UK-based Gall Thomson has unveiled a series of new service packages designed to allow end-users of marine breakaway couplings (MBCs) to maintain operational performance. 

The company is offering four options and provides a flexible range of global service choices to customers of its field verified MBCs based on their operational requirements and logistics.

Gall Thomson said that its MBCs had saved nine countries from catastrophic oil spills last year following 14 activations. 

The new packages are known as ‘MBC4’ and comprise in-field service, GTAC engineer visit, GT approved Regional Service Centre, and return to GT UK Technology Centre.

They are seen as a further step to improved and safer transfer of oil and refined products and can be called used for inspection, refurbishment or resetting of Gall Thomson MBCs.

Gall Thomson managing director Max Virgin said: “Key to this approach is to support customers with a range of inspection and maintenance services to preserve the integrity of the MBC.

"Should an offshore accident take place, the device will activate as intended and mitigate risk of equipment damage and pollution."

“Making sure an MBC is in top working order is vital so that should an offshore accident take place, the device will activate as intended when called upon and mitigate the risk of equipment damage and pollution.

“Having four options is the ideal solution for inspection, refurbishment, resetting, repair and upgrade where applicable, and gives our customers total flexibility.”

Customers carrying the Gall Thomson Warranty and GTAC certification are provided with three further options.

For GTAC Engineer Visit the company’s qualified engineer will conduct a site visit to perform the work. It is ideal for inspection, refurbishment or resetting.

The GT Regional Service Centre and Return to GT Technology Centre options are suitable for inspection, refurbishment, resetting and repair work and will see the MBC serviced at one of Gall Thomson’s nine strategically located centres.   


Image: Gall Thomson MBC in operation. Photo: courtesy of Gall Thomson/Empica Ltd.