Tank Storage Association

Tank Storage Association Expo Review

Last week we exhibited at the Tank Storage Association 2019 Expo in Coventry. The UK’s leading event for the bulk liquid storage sector that brings together, for one day, teams and individuals in the Industry from across Europe The venue worked well, was easy to get to and all the stands looked professional and welcoming.  …

Tank Storage Association

TSA Exhibition and Conference 2019

The Tank Storage Association (TSA) Exhibition and Conference is almost upon us.  It will be taking place next week on the 26th of September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  The event gives you a great opportunity to listen to industry experts within the bulk liquid storage sector.  It also gives you the opportunity to …

Red Arrows

Keeping Aircraft in the Sky

It is that time of year again when our seaside resorts host an Airshow to entertain and delight aircraft enthusiasts and tourists as well as boosting the local economy.  With around 30 Airshows (and Flypasts) in the UK each year and many more around the world their popularity is growing. The Red Arrows; everyone’s favourite …

Helping you have a safe break

Do you load / unload from tankers & IBC’s? Do you want to keep your staff, contractors, site, equipment and environment safe? At EWFM we have the perfect solution for you – our range of Couplings that will allow you to have a safe break. As a master distributor for Mann Tek we have suitable …

Why choose the compact Swivel?

Over the past five years the supply of Compact Swivels has only increased.  They are now being used a broad range of industries including drilling, mining, chemical and offshore.   Our customers don’t tend to buy one though, they keep coming back for more.  Why is this the case? In this short blog we have pointed …

Traditions

Traditions

The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament is the oldest and most prestigious Tennis Tournament in the world and one of our Countries oldest traditions. It is watched the world over and is the only Grand Slam Tennis Tournament that still plays on Grass. One of the greatest traditions of Wimbledon is the all-white attire that every player …

Summer Solstice

The First Day of Summer 2019

With the on and off weather experienced over the past few weeks, many of us are asking, ‘has summer begun yet?’  By meteorological definition, it did in fact start on June 1st (did you miss it?) Astronomically however, the definition of the first day of summer is based on the Earth’s axis and how it …

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Celebrating No 28! ISO 9001-2015

This week we successfully completed our 28th consecutive audit for the ISO 9001-2015 Quality Standard.  Again, with no major or minor non-conformance’s. This is a fantastic job by everyone in our great team and reflects the incredible effort that goes in on a daily basis to try and ensure the very best for our customers …

Introducing the Evotek Coupling

EWFM now have a new generation of coupling to compliment their already extensive range of products. The Dry Evotek Coupling, has been specifically designed for use within the chemical industry. Ergonomically designed the external cam curve allows coupling against pressure. To open the valves the couplings need to rotate 120 degrees clockwise. The high engagement …

FPS EXPO 2019

Organised by liquid fuels trade association The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers, The FPS Expo hosted its 39th show in Liverpool last week. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors and attracting a worldwide audience of thousands it is the leading event for the liquid fuels distribution industry in the UK and Ireland. EWFM attended the Expo …

Model 2175 Swivel Joint seal change

How to change the seals on our standard model 2175 Swivel Joint

Changing the seals in a model 2175 swivel joint is not as hard to do as you may think and you don’t necessarily have to be an engineer to do it. It is a quick and cost effective exercise and prolongs the swivel life for a small outlay.   Start with disassembling the swivel joint …

Eggs in basket

Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

The phrase is generations old and basically means do not put all your trust in one idea or plan for success. With Easter just round the corner, we have decided not to write about bunnies and chocolate, but a blog discussing trust. All companies prosper based on the effectiveness of their customer and supplier relationships. …

Stoc Expo 2019

Stoc Expo 2019

Last week EWFM attended the 15th Anniversary of Stoc Expo 2019 in Rotterdam, the leading event for the Bulk Liquid Storage Sector. The Expo, promoting products that allow Tank Storage Facilities to run safely, efficiently, and with minimal impact on the environment, was well attended with some great exhibitions and inspiring talks In the bustling …

St patricks 2019

St. Patricks 2019

St. Patricks 2019 has past, silly hats were worn, too much Guinness was consumed and the dancing was crazy. But what was is it all about?  The day commemorates St Patrick and the arrival of Christianity into Ireland. So why are we at EWFM now writing a blog entitled St. Patricks day? Well unbeknown to you …

Subsea Expo

Subsea Expo 2019

At the start of February EWFM attended the Subsea Expo 2019 in Aberdeen. The Expo, the largest Subsea Expo in the world had over 6500 visitors from all corners of the world – a 30% increase from 2018.  Along with over 170 exhibitors this was a record breaking year and an exciting Expo. The impact …

Conscious Uncoupling

Conscious Uncoupling

Bucking the trend of lovey dovey schmaltz on this, the most ‘loved up’ day of the year, we would like to discuss the benefits of conscious uncoupling. No, we are not encouraging you to break someone’s heart, but to make the decision to use a product guaranteeing the highest level of safety and the quickest …

Hot loading arms example

Wrap up and try to keep warm

The snow is starting to settle and temperatures are plummeting, it’s time to wrap up and try to keep warm. This is the case for many people but did you know many fluids must also follow this guidance.  EWFM provide loading arms for filling road or rail tankers with hot products. These are perfect solutions …

STAY STRESS FREE SUBSEA

For the last decade EW Fuel Management has been supplying Subsea Swivels worldwide. The picture below shows an 18” subsea swivel deployed in the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil, to be used 3,000m below sea level with an operating pressure of 5,000 psi. Our swivels are used to relieve stress and torque from pipework during the …

Happy New Year 2019

As we enter 2019 it gives us time to reflect on the past 12 months. We faced the ‘beast from the east’ at the start of the year not once but twice. To boost the U.S steel industry, President Trump introduced legislation effecting exports/imports into the USA, and added to this, there has been the …

Cryogenic Example

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 …

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:- API Liquid Coupler – Model 3659 API Vapour …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

EWFM supply a timely solution for bottom loading road tankers

In 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Biofuel Refinery

Supporting Biofuels

Designed to replace “fossil fuels” gasoline, diesel fuel and coal, Biofuels are made mostly from plants that have just been harvested. The main types of Biofuel are shown in the table below along with their equivalent Fossil Fuel and the key differences.     Global Biofuels production rose by 2.6% in 2016, although well below …

Gin and Whisky sales keep going up!

With the Gin and Whisky distilling industry experiencing continued growth year on year, 53 new distilleries opening in the UK in 2016.   At EWFM we have seen greater demand for our equipment from our ever growing customer base. Figures from the Food & Drink Federation show Whisky and Gin as being in the top 10 products …

Safety Access Systems

Keep your site safe with our Safety Access Systems

At EWFM we have been helping our customers to keep their site safe by supplying Safety Access Systems for many years to various Industries including:- Construction Oil & Gas Food & Drink Chemical Pharmaceutical ……………and to countries all over the world Keeping your workers and delivery drivers safe is crucial to any business and we …

Oil refinery

Helping your Oil Refinery

What is an Oil refinery? An Oil refinery is an industrial plant that refines crude oil into petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline and heating oils. Oil refineries essentially serve as the second stage in the production process following the actual extraction by oil rigs. Oil refineries are typically large complexes with extensive piping running …

LNG and LPG Transfer

EWFM supporting LNG and LPG transfer

LNG – Liquefied Natural Gas Is Natural Gas in a liquefied state. This is achieved by reducing the temperature of the gas down to about −163 °C (−260 °F).  This makes the LNG easier to store and transport as the volume is greatly reduced.  Specially designed cryogenic road tankers and ships are used to transport …

EWFM Supporting Subsea Oil and Gas

EWFM Supporting Subsea Oil and Gas

At EWFM we have been supporting the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry in the UK and Worldwide for over 20 years. Our range of products include swivel joints, rotary unions, couplings and hoses, they are all engineered and designed to your individual requirements One of the highlights of our previously completed jobs include working with …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Loading arms

Loading Arms

At EWFM we supply an extensive range of loading arms for filling road or rail tankers.  Our loading arms can be adapted to suit your media; our applications include hydrocarbon, chemical, food and hot products.  They can be supplied for either top filling or bottom filling depending on the requirement.  All are arms are equipped with …

EWFM ISO 9001:2008 2017

EWFM Celebrate 26 Perfect ISO Audits and Counting…

EWFM Celebrate 26 Perfect ISO Audits and Counting… If you want the best and proven quality talk to us at  EWFM. We completed our 26th consecutive audit for the ISO 9001-2008 quality standard this week and for the 26th audit running we have no major or minor non-conformance’s.   An amazing achievement and thoroughly deserved for our …

Loading arm couplings

Loading Arm Couplings

Loading arm couplings are used to ensure a safe, dry and quick connection to that of a mating road or rail tanker. The most common range used for hydrocarbon loading arms is the API Liquid Coupler and the API Vapour Coupler.  We also however offer the full range of Mann-tek Couplings (according to STANAG 3756) …

Drilling Swivels

At EWFM we supply Drilling Swivels as part of our wide range of Rotary Unions. Whether you are drilling for oil, water or gas these swivel are designed to allow rotation of the drill while conveying high volumes of high pressure drilling mud.  These swivels are also used for horizontal drilling.   Being a specialised …

Chemical Couplings

Chemical Couplings

The EWFM range of Chemical Couplings offer you a quick, safe, reliable, dry and easy to operate coupling system.  Every coupling is made to order and customised to suit your desired chemical.  Be it Hydrochloric and sulfuric acids to MEK, EWFM can engineer a coupling that is right for you! Follow our quick and simple steps …

Loading Arm Hose Covers

Loading Arm Hose Covers

Have you thought about using loading arm hose covers?  They come in a good range of colours and provide a safe and clear visual identification to the operator.  The colour coded system, very importantly, prevents product contamination. Although there is no internationally recognised colour standard, the use of colour will vary worldwide.  Typical colour codes …

Mike Phillips, EWFM, Royston

Welcome Mike Phillips – EWFM’s New Sales Engineer

Mike Phillips, our new Sales Engineer has just completed his first few weeks with our busy sales team and is fitting in nicely. Mike brings a wealth of experience in both Sales and Relationship Management, and embraces EWFM’s passion to deliver quality and great customer service. Mike’s desire is to grow our business through actively …

Tanker Access Systems

Tanker Access Systems – Folding Stairs, Platforms and Gantry Stands

There will always be instances on site where tanker access systems are required to eliminate the risk of falling from height.  EWFM currently supply Folding Stairs, Gantry Stands, and Folding Platforms into numerous sites both in the UK and Worldwide. EWFM Folding Stairs have been designed to provide a safe working environment for workers who need …

FPS EXPO 2017

FPS EXPO 2017

FPS EXPO 2017 is the event of the year for the Oil distribution industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland. It took place at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on the 10th and 11th of May. A wide variety of senior professionals from across the UK, Europe and also as far afield as the USA visited …

Delivery Nozzles

Have fluid to dispense? Look no further than the Engineered Delivery Nozzle

The Engineered Delivery Nozzle is manufactured in two main designs, manual and automatic.  The manual design simply works on trigger movement.  Pull the trigger to open the valve, let go of the trigger to shut the valve.  The Automatic design works similar to that of a petrol station nozzle.  Pull the trigger to open the …

Royston Historic Vehicle Show

Proud Sponsors of Royston Historic Vehicle Show 2017

We are proud sponsors of the Royston Historic Vehicle Show 2017. The show coincides with the Royston May Fare that offers much more entertainment including coconut shires, local dance shows, dog shows, the town band and much, much more.. Everyone is welcome and it is free of charge.  Pop down and take a look! The …

Couplings Range

Quick, Safe and Spill Free

A Coupling is a device used to unite two product lines together via a quick, safe and spill free connection. Couplings are used in many industries such as oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, aviation, and marine.  As well as more specialised markets such as bulk powder transfer, brewery finished products, food and pharmaceutical. Our most commonly …

A Swivel suited to you

A Swivel suited to you

Some people reading this will know exactly what a Swivel Joint is but others may need a brief introduction, to find a swivel suited to you.  So briefly, Swivel Joints are the flexible movable parts in hoses and  articulated pipework.  They are used on hose reels, loading arms, piping systems both rigid and flexible, process …

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

It’s Finally Here! Hello to our returning Customers and welcome to EWFM all you new visitors (and fingers crossed potential Customers). 10 Years after its first launch, EWFM are now proud owners of a new and much improved website Our old site had not aged like a fine wine, but had started to disintegrate before …