As safe access and fall protection supplier, many times Benko Products is asked to integrate loading arms into our solutions. Selecting the correct loading arm configuration is not as easy as one might think.
To properly help our clients, Benko Products’ GREEN Access & Fall Protection team needs to fully understand what the operator is doing during the loadout process. Usually, the team will ask a series of technical questions to help determine the best arm for your particular application. Below are some bullet points for the types of questions raised:
- Type of Requirements
- Size & Capacities
- Desired Material of Construction
- Media to be Transferred
- Equipment by others
- Site Dimensions
- Vehicle Dimensions
Many pipe companies use the acronym “STAMP” - Size, Temperature, Application, Media, Pressure, for asking questions.
We also want to ensure that the arm has sufficient:
- Horizontal Reach
- Vertical Movement
- Drop-pipe lengths
- Open or tight-fill connection
- Vapor recovery applications
- Other Incorporated Devices - valves, fittings, safety breakaway connections, steam jacketing, heat trace, high-level detection, and ground monitoring, to name a few.
Even if there is not an immediate need and only a “down the road” interest, we can have a quick 10 minutes exploratory conversation over the phone. Contact us today, and we can decide together if we can help and if a site meeting is needed.
Christopher J. Roark is the Regional/International Sales Manager for GREEN Access & Fall Production a division of Benko Products, Inc. Call Christopher at 919-670-6266 or cjroark -at- benkoproducts -dot- com. GREEN Access & Fall Protection has been a trusted leader in safety equipment for more than 50 years, designing and building the industry’s leading access and fall protection equipment for trucks and railcars and other industrial needs. For more information on GREEN Access & Fall Protection, please visit www.Green-MFG.com.