NIKA-Siri® S-12 DB U-Cover Rope
NIKA-Siri® S-12 DB U-COVER ropes are High Modulus / High Performance ropes consisting of a 12strand load bearing core and a protective braided jacket. The load bearing 12strand core is produced using the highest quality UHMWPE fibers and the non-load bearing jacket is also made of UHMWPE fibers. The ropes' construction is firm, round and torque free.
The 12strand core is treated with NIKA-Thane-J coating and the unique heat-setting process enhances the fiber's superior characteristics. NIKA-Siri® S-12 DB U-COVER ropes are 7-8 times stronger than steel ropes and 3 times stronger than polyester (on a weight by weight comparison).
APPLICATIONS: Mooring (to be used with Synthetic tails) – Anchoring – Tow Lines (to be used with synthetic tails) – STS operations
The application of NIKA-Thane-J coating and the heat-setting process improve drastically the structural stability and the strength efficiency of the rope. Also, NIKA-Thane-J coating improves the core-jacket interaction, minimizing the jacket slack during operation. The UHMWPE jacket protects the High Modulus load bearing core against abrasion and UV/environmental degradation and thus prolongs its service life. For the jacket repair, a standard repair kit is available upon request.
When compared to wire ropes, NIKA-Siri® S-12 DB U-COVER ropes are stronger (for the same weight), lighter (making it easy and fast to handle), safer to use and cost-saving (minimum maintenance needs, no greases, faster operating times).
NIKA-Siri® S-12 DB U-COVER ropes are an excellent wire-rope alternative and some of the reasons are the following:
- Most cost effective ropes to purchase due to lower labor requirements in operations and decreased mooring & towing operating times
- Safer and easier to use due to their high strength and low weight.
- 2-3 times longer service life
- Negligible maintenance costs
NIKA-Siri® S-12 DB U-COVER JACKETED ropes are produced according to ISO 10325-2009 and they comply with OCIMF's latest regulations & recommendations for the safe mooring of the tanker-LNG-LPG vessels.
Specific Gravity: 0.97
Elongation at breaking: 3.5% (when new)
Melting point: 145oC (UHMWPE) - 256oC (PES)
Resistance to UV radiation: Excellent
Chemical Resistance to ALKALI: Excellent
Chemical Resistance to ORGANIC SOLVENT: Very Good
Chemical Resistance to ACID: Good. Resistant to H2SO4 in temperatures up to 25oC
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