Bottom loading/unloading arms are designed to be connected on the side or on the rear of the tanker and sometimes for both.
Kanon bottom loading arms are used both for open loop and closed loop fluid transfer. The “open loop” product transfer uses a single bottom loading arm. A combination of two bottom loading arms is used simultaneously for “closed loop” product transfer. Closed loop product transfer is necessary for low density liquids.
Kanon loading arms are equipped with five swivel joints and a multi-spring balance cylinder. The use of Kanon balance cylinders ensures that bottom loading arms can be maneuvered through all positions with minimal effort.
KANON Loading Equipment (http://kanon.nl/) is a Netherlands-based first-class supplier on the international market for Marine, Rail and Road liquid transfer systems