Rubber Fenders Maintenance and Inspection Periods A rubber fenders maintenance and inspection program is needed to identify maintenance, wear and damage as well as the likely causes at an early stage. Three levels of inspection and maintenance are recommended. The table gives average periods for temperate climates. These should be more often in harsh environments.. read more →

Top 4 Types of Rubber Fenders for Tugboat and Workboat Tug boat fenders are high abrasion resistance rubber fenders used to protect the vessel and the other surface during contact. These fenders process excellent resilience properties and are highly durable due to the great sea water resistance. Port owners and tug boat owners are definitely.. read more →

Check List before Installation of Rubber Fender: Is the crane configured according to the lift plan? Has the crane been inspected and is its condition acceptable? Has the rigging equipment been inspected, secured, and is it in acceptable condition? Is the supporting surface stable? Are proper crane mats placed under outrigger floats and at a.. read more →

Some “Dos” and “Don’ts” about Rubber Fender Installation Fenders are safety-critical systems which protect people, the environment, ships and structures from harm. They need to perform on demand as the designer intended for their entire service life, even in the harshest locations. To do this, fenders must be installed, used and maintained correctly. JIER is a.. read more →

  Vessel – Fender Dynamic Interaction In order to achieve more appropriately designed marine fender Systems, an understanding of the vessel-fender dynamic interaction is essential. The dynamic analysis can describe more accurately the fender’s energy absorption characteristics and operational Performance requirements. There are several approaches which consider the total energy of a berthing ship to.. read more →

The Design Criteria for Marine Fender Systems As the trend prevails toward the design and construction of offshore structures to serve large vessels and construction barges in exposed seas, it is considered necessary to assess and update the design criteria for marine fender systems A marine fender system is a protective installation designed to prevent.. read more →

Rubber Fender Design–Vibration Isolation Rubber When we study vibration isolation design, we approach it from two directions. Active application: Reducing vibration from the machine to the ground Passive application: Reducing vibration from the ground to the machine Active Application  (example: Engine mounting system) Passive Application  (example: Cabin mounting system) When part of a machine is.. read more →

Rubber Compound Composition – The Most Important Factor Affecting Fender Performance By far the most important factor affecting fender performance is rubber type and rubber compound composition. However, the behavior of rubber under stress is unique, so it’s essential that precisely the right formulation is specified and critically, finds its way to the final product.. read more →

Other recommendations pertinent to fender type selection Selection of a fender system for given installation is based on the following factors. Pertinent recommendations are given as follows: Exposure conditions.In exposed locations or in areas subject to seiche, a resilient system such as a rubber fender system should be used. In sheltered basins, a standard timber-pile.. read more →

Guidelines of Replacing Concrete Fender Piling Problem: Fender piles and/or panels are seriously damaged or missing. Description of Repair: Remove damaged piles, wales, chocks, and hardware. Drive new prestressed concrete piles aligning the elevation of the tops to match the existing system. Install new wales, chocks, rubbing strips, and/or rubber fenders to match existing. Install.. read more →