Flashcards in Test 2 Deck (12)
What is dynamic loading?
When ropes are subject to severe conditions, (shock loading, excessive use, high temp)
WLL (working load limit) =
The maximum load that should ever be applied to a rope (CBS x .20)
What is catalog breaking strength (CBS) ?
The average force in pounds needed to break a rope.
Wire rope types?
Extra improved plow
Proper care of a rope?
Stored clean and dry
Hung in neat coils
Avoid contact with chemicals
Increasing in popularity in hand lines, CBS 6700 lbs
Increasing popularity in climbing and rigging CBS 11,800 lbs
3 types of ropes?
Bowling on a bight (65%) usage?
When a temporary eye is needed.
Clover hitch (60%) usage?
Used when needed to fasten rope around an object
Square knot (60%) usage?
Used for securing rope or line around an object