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Common Types of Rubber Marine Fenders

Through the years, there have been many developments in the marine industry, including the emergence of various rubber marine fenders.

These solutions were created to cater to the various needs of marine applications. Here are some of the most common types of marine rubber fenders:

“D” Fenders

There are three kinds of “D” fenders:

  • “DD” – has a D-shaped inner hollow
  • “DC” - has an O-shaped inner hollow
  • “Solid-D” - is totally solid and without an inner hollow

“D” fenders are often used in smaller ports and small ships. They can be installed into a channel or they can be directly bolted onto any required surface. Their “D” shape characteristic affords easy installation benefits.

Cell Fenders

One of the most common types of fenders found in big marine industries such as oil and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) platforms, ship cargo containers and terminals, cell fenders are sturdy and durable against energy coming from any direction.

The geometrical shape of cell fenders provides an effective shear resistance that is capable of absorbing impacts from large vessels.

Pneumatic Fenders

These are used for ship-to-ship transfer operations, where ships are positioned alongside each other in an open sea.

Low maintenance, pneumatic fenders have a very low, soft reaction force. For extra protection, they can be secured by a chain net.

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