Project Description

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.