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VOL XXVII, NO 102

Belzona® Fender Repair

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Port, South East England

 
 

Application Date:

July 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Fenders on tug boats operated by a major marine services company. these boats guide ships in and out of the Worlds ports, providing safe access into the ports and shipping lanes.

 
 

Problem:

Fenders on these boats were getting damaged which in turn increased likelihood of damage during contact with other ships. Replacement during annual docking was costly and replacement at other times interupted busy schedules.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2211 (MP Hi Build Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-12. 

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona repair solution worked out to be a quarter of the replacement cost, Also the repair didn't cost the company any down time as it was carried out between shifts. The repairs were carried out by the crew of the Tug at the quay side. Within hours the Tug was back in service and operating in a safe manner.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Tug pulled up ready for a fender repair
  2. Damaged fender before repair
  3. Fender being prepared for the rebuild
  4. Completed repair
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com