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Emco Wheaton expanding range of break-away couplings

Known for its hazardous liquid handling products, Emco Wheaton is constantly looking for ways to better serve its customers. In direct response to customer feedback, Emco Wheaton is launching six new products within its TODO lineup.

The new Marine Break-Away Coupling is available in a 4” diameter and is a version of the tried and tested TODO Break-Away Coupling that has been designed to withstand harsh marine conditions with its robust design.

Engineered to disconnect under straight pull force, separation takes place if a vessel moves too far. The valves, that are present in each half of the equipment, snap shut thereby minimizing any potential spill of liquids into the environment or loss of client product. The Marine Break-Away has a maximum working pressure of 25 bar.

The standard break-away coupling is now available in 2” or 3” aluminium variants as well as a 4” stainless steel version.   Emco Wheaton decided to develop aluminium versions in response to client feedback for a lighter version of the trusted stainless steel coupling. The standard break-away coupling is already one of the most popular on the market and the additional variants are part of Emco Wheaton’s long standing commitment to the TODO product line.

 The 2” and 3” aluminium break-away couplings have a maximum working pressure of 10 bar with the 4” stainless steel capable of bearing pressure of 25 bar.

The final new addition to the Break-Away Coupling range for 2014 is the collar release. It is available in 2” and 3” sizes. The collar release is a completely different type of break-away that has been designed for use with loading arms and a hose, rather than two hoses. The collar release breakaway is engineered to disconnect if the loading arms travels past the customer designated breakage position. The actual collar is linked via break cable to the loading arm so that once the break position is reached, the collar splits, closing the valves. 

In addition to reducing any potential environmental impact from a break, the loading arm is safeguarded and potential costly downtime is avoided. Both collar release couplings are capable of working at pressures of 40 bar.

For more information, please contact Product Specialist Michelle Sidders on [email protected]

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