Pull Through Connector is applicable to all turret based mooring systems whether wire, polyester or chain top section.
The Pull Through Connector system was developed in response to a need to be able to disconnect mooring lines without the ship needing to be disconnected from the buoy turret assembly. The increasing failure rate of mooring lines is such that projects expect to have to change out mooring lines during project life. Therefore a simple system for allowing disconnection of the line, laydown and re connection of a new line is highly cost beneficial with respect to offshore applications. Historically either a connecting link or a ball and taper type connectors were used but these are extremely difficult to disconnect once in service.
The system was fully qualified in 2013 and the first deliveries were made in 2014.