Marine Breakaway Couplings
The Marine Breakaway Coupling provides an identified and safe parting point within the hose transfer system. When tensile forces exceed predetermined tolerances, the Marine Breakaway Coupling activates. The Marine Breakaway Coupling then delivers two distinct safety features. The first is the closing of the flow of the media being transferred; the second is allowing separation of the hose transfer system. Separation relieves the hose transfer system and minimises risk of damage and spillage.
Double closure on activation
When the Marine Breakaway Coupling activates, the Flip-Flap Valve mechanism closes on both the upstream and downstream flow within the hose transfer system. This minimises spill on both sides of the hose transfer separation.
Spill on activation is minimised by the instantaneous closure of the Flip-Flap Valve mechanism.
100% shut-off of flow
The Flip-Flap Valve mechanism provides 100% closure and therefore 100% shut-off of both upstream and downstream flow.
The Flip-Flip Valve is designed to deliver minimum headloss when in the locked open position within the Breakaway Coupling. This allows the coupling to provide transfer efficiencies as well as minimising the risk of spills.
Reliable performance in the marine environment
The Marine Breakaway Coupling is designed specifically to resist those bending moments and torsional forces expected from floating wave motions and the rigours of the marine environment. The design of the Marine Breakaway Coupling therefore prevents premature activation of the unit and protects the Breakstuds from fatigue.