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Drawings and picture references are for illustration purposes only.
Fendering
Floating Fenders
Simple and low cost installation
The weight of the fender is supported by the water on which it floats.
Fenders can, therefore, be moored simply by means of a guy rope or chain
at minimal cost. They can be removed easily to another position when not
in use and transferred to alternative mooring points as required.
Chain and tyre net
In the vast majority of cases, a chain and tyre net will be fitted to a
pneumatic fender to protect the body from damage by sharp objects or via
the absorption of sheer loads during berthing. The better the net, the more
protection it will offer.
From experience in using these fenders ourselves, we have developed a
unique high protection net system which offers more protection to the
body of the fender than any other net available in the market today –
thereby potentially extending the life of the fender.
Fender fitted with competitor’s net
Fender fitted with Fendercare
Marine designed nets
Properties of Outer and Inner Rubber Material
Test Item
Inspection Methods
Outer Rubber
Inner Rubber
Before ageing
Tensile strength
ISO 37:1994
18
Mpa or more
10
Mpa or more
Elongation
ISO 37:1994
400%
or more
400%
or more
Hardness
ISO 7619:1997
60
±10 (Durometer
hardnessType A)
50
±10 (Durometer
hardnessType A)
After ageing test
method ISO188:1998
70
±1ºC x 96 hrs
Tensile strength
ISO 37:1994
Not less than 80% of the
original property
Not less than 80% of the
original property
Elongation
ISO 37:1994
Not less than 80% of the
original property
Not less than 80% of the
original property
Hardness
ISO 7619:1997
Not to exceed the original
property by more than 8
Not to exceed the original
property by more than 8
Tear resistance
ISO 34-1:1994
400
N/cm or more
No requirement
Compression test
ISO 815:1991
30% (70
±1ºC for 22hrs) or less
No requirement
Static ozone ageing test
ISO 1431-1:1989
No cracks after elongation by
20%
and exposure to 50pphm
at 40ºC for 96 hrs
No requirement