YOKOHAMA Floating Fenders for Special Use
Yokohama Rubber's newly developed ultra-large fender increases the safety of offloading operations by enabling the LNG-FPSO and the LNG tanker to maintain a greater distance apart than that with previously existing fenders. The new fender is also expected to be used in enhancing safety during construction of large marine structures and other offshore construction work.
The fender is designed to be used at offshore cargo transfer operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from LNG-FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading system) to LNG tankers. Demand for LNG-FPSO is expected to increase as demand for LNG rises. LNG-FPSO must be capable of efficiently and safely offloading LNG stored at a temperature of around −160℃ to LNG tankers.
|Nominal Dimension (Outer Diameter x Length)||φ6.0m x 11.5m|
|Weight of Fender Body||Approx. 7100 kg|
|Initial Internal Pressure||70 kPa|
|GEA Deflection||50 +/-5%|
|Guaranteed Energy Absorption (GAE)||6347 kN-m|
|Reaction Force at GEA Deflection||5988 kN|
|Hull Pressure at GEA Deflection||123 kPa|
|Minimum Endurable Pressure||490 kPa|