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08
SEP
2016

A Practical Guide for Chains and Fittings

Chains and fittings are manufactured in different strengths for specific applications, and the strongest component is not necessarily the best for the job in hand. It could be unsuitable for galvanizing, or made from steel which corrodes more rapidly, and it may be...
07
SEP
2016

Scaffold and Scaffolding

This Guide provides information on specific types of scaffolds and scaffolding. Further information please contact Finer Marine Technical Departments. Scaffold Birdcage scaffold A birdcage scaffold is an independent scaffold consisting of more than two rows of standards in both...
06
NOV
2011

    Ship-to-ship Cargo Transfer

    A ship-to-ship (STS) transfer operation is the transfer of cargo between seagoing ships positioned alongside each other, either while stationary or underway. Cargoes typically transferred via STS methods include crude oil, liquefied gas (LPG or LNG), bulk cargo, and petroleum...
    03
    OCT
    2011

    How to store mooring ropes

    All mooring ropes should be stored clean, dry, out of direct sunlight and away from extreme heat. They should be kept off the floor, on racks to provide ventilation underneath. Never store on a concrete or dirt floor, and under no circumstances should rope and acid or alkalis be...
    03
    SEP
    2011

    Some essential “Do’s” and “Don’ts” about mooring rope and mooring works

    Rope can be divided into two main groups – laid and braided. Braided or three-stranded ropes are most common on leisure boats, although four-stranded ropes do exist. Braided ropes have a core at the centre that carries the load. The rope has an outer cover or sheath to protect...
    03
    AUG
    2011

    How to do regular inspection for marine fenders?

    As certain fender systems are assembled with front panels to reduce the surface pressure acted on the large vessels shipboard therefore they are more complicated in structure than the traditional fender system in general purpose. The fender system will lose its protective...
    07
    JUL
    2011

    How is the elongation versus of each mooring rope?

    In the static approach five synthetic ropes can be used: – Polypropylene / Polyester; – Nylon – double braided; – Nylon – 3 strand; – Nylon – 8 strand; – Dyneema The following figures show the elongation versus the load as percentage of the break...