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Five Arm Loading Gantry Heads to Major UK Fuel Terminal


At Flotech Performance Systems, we provide a wide range of Engineered Products, Solutions and Services for the storage, transfer and distribution of industrial liquids and gases. Our full product range covers; Additive & Blending, Fluid Transfer, Access Solutions, Storage Tank Equipment, Advanced Coatings and Vapour Recovery.

To complement our full range of products we can also offer Site Installation, On-Site Repairs, Tank Inspection & Servicing. Please contact our sales team on 01329 835335 for further details.

On this particular application, we needed to provide a solution that was not only compliant but purpose designed to meet our clients strict application guidelines.

This five arm loading gantry system has been designed in accordance with our client’s specific requirements and includes some of the below key features:

Additive Solution

The additive system was engineered to suit the users current and future additive requirements.

Five Arm Load Controlling

We designed the loading gantry with multiple loading arms all supported with monitoring, metering and tanker access.

Bottom Loading with Vapour Recovery

Suitable for bottom loading of road tankers with API Coupler Connections. The arms can be designed to connect to side of the tanker and also cross over to suit the configuration of the tanker connections.

Ethenol Blending Skid

Additional to the loading gantry we also supplied a two stream blending skid for Ethenol

At Flotech PS, we have extensive experience in Tanker Loading, Additive Injection, Blending and Metering Solutions. Our highly skilled team are able to design, manufacture and deliver a complete solution to all your demanding application needs.

All the systems were rigorously Function, Flow and Pressure tested and all passed the FAT on the first attempt. Flotech are now preparing their service team for full on-site installation and commissioning.


Contact our Sales team with your enquiries on 01329 284145 with your enquiries now.

Vapour Recovery Systems

At Flotech we have over 30 years experience in Vapour Recovery Units (VRU), we offer units suitable for recovery of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in truck, rail, marine and tank breathing applications.

Basic Operation of a VRU

A basic vapour recovery unit system comprises a pressure swing absorption (PSA) process with two activated carbon bed vessels, alternating on a 15 minute time cycle. Regeneration of the carbon reactors is accomplished primarily by vessel evacuation with a vacuum pump to a pressure level of-27 Hg (3 Hg absolute) and secondly, with ambient air purge into the bed in a controlled manner during the last 25% of the regeneration cycle.

The VOCs desorbed from the carbon during reactor regeneration are effectively recovered in a single step process that is absorption in a packed tower, counter current flow, absorber. Supply tank absorbent is pumped on skid for use as lean oil in the absorber and as a heat exchange fluid for the vacuum pump.

All product recovered by the system is pumped back to the absorbent supply tank mentioned. Here the enriched recovered liquid product is allowed to disperse throughout the supply tank environment. Flotech offers both the dry vacuum pump regeneration system as well as the liquid ring regeneration system.

VRU Features

Using their many years field service experience, Flotech have engineered their systems to incorporate unique design features that exceed industry needs – these include;

  • Patented auto tuned vent and regeneration valves to protect vacuum pumps and carbon; increasing the life of the carbon
  • Patented return pump variable frequency drive level control to prevent gasoline spills
  • Self cleaning absorber tower with dished head bottom to eliminate confined space entry
  • Complete HMI control of all components and set points to allow for ease of operation
  • Remote web access for troubleshooting to reduce downtime
  • Historical trending of all VRU parameters and alarms
  • Skid mounted system; shipped and installed in four major parts
  • All components mounted and completely wired from the factory to skid mounted junction boxes
  • Skid and components designed for easy accessibility for maintenance and system checks
  • Reporting package specifically designed to meet Subpart BBBBBB regulations
  • Smallest industry footprint allows for reduced civil installation cost
  • Lowest industry energy consumption; reduces energy consumption on average 50% over competitive models
  • Typical return on investment less than 1 year; providing a quick payback and immediate profit increase
  • Robust design proven to pass HAZOP reviews by major oil companies globally


If you have a requirement for a VRU system please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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VRU Maintenance Service Announced

FlotechPS is proud to announce the latest addition to its service roster; maintenance services for Vapour Recovery Units across the UK and Ireland. Vapour Recovery Units are complex mechanical and electrical systems which operate in hazardous atmospheres. Failure to service units correctly can lead to financial inefficiencies, operational issues, safety complications or environmental emission problems.  FlotechPS supports all types of Vapour Recovery Units and employs specialists in control instrumentation and electrical engineering.

To find out more, visit the VRU Maintenance page or contact a member of the FlotechPS team.