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Launch of new service platforms improves benchmark for offshore hydrocarbon transfer

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Gall Thomson has launched a series of new service packages that will allow end users of MBCs to maintain top level operational performance.

Offering four options, Gall Thomson will now provide customers of its field verified MBCs a flexible range of global service choices based on the customer’s operational requirements and logistics.

Regarded as a vital component for the safe transfer of crude oil and refined products, Gall Thomson MBCs successfully saved nine countries from catastrophic oil spills during 2015 following 14 activations.

Called ‘MBC4’, the new packages are seen as a further step to improved and safer transfer of oil and refined products, as well as achieving minimum down time and offering peace of mind for operators.

The four new packages include In-Field Service, GTAC* Engineer Visit, GT Approved Regional Service Centre and Return to GT UK Technology Centre. All four can be called upon for inspection, refurbishment or resetting of Gall Thomson MBCs.

Max Virgin, MD of Gall Thomson sees this new range of services as a way to consolidate the company’s reputation as the global leader in its field, with the ability to better service their customers’ needs and also feedback information into the continual product development process.

Max said: “Key to this approach is to support customers with a range of inspection and maintenance services to preserve the integrity of the MBC. As Gall Thomson is considered the industry standard with almost 2000 MBCs in service, MBC4 is complimentary to this strategy.

“The operational performance of Gall Thomson MBCs in 2015 speaks for itself. Making sure an MBC is in top working order is vital so that should an offshore accident take place the device will activate as intended when called upon and mitigate the risk of equipment damage and pollution.

“Having four options is the ideal solution for inspection, refurbishment, resetting, repair and upgrade where applicable, and gives our customers total flexibility.”

For those wanting to conduct an In-Field Service, work can be carried out by the operator's own maintenance staff using standard tools and equipment and a Gall Thomson spares kits/maintenance manual. No specialist tools are required and no additional equipment is needed such as assembly frames or complicated apparatus.

There are thee further options available to customers which carry the Gall Thomson Warranty and GTAC certification.

For GTAC Engineer Visit a qualified Gall Thomson engineer will conduct a site visit to carry out the work and is ideal for inspection, refurbishment or resetting.

The GT Regional Service Centre and Return to GT Technology Centre options will see the MBC serviced at one of Gall Thomson’s nine strategically located centres. Both are ideal for inspection, refurbishment, resetting and repair work.

Max added: “Our technology is proven in the field with more than 37 years of field experience and over 270 successful activations to date.

“Constant interaction with terminal operators and with hundreds of MBCs serviced both at home and abroad, has allowed Gall Thomson to amass an unrivalled knowledge bank on operational performance and best practice, providing our customers tailored servicing, MBC handling and operational procedures.

“The culmination of this lends itself to the reliability of the Gall Thomson MBC which has prevented millions of pounds worth of damage to offshore systems and protected the environment from oil spill.”

Gall Thomson is attending SLOM. Please come and see the team to discuss the new MBC4 Service options.

*Gall Thomson Approved Certification

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