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fairlead

[′fer‚lēd]
(aerospace engineering)
A guide through which an airplane antenna or control cable passes.
(mechanical engineering)
A group of pulleys or rollers used in conjunction with a winch or similar apparatus to permit the cable to be reeled from any direction.
(naval architecture)
A block, ring, or other fitting through which passes a line or the running rigging on a ship to prevent chafing.
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Mooring line is attached by springs at fairlead of spar hull with hinge connection.
Both fairleads feature a tough, fibre-reinforced plastic body that is low friction and chafe resistant.
Norwegian engineering, construction and technology group Aker Kvaerner ASA said on Wednesday (2 May) that it has received a NOK90m order for mooring winches and fairleads from Statoil ASA.
For this vessel the Sleipnir Rolls-Royce will deliver a tailor made equipment package for specific operations, comprising a 12 point mooring system including electric driven winches, fairleads, wire sheaves and also a control system.
FairLeads, the product, helps businesses convert anonymous web visitors into actionable leads while offering further lead nurturing and analytics features to boost client ROI.
The equipment includes three triple wire winches, three control cabins, nine wire fairleads, three hydraulic power units and the accompanying control system.