Some FAQs About The Marine Breakaway Coupling

What You Need To Know About The Marine Breakaway Coupling

Basically, the marine breakaway coupling is a device that is normally installed in the hose transfer system at loading terminals. It is basically designed to prevent oil spills and protect the basic feature from damage.

What Benefit Are We Looking At on Installing a marine breakaway Coupling

There are lots of benefits that could arise on getting the marine Breakaway Coupling device. Ranging from protecting the environment from oil spills, it also reduces the cost of oil spill clean up and also minimizes the risk of oil spill. Also, system are protected against pressure surge.

How Does a marine breakaway Coupling Work?

Basically, the marine breakaway Coupling is designed to produce an identified safe parting point in a hose transfer system.
When the MBC’s pre-set parting load is exceeded, it activates; the valves close and shut off the line either on one side or both sides of the parting point as required. The coupling disentangle and relieves the tension in the hose system prior to its rupturing.

What type of MBC is most suitable for my application?

Gall Thomson has two types of MBC:
The Petal Valve MBC is suited and designed for handling heavy products like crude oil.
The Flip-Flap MBC is suited for low viscosity products such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel and LPG.
The team from Gall Thomson will work hand in hand with you to determine the exact specification, alongside some information from you like the type of terminal, the product being transferred, the maximum actual flow rate etc.

Can a marine breakaway Coupling be Reassembled Following Activation?

Following a parting incident, the marine breakaway Coupling can be re-instated and used with time. The marine breakaway Coupling can be reassembled by an operator either on site by the technicians by simply following the written instructions. It alternatively could be re-assembled by returning to the gall Thomson Uk manufacturing and service facility.

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