This video shows the functioning of the Kanon hydraulic QC/DC (Quick Connect/DisConnect) system
Beginning of October 4 20″ Marine Loading Arms were installed in the USA. These loading arms can transport up to 39.000 barrels of crude oil per hour each. the loading arms were transferred from our factory in the Netherlands by boat and truck in fully assembled condition. At site in the USA, they were erected and successfully installed on the jetty. Up till now, Kanon has placed over a dozen MLA’s on this site.
Movie showing the working of the Kanon Emergency Release Coupler (ERC)
The movie shows all project stages; Design, Production, Transport and Installation of four 20-inch MLA’s for crude oil import.
The challenge of minimizing the downtime of replacement of the old loading arms has been met in every way. This is achieved by installing all MLA’s, including the steel structure, in one time.
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At Kanon Malaysia Production Site, recently two Kanon MLA260 type Twin Arms were successfully factory tested and prepared for shipment to an Indian customer. The Kanon TWIN Arm is a space-saving design which provides two fully independent loading arms in one structure, for different liquids or to double loading capacity. Ether one of the two arms can be connected to the ship, or both at the same time.
After an extraordinary installation of four 20-inch marine loading arms, we are proud to share some pictures about the first transfer of crude, October 3rd, when the first VLCC came in to unload its cargo.
We thank everybody involved in this challenging project who contributed to this success, in particular the Maasvlakte Olie Terminal Rotterdam who awarded the project to Kanon Loading Equipment.
Last weekend Kanon has pulled off something that is quite exceptional.
During the second quarter of last year KLE received an exceptional request from one of the biggest oil terminals, based in Rotterdam. The oil terminal in the largest Port of Europe has ordered four 20” Marine loading arms with Hydraulic QCDC.
The specialty of this order was that we had to supply these four loading arms completely mounted on a skid, so it could be placed in one go on the jetty. This to avoid additional downtime of their jetty, by being able to supply it as a “plug and play” solution.
This 200 tons weighing structure was built up at the old RDM location and had to be shipped to the final destination, on a pontoon. There it goes.
After many hours of drawing, testing, practise and preparations, the moment was finally there. Many factors, like weather conditions, the speed of the wind and the sea level could cause delay at final placement of the skid. After a moment of patience, the Dutch weather allowed the team to proceed.
This extraordinarily project shows exactly what Kanon Loading Equipment will do for their customers, what we are capable of and that we are always willing to test our limits or even go beyond them.
Two months ago we completed the assignment to deliver three MLA 12” for gasoline transport in Texas. We were glad we could serve our client in the most optimal and efficient way although the arms were disassembled for containerized transport.
At the Kanon factory, based in The Netherlands, a series of tests with the MLA 12” were completed in week 5 of 2017. To complete these tests, the MLA’s were completely assembled at the production site. After successfully been tested, the MLA’s were disassembled in just a few major parts. So we could rebuild it very quickly and easily at the delivery address of the client, which Kanon succeeded in week 26 of 2017.
At this moment the three yellow MLA 12” stand there shining in the Port of Texas.