|Fenders are buffers
between vessels and the wharf. The principal function of a fendering
system is to provide protection for both wharf and vessel by absorbing
the vessel's berthing energy thus reducing the forces on both the
wharf structure and vessel. The used of fender allow a reduction of
wharf construction costs and provides ship owners with a satisfactory
system for ship protection.
Fender systems vary from quite complicated arrangements to virtually
no fendering. The simpler the better. Most usual form of modern fendering
is rubber in various shapes, an improvement of the old rubber tire
or steel flexible piles.
- Preparation of rubber compound
- Preparation of steel plates
- Application of bonding agent
- Compression moulding according to the shape of