Easy resetting after activation
With no additional parts or service procedures required, PODx can be reset and reused quickly and efficiently on board the FPSO/AHT using standard tools: this can be done with or without the assistance of Gall Thomson.
Easy install and commissioning
PODx is simply installed between two shackles and no hot work or extensive drilling or fixing is required.
PODx can therefore be quickly fitted offshore when the FPSO or vessel is in the producing field.
PODx can also be retrofitted for permanent applications or for temporary short-term use.
Easy maintenance and operational monitoring
PODx offers minimum offshore maintenance and routine monitoring. The simple but ingenious design of PODx delivers extremely reliable performance and a long maintenance-free period of typically 36 months.
Lifespan of 25 years
The main components of PODx have an expected design life of 25 years.
Minimum deck footprint
Due to its compact and simple design, PODx offers a minimum footprint on FPSO and vessel decks. This is a major operational advantage over many alternatives.
The PODx block is designed to enable the link to be released reliably at tensile loads above the yield point of the shackles in an emergency.
The PODx release bolt is enclosed within blocks. This makes the whole assembly very robust and suitable for the rigours of offshore operations.
No complicated monitoring system
The PODx is safe and simple to use. It can be supplied with a load monitoring shackle if required but is not supplied with an extensive load monitoring system.