Vehicle Loading & Unloading
We design and
manufacture a wide range of equipment and integrated systems for use in both top
and bottom loading/unloading of rail cars and road tankers. Our technically
advanced solutions are tailored to suit virtually any application and
handle almost all liquids safely and reliably.
Increased vigilance by HSE/OSHA inspectors in recent years has
highlighted the need for improved tanker top access facilities. The majority of
tanker access is required for loading or unloading, however in many cases
operators need to have access to tanker tops to check security of man-lids or
sample product. The most common form of tanker access and
enclosure is the Folding Stair, these can be configured with a range of steps
and step widths together with safety baskets. In case of a high variance of
tankers and large working areas, a complex protecting grating system may be the
We have recently enhanced our family of class leading API Couplers – the most comprehensive range of API couplers available in the market today. Each coupler incorporates a host of patented features, which will provide trouble free operation and will also ensure a clean, spill free loading rack. Our couplers are approved world-wide and recommended by the world’s major oil companies, operating successfully in some of the most demanding environments.
Bottom loading offers
benefits which cannot be achieved with top loading designs. Bottom loading
takes place on the ground, making it inherently safer for the operator. It
also allows for simultaneous loading of several tank compartments, increasing
speed and efficiency of loading. Bottom loading is easily adaptable to vapor
DRY-BREAK Systems are used in any
application where the accidental spillage of liquids must be avoided. Emco
Wheaton invented the term "DRY-BREAK" in the 1950s and it has become recognized in the industry as the leading brand of couplings that allow for spill-free disconnect
of the two components. The two components are referred to as the "coupler" or
"hose unit" and the "adapter" or "tank unit". The combination of Emco
Wheaton and TODO DRY-BREAK couplings gives the end user the world's greatest
range of styles, materials, and working conditions.
safety release systems provides automatic disconnection of a loading arm or hose
in the event of a tanker accidentally driving away. Simultaneously the product
flow will be shut off both upstream and downstream of the disconnection point.
The systems can be used in a variety of loading applications.
Emco Wheaton engineers
have developed a number of loading arms for specialized service applications.
The loading arms listed in this section are examples of proven designs and have
years of field use. If your application does not quite fit with any of the
models listed in this section please consult one of our many trained
distributors or you can contact us direct at one of our factory
We are world leaders in
the design and manufacture of tank truck equipment. Our equipment is tailored to
fit into many operations, vehicles and bulk plant requirements. All components
are designed to operate reliably in hazardous conditions, ensuring that your
product is delivered without spillage or contamination, at all times protecting
the driver and the environment. Our equipment complies with many industry
standards and recommended practices, including ISO 9000/2000 approval, ensuring
our methods and manufacturing procedures are monitored consistently, resulting
in quality approved equipment time after time.
We are world leaders in the
design and manufacture of tank truck equipment. All components are designed to
operate reliably in hazardous conditions, ensuring that your product
is delivered without spillage or contamination, at all times protecting the
driver and the environment. Our systems are tailored to fit into many
operations, vehicles and bulk plant requirements. Our equipment complies with
many industry standards and recommended practices, including ISO 9000/2000
approval, ensuring our methods and manufacturing procedures are monitored
consistently, resulting in quality approved equipment time after time.
We have been designing and
manufacturing loading arms for over 50 years. Our focus on meeting the specific
needs of our demanding customer base has resulted in us being able to offer
technically advanced solutions to suit almost any application in the world. Our
various designs allow us to handle virtually any liquid known to man in a safe
and reliable manner. Our loading arms are available in carbon steel, carbon
steel / aluminum, stainless steel, low temperature carbon steel, Hastelloy and
Titanium. Lining with PTFE and vulcanized rubber can also be