IFC Inflow – Liquid Loading & Safe Tanker Access Specialists

IFC Inflow are Liquid Loading & Safe Tanker Access Specialists. Experts in bulk liquid handling, top & bottom tanker loading, safe tanker access & fall prevention systems.

IFC are the market leading suppliers of bottom loading skids for UK oil distributors & have hundreds of systems installed in depots throughout the UK & Ireland. IFC Inflow also export globally to customers in many different countries worldwide.

IFC Inflow History

Founded in 1987 as industrial flow control to sell tanker loading and process metering equipment, today IFC Inflow is run by operations director Kiran Shaw and technical director Greg Clarke.

Over the years, an initial emphasis on flow meters and loading arms has evolved into the provision of total project solutions, which include design, fabrication and installation services, in addition to a range of standard products direct from stock.

“Back in 1987 we only sold products that were made and designed by other companies for a specific purpose,” explained Kiran.

“But as customers reduced their in-house engineering staff it became apparent that we needed to offer engineering solutions as well as standard products. To that end we invested heavily in our own design and engineering facilities to develop equipment better suited to our customers’ expanding needs.”

IFC Inflow also developed and pioneered the use of bottom loading skids for road tankers operating in the Authorised Distributor market. The company’s very first unit was built in 1994, since when IFC has expanded into different types of tanker loading, as well as fuel bunkering and tanker safe access.

The company, which also works in the food, beverage, powder, pharmaceutical, rail and marine sectors, has doubled in size over the past 30 years. With a customer base in excess of 2000 clients, which includes many blue-chip companies, IFC’s export business has tripled since 1987.

The oil and petroleum distribution sector is IFC’s largest market, followed closely by chemical and petrochemical distribution.

Since 1987 IFC Inflow have been designing, building, & selling loading arms, folding stairs, tanker access gantries, fall prevention equipment, & tanker loading skids. We also sell a number of key complimentary products, including bulk flow meters, high speed transfer pumps, depot automation equipment, dry disconnect couplings & swivel joints.

Now, IFC Inflow have become one of the largest Liquid Loading & Safe Tanker Access Specialists in the UK and Ireland.


Over the 30 years in business, IFC have developed a range of products. This has come from long experience
within the industry combined with in-house design engineering capability.

IFC Inflow range of branded equipment include:-

Chem-load top & bottom chemical loading arms
Petro-load top & bottom petroleum loading arms
Flow-step folding stairs, total tanker safety cages & loading platforms
TopTank mobile access ladder

LowTank mobile access ladder
IFC Inflow loading skids for depot & terminal bottom loading

Integrated Tailored Projects

With the wide range of products combined with 30 years of industry expertise, IFC can provide tailored solutions for many safe tanker access & tanker loading applications. IFC can quickly recognise & understand clients specific challenges, and come up with unique integrated systems.

In-House Design Engineering

Take advantage of in-house design engineering service, which allow clients to incorporate equipment into larger projects, or to combine a number of products into a more complete tanker loading or safe access system. Services include general arrangement & design drawings for client approval, specialist fabrication & finishing, materials testing, including NDT & Xray, & factory acceptance testing & certification.


The market sand industries IFC work in include:-
Petroleum terminals & oil distribution
Chemical & petrochemical
Pharmaceutical, food, beverage, & powder
Road transport

IFC Inflow Accreditation & Memberships:

Institute of Export Business Member 2017-2018      ISO9001 IFC Inflow   

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