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Operational experience of using the International Standard for Bollard Pull trials

Nov 8 2021
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In 2019 the International Standard for Bollard Pull Trials was launched. Over the past 2 years a great number of bollard pull trials have been executed according to this new standard. This paper was presented by Thijs Hasselaar during TUGTECHNOLOGY 2021 and describes the technical and operational experiences of applying the new standard to bollard pull testing. 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.

This technical paper

  • Gives an overview and user experience of methodology to define, test and document the bollard pull performance of tugs launched in 2019.
  • Explains the difference with existing bollard pull trial methods
  • Gives solutions to reduce uncertainty from load cells
  • Gives commercial implications of using the standard shared.

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Thijs Hasselaar

Senior Project Manager