UK-based KLAW, a manufacturer of breakaway couplings and safety transfer systems, has launched a new line of safety industrial breakaway couplings designed to activate in an emergency such as drive-off or extreme pressure flow.
Flowbreak contains an Easy Refit Facility that allows the resetting of valves after servicing or activation without the need to remove it from the line. These new couplings contain KLAW Flip-Flap Valve and Breakstud technology, designed to deliver instantaneous closure of both upstream and downstream flow of media when activated. The coupling then separates, minimizing risk of damage to assets and injury to personnel.
According to the company, the KLAW Flowbreak Breakaway Coupling is suitable for 99% of all liquids and gases including LPG, ethanol, propane, bitumen, hydrochloric acid, chlorine, diesel, fuel oil, ammonia, sulphuric acid and jet fuel. Typical applications include loading arms, hose transfer assemblies, refuelling, bunkering, railcars, road tankers, ship terminals and loading bays.
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