EMCO Wheaton’s manhole covers are an essential component that form part of the wider tank truck range.
They act as an emergency vent for fuel tanks, but also feature several other key benefits to keep people safe in the event of an accident.
These include tank breathing and flanges for ancillary equipment that help protect against rupture, division reversal and explosions.
We have manufactured manhole covers for petroleum tankers for over 50 years and these features have evolved through our experience and consultation with international oil companies, which nearly all use the EMCO Wheaton design.
Manhole covers are arguably the most important safety component fitted to a vehicle’s tanker. EMCO Wheaton models include emergency venting to prevent tank explosion if a fire occurs (7000m³/hr at 350 mb), as well as a pressure vacuum breather to complete with rollover seal to stop leakages if a tank is overturned. Operators are also kept safe by a two-stage opening mechanism that releases residual pressure before fully opening. This stops dangerous kick-backs.
Our cast option includes blind bolt holes to ensure no liquid cargo can leak through and webs on the underside of the base plate to increase structural integrity. The springs used for the emergency venting are corrosion-proof, assuring correct operation regardless of environment.
Other key features include:
Manhole covers are made of aluminium and come in 16-inch and 20-inch sizes. Variants include:
Manhole covers can be supplied in either left-hand or right-hand configuration along with lockable feature. Please contact us for more options.
Relative compliance and approvals:
EMCO Wheaton’s range of manhole covers are internationally accepted and specified by oil companies around the world, assisting with the safe conveyance of petroleum-based products.
We offer a range of original spares and repair kits to ensure equipment is maintained in top working condition . This is especially important for keeping critical equipment, like emergency vents for fuel tanks, fully operational and your operators safe should the worst occur.
ABOUT EMCO WHEATON
For more than 100 years, Emco Wheaton has provided premium fluid transfer systems that are engineered t omeet and exceed the growing demands of our customers across a range of on- and off-shore industries; including gas, chemical, aviation, storage and transportation. We take pride in servicing a global customer base by offering a range of market leading loading and fuel systems that have been engineered using extensive experience, expertise, and a culture of innovation. Backed by our first class service and support, only Emco Wheaton can provide our customers with the quality, safety, and peace of mind needed to help them drive their operations into the future.