Foam fenders have a wide range of applications and a broad product market, so there are a large number of product manufacturers, but the quality on the market is uneven. In order to reduce costs, the products lose their basic performance of energy absorption and reaction force, and a large number of accidents caused damage to berthed vessels or impacts on piers. At the same time, due to the high value of the foam fender itself, users suffered huge economic losses.
The above situations exist alone or at the same time. Customers must understand clearly before making a decision when purchasing, otherwise it will bring you a large economic loss.
Low-quality foam fenders may be an advantage in terms of purchase cost, but in practical applications, foam fenders essentially test its energy absorption and reaction performance, safety and long-term stability. If the long-term application cost is considered, low-quality foam fenders have no any advantage, which will directly lead to economic losses for customers and threaten the safety of personnel/ships/docks.
The three most important parts of foam fender are: Foam Core, polyurethane Coating, and Central Axis. Customers must pay attention to the quality problems of these three parts when choosing, so as to avoid unnecessary losses.
Foam Core: The foam core is the key factor to reflect the foam fender performance.The closed-cell foam core should be selected. At the same time, according to different expansion ratios, the foam density will be different. It is necessary to communicate with the manufacturer according to the actual application.
Polyurethane Coating: It is the protective layer of foam fender, which has the effect of dispersing the force. The quality and thickness of polyurethane coating can resist the damage to foam fender caused by friction. At the same time, attention should be paid to the structural layout of tire cord layer.
Central Axis: The central axis is the key point to support the foam fender. The material and strength of the central axis determine the service life of foam fender. Central axis’s reasonable size and strength can greatly improve the overall cost performance of the product.
NANHAI company has been developing and technically researching on foam fender products for 16 years, and has accumulated a large amount of product and application experience. It can provide customers with a full range of foam fender technical support, guide customer selection of fender, complete fender layout solutions and installation guidance program, etc.