After visiting the EWFM stand at the UKIFDA Show in Liverpool in April 2022, Gavin from Oil Direct (NI) Ltd approached us for a Bottom Loading Arm to support the filling of the new tankers at his site in Northern Ireland. Having previously top loaded, bottom loading was a new challenge for Gavin.
Following on from the conversations that had taken place at the UKIFDA show, a few further telephone discussions took place with Gavin’s main priority to be the safe and fast loading of tankers in the most cost effective way. It was agreed that the Model 750 Bottom Loading Arm (our most popular Loading Arm) was the perfect solution for Gavin’s requirement.
An example of the arm had been on our stand at the UKIFDA show and had allowed Gavin a chance to see it first-hand.
Key features of the Model 750 Bottom Loading Arm which made it the obvious solution include:
- Use of a flexible composite hose instead of a rigid drop tube which provides greater flexibility for filling at different locations and different sized tankers. It also allows for arms to cross over each other meaning multiple fluids can be filled from the same station to different connection points.
- Swivel joints to allow easy manoeuvrability for the operator.
- Balancing by a gas spring cylinder instead of a counterweight system.
As you can see from the image below, it has fitted in perfectly for Gavin’s current setup. The separate smaller Standpost, provided to lock the arm in place when it is not in use, was a great addition and ensures the arm does not get damaged by being blown around in the adverse conditions that can be experienced here in the UK.
In late 2022 the arm was delivered, and Gavin has been delighted with how the Arm has worked since it has been installed,
“Really happy with the Loading Arm and so easy to use”
We are also currently discussing another arm for an additional site Gavin has, and we are looking to meet up next month in Northern Ireland to discuss this further.
Do you also load or unload road tankers? If so get in touch today and see how our great range of loading arms can support your business. Site visits are always available to discuss requirements in more detail.
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