We offer a wide range of equipment for efficiently loading and unloading petroleum products, chemicals, liquefied gases, and other materials. Our loading arms continue to be efficient and cost effective when loading railcars and tanker trucks. A top loading system offers sufficient horizontal range to reach the farthest compartment without re-spotting the vehicle. Sufficient vertical movement and drop-pipe lengths provide ease in servicing vehicles of varying heights. Top loading arms can also be used for tight-fill and vapor recovery applications when used with specially designed and engineered components, such as vapor plates, tapered hatch plugs, and inflatable hatch seals.
Our manufacturer of loading arms, OPW Engineered Systems, takes pride in custom-designed and manufactured loading arms for specialized applications. They have extensive experience in solving any number of situations you may encounter. As industries have become more conscious and responsive to environmental issues, loading systems offer a sound solution to the very critical process of transferring hazardous products from bulk storage tanks to rail or road vehicles. All units are factory pre-assembled and tested, and all OPW Engineered Systems products are built to the highest quality standards.
With the many varying factors that affect fluid dynamics, there are no hard-and-fast rules for determining exactly what type of loading system must be used in any given installation. Personal preference, operating experience and methods, safety requirements and local customs all warrant consideration.