D rubber fenders are commonly used in marine applications for vessel protection against impact and abrasion. Here are some common applications of D rubber fenders:
1. Quay walls and docks: D rubber fenders are used to protect quay walls and docks against accidental collisions from vessels. They are installed along the hull of the dock or quay wall and absorb the kinetic energy of the vessel during impact, preventing damage to both the vessel and the structure.
2. Vessels: D rubber fenders are also used to protect vessels against impact during berthing or mooring. They are typically installed along the hull of the vessel, providing a cushioning effect during contact with other vessels or structures.
3. Tugboats and barges: D rubber fenders are used to protect tugboats and barges during towing or pushing operations. They are mounted on the bow or stern of the tugboat and act as a shock absorber during contact with other vessels or structures.
4. Fender piles: D rubber fenders are also used to protect fender piles, which are vertical structures installed along the pier or quay wall. They are mounted around the perimeter of the fender piles, absorbing the impact of vessels during berthing.