Why use a Flushing Adaptor Spool? - Gall Thomson

Why use a Flushing Adaptor Spool?

Why use a Flushing Adaptor Spool?

Having a Gall Thomson Flushing Adaptor Spool available at or near the transfer site will greatly increase the operational options and procedures available in the event of an Activation.

This increased flexibility will enable faster and more effective response times and improve operational efficiency.

The break face of the MBC is not a STD ASME flange bolt pattern. Fitting the Flushing Adaptor Spool will therefore:

  1. Convert the break face to a STD ASME flange.
  2. Either push open the Petals or enable the Petals to be pumped open (depending on the control option on the MBC).

gall thomson mbc break face gall thomson std asme flange bolt pattern
MBC Break Face STD ASME Flange bolt pattern

Once the Flushing Adaptor Spool is fitted, there are four options available depending on the circumstances and/or operational requirements.


Option 1 – Connect a blanking flange to the Flushing Adaptor Spool to seal the hoses.

gall thomson blanking flange to flushing adaptor spool


Option 2 – Connect the Flushing Adaptor Spool and drain the hoses into the Vessel’s Slop Tank.

gall thomson flushing adaptor spool drain hoses


Option 3 – Connect the Flushing Adaptor Spool to the Vessel Manifold to finish the loading/offloading transfer operation.

gall thomson flushing adapter spool to vessel


Option 4 – Connect the Flushing Adaptor Spools together to finish the loading/offloading transfer operation.

gall thomson flushing adapter spool together


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For more information contact the Gall Thomson team.

+44 1493 857 936

sales@gall-thomson.co.uk