Evaluation of instruments for the non-destructive testing (NDT) of wire ropes
Technical Meeting Experiences with Ropes – Lenzburg 2003
Steel wire ropes are used for lifting, suspension, haulage and other activities across a range of industries. The integrity of wire ropes is critical to workplace safety. Traditionally rope condition has been evaluated by regular examination or mechanical testing. In many cases industry-specific regulation is used to limit service life. With developments in rope construction and the increased use of locked coil, low rotation, die formed and plastic filled or coated ropes, traditional examination methods are becoming more difficult.
Author(s): P. McCann & D. Smith