FAQ about our Filling and Emptying Equipment

We are now onto our 5th Episode of Frequently Asked Questions.  Today I will be answering those on our Filling an Emptying Equipment.  We have two main products in this area, our Engineered Delivery Nozzles and our Drum Filling Head.  To avoid confusion I will be answering 5 questions about both. Without further ado I will start on Nozzles…

 

Engineered Delivery Nozzles

 

Engineered Delivery NozzlesDo you offer both Automatic and Manual Filling Nozzles?

Yes we certainly do.  The manual nozzle is effectively a valve with a dead mans handle.  Pull the trigger to open the valve and let it flow, release the trigger to stop the flow.  The Automatic nozzle works on a similar principle to that of a nozzle you fill your car up with.  Once the fluid reaches the top of the container it will sense the back pressure through a small tube and mechanically shut off the flow.

What Materials do the nozzles come in?

They are manufactured in two main materials, Stainless Steel and Hastelloy.  For special projects, where the fluid is not compatible with either steels, we can coat the internals of nozzles in Hallar.

Can we buy food grade nozzles?

Yes, many of our nozzles are in use in the food and drink industry.  Subject to the standard, we can supply FDA seals, polished inserts, Tri Clamp connections etc.

Can we customize the Nozzles to suit our needs?

Yes, every nozzle is made to order.  Whether it’s special end connections, long lances, vapour recovery or more we will manufacture the nozzles to suit the needs of you the customer.

Do the nozzles come with a Guarantee?

Our Engineered Delivery Nozzles are of the upmost high quality.  We are extremely proud to be able to offer a 36 Month Guarantee subject to wear and tear.  Yes that is correct, three years!

 

Drum Filling Head

 

Engineered Drum Filling HeadWhat containers can this be used for?

The drum filling head is made to order.  It can be connected to drums, casks, IBC’s and more.  The connection to the containers are generally via a BSP thread, special IBC adaptor or a snap on connection.

How Does Automatic Cut Off Work?

We have a couple of solutions that are connected to the centre of the drum filler.  The first is a tuning fork, once fluid hits the fork it sends an electrical signal off to stop the pump.  The second is a flotation device, again when then the fluid hits the float it sends an electrical signal off to stop the pump.

What Materials does the Drum Filler come in?

Similar to the Nozzle, they are manufactured in two main materials, Stainless Steel and Hastelloy.  For special projects, where the fluid is not compatible with either steels, we can coat the internals of nozzles in Hallar or PTFE.  We can also change the material of the Drop tube to a plastic polymer.

What other ports are included on the drum filling head?

As standard the Drum Filling Head comes with two main ports, a product and a vapour recovery.  We can where necessary also fit the drum filler with a nitrogen purge for those who wish to ensure all harmful vapours are gone.

Is Bottom Filing an Option?

Yes, the drum filling head can be fitted with an extended lance.  This helps with foaming products or those where splash back needs to be reduced.  Remember, if the drum filling head is fitted with a long lance it can be quite challenging to handle, we therefore recommend the containers are accessed by a raised platform or a bungee is in operation.

 

We always work together with you to ensure your satisfaction throughout the process, so get in touch with us today and start to build your long-term relationship with us, so we can help your business grow and operate safely.

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Engineered Delivery Nozzles

The range of Engineered Delivery Nozzles available from EWFM have been the perfect solution for companies for many years, and we are currently supporting numerous Industries worldwide including Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food Manufacturing and Distilling. The nozzles are suitable for use with a range of liquids, gases, and chemicals, from hydrochloric acid to egg custard.

They are also perfect for use in all stages of the production of Hand Sanitiser and at EWFM we are proud to support companies producing this in the battle to beat Covid-19 and support the new way of life for all of us.

Available in 4 sizes (½”, 1”, 1.5” and 2”) The ½” nozzles are prefect for filling small bottles and dosing.

Whilst the 1.5” nozzle is more designed for drums and casks

Designed in both manual (ZV) and automatic (AZV) options they come with a choice of 3 different spouts 35, 90 and 180 degrees.  These nozzles can be engineered to suit your specific requirement (extended or shortened lances for example).

Made in Stainless Steel or Hastelloy with a variety of different end connections available we are prepared to back up the quality of these nozzles by offering a 36 month guarantee from date of shipment (excluded wear and tear damage).

However, if you are filling larger containers (IBC’s for example) then our Drum Filling Unit or our Loading Arms may be more suitable.

At EWFM we are open as normal so talk with Mike and Guy and see how our engineered solutions can support you.

We work together with you to ensure your satisfaction throughout the process, and aim to build long-term relationship with you, so we can help your business grow and operate safely.

Tel: +44 (0) 1763 248650

Email: [email protected]

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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 – [email protected]

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 exported in the UK during H1 2017.

Whisky

As the biggest food and drink export in the UK (at over £4 billion in 2016) a thriving whisky market is crucial for the UK.

Scotch whisky is in high demand all around the world as the map below shows which has led to new distilleries opening across the UK. In Scotland alone at least 30 have opened over the last few years.

The map below shows Scotch Whisky exports (markets valued over £1mn)

 

And 2016 was the first time ever that single malt exports exceeded £1bn…

Gin

The growing popularity of gin has led to an increase in the demand for it and has seen more gin distilleries starting up.   Over the last six years, the number of gin distilleries in the UK has risen by over 50%.

 

By the end of 2015, there were 233 licensed UK producers.

In 2016, dubbed the ‘Year of Gin’ by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association , UK sales of gin broke the £1 billion sales mark for the first time, with exports having increased by over 33% in the past 5 years.

  • British gin is now sold in 139 Countries worldwide
  • UK export of gin to USA has risen by over 500% in the last decade
  • 28 G&Ts are consumed each year for every person of drinking age

 

How we can help

We have been supporting the Gin and Whisky Distilling Industry over the last decade and have supplied some of the UK’s largest distilleries with our knowledge, expertise and products. The two main ways we do this are:-

 

Engineered Delivery Nozzle

  • Designed for filling a wide variety of fluids into storage containers such as IBCs, drums and casks
  • Choose between a Manual Dispensing Nozzle or an Automatic Nozzle.
  • Available in sizes 0.5”, 1”, 1.5” and 2”
  • Generally supplied in Stainless Steel (other materials available upon request)
  • FDA Seals

Engineered Delivery Nozzles

Drum Filling Head

  • Used for filling drums, IBCs, totes, barrels and casks.
  • Available in sizes 0.5”, 1”, 1.5” and 2”
  • FDA Seals
  • It is generally supplied with one product port and one vapour port.
  • Materials available include Stainless Steel (other materials available upon request)
  • Automatic Level Sensor and fitted with an Endress & Hauser tuning fork overfill level sensor to provide a signal for liquid shut-off when wired to your system/pump.

Engineered Drum Filling Head

If you would like more information on how we can support your Distillery then get in touch with Mike and Guy on 01763 248650 or [email protected] to discuss your needs further.

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: