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Mechanical Loading Skids

Our range of Mechanical Loading Skids are built to be durable and long-lasting with the use of traditional mechanical registers, counters, and pre-set mechanisms. This range of depot fuel loading systems is both cost-effective, easy to operate, and extremely reliable.

These skids are suitable for single-site operations, for companies with fewer than five tankers, or for businesses that do not require electronic automation of their loading operations. IFC’s Mechanical Loading Skids are the tried and tested option and come with individual mechanical counters, ticket printers, and pre-set counters.

Mechanical Loading Skids
Features and benefits

Widely used in the oil distributor market, because they are a cost-effective replacement to outdated top loading equipment. Our Mechanical loading skids do not require the complex and expensive automation commonly found in main line terminals.

Operators input a specific batch volume linked to a two-stage mechanical pre-set valve through the pre-set counter, enabling precise loading. Therefore ensureing accurate control of the loading process. As well as guaranteeing the correct volume is loaded onto the trucks. The mechanical printer provides a paper bill of loading (BOL) receipts for liquids loaded through the system, therefore removing the need to connect to remote printers. Self-contained systems, Mechanical Fuel Loading Skids do not interface with digital management or fuel control systems. In addition, here are some of the other features and benefits of our IFC Mechanical Loading Skids.

  • Long-lasting, low-cost systems, therefore providing ultimate reliability
  • Self-contained systems, so they don’t require communication infrastructure
  • Flow rate between 800 to 2500L/min
  • Perfect for harsh, as well as remote environments
  • Paper bill-of-loading printing and pre-set as standard

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Mechanical Loading Skids

The technical details

Below you will find all the key details for our range of Mechanical Loading Skids. 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.


  • High flow rates up to 2400 litres per minute, per arm for fast tanker loading
  • 1 to 5 product loading arms as standard for optimum flexibility
  • High accuracy metering to +/-0.15% with high repeatability
  • All equipment fully assembled and tested on a heavy duty, corrosion resistant galvanised steel frame to allow for easy on-site placement and future site adjustment or movement

Oil Depot Mechanical Bottom Loading Skids

  • High accuracy, high speed positive displacement flow meters in 3in or 4in size, dependent on flow rate required
  • Electronic loading from a central “on skid” load computer with inbuilt tanker loading security that can be linked to a depot/terminal automation system
  • 4in bore, spring balanced, PetroLoad bottom loading arms, as well as durable hoses
  • As well as IFC swivel joints and a choice of manual or semi auto API couplings

Five Part Safety System Features

  • High level overfill prevention
  • Tanker earth monitoring
  • Vapour return with safety knock out
  • Centrally located emergency stop
  • Dry break coupling, so it prevents spill on disconnect

Optional Extras

  • On board or separate loading pumps
  • Hazardous area light bar
  • Weather canopy
  • Colour coded hose covers
  • Manual or semi auto API couplings

Relevant industries

Suitable for the following sectors

Bulk Tank

& Energy

Case Study
The Mechanical Loading Skids in action

See how we helped liquid fuels company Joe Energy with their move from top to bottom loading.