HSU01 - Hose Handling System

Operators needed to handle 4 inch discharge hoses in the tanker bay. The operators found this difficult to do due to the weight of the hose.

Solution

STS designed and built special trolley units that will support the hose. Each hose has 4 supports. Each support has castors on the bottom. These allow the hose to move easily in any direction. At the end of the hose where the connection is there is an adjustable trolley. This is able to raise and lower the hose to suit the height of the tanker discharge valve. The operator adjusts the height by turning a hand wheel. These trolley units eliminated the manual handling of the hose and allow operators of any strength to do this job.