Liquip

OFFICIAL AUTHORISED SERVICE AGENT

We are proud to the the official authorised service agent of Liquip in South Africa.

Liquip supplies equipment for storing and transferring bulk liquids such as petroleum and dry bulk.

We specialise in terminal, tanker and aviation markets, offering best-in-class products such as loading arms, ground monitors, meters and pumping systems.

Terminal Product Range

Liquip develops products to make the loading, transfer and unloading of hazardous fluids safer, smarter, simpler and more efficient. Products in Liquip terminal range include: loading arms, swivel joints, sight flow indicators, quick and dry disconnect couplers, and safety breakaways.

Overfill System Tester

Liquip offers portable overfill system testers that completely test both 2 and 5 wire tank truck and terminal/depot overfill systems.

Users can test truck systems, gantry systems and individual probes for quick and effective fault-diagnosis.

With a superior design and easy to use functionality the HTA series testers provide effective testing and diagnostics of overfill protection and grounding/earthing systems.

Operating Temperature
-20°C to +70°C.

Battery
12 Volt Latern type.

Materials

  • luminium briefcase.
  • Gantry plug and truck plug are polyurethane and stainless steel nose cone respectively with self-store 10 core cable.

Weight

6.0kg.

  • Diagnoses all common probes and gantry monitors including thermistor, optical and capacitive.
  • Test 2 wire or 5 wire systems.
  • Test gantry systems, truck systems and individual probes.
  • Clearly labeled diagnostic lights indicate if there is a fault and what the fault is.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Portable design, comes with carry handle and locking latch.

LYNX Series Bottom Loading Coupler

Not Just Better In Every Way. The Best In Every Way.

The LYNX series brings together the best features of all API couplers to provide a superior and effortless bottom loading experience.

The LYNX is optimised to bring your liquid terminals and tank trucks the very best in dry-break API technology. From its ultra-durable stainless-steel collar to its ability to protect your loading-arm connection even when facing surge pressures up to 3,400 kPa, you can count on LYNX for years of service and to help minimize fluid loss.

Fast Disassembly, Less Downtime
If you have 30 seconds and a screwdriver, you can disassemble LYNX. Thanks to a U-pin design, loading-arm operators can perform coupler maintenance without special tools and do it quickly.

Handle Length
Short (150mm) or Long (200mm).

Seals Options

  • Viton B.
  • Viton GFLT (recommended for ethanol blends).
  • FFKM.
  • NBR (Nitrile/Buna).

Pressures
Max Working Pressure: 80 psi (5.5 bar) (550 kPa).
Product Test Pressure: 119 psi (8.2 bar) (820 kPa).
Design Pressure: 363 psi (25 bar) (2,500 kPa).
Max Surge Pressure: 493 psi (34 bar) (3,400 kPa).

Operating Temperature
Viton B70: -15°C to 90°C (0°F to 200°F).
Viton GFLT: -28°C to 90°C (-20°F to 200°F).
Nitrile/Buna: -40°C to 100°C (-40°F to 212°F).
FFKM: -5°C to 80°C (-23°F to 176°F).
Tecnoflon: -40°C to 90°C (-40°F to 200°F)
FKM (Ultra Low-Temp): -40°C to 90°C (-40°F to 200°F)

Design Standard
API RP 1004 8th EDITION 2003 – Bottom Loading and Vapour Recovery.

Dismantling
Removal of one U-pin enables the shaft assembly and main poppet to be withdrawn.

Mounting
By industry standard 100mm (4”) TTMA Flange.

Weight
8.6kg (LYNX85x Couplers).
10.81kg (LYNX86x Couplers).

Safety and Reliability

  • Minimal product leakage during disconnect increases site safety.
  • Low risk of leakage because of a proven seal design.
  • Four, “true interlocking” stainless steel latches ensure superior latch alignment and maximum safety.
  • Lightweight without reducing safety and reliability.
  • High-quality components including a stainless-steel collar and hard anodized aluminum body for increased service durability and life.

Performance and Convenience

  • Fast and easy disassembly of entire coupler through U-pin design.
  • U-pin is secured when the TTMA flange is fastened to prevent the pin from falling out in service.
  • Fast in-field replacement of main seals, on or off the arm.
  • Two operating handle sizes to suit customer preference.
  • Less drippage at disconnect compared to previous models.
  • Collar designed to ensure minimal distortion of critical latching face.
  • Easy to operate handle with a noticeable positive lock.

Comfort and Style

  • Ergonomic operating handle and carry loop results in less physical strain on users.

RM140 – Overfill & Grounding Monitor

Overfill protection and grounding monitor for truck or rail loading in petro-chemical applications. Built to function with all probes designed to the API code: API RP 1004 and the EU Standard EN13922, the RM140 Series is the world’s most flexible and adaptable monitor.

The RM140 provides state-of-the-art overfill protection and grounding monitoring that is compatible with all commonly used overfill protection and grounding systems.

Known around the world for its superior reliability and ‘bullet proof’ design. The RM140 series can detect the type of sensor in the transport, the state of liquid in the tank, an overfill situation, and/or verify the grounding condition.

Liquip offer the RM140E which is configured for global markets and the RM140D which is configured for the Australian market. Other variations can be provided upon request.

Approvals

  • IECEx, ATEX, UKEX, FM.
  • Built to function with all probes designed to the API code: API RP 1004 and the EU Standard EN13922
  • Up to Hardware SIL 1 capable.

Operation
In order to load the RM140 checks for grounding and overfill status of the gantry/vehicle.

The RM140’s ground verification ensures there is sufficient grounding in place to allow loading to occur.

The RM140 checks the overfill status by sending a intrinsically safe signal to the probes in the vehicle asking them if they are dry or wet.

When probes are ‘dry’, a signal is returned to the monitor. If the signal meets pre-determined characteristics the monitor goes to a “permissive” state which allows loading to occur. If the probe becomes ‘wet’, the relay is opened and the monitor goes to a “non permissive” state which prevents loading from occurring.

Material
Explosion proof aluminium housing base & cover.
Laminated glass window.

Weight
16.5kg.

Electrical

Power240V 110V
Min Input Voltage185 Vac85 Vac
Max Input Voltage275 Vac135 Vac
In-rush Current2.2 A2.3 A
Max Current400mA400mA
Normal Power Consumption8.6W (No Probe)
20W (8 x2wire probes)
8.6W (No Probe)
20W (8 x2wire probes)
Mains Power Fuse Rating250V, 400mA anti-surge
1500A Breaking Capacity
250V, 400mA anti-surge
1500A Breaking Capacity
  • Grounding and/or Overfill Monitor in one competitive package.
  • Automatic sensing of 2-wire/thermistor or 5-wire overfill systems.
  • Supports up to (8) 2-wire/thermistor probes and up to (12) 5-wire probes.
  • Self-test at start up/continuous self-monitoring, ensures safety throughout the loading process.
  • Separate grounding and overfill control outputs.
  • Ultra high visibility display provides flexibility for indoor/outdoor use.
  • Full sensor diagnosis at a glance.
  • Coded wireless by-pass key for secure and reliable operation.
  • Built in 110 & 240 voltage selection.
  • Built in 6 or 8 channel selection.
  • Upgradeable software to allow for additional features.

API Latching Indicator

The API-LI has been designed to provide users with a quick and efficient method to measure the latching capability of Liquip manufactured API couplers.

The latching capability of the API coupler is measured instantly against pre-determined allowances and is visually represented allowing users to easily determine if the coupler is suitable for continued use or if it requires servicing.

Visual Identification
RED (only) visible:
Immediately remove coupler from service and conduct complete coupler maintenance.

GREEN (only) visible
Continue coupler use.

RED and GREEN visible:
Continue coupler use. Monitor and check again in 3-6 months.

Note: The API-LI is intended to be used in conjunction with standard coupler maintenance. Liquip recommends users service couplers in line with Liquip’s recommended coupler maintenance schedule.

Operation
When engaging the API-LI ensure you squeeze the stainless steel handle of the API coupler, as this will assist with the ease of engagement and increase the service life of the API-LI.

  • Indicates latching integrity of API coupler.
  • Quick and easy to use.
  • Visual indication of coupler latching capability.
  • Can be used in situ.
  • Stainless Steel 304 construction for durability.

Tanker Equipment

For over 50 years Liquip has been helping fleet operators keep their tankers at peak performance. Liquip tanker equipment provides safe and efficient handling of hazardous bulk materials including petroleum, chemicals and dry bulk commodities. Liquip delivers best-in-class safety, performance and reliability with all tanker components.

Vapour Recovery Adapter

Vapour couplers allow for vapour transfer between tanker trucks and loading/unloading tanks.

Liquip’s vapour couplers automatically open when connected to a compatible vapour adaptor and automatically seal when disconnected.

Liquip offers a 100mm female camlock to 100mm male hosetail vapour coupler that can be used for vapour transfer between the tank truck and loading/unloading tank.

The VCF075W complies with AS5602:2009 and is a Ø75mm equivalent flow area and a spring loaded coupler that automatically opens when coupled with a compatible adaptor.

Open Area
4500mm2 = (76 dia hole).

Poppet
25mm travel.
Poppet opens between 4 to 6 kPa vacuum for tank protection.

Materials

    • Aluminium body and poppet.
    • Brass cam levers.
    • Stainless steel spring and central plunger.
    • Nitrile poppet seal and nitrile camlock seal.

    Standards
    Complies with AS5602:2009: Refined petroleum products—Vehicle bottom loading and vapour recovery. (selectivity counter-bore provided).
    Complies with Australian SLP.

    Mounting
    100mm hose tail.
    4” NATO standard camlock.

    Weight
    2kg.

  • Low pressure drop.
  • Unique poppet design provides lower pressure drops than standard poppets at high flows rates.
  • Spring loaded poppet retains vapours until coupled to the male vapour adaptor.
  • Automatically opens and closes when connected to male adaptor.
  • Universal 4″ (100mm) camlock connection.
  • Ø75mm equivalent flow area
  • 100mm hose tail.

API Adapter

Liquip’s API490 Series API adaptors are a precisely engineered and built bottom loading and discharge adaptor that conforms to API RP 1004 and provides total interchangeability with all loading valves.

The API490 Series features a two-piece body with replaceable nosecone. API adaptors are available in various options and can be fitted with a range of seals to suit most applications.

Liquip can supply API adaptor valves as single units or in “Kits”. A Kit is a part that combined two or more parts e.g. API496VZ is an API adaptor supplied with a mating 4″ TTMA gasket. Please see ordering information tab for further detail.

Pressure Rating
Pressure rated to API RP1004 standard (517 kPa).

100mm bore all through for minimum pressure drop.

Weight
4.8kg.

Materials
Main body is aluminium.

Poppet Travel
52mm.

Operation
Spring loaded poppet can be opened by the handle for discharge, or by an API coupler for bottom loading or unloading.

Continuity
Electrical continuity guaranteed by use of non-anodised nose cone.

Mounting
Gramophone finished flange is 100mm TTMA.

Mounts with handle on the right hand side.

  • Aluminium components are heat treated for strength and hardness.
  • Complies to API RP1004 – compatible with all API couplers.
  • Ease of maintenance for reduced downtime.
  • Set of mounts to match industry standard air interlock valves such as the Liquip CV300.
  • Ergonomically designed handle.
  • Lightweight design – 4.8kg
  • High strength, transparent nylon material sight glass to visually check for retained product available.
  • Flange is gramophone finish for improved sealing.
  • Minimum pressure drop through a 100mm bore.
  • Electrical continuity guaranteed by use of non-anodised nose cone.
  • Drain plug, ½” BSPT (when fitted).

Loading Arms

Liquip Loading arms are precision-engineered equipment designed to facilitate the safe and efficient transfer of liquids between storage tanks, tanker trucks, railcars and other containers in industrial applications. These loading arms are manufactured by Liquip, a leading provider of fluid handling solutions, known for their high quality, reliability and performance.

Bottom Loading Arms

Bottom loading is one of the most common methods to safely transfer product from a terminal or depot into a road or rail tank, Liquip are specialists in bottom loading and offer the most advance balance assemblies for use bottom loading applications.

  • Improved safety since operator remains on the ground during loading/unloading.
  • Reduce time to load/unload via snap on API connection.
  • Less static electricity generated than typically Top Loading.
  • Bottom load systems can incorporate vapour recovery.
  • Tankers can be filled faster and several compartments can be loaded simultaneously.
  • Meets API requirements and can be configurated for up to 6 arms in one bay with no need to move tankers to load all compartments.
  • Standard length S/S heavy duty drop hose for all arms- reducing site spares inventory
  • Various balance mechanisms to choose from: Gas strut, torsion spring etc.
  • Balance mechanism is greased for life.
  • Simple loading arm adjustment.

A-Frame Load Arms

A-Frame loading arms by Liquip provide superb flexibility and long reach bottom loading combined with an easy to use and comfortable design.

A-Frame loading arms park near the vertical for convenient storage and allow the arms to be used on either side of the loading island.

Product Compatibility
Typical products handled by Low Profile arms include: Diesel, Jet Fuel. Petrol and various chemicals etc.

Sealing
A range of sealing options are available including: Viton, Teflon and FFKM.

Materials
A-frame arms are available in aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel.

Pipe Size
4″ (other sizes available on request).

Standard range of motion
Standard range of motion to suit the API envelope.

  • Preferred where space limitations exist in the loading rack.
  • Compact design allows A-frame arms to be mounted next to one another and can achieve arm cross-over for simultaneous compartment loading.
  • A-frame arms can easily service both sides of the loading arm bay.
  • Allows for easy handling of the loading arm and can easily fit the standard API envelope.
  • Easy to adjust design for elevation/tilting during loading or unloading.
  • Uses Liquip’s unique gas strut “Velvet Touch” technology.
  • Custom designs are available to suit individual loading applications and configurations.

Low Profile Load Arms

Low profile loading arms can be used for gravity or pumped discharge of road and rail tankers, as well as for bottom loading.

Low profile arms can load at flow rates of up to 2,500 litres per minute and are popular for large single compartment tanker loading and unloading such as railcars and aviation bridging tankers.

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

Lengths
Low Profile arms can be built in lengths of up to 5 metres.

Product Compatibility
Typical products handled by Low Profile arms include: Diesel, Jet Fuel. Petrol and various chemicals etc.

Sealing
A range of sealing options are available including: Viton, Teflon and FFKM.

Materials
Low Profile arms are available in aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel.

  • Easy to operate/maneuver.
  • Reduce trip hazardous by eliminating the need for hose on the ground.
  • Ideal for where there are space limitations overhead.
  • Can be used in sites without a gantry structure in place.
  • Available in a self draining design.
  • Quick loading at flow rates of up to 2,500 LPM.
  • Compact storage.
  • Provides flexible long range movement.
  • Suitable for gravity or pumped discharge of road and rail tankers, as well as for bottom loading.
  • Available in a range of materials to suit various fluid transfer applications.
  • Uses Liquip’s unique gas strut “Velvet Touch” technology.

LPG Loading Arms

(Coming Soon)

Liquip offers a custom designed low profile loading arm for LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas).

The highly advanced 3″ Liquip LPG loading arm is designed to provide efficient loading with an emphasis on occupational healthy and safety.

Materials

  • All pipework & flanges are ASTM Standard for high-pressure use.
  • Swivel bearing surfaces are nitrided for hardness & seals are Teflon.
  • Gaskets spiral wound metal.

Mounting
Inlet flange 80mm diameter ANSI 300 raised face flange.
Optional free-standing mounting pillar available, rated to moment of 500kg.m.
Optional parking stand with proximity sensor also available.

Drive away protection
Double acting stainless steel emergency release dry-break coupling to protect against accidental drive-away of tanker with arm still attached.

Process Data
Designed for LPG from 0.5 to 0.6 s.g., 0.11cP viscosity, 2,000 litres/minute.
Design pressure 2,400 kPa, test pressure 3,600 kPa.
Design temperature +60°C to –30°C.
Normal working conditions 1,200 kPa max pressure and 0°C to 40°C temperature range.

Typical weight
Approx 150kg.

  • High pressure swivels enable loading up to 120m3/hr.
  • LPG arms fold away for safe compact storage.
  • Electronic interlocks ensure the arm is disconnected and stowed.
  • Replaces the need for heavy and hard to handle liquid loading hoses.
  • Remote draining valve to empty final pipe section of liquid before disconnection.
  • Parallelogram linkage to hold outboard pipe section horizontal at all times.
  • ​Uses Liquip’s unique gas strut “Velvet Touch” technology.