Gall Thomson Environmental Ltd


Marine Breakaway Couplings are designed to minimise risk of oil spillage in the marine environment. The safety marine breakaway coupling is a vital component in offshore oil and crude oil transfer. The Marine Breakaway Coupling operates within a floating hose string and shuts down flow when an event occurs. This activation is caused by undue overload during tanker loading or discharging, or an extreme pressure surge.

If a Safety Marine Breakaway Coupling is not fitted then the resulting oil spillage and trauma to the transfer system could cause damage to assets such as hoses and loading arms, injury to personnel, extended downtime, costly oil spill clean-up and pollution to the environment.