Vapour Recovery

Vapour recovery arms are available in 2 styles, a hose loader type and a bottom loader type, both providing an easily handled and low maintenance alternative to vapour hoses – offering a safer and more sustainable long term solution.

OPW vapour arms are designed to accommodate the widest range of possible working envelopes described in the API 1004 RP.

Hose Loader Type Vapour Arm

114bOPW bottom loading arms are available in a variety of configurations to accommodate specific customer requirements and can be ordered with or without an additional drop hose swivel for added flexibility and increased hose life.

Features and Benefits 

  • Easy to handle, smooth operation
  • Proven design OPW loading arms are used by major oil terminals worldwide
  • All flanged construction for ease of maintenance
  • Swivels equipped with grease nipple
  • Durable construction
  • Composite drop hose as standard, stainless steel or rubber hoses optionally available
  • Wide range of alternative seal materials available
  • Standard with linear spring, optional torsion spring available (model HT/HST)
  • Pre-balanced at the factory to minimise installation and commissioning time

 

Standard Materials of Construction – others options available

Inlet swivel Carbon Steel

Drop hose swivel Aluminium

End swivel Aluminium

Swivel seals Viton® GFLT

Primary arm Carbon Steel

Drop hose High quality Composite liquid hose

Coupler Aluminium

Bottom Loader Type Vapour Arm

114aOPW’s supported and unsupported boom type bottom vapour arms are designed to provide flexible long range operation with compact stowage. By swivelling through 5 planes of rotation (minimum) the low level bottom loading arm offers complete flexibility for loading or unloading, railcars, tank trucks or ISOTAINERS.

As standard, the arm has adequate reach to connect to a tanker at the side, at the rear or underneath. In addition, the intermediate and end swivel assemblies can be orientated upwards or downwards for optimum ease of operation. To assist self-draining capability optional Low Profile Swivels may be selected in critical gravity unloading applications.

OPW bottom type vapour arms available in many different configurations to accommodate specific customer requirements and can include jacketing and trace heating as required.

 

Features and Benefits include

  • Easy to handle, smooth operation
  • Compact storage when not in use
  • Proven design OPW loading arms are used by major oil terminals worldwide
  • Flanged construction for ease of maintenance
  • Swivels equipped with grease nipple
  • Durable construction
  • Wide range of seal material available
  • Sizes 2” / DN50 , 3” / DN80 , 4” / DN100 or 6” / DN150
  • Alternative materials of construction Carbon Steel, 316/316L Stainless Steel available
  • Available with linear spring or torsion spring
  • Pre-balanced at the factory to minimise installation and commissioning time

 

Typical Product Specification

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Standard Materials of Construction – others options available

Inlet swivel Carbon Steel

Intermediate swivel Ductile Iron

End swivel assembly Aluminium

Swivel seals Viton® GFLT

Boom arm Carbon Steel

Primary arm Aluminium