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Drawings and picture references are for illustration purposes only.
Fendering
Floating Fenders
Naval Lightweight Grey Fenders
The naval lightweight grey fender was developed by Fendercare Marine
in co-operation with The Yokohama Rubber Company in Japan following
extensive trials and input from the UK Royal Navy.
The fender was designed to meet the following requirements:
weight constraints
male/female manageability
high level of performance
ease of storage
long life expectancy
non-marking/non-magnetic
Fendercare Marine has supplied Yokohama onboard fenders to many
navies around the world, including Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada,
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Jordan, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, South Africa,
the United Kingdom and the USA.
In the past 10 years we have supplied the UK Royal Navy with over
2000
fenders. This represents approximately 180 complete ship sets.
NATO information
For ease of purchase, 2 sizes of the Naval Lightweight Grey fender have
been accredited with NATO Stock Numbers
AF0510D – NATO Stock Number NSN 2040-99-535-3390
AF1015D – NATO Stock Number NSN 2040-99-885-0321
Construction
The fender body is constructed from a rubber inner core with a non
magnetic metal mouthpiece at both ends. A grey rubber outer skin with a
minimum of two plies of tyre cord layers, also coated with rubber, protects
the inner core. The fenders can therefore be used on mine
counter-measure vessels.
Fender Dimensions andWeight
Fender
Diameter x Length
Initial Pressure
Weight
Fitting
AF0510D
500
mm x 1000mm
0.8
kgf/cm
2
24
kg
Double Fitting
AF0510S
500
mm x 1000mm
0.8
kgf/cm
2
20
kg
Single Fitting
AF1015D
1000
mm x 1500mm
0.8
kgf/cm
2
65
kg
Double Fitting
Performance
AF0510D
AF0510S
AF1015D
Deflection (%)
30
60
30
60
30
60
Energy absorption (kNm)
1.3
8
1.3
8
7.1
45
Reaction force (kN)
19.6
85
19.6
85
54.9
239
Tolerances: diameter ±3%, length ±3% and weight ±5 kgs for AF0510D and AF0510S and ±12 kgs for AF1015D.