BLENDING

Franklen Equipment and our partners bring experience and expertise to any number of blending applications... Read More

TRUCK & RAIL LOAD/UNLOAD

Franklen Equipment is a provider of total solutions for customers needing to transfer or store liquids in bulk... Read More

BATCHING

A batching system is an economical way to add liquids in a precise amount. There are two basic types; mechanical and electronic... Read More


BLENDING

Franklen Equipment and our partners bring experience and expertise to any number of blending applications. We can provide skid built units or individual components to support batch or sequential blending, ratio controlled blends or wild stream operations.

Systems can be manual, microprocessor-controlled or PLC-based depending on your application.

Typical applications:

  • ethanol blending
  • bio-diesel
  • oil and fuel blending
  • bio lubes
  • chemical dilution
  • asphalt blending

Sequential Blending

Loading of two or more products into a compartment through one meter and control valve and one loading arm by selecting individual products in a specified sequence by opening and closing dedicated product block valves.

Ratio Blending

Loading of two or more products into a compartment simultaneously where each product has its own set of dedicated meters and control valves.

Hybrid Blending

A combination of ratio blending a component into a sequential recipe, such that the ratio component is blended each time a sequential component is selected.

Side Stream Blending (wild stream)

A Two- product ratio blender where the minor of two products is metered and controlled by a valve. The main product is free flowing. Another meter and its corresponding control valve are located downstream from where the two products merge.

Injectors / Additive

Additive injectors are designed to inject small amounts of additive or other liquid into a main stream of product. They have a very high degree of accuracy and can inject small doses such as 1 ounce per 50 gallons.

Typical applications:
  • dye injection
  • natural gas odorant addition
  • wastewater treatment
  • boiler or cooling tower chemical addition

TRUCK & RAIL LOAD/UNLOAD

Franklen Equipment is a provider of total solutions for customers needing to transfer or store liquids in bulk.

We can provide you with complete solutions for truck loading and unloading. From tank truck systems and API couplers to loading arms and safety access equipment, we have solutions for almost every application.

Franklen Equipment can also provide and install a variety of loading arms and gantry access equipment for the top and bottom loading of rail cars. We serve the petroleum, chemical and food industries providing effective loading and unloading systems for the safe and efficient handling of all types of liquid. We work closely with you to design the best system for your application.

Bottom Loading Benefits

Safety

Safety of the person operating the loading arm is the prime advantage since the operator remains on the ground, not on top of the vehicle where falls are a common threat.

Speed

Speed is a key advantage of terminal tank truck bottom loading, tanks can be filled faster because a number of compartments can be loaded simultaneously.

Reduced Time

Connections are made more quickly so overall loading time is reduced.

Less Turbulence

Bottom loading systems create less turbulence in the tank, reducing the danger of generating static electricity.

Vapor Recovery

Bottom loading systems can be easily adapted to fully recover vapors displaced during loading.

Cost-Effective

Bottom loading islands are simpler and cheaper to build than top loading racks. You can realize more savings because you'll safely load more material in a shorter time with less spillage and vapor loss.

Top Loading

Top Loading railcars and trucks systems should have sufficient horizontal range to reach the farthest compartment without re-spotting the vehicle. Sufficient vertical movement and drop-pipe lengths are also necessary to service vehicles of varying heights. A properly designed top loading system can achieve these requirements.


Top loading can also be used for tight-fill and vapor recovery applications when used with specially designed and engineered components, such as vapor plates, and tapered hatch plugs. Special top loading designs can also be supplied with a wide range of valves, fittings, and instrumentation equipment.

LYNX Series Bottom-Loading Coupler

LYNX is optimized to bring your liquid terminals and tank trucks the very best in dry-break API technology. From its ultra-durable stainless-steel collar to its ability to protect your loading-arm connection even when facing surge pressures up to 500 psi, you can count on LYNX for years of service and to help minimize fluid loss.

Fast Disassembly, Less Downtime
If you have 30 seconds and a screwdriver, you can disassemble LYNX. Thanks to a U-pin design, loading-arm operators can perform coupler maintenance without special tools and do it quickly.

PRODUCT DATA SHEETS

BATCHING

A batching system is an economical way to add liquids in a precise amount. There are two basic types; mechanical and electronic.

Mechanical Batching

A mechanical system has a meter with a mechanical preset counter, a reset counter and mechanical preset valve. A micro switch can be wired into the system to start and stop a pump.

  • The amount of liquid needed is indexed into the counter and the valve is opened using a handle.

  • As the preset counter counts down the reset counter counts up.

  • When a pre-determined percentage of the batch remains to be delivered, the preset counter mechanically triggers the valve to partially close, slowing the flow.

  • When all the liquid has been delivered, the preset counter mechanically triggers the valve once again, closing the valve completely and shutting off the pump.

Electronic Batching

An electronic batching system has a meter equipped with a pulse transmitter. The pulse transmitter can have a resolution from one pulse per gallon to over a thousand pulses per gallon. The pulse is transmitted to an electronic batching counter. The batching counter factors the pulses into engineering units such as pounds or gallons.

  • On the outlet of the meter, a pneumatic or electric preset valve controls the flow. On some applications this valve can also control the flow rate.

  • The amount of liquid needed is indexed into the counter and the start button is pressed. The control valve opens and the pump starts.

  • When a pre-determined percentage of the batch remains to be delivered in the batch the valve partially closes, slowing the flow.

  • When all the liquid has been metered, the valve closes completely and the pump stops. Depending on the batching application, features such as slow flow start and repeat batching can be added.