SUPREME High Impact, Bullet –Puncture Resistance PU Foam Fenders

Anchoring & Docking

Boat Accessories - Anchoring and Docking

Supreme Seven Marine Pte Ltd,

Hopefully, upon reading introduction of these foam elastomer fenders , you may consider of having them in the near future under the following circumstances:

Supreme Seven Marine Pte Ltd.

Foam elastomer Fenders

"SUPREME High Impact, Bullet –Puncture Resistance PU Foam Fenders"

New Selection & Installation of new type of fender for your boat/vessel during the designing phase

Replacement of old and worn/damaged conventional Rubber/PU/PVC fenders, and even the traditional rope fenders

Replacement of inflatable collars and hypalon air fill fenders of possible puncture factors due to unforeseen circumstances


1.0 - Function of a Fender

The basic function of a fender is to serve like a bumper to absorb kinetic energy thus preventing permanent damage and deformation to the hull of the boat/vessel as well as to other berthing structures like jetty, quay wall, dock and other vesselduring berthing and bunkering processes.

However, conventional /extruded rubber/ PVC / Solid PU fenders, are not being designed and produced in such a way to absorb any high kinetic energy from any unexpected berth specific conditions and therefore will produce tear upon collision
and in some situations, severe damage to the hull of the boat/vessel.


2.0 – Replacement /Repair Cost/ Hassle/ Downtime


Replacement of new one is required on the damaged fender as it has no longer enable to serve as a bumper for the boat/vessel and this process involves the following results:


Replacement Cost – New Fenders, Labour Cost, other consumables
Repair Cost – Hull and other damaged structures
Hassle – Arranging other related issues to get the replacement done
Downtime – Boat/Vessel has to stop operation and causes unnecessary loss of income to the company


3.0- Should I replace with the same type of fender but a bigger cross section area?


The answer is NO and the reason is because if you will meet up with the same type of unexpected berth specific conditions, the same damage will occur to both fenders and hull.

Then you will have to pay for the same amount of replacement/repair cost as per the first occurrence


4.0 -So what is your company recommendation?


We recommend that you replace these torn fenders with our own foam elastomer fenders: "SUPREME High Impact, Bullet –Puncture Resistance PU Foam Fenders" based on the following characteristics:


Excellent energy absorption and dissipate stress evenly thus preventing damage to the fender and the hull of the boat/vessel
High buoyancy, 3 times of conventional fender
Fire Proof
Bullet Puncture Proof – Will not deflate
Excellent Seawater Resistance
Light Weight


5.0 - So what is the right size which you can propose?


By determining the berthing energy of your boat/vessel with some additional safety factor, we can calculate the capacity (cross-sectional area) the fender requires to absorb that kind of kinetic energy and thus avoid the reaction force which might create too much hull pressure.


For more information about our "SUPREME High Impact, Bullet –Puncture Resistance PU Foam Fenders", please kindly refer to the attached information and the below slideshow.


Fender Test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA6g_tkW3MQ


Last but not least, hope to hear from you soon, however, if you think that your company doesn't require these fenders at this moment, it's ok but do take note of our existence and who knows that there might come to a day where your company may need to make a requisition on them.



PU Foam Fenders Standard Production List

Range of customer Boats with High Impact Bullet puncture proof PU Foam fender Fender Catalogue (pdf)


TESTING


REPORT ON TESTING THE FOAM USED TO FILL THE BOTTOM AND SIDE COMPARTMENTS OF SMALL BOATS

1. On 14 January 2014 at 1100 hours a sample of the foam measuring 29.2 cm in diameter and 48.7 cm in length was tested as follows: A) To test its ability to float - The sample foam was immersed in a metal compartment filled with water to a height of 76.2cm (2.5 feet). Then a 20Kgs weight was placed on top of the foam. The clearance from the bottom of the foam to the bottom of the metal compartment was measured to be 15.2cm. Then a 2nd 20Kg weight was added to the top of the foam. With 40Kgs placed on top, the clearance from the bottom of the foam to the bottom of the metal compartment was measured to be 1.3cm.

B) Damage tolerance test - The sample foam was pierced several times with an ice picker. No visible damage or deformation was found at the sites.

C) Damage tolerance test - A 5 kilograms hammer was used to pound on the sample foam several times and again no visible damage was found at the hit-sites.

D) Fire test - The sample foam was subjected to a fire test for about 3 minutes. There was no visible damage to the foam. Only some slight discoloration was found at the sites.


Please do not hesitate to contact for further advice.

Technical Sales Manager / Email: sales@supremeboats.com.sg
Long Foo Yit (I.M.I)(HP: +65 9615 5547)
Managing Director / Email: info@supremeboat.com
Supreme Seven Marine Pte Ltd | 67N Tuas South Ave 1 Singapore 637515
Tel: +65-6749 1377 / Fax: +65-6742 6711 /
Website: http://www.supremeboat.com, http://www.supreme-boat.com.sg.