The ERSOC provides a safe parting point in the marine hose transfer system for FPSO, FSO, barge applications and seawater transfer systems in anticipated emergency scenarios or in a routine hose change out.
Gall Thomson self-energised Marine Breakaway Couplings are designed to react to tanker breakout or extreme pressure surge. The Gall Thomson ERSOC provides an additional facility for applications where controlled release over the transfer system is also required.
The ERSOC therefore does not replace the MBC and the MBC must still be installed as the safeguard against immediate events such as tanker breakout.
The activation of the Emergency Release Collar (ERC), under controlled conditions when the pumps of the FPSO/FSO have been stopped, allows the hoses to be disconnected at an identified parting point therefore preventing damage to the hoses and spillage of product contained in the hoses.
Shown: ERSOC on an FPSO in West Africa