64 Swivel Joints

EWFM supply 64 Swivel Joints to Tetra Pak

EWFM are very excited to be able to share our project with Tetra Pak.  Last year we were contacted with a request to supply 32 Swivel Joints for saturated steam and 32 Swivel Joints for water.  The Swivel Joints were to be used to update the articulating arms which were leaking and causing maintenance and safety issues.

Guy, working closely with the customer, ensured they were quoted the most cost effective, yet high quality solution. Due to temperatures reaching up to 185˚C the Swivels needed to have special high temperature Viton seals.  Our 5” Carbon Steel 2175 Swivel Joint in style 20 and 30 configurations was the chosen and ordered design.  With 2 sets of ball bearings and easy seal replacement it offered the perfect solution to allow the articulated pipework to move freely when the saturated steam was passing through.

As you can see these Swivels were supplied painted in a light Grey (RAL 7001).  Tetra Pak were so happy with this paint finish that they contacted us for advice on painting the rest of the arm to this specification.

The picture below shows these Swivels in situ:-

We also supplied 2.5” Stainless Steel 2175 Swivel Joints for water.  These Swivels helped support two arms that ran in parallel either side to the steam arms.  The water was used to cool the steam further along the process.  These Swivels were supplied in style 30 configuration.

This picture shows a close-up of these Swivels:-

The Swivels were manufactured, delivered within 12 working weeks and supplied with maintenance instructions and 3.1 material certification.

After several months of use Tetra Pak confirmed that the Swivels are working very well and they are very satisfied.  That’s another happy Customer for EWFM!

Should you have a similar requirement or are interested in hearing more of what EWFM has to offer, please contact us now via:

Email –  sales@Ewfm.co.uk

Telephone – +44 (0) 1763 248650

Compact Swivels

Compact Swivels are perfect for fitting into a tight spot.  The design offers lightweight construction with combination bearings.  We believe this Swivel is the most compact design on the market.  Although commonly designed around the industry standard ASME 150lb flange dimensions, on request, it is also possible to re-drill to match other flange faces.  High and low temperature modifications are also available on request.

 

The ­Compact Swivel Joint can be specified where a very low stack height is required.  Please note the minimal standard nut clearance between the flanges.

 

If a higher load capacity is required please take a look at our Engineered Swivel Joints or send us an enquiry with your requirements.  For minimal load requirements our Swivel Joint 2004 and 3996 Series may fit the bill with their basic low profile design.

 

Materials
  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel 316L

 

Sizes (inches)
  • 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 8”, 10”, 12”

ANSI 150lb flanges (others are also available on request)

 

Seal Materials
  • Nitrile
  • Flourocarbon
  • PTFE

 

Take a look at our Swivel Joints page for the comprehensive range available.

 

For more information on our Compact Swivel Joints, contact us direct by:

EWFM Hose

Composite Hose

Composite Hose is used in the Petrochemical, Marine, and Industrial markets. EWFM supply Hose Assemblies for loading arm applications and aircraft refuelling.

Fluids that composite hose can be used for include petroleum, chemicals, aggressive acids, and biofuels.  EWFM also supply vapour hose for hydrocarbon products and cryogenic hose for liquid gas transfer.

Hose can be supplied in Standard, Heavy Duty and Biofuel versions and in a wide range of sizes.

 

High Standards

  • The standard EN ISO 1825-2011 covers rubber hoses and hose assemblies for aircraft ground fuelling and defueling.
  • Hose meeting this standard can be used within a temperature range -30C to +65C.
  • The maximum working pressure including pressure surges is limited to 20bar (2.0 MPa).
  • The smooth bore of the hose increases efficiency.
  • Markings are available showing factory cure date, the grade and standard numbers, the NATO Stock Number, and the manufacturer.

 

The Length we will go to

Is only limited to your specification, you just have to enquire.

 

Couplings

A wide range of couplings and accessories are also available and include TTMA, Camlock, fixed or swivel fittings, additionally EWFM also supply API 4” couplers for loading arm applications.

 

Accessories

If you are looking for your hose to stand out and be easily recognisable, you may also be interested in ­Colour Coded Hose and Pipe Covers.

Bottom Loading Arms

Bottom Loading Arms – For Road and Rail Tankers

EWFM supply a range of Bottom Loading Arms for the safe transfer of liquid and gases to tank trucks and rail cars.  Bottom loading arms are specifically designed for filling from bottom, rear, or side connections.

 

Our Bottom loading arms come in various models and configurations.  The most common, the model 740/750, consists of a fixed reach boom with a flexible hose working as the drop pipe (this can be rigid on request).  More often than not our bottom loading arms are equipped with an API or Dry disconnect coupling for quick and easy connection to the tanker.  All our loading arms consist of swivel joints and balancing spring cylinders that allow the arms to manoeuvre smoothly, assisting the operator.  Long reach and variable reach configurations are available on request where the distance to the tanker may be greater than standard.

 

Most importantly all our arms are made to order.  Drawings for approval are made prior to manufacture to ensure the customer is getting the right arm for the job.

 

Advantages
  • Safety – access platforms not required
  • Speed – as several compartments can be filled simultaneously

 

Mounting/Fixing

Loading arms can be mounted on a stand post or via a plate to an existing wall.  If you have a fixing already in place please send us drawings and we will quote for suitable arms.

 

Special Applications

EWFM can supply bottom loading arms for the following applications:

  • Hydrocarbon
  • Chemical
  • LPG
  • Hot Products – heated/jacketed
  • Food

 

Accessories

There are also a numerous accessories which can be fitted to the bottom loading arm to make it more effective and ergonomic:

  • API Coupler Locking Device
  • API Coupler Proximity Switch
  • Colour Coded Hose and Pipe Covers
  • Hose Assemblies
  • Loading Arm Support Units
  • Pneumatic Control System
  • Sight Glass
  • Loading Arm Signal Switches

 

For more information or to send us an enquiry please contact us by:

Multiport Swivels

Multiport Swivels

Multiport Swivels, also known as Multiport Rotary Unions, offer fixed input to rotating output connections. The main purpose is to allow multiple flows across a common rotational axis.

Popular systems for using Multiport Swivel Joints include hydraulics, pneumatic’s, water, cables, vacuums, coolants or gases.  Bespoke designs are available together with mounting flanges or brackets which can be fixed to match your requirements.

 

Applications include
  • Subsea systems
  • Winch systems
  • Plant and machinery
  • Machine tools
  • Umbilical hose lines
  • Hydraulics
Additionally
  • Ports are able to exit radially or Axially
  • Heavy duty bearings to support external loads
  • Leak detection ports are also available.
Technical information
  • Built to order from 316L Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel or other material as the application requires
  • Pressures can be suitable up to 1379 Bar (20,000 PSI)
  • Threaded End Connections – BSPP, BSPT, NPT
  • Flanged Connections – SAE, ASME, PN

 

The most important thing to remember with our Multiport Rotary Unions is that they are made to order.  Over the years we have produced many weird and extravagant looking ones (some of which can be seen in the gallery on our website).   So please send us your requirements and we should be able to offer you a solution to your problem.

 

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Agrochemicals Equipment

Agrochemicals – How do you treat yours

If you’re involved in the safe transfer of fluids and chemicals and in any part of the Agrochemicals Industry at EWFM we will have a solution to meet your needs

We specialise in media’s that require careful handling and engineer our products to suit your individual needs.

From our Filing & Emptying Equipment, Loading Arms to Couplings we have a product range and the knowledge to support you.

 

Nozzles

Available in sizes 0.5”, 1”, 1.5” and 2” our Nozzles are designed for filing storage containers such as IBC’s and Drums with a wide variety of fluids and chemicals.

Stainless Steel as standard but we are also able to provide in Hastelloy and can be PTFE lined.  Hygienic versions can also be made.

You can have a manual or automatic version. The automatic version can detect the back pressure when the fluid reaches the top and automatically cuts off the valve.

You can also fit a range of vapour recovery systems, operation sensors and end fittings.

For further information on our Nozzles please see our website on the link below

http://www.ewfm.co.uk/product/engineered-delivery-nozzles.html/

Drum Filling Head

Our Drum Filling Head is available in sizes of ½”, 1”, 1 ½”, and 2” and in a range of materials including Stainless Steel, Hastelloy & PTFE.

Used for filling drums, and IBCs, we can tailor these for most requirements.

They provide a safe, reliable and easy system for transferring products, even where the product is either too chemically aggressive, highly viscous or contains particles.

A Nitrogen Purge can be fitted on request, perfect for aggressive agrochemicals that need dispersing.

For further information on our Drum Filling Heads please see our website on the link below

http://www.ewfm.co.uk/product/engineered-drum-filling-head.html/

Engineered Drum Filling Head

Loading Arms

Perfect for Bulk Filling and designed to suit your media requirements, our Loading Arms can be used to fill drums, IBC’s and Tankers.

Manufactured in sizes down to a 2″ bore they are genuinely supplied in a top filling configuration.  They are easy to operate with high quality Swivels allowing for smooth movement.

Loading arms can be used with Agrochemicals be it acids or alkalis.

For further information on our Loading Arms please check out our website on the link below

http://www.ewfm.co.uk/loading-and-unloading-arms/

 Fixed Reach Chemical Top Loading Arm

Couplings

Guaranteeing the highest level of safety, our Dry Disconnect Couplings are available in sizes from ¾” to 8” and are designed for a quick and spill free.

connection and disconnection of hoses and pipelines.   Available in a range of materials to suit your requirement including Aluminium, Brass, Stainless Steel, Hastelloy and special plastics.

Available with selectivity avoiding cross contamination between products and are easy to use in all weathers.  They provide no spill and are compatible with other manufacturer’s couplings according to STANAG 3756.

We can supply with an integrated swivel joint to take pressure off the hose and avoid it twisting.

Dry Disconnect Couplings are in use in installations all over the world, especially where certification is required as standard. All couplings are certified by TœV, Apragaz, Veritas, TDT, plus regionally required approvals.

For more information on our Dry Disconnect Couplings please see our website on the link below

http://www.ewfm.co.uk/product/dry-disconnect-couplings.html/

Dry Disconnect COuplings

Breakaway Couplings

Made of Aluminium or stainless steel and usually installed onto Loading Arms and Hose Assemblies where at least one side is attached to a fixed point.

Designed to prevent pull away accidents, protect terminal and loading / unloading equipment and eliminate unwanted product release.

The couplings breaking point will break at a set break load whereupon the internal valves will automatically close. This will minimise down time, save money, equipment and the environment.

They can come in sizes from 1” – 12” with working pressures from 16 – 25 Bar with up to 40 Bar available on request.

For further information on our Breakaway Couplings please see our website on the link below.

http://www.ewfm.co.uk/product/industrial-breakaway-couplings.html/

Industrial Breakaway Couplings

Whether you’re involved in Agrochemicals, be it Pesticides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Nematicides or Herbicides we will be able to help you

You can contact us through the website, directly on +44 1763 248650 or email sales@ewfm.co.uk and challenge Guy and Mike today to find the right solution for you!

Aviation Swivel Joints

Aviation Swivel Joints

Aviation Swivel Joints are used in aircraft refuelling trucks.  The swivel is the movable part that relieves hose or pipe of stress and torsion.  It allows easy and safe handling for the refuelling process.

Made of aluminium or stainless steel the swivels are of premium quality and long lasting, with the added advantage of being maintenance free.

 

Technical details
  • Sizes from DN50 (2”) up to DN150 (6”)
  • Can be used up to 16 bar (232 psi) pressure
  • Temperature range from -60˚C up to +180˚C
  • Available in either aluminium or stainless steel
  • High Quality PTFE seals
  • The flange connections are in accordance with TW / DIN / TTMA standards

EWFM not only supply to the aviation industry, we also supply to Oil and Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food and Drink and Power Generation.  Our swivels are used not only for aviation fuel but also for acids, whiskys, mud and many more medias.

 

See our Swivel Joints page for the full range, some include:

All Swivels can be customised, with many sizes, materials, seals, and flanges available.

 

For more information on our Aviation Refuelling Nozzles please visit their retrospective pages or contact us direct.

By Email: sales@ewfm.co.uk

By Phone: +44 (0) 1763 248650

 

Aviation Refuelling Nozzles

Aviation Refuelling Nozzles

EWFM supply a range of aviation refuelling nozzles.  Our range includes the G457 Hot refuelling Nozzles and standard G180 refuelling Nozzles.  Both nozzles come in a range of variations dependant on customer requirements.  These Nozzles are supplied to ensure safe refuelling, minimising the risk of damage to the aircraft and the operator.

 

Refuelling Nozzle – Model G180

EWFM supply the ALL NEW G180 series over-wing refuelling nozzle that has replaced the G457-240 series nozzle which has been in use with the United Kingdom MOD for many years. As a result of listening to the operators in the field and UK MOD engineers it now incorporates many new features and benefits. This refuelling nozzle is designed to be lightweight and comfortable to operate.

A Speed Spout system has been designed to give the operator the choice of which spout suits the aircraft. As a result it allows the spouts to be changed in a matter of seconds.

Spout configurations

  • Flared
  • 1.5″ straight
  • 1″ straight
  • With or without a bumper ring

Features & Benefits

  • Soft Close – This permits the operator to control the flow of fuel.
  • Bumpers – If the operator places the nozzle on the wing the contact rubber bumpers protect the wing material.
  • Designed for wearing heavy gloves. This allows the operator to wear protective clothing especially in cold weather.
  • Anti-FOD component design. The components are fitted with anti FOD designed parts
  • Light weight construction. The nozzle with 1.5″ spout, inlet check valve and the optional bumper ring weighs 3.15 kilos (6.95 lbs)
  • Ball bearing inlet swivel. This allows some rotation and facilitates refuelling.
  • Soft Dust Cap & lanyard. This is easy to fit and protects the spout.
  • Quick coupling Speed Spout design is easy to use and fast to change.

 

Hot Refuelling Nozzle – Model G457

The G457 hot refuelling nozzle has been in operation with the United Kingdom MOD since the 1970’s. The requirement for Hot Refuelling was identified as an essential safety feature permitting the aircraft to be refuelled with the turbines and avionics running. These aviation refuelling nozzles allow for rapid turn round of the aircraft, safely reducing the risk of injury to the crew and damage to the aircraft. In addition the nozzle is used in all climates and furthermore the hot refuelling nozzle is also available with a special extra low temperature design. As a result this tried and tested design has built up an excellent reputation for safety and reliability.

Features

  • Construction material Anodised Aluminium
  • Proximity lever.
  • Automatic high level shut-off
  • Froth dissipater sleeve
  • Manual override button
  • Flow control mechanism
  • Inlet strainer: 100 mesh
  • Dust Cap
  • Grounding Wire assembly with Jack Plug and Crocodile Clip
  • Curved or straight spout option
  • Temperature Range: -30ºC to +52ºC
  • Low temperature design available on request

Benefits

  • The material of body construction is resistant to fuels and vapours ensuring a corrosion free long life.
  • Fuel will only be delivered when the lever is depressed against the fuselage to prevent spillage
  • High level shut off therefore protecting the operator and aircraft from spillage when the tanks are full.
  • Froth dissipator allows maximum fuel flow without the shut off operating prematurely.
  • Manual override button is also a safety feature consequently protecting crew and aircraft.
  • Flow control mechanism ensures a regulated and steady fuel flow.
  • Inlet strainer stops foreign particles entering the fuel tanks
  • Dust cap keeps the spout clear of particles in addition to the strainer.
  • Grounding wire and crocodile earths the aircraft consequently preventing build up of static.
  • Spouts van be curved or straight depending on the design of the fuel inlet.
  • Lastly the nozzles can be used from hot deserts to Arctic regions.

 

For more information on our Aviation Refuelling Nozzles please visit their retrospective pages or contact us direct.

By Email: sales@ewfm.co.uk

By Phone: +44 (0) 1763 248650

Floating Suction Units

Floating Suction Units

EWFMs Floating Suction Units are the most popular products in our storage tank equipment range.  We can supply the Double Arm Floating Suction Unit and Single Arm Floating Suction Unit.  We also, for a different process, supply the Articulated Roof Drain.

 

What’s the difference between floating suction units and articulated roof drains?
  • Floating suction units are used in aviation fuel or oil storage tanks and are designed to draw fuel from just under the fuel surface. This fuel is the purest and isn’t contaminated by sediment that sits on the fuel surface nor the water that congregates at the bottom.
  • The articulated roof drain is designed specifically for the removal of rainwater and snow melt from the top of storage tanks with a floating roof.

 

Why a double arm?

The double arm floating suction unit is designed for tanks where the height is greater than the diameter.  There is usually a leg set according to the tank size to stop the floating suction assembly drawing fuel off near the bottom of the tank where it may be contaminated by water. Consequently this gives a longer life to the water separator cartridges and an increase in their efficiency.

 

Extra Information
  • Floating suction assemblies are made in aluminium as standard but stainless steel versions are available. Internal diameter sizes range from 1” to 12” as standard, but larger sizes up to 48” can be supplied.
  • The articulated roof drain, supplied with a Style 40 Rotary Swivel Joint, is available in stainless steel or carbon steel. Sizes available are 3”, 4”, 6” and 8”.
  • The tanks can be above or below ground, can be horizontal or vertical and have either a floating or a fixed roof.
  • Did you know floating suction units are mandatory at aircraft refuelling facilities?

 

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Drum Filling Equipment

Drum Filling Equipment

EWFM supply a range of drum filling equipment, this includes engineered delivery nozzles, the drum filling head and even loading arms in some circumstances.

This range of drum or cask filling equipment is suitable for a wide range of fluids, at varying temperatures and pressures.   Each product is made to order and your specific requirements.

 

Drum Filling Head

The EWFM Drum Filling Head with Automatic Level Sensor is used for filling drums, IBCs, totes, barrels and casks.  This unit is used by companies in the food & drink, pharmaceutical, chemical and oil industries.  It can be adapted to suit most requirements and is a safe, reliable and easy system for transferring products, even where the fluid or paste to be transferred is either too chemically aggressive, highly viscous or contains particles.

The Engineered Drum Filler is generally supplied with one product port and one vapour port.  It is fitted with an Endress & Hauser tuning fork overfill level sensor to provide a signal for liquid shut-off when wired to your system/pump.  The sizes it is available in are 0.5”, 1”, 1.5” and 2” and materials available include Stainless Steel, Hastelloy and PTFE.  It can also be fitted with a Nitrogen purge on request.

 

Engineered Delivery Nozzles

The EWFM Engineered Delivery Nozzles are also designed for filling a wide variety of fluids into storage containers such as IBCs, drums and casks.  The Nozzles are available as a Manual Dispensing Nozzle or an Automatic Nozzle.  The manual version is operated by pulling and releasing the trigger to open and close the valve.  The automatic version has the advantage of sensing the back pressure when the fluid reaches the top of the drum and shuts off the valve automatically; a perfect solution to reduce the risk of overfilling.

The nozzle sizes available are 0.5”, 1”, 1.5” and 2” and materials include Stainless Steel, Hastelloy and also PTFE lined.  The Nozzles can also be fitted with a range of vapour recovery systems, operation sensors and end fittings.   We also offer a hygienic version on request.

 

Loading Arms

In some cases loading arms can be used to fill drums or Ibc’s.  Loading arms can be adapted to suit your media; our applications include hydrocarbon, chemical, food and hot products.  For this application they are genuinely supplied in a top filling configuration.  Manufactured in sizes down to a 2” bore they are the ideal solution for bulk filling.

Loading arm

 

Other related products to drum filling equipment include: