Bitumen is composed by a mix of hydrocarbons derived from distillation or refining of raw oil. It has a dark color and is semi-solid. It is used in road building sector, as waterproof layer, and to provide electrical insulation. It is very viscous (µ=108 Pas), for this reason, any transfer equipment must be properly heated and insulated.
Zipfluid’s proposal for Bitumen includes top loading arms – our model LA130 in carbon steel with seals in PTFE.
Mass flowmeters combined with flow check-valves, electronic heading and any other additional part required for the measurement system.
Among the most commonly used accessories: standpost, an overfill sensor, parking device and grounding monitor (Timm EKX-4).
Top loading arms can be endowed with a vapor recovery cone on the end pipe with hose to convey the recovered vapor to the arm’s base.
Loading arms for viscous products can be heated by electrical tracing or by a steam jacket, and insulated.