Bottom Loading Arm
The Model 750/740 Bottom Loading Arm with flexible hose is EWFM’s most popular bottom loading solution. When installed at a loading bay the staggered design allows multiple arms to cross over and fill from the same bay. (Images of this can be seen in the images to the left). This means Multiple fluids can be filled from effectively the same station to different connection points on the tanker. Instead of a drop tube, the final part consists of a composite hose. This again allows slight flexibility for the user to reach the filling points and stagger with other arms. We can supply the hose with colour coded hose covers to easily distinguish each of the fluid types.
The arm consists generally of 4 Swivel Joints. Two for horizontal movement and two for vertical movement. The configuration allows smooth operation for the user to ensure they can reach the desired fill point. Generally, this is arm is used for Hydrocarbons and therefore Carbon Steel pipe and Swivel Joints are used. We can however manufacture this in other materials on request. As seen in the picture the final elbow is also installed with a steering handle to allow operators to easily keep control of the arm to position it to the mating tanker.
As standard the Model 750/740 is installed with an API female coupler for a quick and easy connection to the tanker according to API RP 1004, this can however be changed to a dry disconnect coupling or others on request.
This bottom loader is also available as a vapour return model. Very often the last arm in the loading bay is used to recover the vapour. This arm can be modified to suit this need with different seal systems and a vapour coupling.
You might have read this far and wondered what the difference between a 740 and a 750 is. This design and configuration are the same, all that changes are the Swivel Joints. The model 740 is a lightweight arm with single ball races while the 750 includes double ball races. In general we always recommend the 750 for a long lasting life however we do supply the 740 where there are cost implications or light weight duty of service.
Manufactured to ATEX / PED standards.
Available in Sizes:
- Standard fuels
- Bio fuels