TODO Couplers from EMCO Wheaton Helping Transporters Reduce Their Risk of Stolen Fuel

When the Turkish Rail Authority was looking for a way to reduce the theft of fuel from its fleet, they turned to Emco Wheaton and its range of TODO-MATIC DRY-BREAKS.

Emco Wheaton engineers responded to the challenge with an innovative anti-theft solution. The TODO-MATIC adaptor, which is mounted on the rail car, incorporates a switch that senses the magnet another mounted on both the coupler and the adaptor cap. This connection generates an ‘on/off’ signal which alerts the locomotive driver if a coupler or cap is disconnected from an adaptor without authority or at the wrong time. The coupler, cap and adaptor are designed as such that when correctly joined the magnet and switch will align.

Emco Wheaton’s Sales Manager for TODO products Rob Williams said: “When the cap is removed by an unauthorised person, a magnetic switch fitted on the Tank Unit immediately sends a signal to a control unit in the driver’s cab. By notifying the driver of the unauthorised removal of the cap, it leads to a reduced chance of stolen fuel.”

Turkish Rail Authority saw the value of this solution and as a result, 1500 2” units have now been supplied to the authority.

The TODO-MATIC has been used with a number of applications for many years with its performance being constantly assessed to ensure it is fit for purpose. This evolution of the products is yet another example of its versatility and the ability of Emco Wheaton engineers to find solutions for the issues our clients face.

The standard TODO-MATIC Tank Unit is ideal for the safe and spill-free transfer of aggressive fuels and chemicals. It is available in a range of size and seal variants all offering the same high quality that the market expects of all TODO products.

Offering low pressure drop performance as well as additional security, the tank unit uses flow optimised internal components with taper valve seating. A piston stem arrangement allows close fitting to associated valves without interference. Unlike other designs in the market, the piston support structure is fully secured to prevent dislocation in high flow or viscous product transfer.In sizes from 1" to 6" and a wide range of material options, TODO-MATIC couplings offer advanced fluid handling solutions to a diverse range of industries.

Under the TODO brand name, Emco Wheaton manufactures and supplies a wide range of couplings for the safe handling of hazardous fluids and gases. Designed and manufactured to EN ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited procedures – the product range will continue to conform to all relevant international quality, performance and safety standards.

With the Turkish Rail Authority now benefiting from the tank units throughout their rail truck fleet, Emco Wheaton has once again reinforced its ability to develop customized solutions in order to better serve our client’s needs to safely transfer their most aggressive or valuable liquids.

Emco Wheaton has been a supplier of fluid transfer systems and accessories for more than 100 years. From the top loading and bottom loading of single or multi-compartment trailer trucks and rail cars, to more complex marine loading systems capable of handling a multitude of liquids including bio fuels, we always have the best solutions.

Our product portfolio includes top loading and unloading arms and bottom loading and unloading arms for road and rail applications as well as a wide range of marine loading and unloading arms, loading arm accessories and specialty loading arms. We also manufacture a complete range of tank truck components and tank truck systems.

In addition we manufacture gantry access equipment such as folding stairways, safety cages and protective grating systems; floating suctions for storage tanks; fueling systems for fast, spill-free fueling of transit buses and other fleet vehicles, locomotives, aircraft, helicopters and for mining and off-highway applications.

We also provide a comprehensive range of DRY-BREAK couplings and DRY-BREAK adapters; API couplers and safety release systems.

With a global network of trained technicians, distributors and representatives, we endeavor to provide our customers superior service, ensuring successful installation and long-term operation of the systems and products supplied.

In 2006, TODO, a leading Swedish manufacturer of Dry Break couplings and adaptors was added to the Emco Wheaton Division through acquisition, substantially strengthening global presence and broad product offering.

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