Yokohama develops pressure monitors for dock fenders

ERJ staff report (DS)

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., said it has developed a Fender Monitoring System for pneumatic fenders used to shock absorber the docking of large ships.

Field-testing has been completed at a port in South Africa. Yokohama Rubber plans to put the system on the market in fiscal 2012. This will mark the first commercialisation of a remote, comprehensive, wireless fender-monitoring system anywhere in the world.

The system can wirelessly monitor the condition of fenders by gathering information on air pressure inside…

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