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Chemical Loading Arms

The IFC ChemLoad is a general-purpose arm designed to handle any ‘non-petroleum’ products and chemical tanker loading. Ideal for loading liquids including chemicals, solvents, paints, and even foodstuffs.

Our chemical loading arms are fully articulated, so they handle loading with ease. Their robust and high-quality design allows for maximum flexibility and provides the ideal solution for adding options such as vapour recovery and high level/overfill sensing. In addition, users can employ these arms for open, semi-open, or closed fill applications.

Chemical Loading Arms
Features and benefits

We design trace heating on our Chemical loading arms to maintain a specific temperature window during loading. Common applications include keeping substances like bitumen or chocolate hot, therefore maintaining viscosity. As well as preventing the product from spoiling. In addition, here are some of the other features and benefits of our IFC ChemLoad:

We offer several mechanisms for heating:

  • Self-Limiting Electric Trace For both safe and hazardous areas.
  • External Tubing For both steam and hot oil.
  • Steel Jacket Design For extensive thermal coverage.

Our heated loading arms are clad in rock wool insulation with an aluminium outer cladding, therefore maintaining the temperature in adverse conditions and minimise heat loss. In addition, we use special removable insulated sleeves secured with Velcro at maintenance points and swivel joints to facilitate access. So, the result is a loading solution that can handle thermally sensitive products during the loading and unloading process.

PFTE Loading Arms

Standard metals in the wet line may not be suitable in situations involving the loading of highly corrosive chemicals. Therefore, in these instances, we can use specially crafted Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or (PFA) lined arms. The lining provides a much more resistant surface in contact with the liquid. Therefore, this ensures contamination prevention and guarantees a long operating life for the equipment.

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Chemical Loading Arms

The technical details

Below you will find all the key details for our range of Chemical Loading Arms. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, then please just get in touch.  Because, we are always happy to help and answer any queries you may have.


Each arm fixed on the stand-post is equipped as follows:

  • Right-hand layout, bottom inlet with connecting flange ANSI 300
  • Base joint style F-20: so it handles the horizontal movement.
  • Boom pipe: it is used to extend the range of the loading arm.

For the full equipment list, please download the product sheet.

Standard and Regulations

PED for pressure equipment

  • ATEX for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Customs Declaration of certification for Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, EAC certification.
  • Standard API-ASTM-ANSI-TTMA.


  • Ball valve position Micro-switch
  • Arm position Micro-switch (load or park)
  • 1⁄2’’ drainage pipe
  • Shock absorber for ERC, to stress gradually the cable and therefore avoid accidental breaking
  • Stand-post

Options upon request

  • Arm material: carbon steel for low temperature, stainless steel AISI304 or AISI316 with supply ball valve
  • Seals in HNBR, FKM, FFKM, EPDM, PTFE
  • Left version
  • Connecting flange PN40 or other standards
  • Test at 60 bar for nominal pressure of 40 bar (PN40)
  • Split Type joint: in 3 pieces for easy maintenance
  • Special configurations for extreme temperatures (-60/+200 °C)
  • Terminal connections:
  • Quick dry-coupler Stanag 3756
  • ACME threaded coupler
  • NPT thread male or female

Relevant industries

Suitable for the following sectors


& Inorganics

Case Study
The Chemical Loading Arm in action

We recently completed a project for a large-scale Chemical Manufacturer, helping streamline their loading operations. They were looking at ways to reduce manual handling on site, as well as reduce risks of leaks and spillages. See our solutions here.