The core components of the berthing system play an important role in ensuring the safety of berthing vessels. Odin SC(Shock Cell) acts as the damper unit of the berthing system, consisting of two steel tubes with a rubber layer that chemically bonds the tubes.
Odin SC can be used in combination with Odin EBR (Eccentric Bumper Ring) and a barge enclosure. When a platform supply vessel is docked at an offshore oil and gas platform, the axial deflection and rotation of the damping unit, absorb the impact load of the vessel. Odin FP (Fender Post) are also used in conjunction with Odin SCs, manufactured from high quality steel.
Odin FPs are mounted onto Odin SCs, and when direct contact with the berthing vessel is made, the impact load is safely absorbed, providing essential protection to the offshore structure and vessel.
The kinetic energy generated by the impact is absorbed and dissipated as heat. When subjected to shear and compression, the reaction force of the rubber component of the damper unit is reduced. This load becomes smaller and the vessel can be safely berthed without damaging the platform structure.
Steel and rubber are chemically bonded together during the manufacturing process of Odin SC, to ensure kinetic energy is safely absorbed. The physical and chemical properties of Odin SC ensure they can safely withstand axial, shear and rotation effects.