Managing and lubricating ropes with oil
How to get the most out of your ropes! This is a true challenge! This paper discusses the methods and techniques developed for the purpose of protecting and maintaining these valuable assets through a structured wire rope maintenance programme, which includes the value attained through oil lubrication, the methods of application, rope cleaning with dry ice and compressed air, and the ultimate control and management of the programme. It touches on some results achieved in the past and present, for ropes lubricated with oil. Industry is continually striving to improve rope life by developing better rope lubricants/dressings, improvements to winder rope mechanisms and rope construction designs.
Author(s): S. Babendererde and J. Pusch