Marine Breakaway Couplings
KLAW Marine Breakaway Couplings protect assets, personnel, reputation plus the environment during offshore transfer operations
Marine Breakaway Couplings minimises risks in offshore transfer
The KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling gives an identified and safe parting point inside the 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. An example may be the closing from the flow with the media being transferred; next is allowing separation in the hose transfer system. Separation relieves the hose transfer system and minimises potential for damage and spillage.
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Minimising risk during offshore transfer
Activation may be brought on by events or situations that might prove disastrous without the proven and vital part of the transfer system. Events for example vessel movement, storms and pressure surge could compromise hose transfer systems and can damage assets, trouble for personnel, contamination from the environment and extended downtime. This may lead to disruption of operation, extensive clean-up costs, litigation and damaged reputation. The KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling is therefore a crucial part of maintaining a reliable offshore transfer system.
Vessel movement and decrease in Dynamic Positioning (DP).
Pressure Surge: A result of inadvertent downstream valve closure elsewhere inside system or over-pressurisation. The activation setting is pre-determined geared to the operating conditions.
Double closure on activation
Every time a KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling activates, the Flip-Flap Valve mechanism closes for the upstream and downstream flow inside the hose transfer system. This minimises spill on both sides with the hose transfer separation.
Spill on activation is minimised from the instantaneous closure on 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.
The KLAW Flip-Flip Valve was created to deliver minimum headloss much more the locked open position inside Breakaway Coupling. This enables the coupling to produce transfer efficiencies together with minimising potential risk of spills.
Reliable performance within the marine environment
The KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling was created specifically to stand up to those bending moments and torsional forces expected from floating wave motions as well as the rigours with the marine environment. The style of the KLAW Marine Breakaway Coupling therefore prevents premature activation of the unit and protects the Breakstuds from fatigue.
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