08 Jun 2015
June 8, 2015

Member of PIANC

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PIANC is a worldwide non-political and nonprofit technical and scientific organization of national governments, corporations and private individuals. It was founded in 1885 and is the oldest international association concerned with these technical aspects of navigation. It has made – and continues to make – a vital contribution to technical development in this field. PIANC’s members form an active worldwide network of professionals in the field of inland and maritime navigation and ports.

PIANC’s objective is to promote both inland and maritime navigation by fostering progress in the planning, design, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of inland and maritime waterways and ports and of coastal areas for general use in industrialised and industrialising countries.

PIANC has introduced new methods and procedures for testing the performance of solid rubber fenders, allowing for real world operating conditions, in their document ‘Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems: 2002: Appendix A – Procedure to determine and report the performance of marine fenders’.

Qingdao Jier Engineering Rubber Co., Ltd. is a corporate member of PIANC.

JIER Fender Factory and Marine Fender Products have approved by BUREA VERTITAS to PIANC 2002 Guidelines.

PIANC Type Approval brings the following benefits:

  • Proven product quality
  • Tests simulate real operating conditions
  • Longer service life
  • Lower maintenance
  • Greater reliability
  • Reduced lifetime costs
  • Manufacturer commitment
  • Excludes unsafe ‘copy’ and ‘fake’ fenders
  • Simplifies contract specifications
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