Submarine Hydro Pneumatic Fender

The Yokohama Submarine Hydro-Pneumatic Fender (SHPF), first developed in the 1980s, is an unique fender system designed to provide minimal hull pressure loads and soft compression during berthing and a large stand-off to accommodate the large bulbous shape of the submarine. Its pneumatic fenders body is stronger than standard pneumatic fenders and is equipped with a specially designed counter weight to keep the fender vertical in water.

Each Yokohama SHPF system is customised specially for each type or class of submarine, depending on its water-air ratio, shape of the hull, berthing-type, energy absorption and jetty design.