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Todo couplers from Emco Wheaton helping transporters reduce their risk of stolen fuel

Emco Wheaton has supplied the Turkish Rail Authority with couplers to help reduce fuel theft in its transporters.

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, says: '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.'

The standard Todo-matic Tank Unit is designed for the safe and spill-free transfer of aggressive fuels and chemicals. It is available in a range of size and seal variants.

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 range of industries. The Turkish Rail Authority has been supplied with 1500 2" units.

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.