipe on the lance can be rotated so that the whole vessel can be reached with hot product. The frozen product in the vessel is warmed up to a sufficient temperature at which it can be drawn off through the product pipe.

The up / down movement of the A-length is provided by a pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder.

High quality swivel joints and precise loading arm balancing ensure that the E2710 remains very easy to handle.

 

E2800 to E2803 E2808 to E2811 Supported Boom Arms

2800Supported Boom Arms are designed to handle a variety of media and are suitable for the top loading of road or rail tankers via a manhole.

These loading arms have a long reach and are suitable for applications where the manhole cannot be accurately positioned.

Because of the robust and high quality design of the swivel joints and the precise loading arm balancing, handling of the loading arm is effortless.

 

E2804, E2805, E2812, E2813 – Fixed Reach Loader

2804Fixed Reach Loaders is especially designed for the top loading of Road or Rail tankers using the manhole. The loading arm has a fixed reach and is suitable for applications where the manhole can be accurately positioned.

Because of the robust and high quality design of the swivel joints and the precise loading arm balancing, handling of the loading arm is effortless. This loading arm is designed for petroleum and chemical applications.

 

E2806 E2807 E2814 E2815 Variable Reach Loader

2806Variable Reach Loader are designed for the top loading of road or rail tankers using the manhole.

The loading arm has a variable reach and is suitable for applications where the manhole cannot be positioned accurately.

Because of the robust and high quality design of the swivel joints and the precise loading arm balancing, handling of the loading arm is effortless.

Variable Reach Loaders feature Emco Wheaton high performance swivel joints for low maintenance and easy handling.

 

E2816 to E2819 E2615 to E2618 Loading Arm with Fixed Connection

2816Fixed Connection Loading arms are designed for the top loading of chemical products into road or rail tankers via a manhole. The loading arm has a long reach and is suitable for applications where the manhole cannot be accurately positioned. Robust design, high quality swivel joints and precise loading arm balancing make handling of these loading arms effortless.

These variants of Loading Arm are equipped with an additional swivel joint to ensure the flange connection remains horizontal when coupling to road or railcar tankers.

 

WE2800 WE2804 WE2800 World Top Loader

support-boom-armThe World-Series Top Loader has been specifically designed to meet International Petroleum Industry requirements. Due to the standardised design, it is the most economical solution for this application.

This type of loading arm is designed for the top loading of road or rail tankers via a manhole. Robust design, flame hardened swivel joints and precise loading arm balancing make handling of these loading arms effortless.

 

PTFE Lined Loading Arms

capture_175xPTFE Lined Loading Arms are especially designed for loading/unloading of acids and caustics (e.g. 33 % hydrochloric acid, 30 % sulphuric acid etc.).

This loading arm is suitable for closed and open top loading/unloading of road and rail tankers with flange connection or cone. The closed system prevents the escape of poisonous and aggressive vapour.

The loading arm has a long reach and is suitable for applications where the tanker connection flange cannot be accurately positioned.

Robust design, flame hardened swivel joints and precise loading arm balancing make handling of these loading arms effortless.

An inlet flange can be included in down stream designs and alternative variations of the loading arm are possible.

Other Loading Arm variants can be provided with PTFE lining as required.

 

If you have a requirement for top loading arms, gantries or related systems please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

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