The use of bottom loading for petrol tankers, as opposed to top loading of petroleum tanker trucks has become a safer option in many countries around the world. Bottom petrol tanker loading provides many benefits, including faster loading rates, simultaneous loading of multiple compartments, and tanker overfill monitoring using Scully monitoring racks, and the added safety of the operator not working at height.
Other than bottom loading arms, IFC design and assemble petroleum top loading arms. Top loading is more common practice in parts of the world where the cost involved to change to bottom loading are too high and where the need to change to bottom loading is not seen as priority. Top loading has many associated risks, including less safe handling of hazardous products, more manual handling and exposure to displaced vapours emitted during petroleum loading. The 445 bottom loading arm has been designed to meet the requirements for petroleum bottom tanker loading, and is the ideal solution for oil terminals and oil distribution depots.