For nearly 50 years, FMC has been the pioneer and leader in the field of liquid cargo transfer. Today, with many thousands of Chiksan® Marine Loading Arms in service worldwide, FMC offers a complete range of arms to handle fluids at ambient, elevated and cryogenic temperatures. From simple manual arms to the most sophisticated multi-arm installation, FMC Technologies has the experience and capability to meet your specific need.
FMC Technologies was the originator of the innovative all-metal system for the transfer of liquid cargo. Since then, FMC Technologies has remained the market leader throughout the world for the development of these systems for liquid and gas transfer at ambient, elevated and cryogenic temperatures.
FMC Chiksan Marine Loading Arms installations are the modern answer to fluid loading requirements where the operational reliability of the equipment has a high impact on the cost and smooth operation of the portside installation. Chiksan Marine Loading systems meet all your loading/unloading requirements, from river barges to the largest crude oil tankers.
Some of the features which make this high-performance equipment superior are:
- Quick-coupling units, hydraulic power assistance for loading arm movement and other auxiliary components to reduce operating time
- Emergency shutoff valves and disconnection units fitted to loading arms to provide additional safety and combat pollution
- Remote control unit enabling the arm to be maneuvered from any desired point
- Increase in flow rate, velocities possible up to 16m/s without cavitation or critical vibration, thus reducing (un)loading time and berth immobilization
- Increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs: easier lubrication and elimination of lifting equipment during normal operation
- High-quality ISO 9001
Other applications - Mobile installation
Standard systems and jumper assemblies can also be supplied mounted on road or rail trailers to accelerate loading and efficiency at terminals with limited dock space or where dock space is more frequently used for non-liquid cargo.