Custom Loading Arms

As industries have become more aware and responsive to environmental issues, loading systems offer a sound solution to the extremely critical process of transferring hazardous products from bulk-storage tanks to rail or road vehicles. Custom loading arms are manufactured with regard to the unique application and custom-design specifications of the customer. In order to design an application-specific custom loading arm, the following are considered:

  • Liquid product to be handled (temperature and pressure)
  • Type of tank or container to be used
  • Flow rate
  • Adequate capacity without excessive pressure drop
  • Physical facility dimensions and limitations
  • Adequate horizontal and vertical range
  • Ease of operation/maintenance
  • Special requirements
  • Factory pre-assembly and testing
  • Cost

Within the limits of design and functionality, nothing is too special. As industries have become more aware and responsive to environmental issues, loading systems offer a sound solution to the extremely critical process of transferring hazardous products from bulk storage tanks to rail or road vehicles. All units can be factory pre-assembled and tested, and all OPW Engineered Systems products are built to the highest quality standards.