RK Rubber Enterprise Company is well known and one of the most trusted manufacturers of rubber products in the Philippines. We also manufacture and supply mooring bollards to various ports nationwide. A mooring bollard provides security to the vessels, preventing them from colliding with other ships or terminals, especially when loading passengers or cargo often made of steel, iron, or metal. The bollard is inserted into a hole in the port, and the vessel’s mooring lines are wrapped around it. Bollards are spaced along docks and piers so vessels can be securely moored at different points.
If you’re one of the many boat owners with mooring, you know they require some maintenance. Here are a few tips on taking care of your mooring bollard:
- Check the bollard regularly for any signs of wear and tear, corrosion, or damage.
- If you notice any damage, repair it as soon as possible to avoid further deterioration.
- You should also check the bollard for signs of wear and ensure it’s securely attached to the piling. A mooring bollard specialist can help you with any necessary repairs or replacements.
- You should also ensure that the bollard is not in danger of dislodging from the piling. If unsure, get a professional to check it out for you.
Having a bollard is the simplest and most cost-effective way to meet your mooring requirements. Securing your ports with a high-quality bollard will impact your business ventures because many investors will come to you when they find out that their cargo ships are secure in your dock. We make different types of mooring bollards, and their quality is beyond local or international standards, so durability and reliability won’t be a problem. We also have things to consider in building a good quality bollard, just like the weights of the ships in the shipyards, wave forces, wind forces, concrete port structures, and much more.
Kindly contact our sales team to know more about the mooring bollard and other customized rubber-related products.
Bollards were first used in the medieval era when they were made of wood and placed along the banks of rivers to moor boats. As maritime trade grew in the following centuries, bollards became more common and were made of different materials to suit different needs. For example, metal bollards were developed to withstand the wear and tear of ships rubbing against them.
Today, bollards are an essential part of the maritime infrastructure used worldwide. They play a vital role in keeping ships safe and secure and help to regulate traffic in busy harbors.
Types of Bollard
- Tee Head Mooring Bollard – a type of bollard used for mooring ships and other large vessels. They are usually cast iron or steel and are very strong and durable. Tee head mooring bollards are often used in pairs, with one bollard used to secure the vessel’s bow line and the other bollard used to secure the vessel’s stern line.
- Pillar Type Bollard – a post used to moor a ship to a dock or pier. It is typically made of steel and is either cast in one piece or welded together from several pieces.
- Double Bitt Type Bollard – are two posts joined at the top, creating a V-shape. They are often used in pairs to create a barrier that is difficult for vehicles to pass through. Double-bitt type bollards are an effective way to protect people and property from vehicle-related accidents and attacks.
- Cleat Type Bollard has a horizontal bar or “cleat” near the top. This cleat is used to secure ropes or chains, which can block off an area or secure a vessel. Bollards are often made of steel or concrete and can be either permanent or removable.
- Single Bitt Bollard – a type of bollard used in various configurations. They are made from high-strength materials and can be used to support loads of up to 190 tons. The steep ropes angle configuration is one of the most popular ways to use single bitt bollards. This configuration allows for the bollards to be placed at various angles, making them ideal for use in areas where space is limited.
- Kidney Type bollard – is one of the most economical and commonly used marine mooring bollards for jetties, quays, and piers. It is suitable in when low to medium tidal range. The bollard can be manufactured from cast iron, ductile iron, steel, or aluminum. The bollard is easy to install and requires no special tools or equipment.
Features of Mooring Bollards
- Heavy duty and has an exceptional load capacity
- Made from high-quality cast steel or iron
- Multi-purpose bollard for wide-range mooring applications
- Excellent corrosion resistance
- Can stand any weather condition
- Different mounting solutions
- Optional protective coatings
- Reinforced with high-quality metal, concrete, or rubber
- Wide-rage selections of mooring bollards
- Robust and compact design
- Can handle extreme weight up to 220 tons
Mooring Bollard Quick Details:
Application Type: Maritime, Cruise, Marines, RoRo, and general requirements for mooring systems to all kinds of ports/shipyards
Materials: Cast steel or iron
Variants: Tee Head Mooring Bollard, Pillar Type Bollard, Double Bitt Type Mooring Bollard, Cleat Type, Single Bitt Bollard, Kidney Type bollard
Purpose: Keeping all the vessels in place
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