EMERGENCY RELEASE SYSTEM
The MIB hydraulic Quick Connect/Disconnect Coupler is a quick and easy method to connect and disconnect a rigid marine arm to and from the vessel manifold.
Available for The Emergency Release System is a safety system that provides protection to the loading/offloading installation and the environment by isolating the product flow and providing quick release under extreme or emergency situations.
The system is hydraulically activated and includes specially developed interlocking system.
The system consists of two Valves held together at their mating flanges by an externally fitted Emergency Release Coupling (ERC). When an emergency disconnection is activated, the two valves close and the emergency release coupler holding the valves together disconnects, allowing the two unit halves to separate. Upon disconnection the upper valve remains part of and isolate the marine loading arm. The lower (ship side) valve remains attached to the tanker flange isolating the tanker’s manifold. Spillage of product is thus prevented from both the marine loading arm and tanker’s manifold.
For LNG or cryogenic application, MIB ERS design is by explosion forming light-weight ball valves technology.
For low temperature or ambient application, other ERS design concepts are available, such as with butterfly valves. ambient, low temperature, cryogenic and HPNG service conditions, MIB QCDC coupling is hydraulically operated and can be adaptable to various sizes of manifold flange.
The QCDC consists of a main fluid carrying body which (at rear) has a flange for connection to the loading arm. At the front, the QCDC has a flange which houses the seals that ensure a leak-tight connection to the tanker manifold flange.
The QCDC clamps are radially mounted around the fluid carrying body and connected to a rotating collar which is mounted on the body.
- Pressure Rating
ASME B16.5 Class 150, 300, 400 and Customized
- Design Temperature
Cryogenic, Low, Ambient, High
from 2″ to 20″