Butadiene Loading & Unloading

 Butadiene Loading & UnloadingOPW Engineered Systems specializes in the engineering, designing and manufacturing of Loading Arms for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of Butadiene.

  • Minimize risk of injury
  • Increase efficiency
  • Multiple designs available to meet your application
  • A SAFER, CLEANER, FASTER Operation

Loading Arm Solutions

The loading arm solutions typically applied in this application*:

  • TPC_loading-arms1_tn (1)Un/supported Boom Loading Arm
    • Long reach capability
    • Easy to operate/maneuver
    • Can be safely stored to provide for safe clearance of vehicles
    • Compensates for vehicle misplacement (mis-spotting)
  • A-Frame Arm
    • Compact storage envelope
    • Stores in near vertical position
    • Capable of long reaches
  • ‘Bull Horn’ Style Loading Arm
    • Provides dual product connections using a single loading arm

*Please note that all applications are different and may be subject to design changes as warranted.

Accessories

  • HT3TL LPG Coupling
    • Hiltap 3TL Series
    • Replace conventional hammer unions
    • Repeatedly reusable metal to metal wedge seal with secondary o-ring seal
    • Only light torque required when tightening - NO MORE HAMMERS!
  • Stabber Pipes
    • Required for railcar angle valve connection
    • 2” size, MNPT x Hiltap HT3TL adaptor
  • Grounding Monitor
    • Immediately shuts down system if ground is lost
    • Provides peace of mind that proper ground is present
  • Safety Breakaway Couplings
    • Minimize risk of catastrophic event during a pull-away
    • Protects Loading Arm and Rack Equipment
    • Protect loading facility and personnel
    • Prevent accidental spills
    • Re-connectable

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About Butadiene

Description
Butadiene is a flammable, colorless gas with a mild aromatic odor and it is highly reactive. Butadiene is soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water and polymerizes readily, particularly if oxygen is present.

Properties
Unit Quantity
Molecular weight g/mol 54.088
Density liquid at 20°C 0.6211
Freezing point °C -108.9
Boiling point °C -4.41

Hazards and safety
Irritant in high concentration. A suspected human carcinogen.

Unit Quantity
Molecular weight g/mol 54.088
Density liquid at 20°C 0.6211
Freezing point °C -108.9
Boiling point °C -4.41

Hazards and safety
Irritant in high concentration. A suspected human carcinogen.

Unit Qunatity
Explosion limits in air 2-11.5%
Ignition point °C 429
Flash point °C -76

Applications
One major use of butadiene has been in the making of synthetic rubber (styrene-butadiene and nitrile butadiene rubbers, to a large extent, CIS-polybutadiene is also an extender and substitute for rubber, and polymerizations transpolybutadiene is a type of rubber with unusual properties). Butadiene is also used extensively for various polymerizations for plastics manufacturing. Copolymers with high proportions of styrene have found applications such as stiffening resins for rubber, in water-base and other paints, and in high impact plastic. Butadiene also serves as a starting material for nylon 66 (adiponitrile) and an ingredient in rocket fuel (butadiene - acrylonitrile polymer).

Storage and handling
Contact with oxidizing agent may cause ignition. Steel is recommended for tanks and piping in butadiene service, and it is usually stored under pressure or in insulated tanks at reduced temperature, preferably below 1.6°C (35°F). Goggles, rubber gloves and protective clothing should be worn, and self-contained breathing apparatus should be used