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Unique Solutions, Unrivaled Expertise. We understand that no two loading projects are alike. Given the range of products transferred between terminals and rail or road vehicles, some projects warrant a more custom solution. And no one has more experience than SafeRack when it comes to producing custom loading and unloading solutions. Our process begins and ends with you. Our team works with you every step of the way to design a system that’s both safe and effective.
After taking flow rate, cost and other special requirements into consideration, our team will design and build a high-quality custom loading arm designed for hassle-free operation. And, as always, our solution will keep your surroundings—and employees—safe from harmful chemicals.
Our Custom Loading Arms Are Built to Your Exact Specifications to Ensure
You Get a Solution That Keeps Your Employees Safe and Your Business Productive.
Specialized Loading Arms for Specialized Applications
OPW - Vapor Recovery Loading Arms
This simple arm incorporates only three swivel planes of rotation and is designed for use in top loading installations where the vehicle is located at a fixed distance from the riser pipe. The two swivel planes at the inlet permit both up-and-down and side-to-side movement of the assembly, and the third swivel plane allows the drop pipe to remain vertical.
Valves can be located inboard or outboard to facilitate loading. And with a valve located outboard, dripping of viscous products after loading can be minimized. When equipped with additional swivel planes of rotation and/or drop hose, along with required outboard coupling, union or fitting, the single arm loader is adaptable to tight fill or closed loading.
OPW Engineered Systems offers the world’s most complete line of Steam Jacketed Loading Arm solutions. All OPW Loading Arms can be fully or partially jacketed for efficient handling of asphalt, molten sulfer, waxes, resins and other products that are highly viscous or tend to solidify at ambient temperatures.
Top and bottom designs available
Custom designed based on product, temperature, reach and flexibility of your application
Rugged construction in carbon steel or stainless steel
All OPW Loading Arms can be outfitted with pneumatics to help make operations simpler, safer and more efficient. Pneumatically-actuated loading arms utilize air to counterbalance the arm and provide movement in a variety of planes. The loading arms can be outfitted with a single pneumatic cylinder for up-down movement or multiple units for the ultimate in effortless operation.
Easy to operate and maneuver
Air-controlled actuation eliminates strenuous pushing, pulling or lifting
Available with precision control package for easy start-up and operation
OPW By-Pass Loading Arms are designed to be a low-cost alternative to arms constructed of Hastelloy, Alloy 20 and other specialty metals used to transfer hydrochloric acid and other corrosive chemicals.
Cost-effective and easy to operate
Can be configured as a ‘hose handler’ to greatly improve hose loading operation
Excellent alternative for ‘Food Grade’ applications where swivel joints cannot be used
Liquid bypasses inlet swivel joint; no metal-wetted parts
The PTFE Lined Loading Arm is designed for the loading and unloading of acids and caustics. It has a long reach and is ideally suited for applications where the tanker connection flange cannot be positioned precisely. This loading arm works well with closed and open top loading/unloading of road and rail tankers with a flange connection or cone. Because of the swivels joints and balanced design, the loading arm can be handled with little effort.
SafeRack was selected by Kinder Morgan & Watco to modify the railcar loading system at their Houston, Texas terminal. SafeRack has a rich legacy of providing Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Services to the oil and gas industry, in addition to its reputation for quality SafeRack brand gangways and crossover systems.
High Capacity Loading Terminal
Today this has been a good experience to see how the rack works. It's more than I expected.
So our complete team has been involved with the Kinder Morgan team, the white coat team as well as the engineering team to make sure that all the components will come together, make sure they're going to work e...