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Fendering
Floating Fenders
Floating Pneumatic
Submarine Fenders
In order to provide full protection at surface and subsurface, Yokohama
pneumatic submarine fenders are deployed vertically. To maintain their
position, the fenders are water ballasted and also have a counterweight
attached to the bottom of the fender. The weight, shape and method
of deployment of the counterweight can be adjusted to suit individual
situations.
Fendercare Marine has supplied Yokohama submarine fenders to many
navies around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greece, Japan,
the United Kingdom and the USA.
Advantages
The Yokohama submarine fender was launched in 1984, since then it has
been extensively used by navies across the world. Advantages of fenders
over alternative, traditional berthing methods include:
use as a cost effective replacement for deep water catamarans
easily moved to provide flexibility in berthing
easily transported to provide emergency berthing facilities
maintenance requirement almost non-existent
unaffected by extreme climatic conditions
Fender dimensions and weight
Submarine fenders are available in the following standard sizes and
pressures, offering a fender system to cope with all designs of submarine,
from the smallest conventional submarine to the largest nuclear submarine
in service today.
Construction
Diameter and Length
Initial Pressure
2000
mm x 6000mm
0.5
kgf/cm
2
2500
mm x 5500mm
0.5
kgf/cm
2
2500
mm x 9100mm
0.5
kgf/cm
2
3300
mm x 6500mm
0.5
kgf/cm
2
3300
mm x 10600mm
0.5
kgf/cm
2
4500
mm x 9000mm
0.8
kgf/cm
2