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Oil Refinery Loading Arms - Petroleum Top & Bottom Loading Arms

The petroleum industry, also known as the oil industry or the oil patch, includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting, and marketing of petroleum products. The largest volume products of the industry are fuel oil and gasoline.

This is a demanding sector and Excel Loading Systems offers a wide range of oil refinery loading arm equipment that helps personnel at these facilities operate safely and maintain schedules. With a knowledgeable staff and a customer-focused environment, we are able to evaluate your needs and determine a solution for your application with our range of loading arm equipment.

Petroleum Top & Bottom Loading Arms 

At Excel Loading Systems we understand that each loading/unloading process requires specific equipment to meet its particularities. Therefore, customizability and variety of selection are key. We provide petroleum top and bottom loading/unloading arms in a range of sizes that include:  2”, 3”, 4”, and 6”. In addition, we utilize both TIG welding and MIG welding for our refinery applications.

The types of arms we manufacture are as follows:

  • Stainless Steel Loading Arms
  • Dual Seal Loading Arms
  • Pneumatic Loading Arms
  • Hydraulic Loading Arms
  • Special Seals
    • Kalrez
    • Chemraz
    • Teflon

Types of Oil Transferred by Loading Arms

Excel Loading Systems produces swivel joints, API couplers, spring cylinders, and top and bottom loading/unloading arms engineered to manage the specific needs of an oil refinery. Oil refining is a process that converts crude oil into a variety of products found throughout the industrialized world. These products include:

  • Gasoline
  • Lube Oil
  • Diesel
  • Kerosene
  • Naphtha
  • Ethanol

At Excel Loading Systems we pride ourselves on the caliber of our products.  We are an ISO 9001:2015 company and can manufacture piping to almost any ASME Process Piping Code and use 100% quality domestic material on standard loading arms. We are capable of welding to a governing standard, such as ASME B31.3 Section VIII. This results in excellent traceability throughout the entire manufacturing process and, therefore, faster shipment times.  Our standard shipping times can blow away the competition. Excel Loading is ISO certified and ASME coded. We are here to serve you.

Benefits of Loading Arms for the Refinery Industry

Top-loading and bottom-loading arms play a crucial role in the oil refinery industry and provide multiple benefits for the safe and efficient transfer of liquids like petroleum. Here are some of the key benefits of utilizing loading arm equipment for refinery needs:

  • Safety: Loading arms are specifically designed to minimize the risk of any spills or accidents during the transfer process of potentially hazardous liquids, improving work safety.
  • Efficiency: With their design for quick and efficient loading and unloading of liquids, loading arms are perfect for reducing downtime and increasing productivity in the refinery. Loading arms can handle a variety of flow rates, making the transfer of products more efficient.
  • Minimal Maintenance: Loading arms are designed to be durable and long-lasting, and since they are made with corrosion-resistant materials, they require minimal maintenance and reduce operating costs over time.
  • Versatility: Since loading arms can be customized for various liquids and can handle a wide range of products, like crude oil, chemicals, liquefied gases, and bulk liquids, they are essential for refinery production.

Please contact us today to find out more.

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All of our standard products are 100% domestic

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Great service, very easy to work with.



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Delivered a loading arm to us in under a week. Fastest turnaround I have ever seen.


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