ISO certification Zipfluid Loading Arms

Shale Oil

ENI - Italy, 2014

Bracci di carico e scarico per carburante petrolio

Shale Oil is a type of oil produced from oil shale rock fragments by specific processes, such as pyrolysis, thermal dissolution or hydrogenation . In this way, the organic material that is found inside the rock is transformed into oil and synthetic gas.
The produced oil can either be used as it is as fuel, or treated by adding some additives, or purified by eliminating, for example, sulphur or nitrogen to satisfy the needs of the refinery industry.
The applications are the same as those of the products derived from Crude oil.


Zipfluid’s proposal for Shale Oil includes bottom loading arms – our model LA250 made of carbon steel with Viton seals and quick couplers API RP1004 API RP1004 or Stanag 3756 or threaded fig.602.
As alternative, top loading arms – our model LA110, LA120 or LA130 with or without cone for vapor recovery.
Turbine or helix type water meters combined with flow check-valve, electronic heading and any other additional part required to have the measurement system MID approved.
Among the most commonly used accessories: standpost, breakaway valve series VA400, sight glass to check the flow, unidirectional check valve, grounding and overfill monitors (Timm EUS-2).
Bottom loading arms are usually combined with a vapor closed-circuit hose with API coupler (API RP1004) or a vapor recovery arm.
Loading arms for viscous products can be heated by electrical tracing or by a steam jacket, and insulated.