Mechanical Bottom Loading Skids

Our range of mechanical loading skids provide equal performance in terms of speed of loading and safety as our electronic range, but with less complexity at a lower cost.


Alpeco’s mechanical bottom loading skids are fitted with Liquid Controls flow meters and Veeder-Root mechanical registers to provide a robust and highly accurate option for metering applications for depots;

  • where basic stand-alone metering is required
  • where the site or environment doesn’t readily support the installation of more complex electronic registers and control systems
  • where automation, data management and security is not a crucial requirement
  • where the budget is limited, mechanical bottom loading skids provide an extremely viable solution.

Built to the same exacting standard as our electronic counterpart, all our mechanical loading skid variants incorporate the same centrifugal pump, loading arm, overfill monitor and vapour recovery equipment as our electronic skids.

All models share a similar design steel frame which is galvanised to give lifelong protection against the elements.

Contact Adrian Baskott on 01296 619510 or email to discuss your mechanical bottom loading skid requirements.

Mechanical Bottom Loading Skid

Mechanical Bottom Loading Skid Features

  • Industry proven Veeder-Root mechanical register with preset and printer and pulser option combined with Liquid Control flow meters for high accuracy for optimum stock control.
  • Designed to meet all petroleum industry standards and regulations.
  • ATEX approved components.
  • Galvanised steel frame gives long life without the need for regular painting.
  • Colour coded hose covers identify diesel, kerosene and gas oil loading arms
  • F228 – API, 4 claw, quick release, dry break bottom load couplers
  • Overfill prevention rack monitor with earth surveillance.
  • On board centrifugal pumps sized to meet flow rate requirements.
  • Thermal/pressure relief system.
  • Vapour pot with vent stack and hi-level liquid cut off.
  • Full installation service available.

Case Studies

Mechanical Bottom Loading Skid for Watson Fuels

Watson chooses Alpeco for depot expansion

The Watson Group chose Alpeco mechanical bottom loading skids for its growing number of fuel depots across the UK.

“We’ve just supplied a fourth skid to Watson Petroleum for installation at another new depot,” says Adrian Baskott, Alpeco sales director. Stuart Morgan, Watson’s operations manager now specifies Alpeco skids for installation in all the company’s fuel depots

Mechanical Bottom Loading Skid for Standard Fuel Oils

Alpeco works with Standard Fuel Oils

Having fitted Alpeco equipment on two new tankers last year, Standard Fuel Oils chose the same company to supply and install a new 3-arm mechanical bottom loading skid at its Merseyside depot in Knowsley

Mechanical Bottom Loading Skid for Caldo Oils

Update for Caldo Oils St Helens Depot

Alpeco were awarded the contract to supply and install Caldo Oils with a new bottom-loading skid equipped with 4 loading arms and mechanical meters configured for 900 LPM loading rates. Alpeco Limited was also able to provide a finance package through their business finance partner, CBF.