CONVENTIONAL MARINE LOADING ARMS
The loading and unloading of petrochemicals, oil products and liquefied gases at a tanker berth can be dangerous and hazardous. In addition, jetty personnel and ship’s crews are often under pressure to minimise tanker berth turnaround of time, whilst constantly addressing the numerous safety issues concerning their ship, the jetty installation, the environment and personnel.
This is where MIB products play a key role in such operations; providing speedy connection and disconnection of the jetty marine arms or flexible hoses, emergency safety release systems and a range of associated products to enhance the performance of these activities.
MIB connectors (QCDC) & Emergency Release Systems (ERS) are installed at the outboard end of marine loading/unloading arms, jetty hoses and other such transfer facilities.
They provide, via the QCDC, a quick and reliable method of mating the arm/hose with the vessel under normal operating conditions and, via the ERS, security of the installation, the crews and environment under emergency situations.