EWFM Supporting LNG Market

Liquefaction is the cooling of gases to its liquid state – this is done using cryogenics at very low temperatures normally anything below −150 °C (−238 °F).

The most important commercial application of cryogenic gas liquefaction techniques is the storage and transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In its liquid form, LNG occupies about 600 times less space than as a gas allowing cost effective storage and transportation over long distances.

The 2018 World LNG report shows LNG steadily establishing itself as the fuel of choice in markets across the world reaching a global trade of 293.1 Million Tonnes in 2017. A 12% increase from 2016, a 3rd consecutive record breaking year and its highest annual growth since 2010.

 

How can we help

We offer a variety of products that are suitable for cryogenic applications down to -230°C   (-382°F) for use with gases and liquefied gases such as LNG, but also Liquid-Oxygen, Ethylene, Propylene, Ethane etc.  Our main products are Couplings, Breakaways & Swivel Joints with further products available upon request.

 

Couplings

Perfect for Container Discharge, Fuel Bunkering, Loading / Unloading of Trucks, Rail & Ship Tankers, Vapour Recovery Lines and fuelling of Ferries & Ships, our dry disconnect and safety breakaway couplers are proven to do the job.

 

Dry Cryogenic Coupling

Our Dry Cryogenic Couplings are a breakthrough within the LNG industry. With one single action, a straight forward push and a turning motion, to connect the couplings for a full flow motion. A quick and easy “turn and pull”- action will disconnect and close the valve with no spillage. These are used to prevent any excess spillage and protect people and environment from dangerous liquids and vapours.

    • Available in 1” to 6”
    • Minimum working temperature -200°C
    • MWP 25 Bar 1 to 4” Couplings
    • MWP 16 Bar 6” Coupling
  • Female NPT thread, EN1092 (DIN) and ANSI flanges, others on request.

 

Emergency Release Coupler

Our range of Emergency Release Couplers, available in sizes from 6” to 16” can be used with gases and liquefied gases both onshore and offshore:

  • Easy to reconnect without spare parts
  • (No break studs)
  • Non-destructive separation design
  • Absolute zero leak tightness during operation
  • and after separation (live & laboratory tested)
  • Proven under severe service conditions
  • Fully functional even under massive ice build up

 

Breakaways

Our Breakaway Coupling has internal valves that will immediately close the flow in both halves of the coupling and therefore prevent accidents and unwanted spillage of product.  It can be installed at fixed points like manifolds, pipelines and depots or on to a hose:

  • Available in 1” to 6”
  • Stainless Steel construction
  • PTFE Seals
  • MWP 25 Bar 1” to 4” Couplings
  • MWP 16 Bar 6” Coupling
  • Minimum working temperature -200°C
  • Female NPT thread, EN1092 (DIN) and ANSI flanges, others on request
  • Used for container discharge
  • Fuel Bunkering
  • Loading / Unloading of tank trucks, rail tankers, bunkering and tank vessels
  • Vapour recovery lines

 

Swivel Joints

Using Nitrogen Purge around the ball bearings (to ensure they do not freeze) our standard cryogenic swivel joints are:

  • Available in sizes 1” to 8” however we can go to 48”
  • upon request
  • Made from Stainless Steel 316L to provide enhanced
  • flexibility
  • Used on hoses by reducing its torque
  • Available in a variety of configurations, as outlined below, we can
  • cater for most requirements

Get in touch with Mike and Guy in our Sales Team today to let us know your requirements on +44 (0) 1763 248650 or sales@ewfm.co.uk and see how we can help you / your business moving forward.

API Couplers and API Couplers

API Couplers

API Couplers used for bottom loading and un-loading of petroleum tankers have been industry standard for connecting and dis-engaging from tanker filling adaptors since the mid 1970’s.

EWFM can offer two options of API Couplers, both of which are designed and manufactured to fully meet API RP1004 specification:-

Manufactured from Aluminium, the 4” female API Liquid Coupler and Vapour Coupler are used for installation on bottom loading arms or flexible hose for white hydrocarbon products and ensure a safe and quick connection to the male API Adaptor on the tanker. Manufactured to API RP1004 this coupling can be used with any male adaptor manufactured to the same Industry standard.

 

Why Choose these API Couplers?

Both designs of couplers are fitted with T.T.M.A. flanges and a check valve which ensures a complete seal, when the coupler is connected with the Male API Adaptor on the tank. This valve is manually operated by a lever (2 in the case of the vapour recovery coupler) and negates the problems encountered with semi-automatic couplers where the mechanism can jam and become difficult to release.

Both designs of API couplers are of a robust construction, a durable design and are easy to maintain. Manufactured in Aluminium they have an anodised surface finish, and Viton Seals.  Although both designs are supplied with TTMA inlet connections as standard, there are other options available for the API Vapour Coupler.  It may also be worth noting that the API Vapour Coupler comes complete with brass locking cams and that a bio fuel model and other variations are available for the API Liquid Coupler.

The Viton seals can also be replaced by Viton LT Seals, for use with low temperatures down to -40Degrees or Kalrez PFX8010 Seals for aggressive fluids.

 

Accessories

  • Locking Device – to be fixed on the structure
  • Locking Device – complete with standpost
  • Proximity Switch

 

If you would like to discuss your requirement further or if you have a unusual application, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Team and they’ll be sure to help:

By Telephone – +44(0) 1763 248650
By Email – sales@ewfm.co.uk

Standard Large Bore Swivels

High quality with quick lead times at an affordable price!

EWFM now supply an extensive range of standard large bore Swivels. They are perfect for applications where the Swivel effectively isn’t subject to excessive loads, pressures or temperatures. Some perfect examples of these include Marine Loading Arms, Floating Suction Units and Hose Reels.

Machined out of solid bar the Swivel design means there is no welding process. They are generally supplied with ANSI or PN flanges with PTFE-Compound seals.  These Swivels therefore have a low cost as, not only is money saved on welding, but with two rows of ball bearing the compact design saves on material too.

Here is a list of the basic information you need to know:

  • Sizes 12” – 48”
  • Stainless, Carbon and Duplex Steel (More exotic materials available on request)
  • PN or ANSI flanged
  • Easy seal change

 

That’s not all…

These Swivels can also be supplied with elbows and in different configurations. Let us know your requirement and we’ll be sure to help.

For Floating Suction Units our most common design is style 40 (See examples below).

Some typical applications in use so far…

Marine Loading Arms – Most marine loading arms consist of around 8 Swivel Joints. Our Swivel design is ideal for this application giving the arm a smooth operation to allow it to safely bunker the ship.  To date we have supplied Swivels up to 20” for this process.

Floating Suction UnitsFloating Suction Units are designed to draw the purist fuel from just below the surface. A Swivel Joint is therefore required to allow the arm to float up and down within the tank. This is the most popular use of our large bore Swivel Joints as its simple yet effective design is all that is required.


If you would like to discuss your requirement further or if you have a unusual application for which standard large bore swivels wont be suitable, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Team and they’ll be sure to help:

By Telephone – +44(0) 1763 248650
By Email – sales@ewfm.co.uk
ISO 9001-2015 Logo

EWFM successfully transition to ISO 9001-2015

We are proud to confirm that we have successfully completed our 27th consecutive ISO audit and have now transitioned to the ISO 9001-2015 quality standard.

A great achievement, which recognises the hard work and effort all members of staff put in to ensure our customers get the very best service.

Whatever your requirement, our proven track record for providing quality engineered solutions will give you the confidence to develop a working relationship with EWFM.  Guy and Mike are available to speak with you at a time that is convenient for you, so please do get in touch, either directly on our office no +44 1763 248650, through the contact us section on our website or via email sales@ewfm.co.uk.

Alternatively check out our great website at www.ewfm.co.uk for full details of the products we offer

20” Marine Swivel for Southeast Asia

Recently despatched to Singapore for a UK based customer, this 20” Style 20 Carbon Steel Marine Swivel Joint with ANSI 300 RF Flanges is to be installed onto a large scale fluid transfer system.

Supporting the offshore oil & gas and marine industries, these engineered products can be used on fixed platforms, jack-up rigs, drill ships and semi-submersibles. Typically flexible pipe is used to transfer the crude oil, or other media, and can be used in conjunction with hose reel systems, chutes or cantilever A-frame systems.  These systems include deployment and recovery of the flexible hose and also provide a means of storage.

Often used in harsh, even Arctic environments, the materials used in the swivel, drybreak and hose will be manufactured to reflect this.

 

This Swivel Application

Rated for a maximum working pressure of 20 Bar

PTFE main Seals and ASME 30016 RF Flanges

Crude Oil – 10m/s through a 20” pipe

This Marine Swivel Joint, as with the many supplied to the aforementioned customer, can be safely used for efficient loading or offloading, in various offshore and onshore applications. The swivel can be customised, manufactured and engineered to suit your specification and particular application.

 

Engineered Swivel Joints

Engineered Swivel JointsEWFM engineered Swivel Joints are a range designed for a wide variety of conditions and applications and, depending on which industry you are in, you may have the following requirements:-

Bearing in mind the size of this swivel and its application, we can supply all the relevant certification that may be required, such as:

  • Norsok
  • 3.2 Material Certification
  • DNV
  • ABS

Subsea Swivel JointsOther additional requirements may include; welding, say of flanges, Painting, NDE, or Factory Approval Tests.

 

Materials of Construction

Typically provided in Aluminium, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Duplex, on request we can also supply in more exotic materials, including Monel, Hastelloy and Inonel.

 

Sizes

In a range of configurations we can provide our swivels from ½” to 72”

 

Seal Materials

Normally our seals are PTFE, Viton, Nitrile, and Kalrez but if these are not suitable we can generally provide a seal better suited to your media.

 

End Connection

A variety of end connections are available including:

  • Threaded
  • Flanged
  • Weld
  • Hammer Lug Unions – and many more on request

Should you have a requirement for a Swivel to be used in a particular situation, or are interested in hearing more of what we have to offer, then either check out our full range of products at www.ewfm.co.uk, challenge Mike or Guy at sales@ewfm.co.uk or call +44(0)1763 248650 and they will be happy to discuss and work with you.

EWFM supply a timely solution for bottom loading road tankers

4 inch Bottom Loafing ArmIn the 2nd half of 2017 we were invited by an existing customer In the UK to help them with supplying a new solution for bottom loading road tankers.

After discussing various options with the customer, who were originally looking for a ”counter balance” arm, we recommended a spring balance cylinder arm as they tend to provide a smoother operating experience.

Working together throughout the process with regular phone conversations and emails Mike was able to ensure the most cost effective, yet high quality solution, was quoted for.

Our model 750 bottom loading arm with a 4” API RP1004 Dry Break coupler and stand post was agreed upon and, once drawing approval was confirmed, the new Arm was delivered to site before their deadline

The Loader comes with model 2174 & model 2175 carbon steel swivel joints to enable smooth vertical and horizontal rotation. The flexible hose and Aluminium manoeuvring handle installed on the final elbow allows ease of use for the operator

A follow up visit was completed by Mike & Guy to see the Loading Arm in situ, further developing our relationship and to discuss further our full range of Loading Arms

Picture to the right shows the loading arm on site

The site are extremely happy with the performance of the loading arm and have since approached us for a replica arm at their sister site

“We found EWFM very helpful and knowledgeable in providing for our needs with excellent communication. We work in a dynamic industry where speed of processing is paramount and EWFM can provide this. I look forward to working together in the future”

 

In a separate job they were also man-handling 4” carbon steel dry break couplings to load rail cars. These were a “tad” heavy. We proposed our MannTek dry disconnect couplings as a replacement. After a successful trial to ensure they worked we are now in discussions for further replacements.

4 inch Hose Unit

Should you have a similar requirement for Top or bottom Loading and Unloading arms for Bottom Loading Road Tankers or are interested in hearing more of what we have to offer then either check out our full range of products at www.ewfm.co.uk , or alternatively contact Mike and Guy now at sales@ewfm.co.uk or +44 (0) 1763 248650 and they will be happy to discuss and work with you

Nozzles

Nozzle Solutions

At EWFM we used to only sell nozzles to the MOD (The G180 and G457). They were used for refuelling helicopters with aviation fuel.

The world has now changed and we have evolved with it, allowing us to diversify into other areas including selling nozzles to dispense other hazardous, corrosive and hygienic medias.  Our latest range of nozzles are engineered to order allowing us to cater for a wide variety of requirements.


To give you an idea of what we can do, the following nozzles for different applications have been supplied to customers:

 

Whisky

2″ Stainless Steel Automatic Nozzle with a Integrated Swivel Joint, 90 Degree Drop Tube, EPDM Seals and additional flow meter.

Egg Custard

1/2″ Stainless Steel Manual Nozzles with a 25 degree drop tube and Viton food grade seals.

MEK

1/2″ Stainless Steel Manual Nozzle with 35 degree drop tube, installed with a Aluminium comb sprayer and additional Swivel Joint.

Aviation Fuel

G180 refuelling nozzles and G457 hot refuelling nozzle – A number of varieties with straight and curved spouts.

Fuels – Diesel, Petrol & Kerosene

1” Stainless Steel Automatic Filling Nozzles with additional Swivel Joint, a 90 degree drop tube and a grounding cable.

Pigments

½” Stainless Steel Manual Nozzle with 20 degree drop tube, PFE and PTFE seals

Insecticide/Pesticide

1″ Stainless Steel Automatic Nozzle with a 90 degree drop tube and a cone vapour recovery system


Our engineered nozzle range can be customised in many ways. In general, they are as follows:

 

Type
  • Manual (Pull the trigger to open the valve, release to close)
  • Automatic (Much like a petrol pump you use to fill you cars, it senses the back pressure once full and automatically cuts off)
Material
  • Stainless Steel (316Ti)
  • Hastelloy (C22)
  • PTFE lined
Size
  • ½”
  • 1”
  • 1½”
  • 2”
End connection
  • Threaded (BSP, NPT)
  • Flanged (DIN, ANSI, PN)
  • Tri Clamp
Drop Tube Type
  • 20˚
  • 35˚
  • 90˚
  • 180˚
Extras
  • A range of vapour recovery options
  • Extended lances for bottom filling (As seen in picture to the right – 1.2 Meters)
  • Nitrogen purge
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Holsters

If you have a requirement for a nozzle which is not stated above, please challenge us with your enquiry! We will be excited to help.


Engineered Drum Filling HeadIf you don’t think a Nozzle will do the job or you are working with a viscous media with particles, perhaps our drum filling head will? The Drum Filling Head with Automatic Level Sensor is used for filling, drums, IBCs, totes, barrels and casks.  It is currently being used by companies in the food, beverage, distilling, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical and oil industries.

 

If you would like to discuss your requirement further or if you have a unusual application and want to see what is possible, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Team:

By Telephone – +44(0) 1763 248650
By Email – sales@ewfm.co.uk

Are you looking for a new Swivel supplier?

At EWFM we truly believe that our range of Swivels is the biggest on the market. We can supply Swivels from a ½” to a 72” Bore, in materials from Aluminium, to Hastelloy and Super Duplex. Whatever Swivel challenge you may have, our mission is to work with you and produce a great solution.

EWFM offer 5 main ranges of Swivel Joints. They are as follows:


Standard Swivels

The cost effective Swivel suitable for standard applications. Perfect for hose, loading arms, articulated pipework, hose reels and much more.

Our standard Swivels range from 1” to 12” with varying designs. Available in many different styles and configurations adopting 90 degree bends, see below:

Generally our standard Swivels are made out of Aluminium, Carbon or Stainless Steel, however we can offer more exotic materials on request.

Swivel Joint 2174 SeriesSwivel joint 2175 SeriesSwivel Joint 2833 SeriesSwivel Joint 3885 Series


Engineered Swivels

These are what they say on the tin. Engineered Swivel Joints are designed especially for each application. They are perfect for applications that are that bit more aggressive. Be it extreme loads, corrosive medias, high pressures or abnormal temperatures, we will work with you to design the perfect Swivel solution for your need.

Our engineered range is tailor-made for you. Challenge us with your crazy specifications!


Compact Swivels

Perfect for fitting in those tight spaces. This Swivel is what we believe to be the most compact on the market.

Available in sizes from 2”to 12” in Stainless and Carbon Steel construction.


Multiport Rotary Unions

Often used in hydraulics, these rotary unions allow you to swivel multiple ports down a common axis. These are engineered specifically for each project. The more ports the merrier so test us with your requirements.

 Multiport Rotary Unions           Multiport Swivels


Subsea Swivels

Are you working in the deep? If so, why not enquire about one of our Subsea Swivel Joints.

Subsea Swivel Joints stop stress and torsion on articulated pipework and hose while working at depths of down to 4000m. Quite new to the plant is the addition of an in-house hyperbaric chamber which allows us to simulate these external pressures.

  Subsea Swivel Joints          

We have supplied Subsea Swivel joints up to 12” working at depths of 3000m, the unique design allows us to work with applications up to 20,000 psi.

Applications can be reviewed by DNV or ABS as required.


If you have a Swivel application why not give us a go? We pride ourselves on great customer service and reliable high quality products.

 

Contact us now

Telephone: +44 (0) 1763 248650

Email: sales@ewfm.co.uk

 

Leaping into 2018

Leaping into 2018

Now that we have reached January 2018 we, at EWFM, are taking the opportunity of reviewing last year 2017.

The EWFM Team was pleased to be boosted with the addition of Mike Phillips who joined us in April. Mike has settled in well and become a valued member of the team.

The drop in the oil price in 2015 hit the Oil and Gas Industry badly, and we have seized the opportunity to diversify into other markets. We are now established, receiving regular enquiries and orders, from home and abroad, in areas such as Chemical, Food Manufacture, Paper & Pulp, Water Treatment/Purification, Distilling, Drilling, Aviation and many more.

As in everything, situations change and it is good to see, and experience, the upturn in the Oil and Gas Industry again and we are seeing more enquiries and have many ongoing new projects.

Positive moments:
  • 12% increase in overall enquiries worldwide.
  • Our new website was released in April this year.
  • 26th consecutive successful ISO 9001 quality audit.
  • Supplied major refineries and petrochemical plants with Loading Arms.
  • Supplied Nozzles to major distilleries and chemical manufacturers.
  • Swivel sales spread across all industries including Hydrocarbon, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and food both on and offshore.
  • Regular sales with aviation equipment for the MOD.

December rushed by and we hope you, like us, are starting the New Year refreshed and energised for new opportunities.

As always should any of the above be of interest for you why don’t you join us by leaping into 2018 with a enquiry.  Contact us via:

Email – sales@ewfm.co.uk

Phone – +44 (0) 1763 248650

 

 

EWFM on Social Media

EWFM on Social Media

In the past year EWFM have been developing their social media prowess. EWFM now have a strong presence on:-

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google +
  • LinkedIn
  • And brand new for 2017, Instagram!

EWFM believe, as time moves on, social media will become a much bigger player in the marketing forefront.

Please see below categories for each platform and what to expect. 


Facebook

Worldwide there are over 2.7 Billion monthly active Facebook users with five new profiles made every second. Facebook allows you to post, like and share which in turn gives huge potential to reach a worldwide audience.

EWFM update Facebook with regular blogs and news, follow us to stay updated.

Click here to follow us on Facebook.


 Twitter

Having over 328 Million monthly active users and available in 40 languages worldwide, Twitter is used by businesses to keep people updated through quick and short statements, ranging up to a maximum of 280 characters.

EWFM Tweet regular news, be it links to blogs, updates about upcoming trade shows, past projects, and any relevant new information.

If you’re a fan of short, sweet and to-the-point updates, then following us on twitter is the answer. The average Twitter user follows five businesses, make EWFM one of them here.


 Google +

Google+ now has 212 million profiles that are alive and active. Google+ main advantage over the others is that you can use collections and communities.  This ultimately allows people to share news/information on a particular topic/industry in a certain area, so that only the people who are interested can see it.  It means, hopefully, that you will get more meaningful results.

EWFM use Google+ to share regular blogs and new products.

Over 70% of businesses now use Google+, so why not add us to your following list by clicking here.


LinkedIn

LinkedIn has 106 Million monthly users with more than 40% using it daily. It is a platform that allows you to make personal business connections, follow businesses, join communities and even search for Jobs.  It is a growing network, which we and the experts believe will become more and more valuable as time as goes on.

EWFM’s business profile is updated with regular news and blogs related directly to the company. You can follow it here.

Our two sales engineers Guy Curtis and Mike Phillips also have a strong presence on LinkedIn and use it to develop contacts and build stronger  relationships.   Should you wish to connect with them directly for business purposes please use the links below:–

Guy Curtis: Click here

Mike Phillips: Click Here

Guy and Mike regularly used LinkedIn to share their whereabouts, past projects and any relevant information to do with the company. They will be very happy to connect and help with your requirements. 


Instagram – New for 2017!

Instagram now has over 800 million monthly users worldwide. It is used as a platform to share photos.  A user can follow who they are interested in to view their photos and can also be followed to share their own photos.

As of October 2017 EWFM have used Instagram to share photos of their past and current projects. Should you be interested in seeing what we get up to, follow us here


All in all EWFM are developing a strong presence on social media.  As a company we would be very grateful if you could come and follow us on your preferred network to keep updated on our work and news.