by Michael Jordan, Yoshi Oritatsu, and Erik Soderberg.
Published in Port Technology International, Fifty Fourth Edition, Summer 2012.
Container cranes have evolved to serve ever increasing ship sizes. Today’s typical container cranes are about triple the size of the first cranes, much heavier, and more vulnerable to damage from seismic events. This article discusses how the Liftech Friction Damper offers seismic protection of quay cranes.