High Energy Absorption Rubber Fender with lower Reaction Force
The fender system selection has the following requirements:
- Energy absorption of a number of marine fender systems exceeds effective impacting energy of ships (EB).
- Reaction force of a particular fender system is less than the ship’s permissible reaction force.
- Surface pressure of a certain fender system is less than the acceptable hull surface pressure. You can meet the requirements by shifting the dimensions of the frontal panel.
- The selected fender system should be chosen intelligently for the investment (performance or worth). The price of repairs and installation should be considered in your investment. Fenders that have an easy installation and upkeep are a better option for your investment.
- The selected fender system should fulfill special requirements of extreme environments (strong winds, waves, high/cold temperature, high/low tides, etc.)
- When the vessel is berthing in an oblique direction, the fenders will bear an angular compression which will cut the energy absorption at point of impact. Thus, the fender performance should be accustomed in accordance with the berthing angles when choosing the fender system.
What is Fendering?
Fendering is essentially the boundary between a vessel and the berth facility. This medium works to absorb a definite portion of the kinetic energy of a vessel without harm to the vessel and the waterfront structure. In the case of rubber fenders, which are mostly relatively soft, the majority of the energy is fascinated through elastic deflection of the fender. But, perhaps also the deflection of the berth facility and/or the vessels hull will add to the absorption of the kinetic energy.
The kinetic energy of a berthing ship needs to be rapt by an appropriate fender system and this is most frequently carried out using well documented deterministic methods.