Fendering Systems
The Design Process of Fendering Systems

Many factors contribute to the design of a fendering system:

  1. Ships

Ship design evolves constantly – shapes change and many vessel types are getting larger. Fender systems must suit current ships and those expected to arrive in the foreseeable future.

  1. Structures

Fenders impose loads on the berthing structure. Many berths are being built in exposed locations, where fender systems can play a crucial role in the overall cost of construction. Local practice, materials and conditions may influence the choice of fender systems.

  1. Approach

Many factors will affect how vessels approach the berth, the corresponding kinetic energy and the load applied to the structure. Berthing modes may affect the choice of ship speed and the safety factor for abnormal conditions.

  1. Installation and maintenance

Fendering systems installation should be considered early in the design process. Accessibility for maintenance, wear allowances and the protective coatings will all affect the full life cost of systems.

The right fender choice can improve turnaround times and reduce downtime. The safety of personnel, structures and vessels must be considered at every stage – before, during and after commissioning.

Click Below to Learn More about JIER Marine Fender Systems:

Arch Fender
JIER manufactures two types Arch Fenders, JDA-A and JDA-B. The JDA-A fender has a rubber contact face ideal for all general purpose applications...
Cylindrical Fender
Cylindrical Fenders are simple to install and operate which makes these units an economical solution for remote locations and for multi user berths...
Cone Fender
All Cone Fenders are single piece mouldings so they are robust, long lasting and easy to install. UHMW-PE faced steel frontal frames are generally used...
Super Cell Fender
Cell Rubber Fender here mentioned is improved over the ordinary type. It has high absorption energy per unit weight and low tilt compression performance...
D Fender
D Fenders can be pre-curved, chamfered and drilled to aid installation at a relatively low cost and can also be cut to the length required ...
Wing Fender
JIER Wing Type Rubber Fenders are developed on the basis of D Type Rubber Fenders. They can be fixed with double line anchors which greatly ...
Square Fender
Square Rubber Fenders offer similar advantages to D fenders and are typically used where a stiffer fender is required. Square Rubber Fenders...
Unit Element Fender
Unit Element Fenders are a high performance, modular system. Element Fenders can be combined in unlimited permutations of length, orientation and Energy...
Roller Wheel Fender
Roller and Wheel Fenders are commonly used on the berth corners and dock entrances, also widely installed along the walls of dry docks and other...
Tug Fender
Tug fenders must work harder, for longer and under more adverse conditions than any other fender type. Tug fenders can be divided into three main types...
Pneumatic Rubber Fender
Pneumatic Rubber Fenders have been in use for around 50 years. The development of the Pneumatic Fender has progressed through ...
Foam Filled Fender
Foam Filled Fenders are versatile, robust and suitable for almost all applications. The manufacturing process allows for virtually any size of fender to be...
Keyhole Fender
Keyhole Fenders are made of high abrasion resistance rubber. They are specially designed for tugboats and workboats.
Rubber Ladders
Rubber Ladders Fenders are very robust. They are flexible to reduce accidental damage and help protect the wharf from small craft berthing.
Rubber Pads
Rubber Pads (Plates) are designed and produced for the protection of barges, tugboats, water locks and quay walls.

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