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Practical Innovation

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The Roman Arch was the most notable of all Roman engineering advances. Highly functional and adaptable. Left: Fender solution for +400 ft vessel, weighing 12,000 LT (Long Tonnearly 27 million lbs) moored on a 100-year old dock. The ability for the arches to sustain load is far beyond any other structural element. Tide range: 18-ft. Lateral shear force abrasion on quadrant boss mitigated with additional bolsters. Any quadrant can be replaced quickly with fender “in situ”. Breedt’s patented fender design innovates a new form for this proven load-bearing technology. Below: #1 Choice: new concept for Lock Chamber Fender Metal Frame Load Capacity: 30,000 lbs Modular Floating (Wheel) Fender Energy: 6.4 kNm (performance verified) Modular Floating Fender (12 -16” pile) assembles around existing (or new) piles; rotates to aid docking and brake motion; patented “Load Umbrella”design disperses impact and reaction energy. Above: A temporary fender beam can be quickly assembled when needed and dissambled for storage. Three Breedt fenders buoy a five-meter steel tube with 6mm wall t

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"...an innovative and potentially revolutionary marine fendering system Steve Sewell Governor's Maritime Industry Sector Lead Washington State ata ne International sales agent: 1 +49 4102 8918193 www.matau-marine.com ■So/utioo* BPT Design, LLC Kent, WA "a new and useful invention" ■ U.S. Patent Nr. 9,453,317 Green Marine Solutions La Conner, WA search term "Breedt PRACTICAL INNOVATION

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