ISO certification Zipfluid Loading Arms

Research & Development

Zipfluid is the perfect partner of EPC companies, who look for specific expertise in the field of loading systems and require a rigorous approach to project management.

For every project, regardless of its size and complexity, we adopt a formal Stage-Gate Project Management Model to ensure that our commitments on time and quality are kept with no exceptions. At the startup of the project, our Requirement Engineering Team is responsible of submitting comprehensive Technical Requirement Specifications to the Customer for approval: by doing so, we ensure that any ambiguous or conflicting requirement is addressed at a very early stage and will not have any negative impact on the quality of the design. A project Gantt Chart, incorporating Critical Path Analysis, is kept updated during the entire course of the project and Progress Reports are issued at regular intervals to ensure a transparent communication and facilitate the timely resolution of any possible issue.

Risk Analysis

Risk Analysis is an essential part of our Design Control procedure;
it is performed in accordance with ISO 27001 and IEC 61508, therefore the results can be easily incorporated by the Customer HSE Department into their standard Risk Management System according to EU Directive 2012/18 (so called Seveso III) or other mandatory International Standards.

ATEX, PED and Machine Directives are used as main references, in conjunctions with other applicable standards, for evaluating the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) associated to our Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).


  • Architectural Design

    As a first step, a systematic FMEA is performed and serves as guideline for the Architectural Design, whose output usually consists of Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), Envelope (ED) and General Arrangement (GAD) Drawings.
  • Detailed Design stage

    During the Detailed Design stage, our state-of-the art CAD system allow us to easily adapt the design to fulfil the most demanding customer requirements. 3D simulations simplify dramatically the analysis of all possible interferences of our loading arms with other objects in the working area, while Finite Elements Modelling (FEM) allows us to perform complex structural analyses and ensure a superior reliability of our systems during their entire life cycle.
  • IFC format

    Once design is completed, our GA drawings can be exported in IFC format in order to be easily integrated into the Customer Building Information Modeling (BIM), so ensuring a full consistency with the overall construction plan.