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ITS 2021 has been postponed and will now take place 21-23 June 2022.

At the ITS 2022 MARIN (Thijs Hasselaar) together with SMIT Lamnalco (Sander Woltheus) will present a paper on the 'Operational experience of using the international standard for bollard pull trials'.




Jun 21, 2022- Jun 23, 2022

In 2019 the International Standard for Bollard Pull Trials was launched. Over the past year a great number of bollard pull trials have been executed according to this new standard. The paper describes the technical and operational experiences of applying the new standard to bollard pull testing from a tug operator’s point of view. Experience gained from more than 30 bollard pull trials conducted worldwide are shared. Guidance is provided to reduce the uncertainty caused by load cells and power measurement to get the most reliable and repeatable bollard pull test results.

For more information contact Thijs Hasselaar.