Chemical loading arms are an essential tool for a safe and efficient range of chemical transfers. In hazardous industrial work, the use of these arms can be lifesaving. Chemical loading arms provide a secure connection between fixed loading facilities and chemical tankers. They can safely transfer high-pressure liquid or gaseous chemicals without risking worker safety or the environment.
Chemical loading arms are a crucial part of the chemical industry, enabling the safe and efficient transfer of chemicals. They are built to withstand harsh chemical environments and offer many benefits, including increased safety, productivity, and cost effectiveness.
Chemical loading arms offer various loading and unloading configurations. These include bottom loading arms for on-ground applications and top loading arms for loading from above.
Chemical top loading arm systems are designed for top filling of road or rail tankers. They use a manhole or any kind of fixed connection like a coupler. These loading arms use high quality swivel joints and precise loading arm balancing to transfer chemicals safely and efficiently.
We leverage our experience and expertise to provide our customers with tailored chemical loading solutions that deliver real world benefits, including:
Minimal Product Loss
Our loading arms are designed to help our customers increase the safety and profitability of their chemical loading operations. Manufactured to provide zero leakage and minimal product loss, regardless of the chemical liquid or gas being transferred; Emco Wheaton’s chemical loading arms provide real world savings for our customers.
Emco Wheaton’s chemical loading arms are manufactured using the highest quality materials, including carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, that are chosen to meet the specific demands of our customer’s chemical loading applications. Combined with our class leading aftermarket services, Emco Wheaton’s range of chemical loading arms provide unrivaled reliability and longevity, minimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The safety of our customers and their operators is our top priority. Each and every piece of equipment that is delivered by our team is designed, manufactured, and tested to meet the most stringent safety standards; and is certified and compliant with the highest global industry standards. Put simply, our products help keep our customers, their employees, and their operations safe at all times. Emco Wheaton Loading arms use a compression spring balance mechanism that is ergonomically friendly for operators. This spring balance carries the weight of the loading arm and is easy to handle and maneuver into place. This system reduces the risk of injuries such as back strains associated with bending down and picking up hoses, etc.
We understand that each of our customers is unique, and that each operation has a specific set of needs. That is why we work closely with our customers to design a chemical loading solution tailored to meet the demands of their chemical loading application. Our range of chemical loading arms covers sizes ranging from 2” to 6”, temperatures between -50oC to 250oC (-58F to 482F), and pressures of up to 40 bar; ensuring that we have the right solution, regardless of the chemical transfer application.
Regardless of the application, Emco Wheaton can tailor a chemical loading solution that will help our customers maximize safety and performance, while minimizing product loss. Our products are manufactured from a range of high quality materials, and can be customized to load / unload a wide variety of chemical or petro-chemical products, including:
As well as a range of technical gases such as anhydrous ammonia, molten sulfur, asphalt, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric, nitric, hydrofluoric, fatty acid, resins, styrene, propylene, aqua ammonia, pygas, tall oil, and chlorine.
Emco Wheaton offers a range of accessories to help you further customize and enhance your chemical loading arm. From heated steam jackets and breakaway couplers, to pneumatic and hydraulic handling systems; we can provide you with the equipment you need to improve the safety, performance, and handling of your chemical loading arms. Request a quote to get a loading solution designed specifically to meet your business needs!
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We offer a range of chemical loading arms that can be used to load/unload virtually any type of container; from single compartment trailer trucks, to multi-compartment railcars. Enter the product tabs below to learn more about the different types of Emco Wheaton Loading Arms!
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