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Could various lashing wires (Lifeboat etc) be covered with plastic sheathing etc?

25 Feb '18, 14:08

Feb. 25, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
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Answer:

The use of plastic sheathing or any other covering to protect wire ropes is not allowed.

There are two main risks of having plastic sheathing/covering on wires:

  1. Any type of sheathing on wires accelerates the corrosion internally.

  2. It prevents access to physical inspection and maintenance of the steel wire.

Wires must be regularly inspected and renewed. Good housekeeping and care for wire (no bending, jamming, twisting) helps to extend their lifetime.

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25 Feb '18, 14:13

Feb. 25, 2018, 2:13 p.m.
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