A spill means the operator has lost control of the transfer. In some cases the operator also loses control over the consequences of the spill.
The effect on the project is immediate in that the transfer is stopped and delayed. Downtime due to repair and clean-up of assets and the environment may take weeks or months.
On-going issues due to damage to the environment, reputation and legal consequences may immerse the operational management team for years.
The consequences of potential workforce injuries can be much longer.
The cost in management time, distraction from purpose and real costs far outweigh the investment in commissioning and maintaining a KLAW Breakaway closure system.
The KLAW range of 100% closure couplings, along with the benefit of minimum headloss, provide a meaningful and strong benefit/risk conclusion.
A KLAW Breakaway Coupling enables event management. When an event occurs, the coupling controls the medium and allows control of the situation with minimum downtime.
Fitting a Breakaway within a transfer system therefore demonstrates due diligence in operations management.
Operations can also know and manage environmental protection costs, compliance and calculable risk solutions for new transfer systems.
Retrofitting KLAW solutions into existing transfer operations can also improve transfer performance, protection and risk management.
Marine terminals, bridges carrying fluid transfer pipelines and any industrial complex involved with media transfer will benefit from integrating KLAW into its transfer system.
Minimizing the consequences of environmental events
Incidents such as earthquakes, tsunami and other marine and inland extreme weather events such as storms and floods are often infrequent and beyond the daily procedures of operation management.
The consequences of this additional level of risk can be minimized with KLAW being part of the transfer system.
Minimizing the risk to personnel in hazardous environments is of primary concern and installing a KLAW Breakaway Coupling (BAC) or Emergency Release Coupling (ERC) into your transfer system is a relatively small investment that can prove crucial in saving your personnel from dangerous exposure, contamination and injury.
Owning a KLAW system clearly demonstrates an ability and intention to take care of those working for the operation and its partner businesses.
The benefits of a KLAW Breakaway system
KLAW Breakaway systems have been employed around the world and enjoy a reputation for delivering consistent performance.
Investment in research and development along with exacting testing and manufacturing procedures confirms KLAW systems perform in the most demanding of circumstances and environments.