API Adapters


API Adapters

Loading and off-loading fuel from a transport truck is easier than ever with the bottom loading adapters from Franklin Electric Fueling Systems. While loading, the free floating poppet opens under pressure allowing the handle to remain in the closed position. This minimizes spillage caused by leaving the handle in the open position when disconnected from the bottom loader. The adapter handle is offered in aluminum or nylon and provides two open positions of flow allowing the delivery driver to manage the flow rate while off-loading fuel from the truck.

The lightweight, heavy-duty adapter is engineered and tested to meet API RP 1004 specifications. The outer end is made of hard coated aluminum and rotates seven times to maximize the products life and prevent wear that can be caused by terminal off-loading couplings. The inner wall of the adapter is fully tapered, minimizing product retention inside of the valve when off loading is complete. Each model is compatible with all API dry disconnect couplers and are constructed with a standard TTMA 4" tank truck flange and mounting lugs for air interlock valves. Sight glass options are mounted on the side of the valve to maximize visibility during fuel transfer and are available in 1" and 3.5" sizes. Fuel loading and off loading management has never been easier, safer or more efficient.

  • Long Life - Front API head may be rotated up to seven times to maximize the life of the adapter.
  • Long Life - Enhanced 3.5" sight glass provides greater impact strength and is compatible with Biofuels including E85 and Biodiesel.
  • Safety - Free floating poppet is opened by pressure from the terminal adapter probe to minimize spills during loading.
  • Speed of Delivery - The cam design utilized to retract the adapter poppet minimizes product flow restriction during off loading and loading.


Model Number Description
88012001 Dust boot air cylinder
88050002 Short stroke three position, no sight glass
88050004 Short stroke three position, 3.5" sight glass
88050005 Short stroke, three position, no handle, 3" sight glass
88050007 Short stroke, removable handle, no sight glass
88050701 Replacement poppet kit with handles
88050702 Replacement poppet kit for bottom loaders with handles

Adapters Accessories

Model Number Description
1103010 Cap screw, socket head, 10-24 x 5/8"
1103912 O-ring, cross shaft
1103937 O-ring, sight glass, 3.5" bubble
1103938 O-ring
1104105 Locknut, ¼-20
1108604 Pin, 3/16", spiral
1117016 Cap screw, socket head ¼-20 x 2"
88010201 Spring, handle
88012402 Ball, flow indicator, 3/8", green
88012701 Spring, poppet
88018901 Pin, roller cam
88019001 Roller, cam
88019101 Washer, flat, 5/8" ID
88019201 Pin, latch
88019801 Hex, permanent handle
88021501 Cam, loading arm
88050501 Handle, dual latching
88050503 Handle, dual latching (Canada)
88050601 Latch dual
88050901 Poppet head
88051201 Sight glass, 3.5" bubble


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