Top loading arms permit the transfer of liquid or liquefied gas from one tank to another through the manhole on the top of a road or rail tanker. Depending on whether the product is ‘dangerous’ or not, this connection may be open (manhole not sealed), semi-closed (via a cone to the top of the tanker) or closed. A closed connection indicates that the product is dangerous or toxic and made by a flange to the top of the tanker, sometimes equipped with a cone and vapour hose to prevent the vapours from being released into the atmosphere. When one is top loading, one will have to put operator safety as a number priority as the operator will be on top of the tanker and working from height regulations will kick in during the process. Loadtec also supplies a range of tanker access equipment to ensure this process is as safe as it can be.
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