SUPPORT SADDLES

SUPPORT SADDLES

MIB LNG hose based transfer package also includes the saddles for both the delivery and receiving vessels. The saddles provide the support of the transfer hoses in service as well as the guidance of the ERS hose side valve if released in an emergency.
MIB can provide different type of saddles depending on the operating condition and on the Customer demands.
For Master Vessel hose deployment can be supplied both for single hose or for double hose deployment and both options will come with a hydraulic braking system (fall arrest system). The purpose is to avoid the rapid speed of free fall controlling the descendance of the ERS hose side valve avoiding any potential damage both to the valve/hose and to the hull of the Vessel.
For the second Vessel, the saddles are to accommodate one single hose and include a cylindrical profile which ensures that the hoses are adequately supported during service.
These saddles are supplied in light-weight aluminium to allow for easier handling from Master Vessel to Second Vessel and vice versa by the deck crane or derrick. They are adjustable in height and once positioned they are kept in situ by water ballast.
In case of limited space in second vessel manifold area, MIB developed a very compact design, the chute design for direct installation on the Vessel handrail.

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