Gall Thomson Engineers World’s Most Advanced Protection against Oil Spills

Petal17, the latest Marine Breakaway Coupling (MBC) launched by global market leader Gall Thomson, has set new standards for lightness, precision and performance, to the extent that the company describes it as the most advanced protection against offshore oil spills in the world.

Gall Thomson MBCs are designed to minimise the risk of offshore oil spills due to tanker breakout of pressure surge during hose transfer operations.

The Petal17 is the result of over 40 years of in-field experience and major capital investment from parent company Signum Technology. Much of this intelligent investment has targeted product development and precision engineering capability. An example of this is yet another recent investment into its state-of-the-art CNC resources at the Gall Thomson Technology Centre in Great Yarmouth.

Petal17 is engineered with a range of innovative features that takes Petal Valve MBCs to a new benchmark of performance.

CNC manufacturing of Petal Valves provides greater precision than previous manufacturing techniques. Petal17 also has a unique Petal Valve locking mechanism that delivers improved performance for those activations when adverse weather conditions and low pressure coincide.

Following recommendations made by the Oil Companies International Marines Forum (OCIMF), Petal17 is pre-fitted with Unit Status Indicators. These enable visual inspection of MBC status without the need to remove the unit from the line.

Across its range, the Petal17 is an average of 20% lighter than the previous Gall Thomson MBC range, which was already the lightest on the market. Together with the Gall Thomson Ultrafloat, the Petal17 delivers positive buoyancy even on activation.

Signum Technology sales and compliance director Jeff Vile said: “The Signum philosophy of intelligent investment has enabled the experience and engineering ability at Gall Thomson to deliver the Petal17, which is a significant step forward for the industry and far more advanced than anything else on the market.

“As the product name suggests, this is the 17th iteration of Petal Valve Marine Breakaway Coupling design from Gall Thomson. We are by far the most experienced manufacturer in this sector and extremely excited to provide operators with these additional operating and lower risk benefits.”

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