Custom made shock absorber for STL buoy system

Customer Challenge:

When lifting the loading buoy into the ships docking bay, the ships movement can give high peak loads on the lifting gear.

Cranemaster Solution:

To dampen and avoid  excessive loads, Cranemaster has designed a special unit which is permanently installed in the top of the loading buoy as an overload protector. The Cranemaster shock absorber will stroke as the load exceeds the preset pressure. This ensures a smooth and safe docking of the loading buoy.

The Results:

The units have now been in operations for many years, undergoing the required inspections and services required by certification authorities.

Cranemaster shock absorbers are installed in APL loading buoys on the Vincent and Reliance fields.

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