Marine Breakaway Couplings

  • KLAW Marine Breakaway Couplings protect assets, personnel, reputation along with the environment during offshore transfer operations

    Marine Breakaway Couplings minimises risks in offshore transfer

    The KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling has an identified and safe parting point inside hose transfer system. When tensile forces exceed predetermined tolerances, the Marine Breakaway Coupling activates.

    The KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling then delivers two distinct security measures. The first is the closing in the flow in the media being transferred; the second reason is allowing separation in the hose transfer system. Separation relieves the hose transfer system and minimises probability of damage and spillage.

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    Minimising risk during offshore transfer

    Activation can be attributable to events or situations that may prove disastrous without it proven and vital part of the transfer system. Events like vessel movement, storms and pressure surge could compromise hose transfer systems and damage assets, injury to personnel, contamination in the environment and extended downtime. This could lead to disruption of operation, extensive clean-up costs, litigation and damaged reputation. The KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling is thus a crucial part of maintaining a dependable offshore transfer system.

    Typical events

    Vessel movement and lack of Dynamic Positioning (DP).

    Pressure Surge: Due to inadvertent downstream valve closure elsewhere from the system or over-pressurisation. The activation setting is pre-determined to match the operating conditions.

    Performance and has

    Double closure on activation

    Every time a KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling activates, the Flip-Flap Valve mechanism closes on both the upstream and downstream flow inside hose transfer system. This minimises spill on both sides in the hose transfer separation.

    Instantaneous closure

    Spill on activation is minimised with the instantaneous closure in the KLAW Flip-Flap Valve mechanism.

    100% shut-off of flow

    The KLAW Flip-Flap Valve mechanism provides 100% closure and thus 100% shut-off of both upstream and downstream flow.

    Minimum headloss

    The KLAW Flip-Flip Valve is made to deliver minimum headloss a lot more the locked open position inside Breakaway Coupling. This gives the coupling to provide transfer efficiencies together with minimising the potential risk of spills.

    Reliable performance from the marine environment

    The KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling is created specifically to face up to those bending moments and torsional forces expected from floating wave motions along with the rigours in the marine environment. Design for the KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling therefore prevents premature activation in the unit and protects the Breakstuds from fatigue.

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