What we can learn from wire rope failures: Predictable and unpredictable rope failures
Every steel wire rope subjected to corrosion, abrasion or fatigue will fail one day if it is not taken out of service in time. Sophisticated discard criteria help us to evaluate the condition of our ropes, but accidents continue to happen. Therefore it is important to analyze the cause of every single wire rope failure in order to prevent similar accidents from happening again.
Author: R. Verreet