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Overhead Arms

Liquip 4" overhead bottom loading arms are capable of loading at flow rates of up to 2,500 litres per minute and are designed to enable complete crossover within the API envelope of up to 6 arms in a single bay.

In regions where regulations permit, it is common to load uising 3 or 4 arms at a time.

Liquip's overhead bottom loading arms are fitted with a 2 metere standard length drop hose and varyhing heights are accomodated with aluminium or steel drop spools.

Standard length drop hoses enable easier changeover and reducded spare parts inventory for the operating company. 

Liquip can supply loading arm couplers that provide the connection between the tanker and loading arm that are compliant with API RP 1004.

Features & Benefits
  • Quick loading at flow rates of up to 2,500 LPM.
  • Allows for cross over of multiple arms and simultaneous loading of compartments.
  • Easily maneuvour load arm within the API envelope.
  • Superior safety through the use of Liquip's unique balance assaembly swivel design.
  • Simple and safe to adjust & replace.       
  • Can be supplied to suit a range of products including various chemicals and aviation fuel.
Technical Information

Counter balance type: Single or Dual gas springs
Range of motion: Horizontal 360°, Vertical +15° to -15°
Mounting connections: 4” Class 150 ANSI RF flange
Working Pressure: Arm 1,000 kPa, Coupler, 500 kPa (75 psi).
Test Pressure: Arm 1,500 kPa, Coupler, 800 kPa (115 psi)
Maximum coupling pressure: 500 kPa working
Temperature limits: -30°C to + 60°C
Primary seal materials: Viton B70 or GFLT
Dust seal material: Buna Nitrile or HAN
Gasket material:  Klingerite or Viton A

Ordering Information

Loading arm survey forms are available for users to fill out. Survey forms detail all technical requirements for your loading arm needs. These forms can be downloaded once you login to the liquip website. Click here to obtain a login.

Alternatively, you can contact Liquip to receive a loading arm survey form and discuss any specific requirements you may have.

Associated Equipment

Overhead loading components

  • Balance Assembly
  • Gas Struts e.g 4416 or 3008
  • Straight Swivels
  • Intermediate Swivels
  • Coupler Swivels
  • API couplers
  • Drop hoses & covers
  • Butterfly Valves
  • Sightglasses
  • Spools
  • Riser Pipes

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