Loading arms

The Company headquarter and manufacturing facilities is located in Bologna Italia and has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of loading arms. Zip Fluid specialises in providing customised loading solutions for the Petro Chemical, Oil and & Gas industry. These included stand-alone loading station with mass flow meter, batch controller and pump to hot bitumen, hazardous area installation, to LPG, solvents, chemicals, acids, caustic, polymers and fully automated loading system. Some examples of these applications are shown below.

Product Description

The Company headquarter and manufacturing facilities is located in Bologna Italia and has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of loading arms. Zip Fluid specialises in providing customised loading solutions for the Petro Chemical, Oil and & Gas industry. These included stand-alone loading station with mass flow meter, batch controller and pump to hot bitumen, hazardous area installation, to LPG, solvents, chemicals, acids, caustic, polymers and fully automated loading system. Some examples of these applications are shown below.

Tanker Top Loading Application
A rail tanker loading arm is a long reach self-supported arm that that is used to transfer fluids from stocking depots to road or railway tankers through the manhole on the top of the tank. The long range type allows the maximum loading coverage, while vapor recovery system enables vapor return via a dedicated line to the platform.

Bitumen loading Application
The loading arm is fitted with electrical heater tracing, thermal insulation, vapor cone, vapor return line, high level switch and with pneumatic remote-control operation.

High temperature hazardous application
The loading arm is ATEX approved and has a high accuracy mass flow meter connected to a batching controller. Three control valves with limit switches provide batching control, safety for over full prevention and emergency stop functions. The arm is thermally insulated, fitted with pneumatic control, vapor cone and vapor return line.

Chemical loading Application
This is a corrosive application and all wetted parts are manufactured form 316 stainless steel and supplied with data book and material certification. The loading arm is fitted with E & H Coriolis’s mass flow meter, Electronic batch controller, batch control valve, vapor cone, vapor return line and over fill level switch.

Stand Alone Fuel Bottom loading Application
This application requires an integral pump and control system for petrol and diesel road tanker loading. A complete supporting structure is supplied for easy of installation complete with dispensing pump, flow meter, batch controller, batch control valve and tanker grounding controller.

LPG tanker loading Application
These loading arms are specially designed for loading and unloading of road or rail tanker. A special attention has been paid to the selection of materials and special welding procedures to withstand the extremely low temperatures, to keep the swivel dry and prevent ice formation.

Automatic loading System
Autoload® is a breakthrough innovation in the world of fluid transfer: once the container – tanker, rail tank or IBC – is put in place, the operator simply pushes a button and the management system moves the loading arm ready for fluid loading. By using autoload® the safety level is dramatically increased, reducing to “zero” the risks of falling down and of contact with toxic and corrosive substances.