Petroleum Bottom Loading Arms

Petroleum Bottom Loading Arms

Our Petro-load 445 series petroleum bottom loading arms are a popular solution to the demands of many of our customers’ petroleum terminals, refineries, & oil storage depots. Along with offering safety advantages over top loading systems, bottom loading arms make for faster petroleum tanker loading, & have been the norm in the UK & many other countries for a number of years.

The 445 series loading arms, also known as hose loading arms, offer a safe, secure, & leak-free tanker bottom loading solution, and are an ideal replacement for first generation arms or used as part of an upgrade when converting from top to bottom loading. The Petro-Load 445 series also forms the heart of our oil depot bottom loading skids & has been designed to meet the rigours of petroleum terminal & oil depot operations.

These loading arms are fully featured & provide a high specification to meet most tanker loading needs: a wide operating temperature range of -25°C to +85°C; a maximum working pressure of 15 bar; a 100mm/4” bore for minimum pressure drops, & a high flow rate of 2500L/min.

The arms benefit from durable & hard wearing carbon steel swivel joints using a 3 part design of high grade steel & stainless steel inner race for maximum corrosion resistance & easy maintenance. The 445 incorporates a sealed for life fully adjustable spring balance for ease of use, & a fixed elbow with drop hose swivel made of aluminium.

The 445 loading arms are finished off in a hard wearing paint to help prevent corrosion, & maintenance is straightforward with an easily changed swivel joint & low cost spares.

We have helped many customers with their bottom tanker loading requirements with the installation of 445 series bottom loading arms, so talk to the professionals with 25 years’ industry experience.


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