Tanker Loading System
Transfer operations of cargo to or from tankers is prone to spillage unless some positive safety arrangement is in place to ensure the carrier unit cannot move away until all transfer (loading) hoses are disconnected. Cargo transfer operations on road and rail tankers employ the same basic principles, and commonly feature barrier/gantry structures, hose couplings, supply valve(s) and hose storage facilities. SFC provides a positive mechanical safety system that interlocks the loading bay barrier with the gantry unit. The barrier cannot be raised (permitting drive-away) until the gantry has also been raised and this cannot occur until the loading arms/hoses have been retracted or disconnected. Hydraulic and Pneumatic automated loading arms can also be equipped with an interlock system to prevent product spillage.