Trelleborg has launched a new compact series of Quick Release Hooks (QRHs), designed specifically for smaller and simpler mooring applications, where traditional large and more complex QRHs are not appropriate.
Recently, demand for load monitoring and remote release functionality to reduce operators’ exposure to danger through controlled release of the mooring lines, has increased, largely due to an increase in vessel size and the need to optimise safety. The development of the QRH Compact Series has been driven by the need for these capabilities in a more compact footprint.
These smaller and simpler hooks have primarily been developed to meet the needs of commercial ports and wharfs, which require a more compact installation footprint than traditional hooks offer, or as a replacement for more traditional bollard applications.
Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg Marine Systems, commented: “We have reacted to the need to improve the efficiency and safety of mooring operations with a QRH designed specifically for smaller and simpler applications. We are also committed to our business in the LNG sector, and as such, we believe many of the features of the new series of hooks will meet the needs of the small-scale LNG market as it evolves.”
QRH Compact Series
The QRH Compact Series provides an optimised solution for less complex and lower rating mooring applications, and represents a viable alternative to bollards for commercial ports and fuel wharfs.
The new hook also reduces maintenance requirements through a single stage locking mechanism, which has fewer moving parts, and is available in a range of designs including single, double, triple and quad hooks in capacities up to 50T.
Trelleborg will officially launch its new Quick Release Hook Compact Series at Gastech 2014, in Korea. The company will also be showcasing its Seatechnik™ Universal Safety Link (USL), developed by Trelleborg in response to the market requirement for a Ship-Shore Link (SSL) which addresses the needs of the rapidly developing LNG marine fuel and small scale transfer market looking to adopt best practice.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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