Fender panels are just as important as the rubber units on high performance systems. That’s why every panel can be purpose designed using structural analysis programs and 3D CAD modelling for optimum strength.
Fender panels distribute reaction forces to provide low hull pressures and cope with large tidal variations. They can also be designed to resist line loads from belted ships, or even point loads in special cases. Optional lead-in bevels reduce the snagging risk, whilst brackets (where required) provide highly secure connection points for chains. Closed box designs are used almost exclusively – all fully sealed and pressure checked. Corrosion protection is provided by high durability C5M class paint systems to ISO 12944, and additional corrosion allowances can be designed where required.
Features & Options
Closed box steel structure
Internal structural members
Blind boss fender connections
Pressure tested for water tightness
C5M modified epoxy paint*
*Other options available
Polyurethane topcoat (RAL5005 blue)†
†Alternative colours on request
Studs for UHMW-PE face pads
Lead-in bevels and chamfers
Specification & Design
Panel specifications and designs should consider:
Hull pressures and tidal range Lead-in bevels and chamfers Bending moment and shear Local buckling Limit state load factors Steel grade Permissible stresses Weld sizes and types Pressure test method Rubber fender connections UHMW-PE attachment Chain connections Lifting points Paint systems Corrosion allowance Maintenance and service life
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