A sales representative from Northern Platforms Ltd went to site and walked through a typical truck loading operation with the customer. After seeing how the truck was loaded, Northern Platforms found a couple of different ways that the truck loading operation could be improved on.
Northern Platforms recommended installing a 4″ bottom truck loading arm. After reviewing Northern Platforms Ltd recommendations, the customer decided to place an order for the loading arm.
With the spring counterbalance keep the loading arm off the ground, there was no longer the need to constantly replace the hose or API coupler. A breakaway coupling was also installed on the loading arm to protect the operator and the loading arm in the event of an unintended pull-away while loading.
A custom Velcro on electrically heat traced insulation blanket was also provided with the loading arm to significantly reduce heat loss while the truck was loading.
In the end, the bottom truck loading arm Northern Platforms Ltd supplied worked as promised, reduced the cost of ownership, improved efficiency and provided the terminal with a safer way of loading trucks.