Loadtec Engineered Systems are delighted to announce the sale of their Marine Arm division to Woodfield Systems Ltd. Based in Whitstable, UK, Woodfield Systems have been manufacturing marine arms since the 1950’s.
The evolution of the tanker loading process has been ‘glacial’. This is not due to any single reason, although money is often cited as one of the primary factors. But, is that still a justifiable reason to reject change?
With a greater focus on safety at marine installations globally, the demand for safe and reliable access systems in ports and storage terminals is a growing concern. Jasmin McDermott reports on how UK-based Tyne Gangway is serving this industry-led safety mindset.
This article has been reproduced from Tank Storage Magazine February/March 2018 issue. When it comes to safety, terminals, refineries and chemical plants globally are always keen to highlight how much of a priority it is in their day-to-day operations. ‘I cannot recall the amount of times I have seen ‘safety is our #1 priority’ as I […]
In emerging markets, we regularly see major chemical cargo owners and traders avoiding truck deliveries due to the difficulty to manage associated risks and the potential consequences of transport accidents.
The first Global Tank Storage Awards was filled with anticipation and excitement, and it did not disappoint on either front. The sold-out event, attended by 180 professionals from across the tank terminal sector, was hosted by international comedian Bob Maclaren and as guests dined on a sumptuous three course meal, they were entertained by a magician.
This small team of engineers are experts in how to fill and empty liquid tankers – and stop workers falling from height. They are specialists in transferring liquids on a large scale and make loading arms used to fill oil tankers.
The oil and gas industry is sometimes seen as something from the Jurassic age, much like the products it deals with, an industry where innovation and development lags behind the superfast digital age. Is this perception true? Alec Keeler, managing director of Loadtec Engineered Systems, begs to differ.
Alec Keeler is clearly the creative force behind Loadtec. He’s an ideas man with more than 30 years’ experience in the fluid transfer and fall prevention industry. He loves solving problems, even some that haven’t been encountered yet. We found out how he and the team at Loadtec delivered a solution to an extreme challenge.
This article has been reproduced from Hazardous Cargo Magazine November 2016 issue. Tanker Loading • Alec Keeler, Managing Director of Loadtec Engineered Systems, asks whether anything has really changed in 20 years Everything changes … or does it? Assumptions are made every day in business and one of those is that, as technology advances, our world becomes safer. […]
This article has been reproduced from Tank Cleaning Spring 2016 issue. The tank container industry with some 450,000 tank containers in operation puts special emphasis on health, safety, quality and protection of the environment. However, the industry is full of risks Working at height remains one of the prevalent causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common cases […]
This article has been reproduced from Fluid Handling magazine (www.fluidhandlingmag.com) March/April 2016 issue. In the last 20 years, the design and technology used in tanker loading and unloading systems in the pharmaceutical industry has changed surprisingly little. Tankers are still between 3.2 and 4.2m high, and their conditions fluctuate greatly. Tanker walkways are widely variable and, occasionally, just not there. Solvents […]
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