Marine mooring bollards and cleats are used to secure vessel to dock by mooring lines. The load rating the bollards or cleats is confirmed by these mooring line load capacity. The mooring line load is dependent on vessel, current, wind, and wake etc. Buoder design and manufacture many types marine mooring bollards and cleats.
Bollard Types & Selection
Buoder marine mooring bollards have been refined with Finite Element Analysis to optimize to the geometry and suitable anchor layout. Out mooring bollards are also physically tested to ensure the product exceeds our designed expectations. Even at full working load and greater rope angles, our mooring bollard remain highly stable and provide a safe and secure mooring.
Buoder marine mooring bollards are available in a wide range of shapes, load ratings, and materials, of which no single combination can satisfy all customers. Buoder commonly used style of bollards are the Single Bitt, Double Bitt, T-head, Staghorn, Kidney, Pillar, and marine cleats.
Mooring bollard should be selected and arranged according to local authorities finalizing any type of bollards, it is suggest to consider below points.
- Mooring pattern
- Changes in draft due to loading and discharge
- Wind and current forces
- Swell, wave and tidal forces
- Mooring line types, size and angles
- Ice forces (where relevant)
A general guidelines to mooring load can be followed the below table.
Buoder Bollards are designed based on BS 6349, Part 2:1998 Marine structures & PIANC 2002.
Various option exist for the installation of marine mooring bollards and cleats. The most common method is utilizing cast-in-place embedded anchors. Alternate methods include through bolting with cast in pipe sleeves, or epoxy-in anchors for retrofitting existing structures.
Retrofit Through Bolt Cast-in Recessed