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Commercial Marine

Product and Technical Guide

SamsonRope.com
Samson Commercial Marine:
Our legacy continues
More than 130 year’s experience in the
cordage industry built on a legacy of firsts
1878: Samson is founded in Boston, Massachusetts
Spot Cord, the first braided rope with a reinforcing core for
added strength, establishes Samson as a leader in technology
and product performance.
1957: Samson developed the first synthetic double-braided
rope This patented construction produces ropes far stronger,
more durable, and easier to handle than the traditional
3-strand twisted ropes.
1972: Samson installed the first synthetic single-point
mooring system in the North Sea The stage is set for wire
rope replacement.
1996: Samson was the first to convert a tanker fleet
to ropes made with high modulus polyethylene (HMPE)
The high-performance fiber revolutionizes the rope industry
and it becomes clear that HMPE is a perfect replacement for
steel wire rope.
1996: Samson introduces AmSteel®-Blue made with
Dyneema® fiber AmSteel®-Blue is size for size, 1/7th the weight
of and as strong as wire rope.
Today: Samson is the wire rope replacement expert
Our line of high-performance, lightweight rope products made
with Dyneema® fiber has become the gold standard in wire
rope replacement with a multitude of benefits, which include
improving efficiency and reducing operation costs.
With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located
in Ferndale, Washington, and Lafayette, Louisiana,
Samson is positioned to help you replace your wire rope
anywhere in the world.

BENEFITS OF REPLACING WIRE ROPE WITH SAMSON HIGH-PERFORMANCE SYNTHETICS


The benefits of replacing wire rope with Samson high-performance,
lightweight synthetics add up:
> A size-for-size wire rope replacement
> As strong, or stronger, than the wire it replaces
> 1/7th the weight of wire
> Reduces weight-related injuries
> Less wear and tear on deck hardware
> Reduced maintenance, no relubing
> Simple end-for-ending, no additional equipment required
> Easily repairable in the field
> Simplifies splicing for most constructions
AmSteel-Blue | E-2

DPX-75 | E-10

Force-8 | E-6

HTP-12 | F-2

Neutron-8 | E-7

Premium Polyester-8 | F-10

Pro-Set-3 | F-12

Proton-8 | E-8

Quantum-8 | E-9

Quantum-12 | E-4

RP-12 Nylon | F-3

RP-12 Polyester | F-4

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THE SAMSON ADVANTAGE
WHERE PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Technology
Patented products and technologies developed by the most advanced R&D organization Samson:
in the cordage industry.
> Most advanced research and development team in the industry
An Award
> Accurate, reliable product specifications based on rigorous testing and measuring Winning
> Assistance with certifications from DNV, ABS, NK, Lloyd’s, and others available Company
> Extensive library of technical resources, case studies, and white papers
2008:
Products Compass Industrial
High-performance solutions designed to improve
Award for Outstanding
the efficiency, reduce operation costs, and provide
long-term value. Contributions to
> High performance: lightweight synthetic ropes the Advancement
replace wire rope, chain, or other
of the Science and
commodity synthetics
> Cost-effective: products improve efficiency, Engineering of
reduce the cost of operations, and provide Oceanography and
long-term value Marine Technology,
> Safer: easier to handle, lighter products mean
Marine Technical Society
safer working conditions
Service
World-class service and support, whenever you need it, wherever you need it.
2011:
> Technical consultation to ensure we supply the product that best suits your needs.
> Onboard inspections, vessel surveys, and residual strength testing, which means
Samuel Plimsoll
you get maximum service life from your rope Award for
> On-site training in usage, inspection, handling, and retirement criteria Outstanding Service
> Comprehensive technical support materials: owner’s manuals, technical bulletins, by an Organization,
inspection and repair instructions, retirement criteria, splicing instructions, and much
more at SamsonRope.com
Professional
Mariner Magazine
> An authorized distributor network available with ready inventory and fabrication
specialists for fast response
Manufacturing SeaTrade Award
Both of Samson’s state-of-the-art facilities are ISO certified utilizing LEAN manufacturing
and are strategically located near major shipping ports. Finalist for Innovation
> Plants are ISO certified and utilize LEAN manufacturing principles in Ship Operations,
> Lafayette, Louisiana, facility is easily accessible to the Gulf of Mexico and the Vulcan Emergency
offshore engineering community Tow-Off Pendant,
> Ferndale, Washington, facility is easily accessible to all ports off the Pacific,
Seatrade Magazine
from Alaska to Asia to Australia
Experience
More than 130 years of cordage history, with more experience designing and developing
strength members using Dyneema® fiber than any other manufacturer in the world;
reliability you can count on in the commercial marine industry.

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RP-12 SSR-1200 | F-5

RP-12 Ultra Blue | F-6

SSR-301R | F-13

SSR-1200-3 | F-12

SSR-1200-8 | F-11

Saturn-12 | E-5

Stable Braid | F-7

Super Strong | F-8

Turbo-EPX | E-12

Turbo-37 | F-9

Turbo-75 | E-11

Ultra Blue-3 | F-13

Ultra Blue-8 | F-11

Vulcan | B-6

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Samson Research
and Development:
Driven by better performance
through advanced technology
Samson’s R&D team is comprised of experts in
> Chemical engineering
> Mechanical engineering
> Textile engineering
> Materials science
> Polymer science
They are backed by
> Modern testing equipment
> Quality control standards and processes
> Fabrication specialists
These dedicated professionals are the leading R&D team in
the industry.
Samson R&D works in combination with industry
partners and customers to bring together
> Unique fibers
> Rope constructions
> Specialized coatings
Research, development, and innovation are how this team
of professionals brings new products and application-
engineered solutions to commercial marine industries.

Samson R&D in action


Recent Samson patented technology includes
> Reduced recoil design and construction used as
a mooring line
> DPX™ fiber technology, which provides unique
gripping properties for ropes made with Dyneema®
> Fire-resistant rope used as an emergency tow-off
pendant
> Several patents pending
Samson’s R&D team leads the rope industry with cutting-edge
solutions for every commercial marine application where
high-performance rope will be effective.

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Saturn-12 exemplifies our commitment to research and


development on the behalf of our customers. This 12-strand single
braid made with Dyneema® fiber has an enhanced Samthane
coating that makes an already abrasion resistant rope more so. In
addition to its ability to withstand the extremely abrasive situations
that towlines meet with every job, Saturn-12 also has increased
residual strength by as much as 15–20% when compared with
other HMPE lines and their conventional coatings.

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SAMSON R & D / TESTING

Precise testing for accurate results with every use


All new product development and production of existing products are subject to stringent
inspection, testing, and documentation. Our plants are equipped with certified testing
equipment to assess the characteristics of both raw materials and finished goods.
Testing capabilities include
> Certified elongation and break testing of rope up to
1.1-million pounds and sample lengths of up to 50 feet
> Accelerated bend fatigue testing
> Wet and dry abrasion testing
> Rope analysis for construction and fiber type
> Extraction testing for lubricant content of rope
> Termination evaluation and development
> Dynamic drop testing
Samson’s rigorous procedures ensure that the strength you need is the
strength you get after splices are fabricated.

Samson Testing Methods


Our testing methods comply with industry standards like CI-1500, but with more
stringent specifications and testing procedures to eliminate wide tolerances or
generalized practices. Samson’s testing methodology, indicated by the acronym
SRT, is based on spliced samples tested to destruction under conditions that
simulate the rope’s everyday use.

Quality Assured
Samson was one of the first U.S. rope
manufacturers to receive ISO 9001 certification,
a natural progression of our quality assurance
program that incorporates
> Integrated product-development-
to-production processes for
manufacturing to specification
> Standardized procedures for
inspection, analysis, and testing
of in-process product as well as
finished goods
> Individual Certificates of
Compliance for all products
As part of our quality assurance program, Samson has received
product-type-approval certifications from:
ABS American Bureau of Shipping
NK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
DNV Det Norske Veritas
LLOYD’S Lloyd’s Register
As a long-standing active member of the Cordage Institute,
Samson has been a major contributor in developing standards
and specifications on behalf of the Cordage Institute.
Visit SamsonRope.com for the latest technical resources,
case studies, and white papers.

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PRODUCT SELECTION

MOORING TuG
l = Class II (high-performance fiber content)

Emergency Tow System

Primary Mooring Lines

Primary Mooring Lines


General Working Lines

Face and Wing Wires

H-Bitt Working Lines


l = Class I (traditional fiber content )

Floating Emergency
Secondary Mooring
Emergency Tow Off

Barge Tie-Up Lines

Barge Trailer Lines


Barge and Dredge

Messenger Lines
Working Lines
First Ashore /

Nonjacketed

Lock Lines

Mainlines
Pendants

Pendants

Jacketed
Stoppers

Lines
Family
Product Name Code PAGE
AmSteel®-Blue 872 E-2 l l l l l l
DPX-75 865 E-10 l
Force-8 871 E-6 l l
HTP-12 703 F-2 l l l
Neutron-8 867 E-7 l l l
Premium Polyester-8 258 F-10 l l l l
Pro-Set-3 170 F-12 l l
Proton-8 830 E-8 l l l l l l
Quantum-8 863 E-9 l l l l l
Quantum-12 873 E-4 l l l l l l
RP-12 Nylon 323 F-3 l l l
RP-12 Polyester 402 F-4 l l l l l
RP-12 SSR-1200 416 F-5 l l l l l l l l
RP-12 Ultra Blue 333 F-6 l l l l l l l l
SSR-301R 226 F-13 l l
SSR-1200-3 220 F-12 l l l
SSR-1200-8 263 F-11 l l l l l l l
Saturn-12 882 E-5 l l
Stable Braid 506/806 F-7 l l
Super Strong 472 F-8 l l l
Tech-12 890 B-8 l
Tenex-TEC 825 B-8 l
Turbo-37 704 F-9 l
Turbo-75 864 E-11 l l l
Turbo-EPX 886 E-12 l l
Ultra Blue-3 130 F-13 l l l l l
Ultra Blue-8 252 F-11 l l l l l l
Vulcan 893 B-6 l l
ETS/AmSteel -Blue N/A B-6 l
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Offshore SPECIALTY Products


DeepCool® ASB 884 D-3
DeepCool® Q-12 883 D-3
M-8 827 D-3

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DB = Double Braid
Offshore
CD= Core-Dependent Double Braid
3-S = 3-Strand

Synthetic Extension
8-S = 8-Strand
8x3 = 8x3 Strand

CONSTRUCTION
Working Lines
Lifting Slings
Shock Lines

Winch Lines

Winch Lines
12-S = 12-Strand
Pendants

Pendants
Product Name Fiber (Core/Cover)

l l l l l l 12-S AmSteel®-Blue Dyneema® Rope Classification


Class I rope constructions consist
CD DPX-75 Dyneema®/ Dyneema®-Polyester Blend of traditional fibers such as olefin,
8x3 Force-8 Dyneema® nylon, and polyester. Class II rope
l constructions consist of high
l l l l l l 12-S HTP-12 Polyester modulus fibers such as Dyneema®,
8x3 Neutron-8 Dyneema® Technora®, and Vectran®. It is
l l l l absolutely critical that the proper
l l 8-S Premium Polyester-8 Polyester splicing technique be used when
splicing Class II ropes. Refer to
l l l 3-S Pro-Set-3 Nylon
the Samson Splicing Manual,
l 8-S Proton-8 Dyneema®-Polyester Blend Splicing Instruction DVDs, or
Dyneema®-Polyester Blend SamsonRope.com for full
l l l l l 8-S Quantum-8
details on the splice appropriate
l l l l l 12-S Quantum-12 Dyneema®-Polyester Blend to your Class II rope.
l l l 12-S RP-12 Nylon Nylon
How to Use the Samson
l l l 12-S RP-12 Polyester Polyester Commercial Marine
Catalog
l 12-S RP-12 SSR-1200 Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
This catalog has been designed as
l 12-S RP-12 Ultra Blue Ultra Blue Polyolefin an all-inclusive technical resource
and product guide. Each of the
3-S SSR-301R Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
commercial marine industries
3-S SSR-1200-3 Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend that Samson serves is addressed
in sections divided by tab. At the
8-S SSR-1200-8 Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
front of each section, you will
l l 12-S Saturn-12 Dyneema® find a product matrix, which will
help you identify the right rope
l DB Stable Braid Polyester/Polyester
for the right application, and a
l l DB Super Strong Nylon/Nylon visual table of contents to help
you identify the product. Also
12-S Tech-12 Technora®
in each section is information
12-S Tenex-TEC Polyester relevant to the use of synthetic
ropes in your industry. Throughout
l l CD Turbo-37 Polyester/Polyester the rest of the catalog, you will
l l l l CD Turbo-75 Dyneema®/Dyneema® find information to increase your
knowledge about our products,
l l l l CD Turbo-EPX Dyneema®/Polyester rope handling, usage, and
3-S Ultra Blue-3 inspection and retirement.
l Ultra Blue Polyolefin

8-S Ultra Blue-8 Ultra Blue Polyolefin

CD Vulcan Technora®/ Technora®

12-S ETS/AmSteel®-Blue Dyneema®

l 12-S DeepCool® ASB Omnibend ®-Dyneema® Blend

l 12-S DeepCool® Q-12 Omnibend ®-Dyneema®-Polyester Blend

l 8-S M-8 Varies by project specification

Commercial Fishing | SECTION G Chafe Gear/Hardware | SECTION H


Rope Selection, Usage, and Retirement | SECTION I

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web resources

T h e be s t r e s o u rc e f o r h ig h - p e r f o r m a n c e ro p e s o n t h e w e b…

SamsonRope.com
We’ve put all our information here for easy downloading for
anyone with access to the web. We think it is the best resource
for information on high-performance synthetic ropes available
anywhere. If you’re looking for information—rope specifications,
product breakdowns by application and industry, technical
papers, or splicing instructions, this is the place to go.

TECHNICAL BULLETINS:
®
> AmSteel -Blue FAQ
®
> DPX – Innovative Fiber Technology
> Elongation and Components of Stretch on a Loaded Rope
> Fiber Characteristics Comparison
> HMPE Rope Comparison – Effects of Post Production Process
> HMPE Rope Comparison – Steelite Extra and Superline Steelite Extra
> HMPE Rope Comparison – Design vs. Performance
> HMPE Ropes and Chocks – Closed vs. Roller
> How Cold Can You Go?
> Innovative Chafe Protection Solutions for High-Performance Ropes
> Proper Handling Techniques for 8-Strand High-Performance Ropes on H-Bitts
> Rope Handling
> Rope Inspection and Retirement
> Samthane Coating
> Standards for Strength and Usage
> Surface Preparation for Synthetic Ropes
®
> Tanker Mooring with AmSteel -Blue in High Temperature Climates
> Type Approval Certificate vs. Witnessed Third Party Certificate

Articles and Case Studies:


> Synthetic Slings: Safety in Numbers, Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding,
November 2010
> Fiber Flexes Deepwater Muscle Offshore Engineer, November 2010
> Taking Advantage of Synthetic Rope Technology, Includes Hardware Maintenance
Pacific Maritime Magazine, July 2009
> Samson Large Diameter Heavylift Slings are Being Used for Multiple Lifts
by Seaway
> Samson High-Performance Synthetic Slings Help Technip Install Subsea Hardware
at Cascade and Chinook Fields
> Stena Performance Replaces Wire, Reaps Benefits

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VESSEL MOORING

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Replacing wire rope with
Samson high-performance,
lightweight synthetics adds up
to significant savings in time
and money
Operators can expect fewer crew required on the line,
shorter mooring operations, and no relubing of wire, all of
which results in cost savings. Crews can look forward to
working with lighter weight lines for easier handling, no
fish-hooked hands, and reduced back injuries.

The Samson Mooring Advantage:


You Won’t Get This Anywhere Else
The Samson Mooring Advantage is designed for new-builds and
retrofits, and adds value with critical pre- and post-sale services,
and an ongoing partnership program. The Samson Mooring
Advantage improves operational performance, safety, and reduces
the potential risk of mooring line failures.
Pre-sale services
> Onboard mooring equipment surveys to understand and determine
the most suitable products for your mooring application.
> Thorough understanding of key mooring industry regulations and
standards such as OCIMF.
> Library of mooring-related technical bulletins and case studies that
address related questions.

Post-sale services
> A detailed mooring line manual
> Comprehensive crew training, which includes: line handling,
inspections, repair, splicing, use of chafe protection
> Annual inspection programs
> Ongoing upgrades to crew training
> Corporate training programs available
The Samson Advantage is our commitment to ensuring safe and
long-term operational benefits from our high-performance products
from installation to retirement.

HIGH- PERFORMANCE MOORING LINES

The benefits of mooring lines made with Dyneema® are proven:


> Lightweight and strong
> Reduces weight-related injuries
> Abrasion resistant
> Less wear and tear on deck hardware
> Reduced maintenance, no relubing
> Simple end-for-ending, no additional equipment required
Lightweight, easy-to-handle mooring lines reduce the number of crew > Easy to handle, inspect, and repair
required during mooring operations.
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M o o r i n g L IN E M AT RI X

l = Class II MOORING DB = Double Braid


(high-performance fiber content) CD= Core-Dependent Double Braid

Emergency Tow System

Primary Mooring Lines

Primary Mooring Lines


General Working Lines
l = Class I 3-S = 3-Strand

Secondary Mooring
Emergency Tow Off
(traditional fiber content ) 8-S = 8-Strand

CONSTRUCTION
8x3 = 8x3 Strand

First Ashore /

Nonjacketed
12-S = 12-Strand

Pendants

Pendants

Jacketed
Stoppers

Lines
Family
Product Name Code PAGE Fiber (Core/Cover)
®
AmSteel -Blue 872 E-2 l l l 12-S Dyneema
®

DPX-75 865 E-10 l CD Dyneema®/ Dyneema®-Polyester Blend

Force-8 871 E-6 l l 8x3 Dyneema®

HTP-12 703 F-2 l l 12-S Polyester


Neutron-8 867 E-7 l l 8x3 Dyneema®

Premium Polyester-8 258 F-10 l l l 8-S Polyester

Pro-Set-3 170 F-12 l l 3-S Nylon

Proton-8 830 E-8 l l l 8-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend

Quantum-8 863 E-9 l l 8-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend


®
Quantum-12 873 E-4 l l l 12-S Dyneema -Polyester Blend
RP-12 Nylon 323 F-3 l l l 12-S Nylon
RP-12 SSR-1200 416 F-5 l l l l 12-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
RP-12 Ultra Blue 333 F-6 l l l l 12-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin
SSR-1200-3 220 F-12 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend

SSR-1200-8 263 F-11 l l l l 8-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend

Stable Braid 506/806 F-7 l l DB Polyester/Polyester

Super Strong 472 F-8 l l l DB Nylon/Nylon

Tech-12 890 B-8 l 12-S Technora®


Tenex-TEC 825 B-8 l 12-S Polyester
Turbo-75 864 E-11 l CD Dyneema®/Dyneema®

Turbo-EPX 886 E-12 l CD Dyneema®/Polyester

Ultra Blue-3 130 F-13 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin

Ultra Blue-8 252 F-11 l l l l 8-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin

Vulcan 893 B-6 l CD Technora®/ Technora®


®
ETS/AmSteel®-Blue N/A B-6 l 12-S Dyneema

Chafe Gear/Hardware | SECTION H Rope Selection, Usage, and Retirement | SECTION I

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M o o r i n g L IN E S E L E C T ION

M OORING L IN E S E L E C T ION
FACTORS TO CONSIDER As the line is wound onto the winch, it should be closely packed to
A number of factors should be considered when selecting a Samson minimize areas where the rope may “dive” or bury into the layers of
mooring line, such as the winch. Install each layer in the valleys of the previous layers or
crossed over each other to support each subsequent layer. Never
> intended use or application,
stack the layers on top of each other.
> potential abrasion issues,
When the line is used, eight to ten wraps must always remain on
> surface preparation,
the tension side of the split-drum winch at the line’s full extension.
> rope design/construction, Furthermore, every precaution needs to be taken to prevent twist
> chafe protection, from being introduced into the line as it is used. Twist is often
> proper installation procedures, overlooked as a contributing factor in the reduced life of Samson
> inspection schedule, and high-performance mooring line.
> retirement criteria.
Rope Design and Construction
Samson works with you to ensure that there is a comprehensive One of the best ways to combat unforeseen situations and prevent
understanding of each of these considerations to ensure a long failure is to select the mooring line and tail, or pendant, appropriate
service life and mitigate unnecessary failure. for your vessel. Many ship owners, managers, and terminal
operators are aware of the advantages of Dyneema® and have
become accustomed to asking for jacketed mooring lines. However,
the advantages of nonjacketed lines are numerous: they are stronger
than jacketed lines size for size and they are easy to inspect and
repair. Unlike jacketed lines, which rupture in the areas that suffer the
greatest abrasion and have to be replaced, only the chafe protection
on a nonjacketed rope has to be replaced, saving time and money.
A 12-strand mooring line system such as AmSteel®-Blue with Dynalene
chafe protection provides the ultimate in cut and abrasion resistance,
and the rope maintains its strength for the long-term.

®
Turbo-75: JACKETED AmSteel -Blue: NONJACKETED

Selecting the right mooring line will improve performance and extend its life.

Understanding Abrasion Proper selection of the mooring pendant also affects the performance
Abrasion is one of the biggest culprits of line destruction. There of the mooring line. Recent studies have included the effects of tail
are two types of abrasion: internal abrasion caused by the relative length with varying materials. Depending on their application, there
movement of internal and external yarns; and external abrasion has been some success with increased tail lengths of 72 feet
caused by contact with external surfaces, such as roller and panama (22 meters), and nylon or polyester pendants have been found to
leads. External abrasion is usually easy to see on any rope, while be beneficial due to their increased elastic elongation.
internal abrasion is easier to inspect in a single-braid rope. When
a rope moves over an abrasive surface, both factors contribute to Inspection Schedules and Residual
causing the outer surface to move slower, while the internal fibers Strength Testing
continue along their original path. Heat results from this type of For the longest and safest life of a Samson high-performance
friction and heat is an enemy of synthetic fibers. mooring line it is essential that crewmembers be trained on rope
handling and safety procedures, rope inspection, the use of chafe
Mitigating the Effects of Abrasion gear, rope repair, and splicing techniques.
Vessels and equipment that have traditionally used wire rope Samson is the only rope manufacturer to provide this service. We
often have sustained significant damaged caused by fishhooks, call it The Samson Advantage, which includes training conducted
broken strands, etc., which come in contact with the deck and other by qualified technicians, periodic in-field inspections of the line and
equipment. These conditions can damage or significantly reduce the associated equipment, and a program of residual strength testing to
life expectancy of ropes made with Dyneema®. However, an owner/ help determine inspection and retirement criteria.
operator can take preventative measures to mitigate these issues by
repairing all rope contact points to a smooth and consistent surface. Samson is serious about guiding the proper line selection and
educating owners and operators on proper surface preparation
The addition of chafe protection and crew training; however, the daily handling of ropes made with
utilized on the areas of the line most Dyneema® is up to the crew, ship owners, and operators. With proper,
likely to suffer from abrasion is critical consistent care, along with a robust line inspection and retirement
for the rope’s longevity. These are program, it is enough to mitigate most failure mechanisms.
either sleeves that slide on the rope or
spliced into a line, depending on the
construction of the rope and its use.

Line Installation
After surfaces have been prepped, the working line should be
installed on the winch with significant back tension. The device used
to create the tension should have a smooth and consistent surface, The Samson Advantage
and the installation speed or tension applied should not generate includes training
excessive heat build-up on the rope. conducted by qualified
technicians, periodic
in-field inspections, and
residual strength testing.
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M o o r i n g L IN E DATA

Primary
Mooring Lines
Samson’s Products to
Replace Steel Wire Rope of
Comparable Strength

6x36 EIPS Same Size up 1/8"–1/4"* Same Strength Same Strength Same Strength
IWRC GRADE
1960 AMSTEEL®-BLUE QUANTUM-12 TURBO-75 TURBO-EPX
Diameter (inches) 1-5/16" 1-5/16" 1-3/8" 1-1/2" 1-3/8" 1-3/8"
Diameter (mm) 32 mm 32 mm 34 mm 36 mm 34 mm 34 mm
Weight per 100 ft (POUNDs) 293 lb 41.8 lb 45.0 lb 44.7 lb 48.0 lb 50.0 lb
Weight per 100 m (KILOGRAMs) 449 kg 62.2 kg 67.0 kg 66.5 kg 71.4 kg 74.4 kg
ISO 2307 Strength** (Metric Tons) 77.9 t 83.6 t 93.2 t 86.6 t 83.9 t 83.9 t

Diameter (inches) 1-3/8" 1-3/8" 1-1/2" 1-5/8" 1-1/2" 1-1/2"


Diameter (mm) 35 mm 34 mm 36 mm 40 mm 36 mm 36 mm
Weight per 100 ft (POUNDs) 349 lb 45.0 lb 51.7 lb 50.0 lb 59.5 lb 65.0 lb
Weight per 100 m (KILOGRAMs) 538 kg 67.0 kg 76.9 kg 74.4 kg 88.5 kg 96.7 kg
ISO 2307 Strength** (Metric Tons) 93.2 t 93.2 t 103 t 103 t 95.3 t 95.3 t

Diameter (inches) 1-1/2" 1-1/2" 1-5/8" 1-3/4" 1-5/8" 1-5/8"


Diameter (mm) 38 mm 36 mm 40 mm 44 mm 40 mm 40 mm
Weight per 100 ft (POUNDs) 416 lb 51.7 mm 65.2 lb 60.8 lb 67.0 lb 75.0 lb
Weight per 100 m (KILOGRAMs) 637 kg 76.9 kg 97.0 kg 90.5 kg 99.7 kg 112 kg
ISO 2307 Strength** (Metric Tons) 110.5 t 103 t 128 t 120 t 113 t 113 t

Diameter (inches) 1-5/8" 1-5/8" 1-3/4" 2" 1-3/4" 1-3/4"


Diameter (mm) 42 mm 40 mm 44 mm 48 mm 44 mm 44 mm
Weight per 100 ft (POUNDs) 488 lb 65.2 lb 78.4 lb 79.4 lb 80.5 lb 90.0 lb
Weight per 100 m (KILOGRAMs) 774 kg 97.0 kg 117 kg 118 kg 120 kg 134 kg
ISO 2307 Strength** (Metric Tons) 134.3 t 128 t 152 t 158 t 138 t 138 t

Diameter (inches) 1-3/4" 1-3/4" 2" 2" 2" 2"


Diameter (mm) 44.5 mm 44 mm 48 mm 48 mm 48 mm 48 mm
Weight per 100 ft (POUNDs) 566 lb 78.4 lb 87.0 lb 79.4 lb 93.0 lb 105 lb
Weight per 100 m (KILOGRAMs) 867 kg 117 kg 129 kg 118 kg 138 kg 156 kg
ISO 2307 Strength** (Metric Tons) 150.4 t 152 t 173 t 158 t 166 t 166 t
*For optimal performance, mitigating abrasion over a chock, Samson recommends AmSteel ®-Blue in 1/8"–1/4" over the wire rope you are replacing.
**This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

Secondary
Mooring Line
Strength Comparison

Size/Diameter Proton-8 Quantum-8 Quantum-12 RP-12 SSR-1200


INCHES MILLIMETERS SRT MBS* ISO 2307** SRT MBS* ISO 2307** SRT MBS* ISO 2307** SRT MBS* ISO 2307**
1-5/8" 40 mm 63.5 t 70.6 t 89.8 t 99.8 t 92.3 t 103 t 29.4 t 32.7 t
1-3/4" 44 mm 86.1 t 95.7 t 103 t 115 t 108 t 120 t 34.3 t 38.1 t
2" 48 mm 108 t 120 t 131 t 146 t 142 t 158 t 41.6 t 46.3 t
2-1/8" 52 mm 126 t 140 t 147 t 163 t 162 t 180 t 49.0 t 54.4 t
2-1/4" 56 mm 143 t 159 t 161 t 179 t 183 t 203 t 56.7 t 63.1 t
2-1/2" 60 mm 180 t 200 t 198 t 220 t 229 t 255 t 66.5 t 73.9 t
2-5/8" 64 mm 198 t 220 t 216 t 240 t 255 t 284 t 71.4 t 79.4 t
2-3/4" 68 mm 212 t 236 t 237 t 263 t 278 t 309 t 83.3 t 92.5 t
3" 72 mm 246 t 273 t 280 t 311 t 329 t 366 t 93.9 t 104 t
*Spliced strength. **This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

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VULCAN ETOPS / ETS

V U L C A N : A S ynt h etic E mergency T ow - O ff P en d ant Product Code: 893


Emergency tow-off pendants (ETOPs), commonly referred to as “fire wires,” provide a means of towing the ship
away from the dock in the event of a fire. Wire rope is currently used in this application; however, the handling
of these heavy wire ropes has resulted in many injuries to deckhands. Samson has developed a synthetic
alternative named Vulcan, which is significantly lighter and eliminates “fish-hooks,” broken wires that protrude
from the wire rope that result in hand injuries. Maintenance costs are also reduced when using synthetic ropes
in comparison with wire ropes.

Since no testing standards or high heat performance requirements exist, Samson has developed a set of
testing parameters by which to compare Vulcan to wire. Table 1 provides a comparison between wire and
Vulcan with regard to the OCIMF minimum breaking strength requirements.

The patented synthetic ETOP Vulcan is made of Technora® fiber in conjunction with a proprietary fire-resistant
coating that meets the OCIMF required breaking strength after exposure to flames and a high-temperature
environment.

Because some strength is lost when Vulcan is exposed to high temperatures, the user may chose to use a larger diameter so that its retained
strength still meets the required break strengths even when operating under severe heat or flame conditions. Table 2 represents the rope sizes
that meet the OCIMF strength requirements. Ropes at these sizes were tested at 575°F (300°C) after being held at 20% of their break strengths for
30 minutes at the same temperature. Note that the wire sizes are larger here than in Table 1. This is due to the strength loss that is also observed
in wire when exposed to the same high-temperature testing parameters as the synthetic rope.

Table 1. Vulcan vs. wire: meeting OCIMF minimum breaking Table 2. Vulcan: Rope sizes to meet OCIMF strength requirements
strength requirements prior to heat exposure. after heat exposure.
MIN. BREAK WEIGHT MIN. BREAK WEIGHT
Vessel STRENGTH WIRE Vulcan wire VULCAN SAVINGS Vessel STRENGTH WIRE Vulcan wire VULCAN SAVINGS
size REQUIREMENT DIAMETER diameter WEIGHT WEIGHT OVER size REQUIREMENT DIAMETER diameter WEIGHT WEIGHT OVER
(DWT) METRIC TONS INCHES inches Per 100 FT. per 100 FT. WIRE (DWT) METRIC TONS INCHES inches Per 100 FT. per 100 FT. WIRE

< 20,000 30 t 7/8" 1" 142 lb 30 lb 80% < 20,000 30 t 7/8" 1-1/4" 142 lb 61.6 lb 57%
20,000–
20,000– 55 t 1-1/4" 1-11/16" 289 lb 107 lb 63%
55 t 1-1/8" 1-5/16" 234 lb 69 lb 70% 100,000
100,000
100,000–
100,000– 100 t 1-5/8" 2-1/4" 488 lb 168 lb 65%
100 t 1-1/2" 1-7/8" 416 lb 125 lb 70% 300,000
300,000
300,000+ 120 t 1-3/4" 2-1/2" 567 lb 192 lb 65%
300,000+ 120 t 1-5/8" 2-1/8" 488 lb 149 lb 70%

2011: SeaTrade Award Finalist for Innovation in Ship Operations,


Vulcan Emergency Tow-Off Pendant, Seatrade Magazine

ETS: EMERGENCY TOW SYSTEM


An emergency kit for your vessel
Samson’s Emergency Towing System (ETS) offers a complete KIT INCLUDES:
package in compliance with resolution MSC.35(63) of the 1994 > AmSteel®-Blue main towline
Solas Convention. Proven AmSteel®-Blue towlines and high
> 400 feet of 5/8" diameter
visibility messenger lines provide the strength and durability
AmSteel®-Blue messenger line
to do the job while remaining light and easy to handle. In one
easy to store container, this ETS has a total assembly weight > Durable, insulated
polyurethane tote
of 492 lb (224 kg) or 1,060 lb (480 kg) with all the necessary
equipment for quick deployment. AmSteel®-Blue towlines are > Lighted retrievable buoy
class certified to ABS and DNV Standards.

Model A (20,000 – 50,000 DWT)


Messenger Messenger Towline Towline Towline ISO 2307 Assembly Assembly Dimensions
Assembly Line Dia. line MBS* Length Diameter mbs* Strength** Weight L×W×H
Number Product Code Inches/MM pounds/MT Feet/M Inches/MM Pounds/KG Metric Tons Pounds/KG (inches/mm)

ETS-484 872 144 806 58900 5/8" 47,500 lb 250' 2-1/4" 484,000 lb 244 t 492 lb 48.25" × 40.5" × 30.5"
ETS-484 872 144 806 58900 16 mm 23.94 t 76 m 56 mm 244,000 kg 244 t 224 kg 1,125 × 1,028 × 775 mm

Model B (over 50,000 DWT)


Messenger Messenger Towline Towline Towline ISO 2307 Assembly Assembly Dimensions
Assembly Line Dia. line MBS* Length Diameter mbs* Strength** Weight L×W×H
Number Product Code Inches/MM pounds/MT Feet/M Inches/MM Pounds/KG Metric Tons Pounds/KG (inches/mm) * Spliced strength
ETS-906 872 208 807 08900 5/8" 47,500 lb 300' 3-1/4" 906,000 lb 457 t 1,060 lb 59.5" × 46" × 35" ** This standard replaces
BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995
ETS-906 872 208 807 08900 16 mm 23.94 t 92 m 80 mm 457,000 kg 457 t 480 kg 1,512 × 1,168 × 890 mm and is for unspliced strengths

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M o o r i n g P E NDANT S

S a m s o n M o o r in g P e n da n t s ( Ta il s )
Efficient mooring pendants designed to reduce dynamic loads on primary mooring lines
Samson recommends the use of mooring pendants with our primary high-performance
mooring lines to provide elasticity in the mooring system. This elasticity provides safer
operations, and protection from surging and shock loading, especially in exposed
mooring berths. Pendants also provide long-term performance benefits and longer
service life.

KEY ASPECTS OF MOORING PENDANTS (TAILS)


> CONNECTION The tails are to be connected to the primary mooring line by
cow hitch (see figure below), or by shackle or link (typically Mandel, Tonsburg,
or Boss).

> RETIREMENT/RESIDUAL STRENGTH Per OCIMF guidelines, it is recommended


to retire mooring tails after 18 months of use, or prior to residual strength
reduction to 60% of the original minimum break strength (MBS).
It is important to choose a mooring pendant
that provides adequate elongation to reduce > STANDARD LENGTH The standard recommended overall length for mooring
dynamic loads induced on the primary mooring tails is 11 meters (36.1 feet); however, for exposed moorings a 22 meter
lines especially in exposed mooring berths.   (72.2 foot) tail provides additional elongation in the mooring arrangement.

> MINIMUM BREAK STRENGTH Per OCIMF guidelines, polyester and blended
mooring tails have a 25% higher MBS, and nylon (or polyamide) mooring tails
should have a 37% higher MBS than the primary mooring line.

PENDANT (TAIL) CONFIGURATIONS


Single-Leg Standard single-leg pendants have a 2 meter (6.6 foot) soft eye
on one end and a 1 meter (3.3 foot) soft eye on the other end. Hardware and
chafe protection can be added upon request.

Grommet (Strop) Standard grommet pendants have 2 meter (6.6 foot) and
1 meter (3.3 foot) soft eyes formed by lashings. The body of the grommet is
lashed together 3 meters (9.8 feet) from each eye lashing. Grommet strength
is 1.6x the single-leg rope strengths. Hardware, chafe protection, and additional
whipping can be added upon request.

COW HITCH CONNECTION


After properly installing the mooring lines
on the winch drum, the pendants should be
attached to the working end of the mooring
line. This is done by a cow hitch connection
per OCIMF guidelines.
Cow hitch
connection

Cow hitch connection, shown


with pigtails to assist in
separating the connection.
SAMSON MOORING PENDANTS (TAILS)
HTP-12 Pendant is a round-plaited 12-strand construction of high-tenacity polyester treated with our proprietary
Pro-Gard Marine Finish. It has been tested and proven to meet the OCIMF guidelines of 85% strength efficiency for
cow-hitch connections. HTP-12 is a safer, more efficient mooring pendant that provides higher residual strength when
compared with parallel-core type constructions. See product specifications on the next page.

RP-12 Nylon Pendant is a round-plaited 12-strand construction of nylon treated with our proprietary Pro-Gard
Marine Finish. This combination provides reduced wet-strength loss, improved abrasion resistance, and high energy-
absorbing properties in single-leg or grommet pendant. This line meets OCIMF guidelines and, in 22 meter (72.2 foot)
lengths, provides additional elongation for exposed terminal moorings. See product specifications on the next page.

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P E N DA N T S & S T O P P E R S

S amson M ooring P endants ( T ails ) continued from previous page

HTP-12 Pendants Product Code: 703


Size Weight per Samson Avg. Samson Min. Size Weight per Samson Avg. Samson Min. ISO 2307 Grommet
Diameter 100 Ft. Strength* Strength* Diameter 100m Strength* Strength* Strength** (Strop) ISO***
inches pounds pounds pounds MILLIMETERS KILOGRAMS KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS
Construction: 12-strand Round Plait
1-1/2" 72.0 lb 91,800 lb 82,600 lb 36 mm 107 kg 41,600 kg 37.5 t 41.6 t 66.6 t
Fiber: 100% High-tenacity polyester
1-5/8" 93.0 lb 113,000 lb 102,000 lb 40 mm 138 kg 51,300 kg 46.1 t 51.3 t 82.0 t
Color: White with red and green tracers
1-3/4" 111 lb 136,000 lb 122,000 lb 44 mm 165 kg 61,700 kg 55.5 t 61.7 t 98.7 t
1-7/8" 118 lb 145,000 lb 131,000 lb 46 mm 176 kg 65,800 kg 59.2 t 65.8 t 105 t FEATURES AND BENEFITS
2" 130 lb 167,000 lb 150,000 lb 48 mm 193 kg 75,800 kg 68.2 t 75.8 t 121 t > High cow-hitch efficiency per OCIMF guidelines
2-1/8" 144 lb 181,000 lb 163,000 lb 52 mm 214 kg 82,100 kg 73.9 t 82.1 t 131 t > Ideal for use with Mandel and Tonsberg
2-1/4" 162 lb 210,000 lb 189,000 lb 56 mm 241 kg 95,300 kg 85.7 t 95.3 t 152 t shackles
2-3/8" 182 lb 231,000 lb 208,000 lb 57 mm 271 kg 105,000 kg 94.3 t 105 t 168 t > Higher residual strength than
2-1/2" 198 lb 242,000 lb 218,000 lb 60 mm 295 kg 110,000 kg 98.8 t 110 t 176 t parallel-core constructions
2-5/8" 224 lb 267,000 lb 240,000 lb 64 mm 333 kg 121,000 kg 109 t 121 t 194 t > Good flex-fatigue resistance
2-3/4" 257 lb 296,000 lb 266,000 lb 68 mm 382 kg 134,000 kg 121 t 134 t 215 t > Good shock absorption
2-7/8" 266 lb 317,000 lb 285,000 lb 70 mm 396 kg 144,000 kg 129 t 144 t 230 t > Easy to inspect and splice
3" 292 lb 332,000 lb 299,000 lb 72 mm 434 kg 151,000 kg 136 t 151 t 241 t > Pro-Gard Marine Finish
3-1/8" 320 lb 361,000 lb 325,000 lb 76 mm 476 kg 164,000 kg 147 t 164 t 262 t
APPLICATIONS
3-3/16" 355 lb 397,000 lb 357,000 lb 78 mm 528 kg 180,000 kg 162 t 180 t 288 t
> Mooring pendant (tail)
3-7/16" 390 lb 430,000 lb 387,000 lb 84 mm 580 kg 195,000 kg 176 t 195 t 312 t
> Shock absorbing pendant
* Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths. > Tug assist working line
*** Grommet ISO equals 1.6x single-leg rope strengths.

RP-12 Nylon Pendants Product Code: 323


Size Weight per Samson Avg. Samson Min. Size Weight per Samson Avg. Samson Min. ISO 2307 Grommet
Diameter 100 Ft. Strength* Strength* Diameter 100m Strength* Strength* Strength** (Strop) ISO***
inches pounds pounds pounds MILLIMETERS KILOGRAMS KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS Construction: 12-strand Round Plait
2" 95.9 lb 117,000 lb 105,000 lb 48 mm 143 kg 53,100 kg 47.8 t 53.1 t 84.9 t Fiber: Nylon
2-1/8" 113 lb 138,000 lb 124,000 lb 52 mm 168 kg 62,600 kg 56.3 t 62.6 t 100 t Color: White
2-1/4" 135 lb 166,000 lb 149,000 lb 56 mm 201 kg 75,300 kg 67.8 t 75.3 t 120 t
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
2-1/2" 152 lb 186,000 lb 167,000 lb 60 mm 226 kg 84,400 kg 75.9 t 84.4 t 135 t
> High strength
2-5/8" 169 lb 207,000 lb 186,000 lb 64 mm 251 kg 93,900 kg 84.5 t 93.9 t 150 t
> Shock mitigation
2-3/4" 192 lb 235,000 lb 212,000 lb 68 mm 286 kg 107,000 kg 95.9 t 107 t 171 t
> Excellent wet strength retention
3" 220 lb 269,000 lb 242,000 lb 72 mm 327 kg 122,000 kg 110 t 122 t 195 t
lb lb lb mm kg kg t t t
> Durable in wet conditions
3-1/4" 271 315,000 284,000 80 403 143,000 129 143 229
3-5/8" 321 lb 372,000 lb 335,000 lb 88 mm 478 kg 169,000 kg 152 t 169 t 270 t
> Easy to splice
3-3/4" 355 lb 404,000 lb 364,000 lb 92 mm 528 kg 183,000 kg 165 t 183 t 293 t > Single-leg or grommet configurations
4" 389 lb 449,000 lb 404,000 lb 96 mm 579 kg 204,000 kg 183 t 204 t 326 t > 11- and 22-meter lengths
* Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
> Meets OCIMF guidelines
*** Grommet ISO equals 1.6x single-leg rope strengths. APPLICATIONS
> Traditional mooring tail
> Exposed terminal moorings

SECONDARY MOORING LINE STOPPERS


Mooring line stoppers are only for use on synthetic fiber secondary mooring lines,
or mooring lines not on winches. Tenex-TEC should not be used on AmSteel®-Blue
primary mooring lines. AmSteel®-Blue, like all 100% Dyneema® fiber mooring lines,
has a very slippery, low coefficient of friction surface, which may prevent stoppers
such as Tenex polyester from correctly gripping the line. Tech-12 stoppers should
be used on AmSteel®-Blue primary mooring lines. Standard “tie-up” method of
Samson recommends that mooring stoppers be regularly inspected and retired after five years of 1-1/4" diameter Tenex on braided
mooring line.
service regardless of their physical appearance. Mooring stoppers with cut strands or other physical
deformations that may severely affect residual break strength should be retired immediately.
Even though Samson stoppers come with certificates of compliance, like all synthetic ropes, strength
can deteriorate. To ensure safe use of stoppers for mooring or installation of mooring lines on winch TENEX-TEC
drums, care and attention to all safe rope handling guidelines must be employed. Fiber: Polyester
Specific Gravity: 1.38
Tenex-TEC Product Code: 825 Size Size Appropriate Weight samson samson ELASTIC ELONGATION: At % of break strength
diameteR circ. for class per 100 ft. mbs* mbs* 10%................ 1.40%
The most effective mooring inches inches vessel pounds pounds metric tons
line stopper for Class I 20%................ 2.30%
1-1/4" 3-3/4" All Vessels 55.0 lb 55,800 lb 25.3 t 30%................ 3.00%
secondary mooring lines.
*Spliced strength Splice: 12-Strand Class I

TECH-12 Product Code: 890 TECH-12


Fiber: Technora®
Size Size Appropriate Weight samson samson
The most effective mooring diameteR circ. for class per 100 ft. mbs* mbs* Specific Gravity: 1.39
line stopper for Class II inches inches vessel pounds pounds metric tons ELASTIC ELONGATION: At % of break strength
secondary mooring lines. 3/4" 2-1/4" All Vessels 19.3 lb 58,500 lb 26.5 t 10%................ 0.63%
20%................ 0.96%
*Spliced strength
30%................ 1.20%
Splice: 12-Strand Class II
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TUG

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The ultimate towing system:
it’s all about connections
Tug operators and owners have found value in our suite
of products that are customized to fit each user’s ultimate
towing system. From mainlines and pendants to chafe
protection and hardware, Samson provides the latest
innovations in ropes made with Dyneema® to ensure that
the connection between your tug and their ship is secure.

The Samson TUg Advantage:


You Won’t Get This Anywhere Else
The Samson Tug Advantage adds value with critical pre- and
post-sale services, and an ongoing partnership program.
The Samson Tug Advantage improves safety, operational
performance, and reduces the potential risk of towline failures.
Pre-sale services
> Onboard equipment surveys to understand and determine the most
suitable products for your tug application.
> Library of tug-related technical bulletins and case studies that
address related questions

Post-sale services
> A detailed towline manual
> Comprehensive crew training, which includes: line handling,
inspections, repair, splicing, use of chafe protection, etc.
> Annual inspection programs
> Ongoing upgrades to crew training
> Corporate training programs available
The Samson Advantage is our commitment to ensuring safe and
long-term operational benefits from our high-performance products
from installation to retirement.

HIGH- PERFORMANCE TUG LINES

The benefits of tug working lines made with Dyneema® are proven:
> Lightweight and strong
> Reduces weight-related injuries
> Abrasion resistant
> Less wear and tear on deck hardware
> Reduced maintenance, no relubing
> Simple end-for-ending, no additional equipment required
Samson’s post-sale service includes onboard inspections as a part of > Easy to handle, inspect, and repair
our commitment to ensuring safe and long-term operational benefits from our
high-performance products from installation to retirement.
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T U g L I N E M AT R I X

l = Class II
(high-performance fiber content) TuG
DB = Double Braid
l = Class I CD= Core-Dependent Double Braid
(traditional fiber content )

Face and Wing Wires

H-Bitt Working Lines


Floating Emergency
3-S = 3-Strand

Barge Tie-Up Lines

Barge Trailer Lines


Barge and Dredge

Messenger Lines

CONSTRUCTION
8-S = 8-Strand

Working Lines

Shock Lines

Winch Lines
8x3 = 8x3 Strand

Lock Lines

Mainlines

Pendants
12-S = 12-Strand
Family
Product Name Code PAGE Fiber (Core/Cover)
®
AmSteel -Blue 872 E-2 l l l l l 12-S Dyneema
®

Force-8 871 E-6 l 8x3 Dyneema®

HTP-12 703 F-2 l l l 12-S Polyester


Neutron-8 867 E-7 l l 8x3 Dyneema®

Premium Polyester-8 258 F-10 l l l 8-S Polyester

Pro-Set-3 170 F-12 l l l 3-S Nylon

Proton-8 830 E-8 l l l l 8-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend

Quantum-8 863 E-9 l l l l l 8-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend


®
Quantum-12 873 E-4 l l l l l 12-S Dyneema -Polyester Blend
RP-12 Nylon 323 F-3 l 12-S Nylon
RP-12 Polyester 402 F-4 l l l 12-S Polyester
RP-12 SSR-1200 416 F-5 l l l l l 12-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
RP-12 Ultra Blue 333 F-6 l l l l l 12-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin
SSR-301R 226 F-13 l l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend

SSR-1200-3 220 F-12 l l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend

SSR-1200-8 263 F-11 l l l 8-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend


®
Saturn-12 882 E-5 l l l l 12-S Dyneema
Stable Braid 506/806 F-7 l DB Polyester/Polyester

Super Strong 472 F-8 l l DB Nylon/Nylon

Turbo-37 704 F-9 l l l CD Polyester/Polyester

Turbo-75 864 E-11 l l l l CD Dyneema®/Dyneema®

Turbo-EPX 886 E-12 l l l CD Dyneema®/Polyester

Ultra Blue-3 130 F-13 l l l l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin

Ultra Blue-8 252 F-11 l l 8-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin

Vulcan 893 B-6 l CD Technora®/ Technora®

Chafe Gear/Hardware | SECTION H Rope Selection, Usage, and Retirement | SECTION I

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TU g LINE SELECTION

TUG LINE SELECTION


One Size Does Not Fit All Mainlines: Jacketed vs. Nonjacketed
Selecting the right towing system is not a “one-size-fits-all” Jacketed lines are commonly used as mainlines
proposition. Each component of the system should be considered worldwide and are perceived as having a longer
independently: mainline, backer line, pendant, chafe protection, service life because of the jacket and core
hardware, etc. Based on your specific needs, each component is construction. However, some users of these
selected to give you the best overall system. lines find that the jacket breaks or wears faster
We understand the factors that weigh into these decisions and will than the core, resulting in the need to replace
help you select the system to get the job done right, done safely, and the entire line.
12-STRAND
give you the best value for your investment. The advantages of nonjacketed lines
SINGLE BRAID
are numerous: (NONJACKETED)
> They are stronger than jacketed lines
Samson Understands Abrasion size for size and they are easy to
inspect and repair.
Samson knows how damaging
> Only the chafe protection on a
abrasion is to synthetic towlines.
nonjacketed rope has to be
Samson’s R&D team has studied replaced, saving time and significant
the mechanisms of abrasion investment.
and has worked continually > They are lighter in weight than CORE-DEPENDENT
to improve our products jacketed lines. DOUBLE BRAID
performance against them. (JACKETED)
A 100% Dyneema® 12-strand line with
When you bring our most 100% Dyneema® chafe protection provides the
abrasion-resistant products ultimate in cut and abrasion resistance, and the rope
onboard, you bring The Samson Advantage along with it. This means maintains its strength, resulting in the long-term value
our application engineers and field technicians will you need to get the job done.
> inspect your hardware and surfaces to advise you where
the rope will meet the most abrasion,
> work with you to smooth those surfaces,
> be there to install the lines properly,
> develop a program of residual strength testing,
> determine inspection and retirement criteria, and
> train your crew on proper care, handling,
and repair of the lines.
Along the way, you’ll be able to refer to your customized rope manual The Dynamic Duo
and you’ll have access to the best customer service in the industry. The ultimate in abrasion resistance is to use Saturn-12 with Dynalene.
While Saturn-12 provides internal abrasion resistance, Dynalene
protects against external abrasion, where Saturn-12 comes in direct
contact with the harsh surfaces on most tug vessels.

i n s p e c t i o n & pr e v e n t i o n
Getting the Longest Life from Your Samson Synthetic High-Performance Line

1 2 3 4 5
Proper surface preparation, Install the first three layers Prevent/remove all twist Always use chafe protection Inspect and choose the
maintenance, and under tension on winches. from the assist lines. A in all high-contact areas of chock with the best surface,
routine inspections of Crisscross subsequent swivel and strap can help the line, on its working end, where the line enters the
surfaces are required. layers to minimize line prevent twist generated and at the fairlead (towing ship. Avoid roller chocks,
Samson recommends a diving. from messenger lines. lead) if necessary. buttons, and all chocks that
300-microinch finish for all are heavily scored from wire.
deck hardware that comes
in contact with the rope.

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T U g L I N E DATA

TUG LINE COMPARISONS

DRUM WORKING LINES


Weight and strength data
by size
AMSTEEL-BLUE®
Saturn-12 Quantum-8
Diameter Circumference Weight Strength Weight Strength Weight Strength
PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307 PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307 PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307
100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength** 100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength** 100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength**
inches mm inches mm pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS

2" 48 mm 6" 144 mm 87.0 lb 129 kg 155 t 173 t 87.0 lb 129 kg 156 t 173 t 92.0 lb 137 kg 131 t 146 t
2-1/8" 52 mm 6-1/2" 156 mm 109 lb 162 kg 186 t 207 t 109 lb 162 kg 187 t 207 t 104 lb 155 kg 147 t 163 t
2-1/4" 56 mm 7" 168 mm 116 lb 173 kg 219 t 244 t 116 lb 173 kg 219 t 244 t 116 lb 173 kg 161 t 179 t
2-1/2" 60 mm 7-1/2" 180 mm 148 lb 220 kg 240 t 267 t 148 lb 220 kg 240 t 267 t 144 lb 214 kg 198 t 220 t
2-5/8” 64 mm 8" 192 mm 167 lb 248 kg 270 t 300 t 167 lb 248 kg 270 t 300 t 158 lb 235 kg 216 t 240 t
2-3/4” 68 mm 8-1/2" 204 mm 187 lb 278 kg 300 t 333 t 187 lb 278 kg 300 t 333 t 174 lb 259 kg 237 t 263 t
3" 72 mm 9" 216 mm 206 lb 307 kg 340 t 377 t 206 lb 307 kg 340 t 377 t 207 lb 308 kg 280 t 311 t
3-1/4" 80 mm 10" 240 mm 240 lb 357 kg 411 t 457 t 240 lb 357 kg 411 t 457 t 243 lb 362 kg 327 t 363 t

DRUM WORKING LINES


Weight and strength data
by size
Neutron-8 HTP-12 Turbo-37
Diameter Circumference Weight Strength Weight Strength Weight Strength
PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307 PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307 PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307
100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength** 100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength** 100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength**
inches mm inches mm pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS

2" 48 mm 6" 144 mm 95.4 lb 142 kg 184 t 204 t 130 lb 193 kg 68.2 t 75.8 t 140 lb 208 kg 69.0 t 76.7 t
2-1/8" 52 mm 6-1/2" 156 mm 101 lb 151 kg 200 t 222 t 144 lb 214 kg 73.9 t 82.1 t 157 lb 234 kg 76.3 t 84.8 t
2-1/4" 56 mm 7" 168 mm 114 lb 169 kg 222 t 247 t 162 lb 241 kg 85.7 t 95.3 t 175 lb 260 kg 87.4 t 97.1 t
2-1/2" 60 mm 7-1/2" 180 mm 140 lb 209 kg 270 t 300 t 198 lb 295 kg 98.8 t 110 t 214 lb 318 kg 102 t 113 t
2-5/8” 64 mm 8" 192 mm 162 lb 241 kg 296 t 328 t 224 lb 333 kg 109 t 121 t 234 lb 348 kg 111 t 123 t
2-3/4” 68 mm 8-1/2" 204 mm 170 lb 253 kg 322 t 358 t 257 lb 382 kg 121 t 134 t 279 lb 415 kg 130 t 145 t
3" 72 mm 9" 216 mm 202 lb 301 kg 379 t 421 t 292 lb 434 136 t 151 t 327 lb 487 kg 151 t 167 t
3-1/4" 80 mm 10" 240 mm 237 lb 353 kg 453 t 503 t N/A N/A N/A n/A 407 lb 606 kg 184 t 204 t
*Spliced strength **This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

H-BITT WORKING LINES


Weight and strength data
by size
PROTON-8 QUANTUM-12 RP-12 SSR-1200
Diameter Circumference Weight Strength Weight Strength Weight Strength
PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307 PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307 PER PER SAMSON ISO 2307
100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength** 100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength** 100 ft. 100 m MBS* Strength**
inches mm inches mm pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS pounds KILOGRAMS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS

2" 48 mm 6" 144 mm 99.0 lb 147 kg 108 t 120 t 79.4 lb 118 kg 142 t 158 t 102 lb 152 kg 41.6 t 46.3 t
2-1/8" 52 mm 6-1/2" 156 mm 112 lb 167 kg 126 t 140 t 89.6 lb 133 kg 162 t 180 t 120 lb 179 kg 49.0 t 54.4 t
2-1/4" 56 mm 7" 168 mm 125 lb 186 kg 143 t 159 t 100 lb 149 kg 183 t 203 t 136 lb 202 kg 56.7 t 63.1 t
2-1/2" 60 mm 7-1/2" 180 mm 149 lb 222 kg 180 t 200 t 125 lb 186 kg 229 t 255 t 160 lb 238 kg 66.5 t 73.9 t
2-5/8” 64 mm 8" 192 mm 172 lb 257 kg 198 t 220 t 138 lb 205 kg 255 t 284 t 176 lb 262 kg 71.4 t 79.4 t
2-3/4” 68 mm 8-1/2" 204 mm 188 lb 280 kg 212 t 236 t 155 lb 231 kg 278 t 309 t 199 lb 296 kg 83.3 t 92.5 t
3" 72 mm 9" 216 mm 198 lb 294 kg 246 t 273 t 179 lb 266 kg 329 t 366 t 231 lb 344 kg 93.9 t 104 t
3-1/4" 80 mm 10" 240 mm 254 lb 378 kg 285 t 317 t 213 lb 317 kg 385 t 428 t 286 lb 426 kg 114 t 127 t
*Spliced strength **This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

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TU g P ENDANT S

Samson Maneuvering Line Pendants


To ensure maximum service life of tug assist and maneuvering lines, Samson recommends the use
of a single-leg or strop pendant
The pendants will take the abuse of rough undressed chocks Pendants can be connected Cow Hitch
and bitts aboard the assisted vessel and allow the main assist to the mainline by way of cow Connection
lines to be maintained. hitch or eye-to-eye connection
(also known as “chain link” or
Single-Leg The industry standard overall length for a “spectacle” connection).
single-leg pendant is 80–120 feet (24.4 –36.6 meters) with The cow-hitch connection
a 3 foot (1 meter) soft eye, for mating to the mainline, and provides a suitable method
a 6 foot (2 meter) soft eye for the shipboard connection. of joining two ropes of similar
Hardware and chafe protection can be added upon request. diameter without the use of
thimbles or other hardware.
It yields approximately 85%
strength efficiency.

AmSteel -Blue
®
cow hitched to
Strop The industry standard overall length for a strop The eye-to-eye connection
AmSteel -Blue
®
pendant.
pendant is 80 –120 feet (24.4 –36.6 meters). Strop strength is provides a suitable method
1.6x the single-leg rope strengths. Strop configurations can of joining two ropes of similar
be adjusted to share the wear over the length of the pendant. diameter without the use of
Hardware, chafe protection, and additional whipping can be thimbles or other hardware.
added upon request. It yields 90 to 100% strength
efficiency.

AmSteel -Blue
®
mainline with eye-to-eye
connection to AmSteel -Blue
®
pendant.
TUG PENDANT SPECIFICATIONS
Single-Leg
AmSteel-Blue Product Code: 872
®
Size Size Samson Min. Size Samson Min. ISO 2307
Diameter Circ. Strength* Diameter Strength* Strength**
inches inches pounds MILLIMETERS METRIC TONS METRIC TONS Saturn-12 Product Code: 882
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 205,000 lb 36 mm 93 t 103 t
1-5/8" 5" 255,000 lb 40 mm 116 t 128 t
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 302,000 lb 44 mm 137 t 152 t
2" 6" 343,000 lb 48 mm 155 t 173 t AmSteel®-Blue or Saturn-12
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 411,000 lb 52 mm 186 t 207 t
AmSteel®-Blue, the worldwide
2-1/4" 7" 484,000 lb 56 mm 219 t 244 t
gold standard in the tug industry,
lb mm t t
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 529,000 60 240 267 is made with already-abrasion-
2-5/8" 8" 595,000 lb 64 mm 270 t 300 t resistant Dyneema® fiber and
lb mm t t coated with one of Samson’s
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 662,000 68 300 333 Eye-to-eye single leg connection.
3" 9" 749,000 lb 72 mm 340 t 377 t abrasion-resistant Samthane
3-1/4" 10" 906,000 lb 80 mm 411 t 457 t coatings.
*Spliced strength
Saturn-12 represents the next
**This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
generation in Samson’s 12-strand
working lines made with
Dyneema® fiber and is treated
STROP with an enhanced Samthane
AmSteel-Blue Product Code: 872
®
Size Size Samson Min. Size Samson Min. ISO 2307 coating specifically designed
to reduce internal abrasion.
Diameter
inches
Circ.
inches
Strength*
pounds
Diameter
MILLIMETERS
Strength* Strength**
METRIC TONS METRIC TONS
Saturn-12 Product Code: 882 Saturn-12 has proven to have
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 238,000 lb 30 mm 108 t 120 t as much as 15–20% increase in
1-5/16" 4" 265,000 lb 32 mm 120 t 134 t residual strength when compared
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 328,000 lb 36 mm 149 t 165 t with other HMPE lines and their
1-5/8" 5" 408,000 lb 40 mm 185 t 206 t conventional coatings.
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 482,000 lb 44 mm 219 t 243 t
2" 6" 548,000 lb 48 mm 249 t 276 t
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 658,000 lb 52 mm 298 t 332 t
2-1/4" 7" 774,000 lb 56 mm 351 t 390 t
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 847,000 lb 60 mm 384 t 427 t
2-5/8" 8" 953,000 lb 64 mm 432 t 480 t
*Spliced strength
**This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
Strop to mainline connection.

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OFFSHORE

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High-performance synthetic
ropes outperform wire and
other synthetic alternatives
The offshore oil and gas industry is finding out that
Samson is a heavyweight when it comes to heavylift slings
made with Dyneema®, which have been proven safe,
easy to handle, and easy on the payload.
When going into deepwater, offshore operators have
come to count on ropes made with Dyneema® for safe
and lightweight solutions that increase winch efficiency
and remote operated vehicles can easily manipulate.

The Samson Offshore Advantage:


Second to None
Samson’s unparalleled service package to the offshore oil and gas
industry includes application knowledge, technical support, and
product training and service. Offshore companies worldwide are
finding out that they can count on Samson.
Technology
> Accurate and reliable product specifications based on rigorous testing
> Certifications with DNV, ABS, NK, Lloyd’s, and others
> Extensive technical resources available
Products
> Specialty products designed for the offshore oil and gas exploration
and production industry
Service
> Sales and engineering staff with application knowledge for
technical support
> Qualified service technicians with training in HUET, TWIC, and survival
> On-site training in installation, usage, inspection, repair,
and retirement
> A worldwide network of Master Fabricating Distributors

H I G H - P E R F O R M A N C E S Y N T H E T I C O F F S H O R E L I N E A D VA N TA G E S
The benefits of offshore lines made with Dyneema® are proven:
> Safer operations
> More efficient rigging
> No contact damage to the payload
> Reduced fabrication costs
> Lightweight and strong
> Abrasion resistant
> Neutrally buoyant
® > Long lengths available
Slings made with Samson’s large-diameter AmSteel-Blue lifted 140 monopiles for
installation at the Greater Gabbard Windfarm in the North Sea. > Easy to handle, inspect, and repair
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O F F S H O R E M AT R I X

Offshore
l = Class II (high-performance fiber content)
l = Class I (traditional fiber content )

Synthetic Extension

CONSTRUCTION
Working Lines
Lifting Slings

Winch Lines
Pendants
Family
Product Name Code PAGE Fiber (Core/Cover)
AmSteel -Blue 872 E-2 12-S Dyneema
® DB = Double Braid
®
l l l l
CD= Core-Dependent
HTP-12 703 F-2 l l l l 12-S Polyester Double Braid
Neutron-8 867 E-7 l l l 8x3 Dyneema® 3-S = 3-Strand
Quantum-8 863 E-9 l l l 8-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend 8-S = 8-Strand
Quantum-12 873 E-4 l l l 12-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend 8x3 = 8x3 Strand
12-S = 12-Strand
RP-12 Nylon 323 F-3 l l 12-S Nylon
RP-12 Polyester 402 F-4 l l 12-S Polyester
Turbo-75 864 E-11 l l CD Dyneema®/Dyneema®

Turbo-EPX 886 E-12 l l CD Dyneema®/Polyester

Ultra Blue-3 130 F-13 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin

offshore s p ecia l t y p rod u cts


DeepCool® ASB DeepCool® Q-12
DeepCool ASB has been designed to increase significantly the bend
®
DeepCool® Q-12 combines the
fatigue resistance of our standard AmSteel®-Blue construction when proven benefits of Samson’s DPX™
used in applications that are subjected to cyclic bending over sheaves fiber technology for enhanced
(CBOS). The engineered combination of fiber and coating technology grip and abrasion resistance with
result in a rope with significantly improved CBOS fatigue life; perfect DeepCool® technology to enhance
for use in lifting and lowering operations that require the use of active the bend fatigue resistance of ropes
heave compensation. Lighter in weight, stronger, and more resistant used in CBOS (cyclic bend over
to CBOS fatigue than the wire it replaces, DeepCool® ASB is virtually sheave) applications. Compared
weightless in seawater. with wire ropes and untreated
synthetics, the combination of fiber and coating technologies of
Breaking length is no longer a limiting factor. Equipment can be
DeepCool® provides significantly longer service life to ropes used in
engineered to handle the payload, not the rope when delivering
applications requiring active heave compensation and other high-
subsea hardware to deepwater and ultra-deepwater sites. That
cycle/ high-frequency low-stroke systems.
means you can design with a smaller equipment footprint on crowded
decks, have lighter overall equipment loads, and a reduced draw on Lightweight, ultra-high strength ropes allow reduced deck loads,
precious power in operation. smaller equipment footprints, and lower power requirements. These
ropes are neutrally buoyant — virtually weightless in seawater — and
there is no breaking length limitation. Equipment can be sized to the
payload without regard to the weight of the rope.

M-8
M-8, Samson’s specially designed 8-plait rope construction, is a lighter and more flexible option
for multiple offshore applications. Each strand of M-8 is very strong and durable, combining the
lightweight strength of high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) Dyneema® fiber with a tightly woven
cover. The cover is offered in both polyester and Dyneema® fiber. M-8 features very low elongation,
high abrasion resistance, and is available with or without filtration tape. Filtration tape is offered
when preventing the ingress of sediment or particulate matter to the strength member is required.

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HEAVYLIFT SLINGS

S a m s o n S yntheti c H E A V Y L I F T S lings
TESTED AND PROVEN TECHNICALLY SOUND Sling Configurator: Bringing it Together
Samson’s R&D department This knowledge base is incorporated into the Sling Configurator,
has performed comprehensive a custom-designed software tool that takes into consideration the
testing of sling samples critical requirements of your project and determines the optimum sling
in different configurations, design to meet your objectives.
studying their efficiencies for
required lifting capacities: The Sling Configurator is a proprietary software tool developed by
> Working load limits (WLL) Samson’s engineers to quickly analyze the lifting requirements and
> D/d ratios design options available:
> Optimal configurations > Pin sizes
> Splicing > Working load limit (WLL)
> Length requirements
> D/d ratios
Samson Knows Slings Units:
Product:
INPUTS
Metric (mm)
Amsteel Blue
Load Requirements
(A) Grommet ‐ Splice Centered on pin

Rope Diameter
ISO MBS
80
3.250
731.20
mm
in
MT
Samson’s proprietary
lbs

software tool quickly


Minimum Breaking Strength 720 MT SRT MBS 1,449,600

Samson’s testing program has developed an extensive knowledge WLL


FoS
144
5
MT Minimum Length
Cut Length
4.67
33.86
m
m

base that has determined the perfect blend of safety, efficiency,


Length Requirement   Unit Weight 116 kg
Overall Length 13,500 mm
Pin Diameters (B) Grommet ‐ Splice Centered on (1) Leg

analyzes lift
Pin (Left) 1,000.00 mm 80 mm
Rope Diameter

and performance. Beginning with a 12-strand construction for


Pin (Right) 1,000.00 mm 3.250 in
Minimum Eye (Left) = 3000 mm ISO MBS 731.20 MT
Minimum Eye (Right) = 3000 mm SRT MBS 1,449,600 lbs
Eye Size (Left) m

requirements and
3,000 mm Minimum Length 8.90
Eye Size (Right) 3,000 mm Cut Length 33.86 m

> A high strength-to-weight ratio, Proof Load Requirements


Proof Load
Standard/Guidenlines
288
N/A
MT
 

( C ) Single Leg ‐ Staight Pull
Unit Weight 116 kg

Length Tolerance 92 mm

offers multiple
Rope Diameter
Absolute OAL N/A % 3.750 in

> Excellent abrasion resistance, and Matched Slings OAL


Rope Diameter Requirement
N/A % ISO MBS
SRT MBS
738.00
1,464,000
MT
lbs
Max Rope Diameter N/A mm Minimum Length 13.93 m
Splice Method Tuck‐Bury Cut Length 23.08 m

> Easy fabrication, configuration options.


WARNING: Minimum Length Requirement Unit Weight 112 kg

(D) Single Leg ‐ Basket Lift

one of two types of slings will meet your specifications.


80 mm
Rope Diameter
3.250 in
ISO MBS 731.20 MT
SRT MBS 1,449,600 lbs
Minimum Length 8.04 m
Cut Length 22.20 m
  Unit Weight 133 kg

GROMMET SLINGS SINGLE-LEG SLINGS The Configurator, a Samson exclusive.



This unique software tool
is available to our Master
Fabricating Distributors
WLL is dependent on More efficient at smaller
the D/d ratio D/d ratios worldwide, which means
> More efficient design
Efficiency factors are Length limits due to the free rope > More efficient
affected by: required between eye splices fabrication
• the position of the splice
> Assistance with
• the D/d ratio
certification
> Fast delivery

A S a m p ling o f O u r S ling P r o j e c ts
Greater Gabbard Windfarm
monopile installation:
AmSteel®-Blue combination single-
leg and grommet slings
Cascade and Chinook pumping
station and manifold installation:
AmSteel®-Blue grommet slings
Pan Yu Jacket installation:
Quantum-8 single-leg slings
GREATER GABBARD WINDFARM: All 140 turbine foundation monopiles were installed using the first set of lifting slings. After completion
Lloyd’s proof loaded the slings and recertified them for continued use.
For full case
studies on these
and other sling
projects, visit
SamsonRope.com

CASCADE AND CHINOOK: ROV handling grommets are used by the ROV to maneuver PAN-YU: Quantum-8 high-performance
and position the AmSteel -Blue
®
slings. synthetic slings lift 16,213 metric tons.
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HEAVYLIFT SLINGS

S yntheti c vs . W ire C o m paris o n f o r H eavylift slings


When considering Samson’s AmSteel -Blue slings as a wire rope replacement for heavylift ®

slings, the weight savings alone is compelling.


The table and graph below compare replacing a steel wire 9 part EIPS single leg sling with Samson’s
AmSteel-Blue slings. Same Strength (approximately) with 87%– 92% weight reduction.
®

Steel Wire Rope (Gator Laid)


Comparison

9 Part EIPS Single-Leg Sling AmSteel®-Blue Single-Leg Sling AmSteel®-Blue Grommet Sling
Size Size Size
(Diameter) (Diameter) (Diameter)
Total Sling MBS Weight Total Sling MBS Weight Total Sling MBS Weight
% of % of
Wire Wire
Short Metric Pounds Kg Per Short Metric Pounds Kg Per Rope Short Metric Pounds Kg Per Rope
Inches MM tons Tons Per Ft. METER Inches mm Tons Tons Per Ft. METER Sling Inches mm Tons Tons Per Ft. METER Sling

A 7" 178 1,397 1,267 61.0 27.7 6" 152 1,457 1,322 7.80 3.54 13% 4-5/8" 112 1,658 1,504 5.25 2.38 9%
B 8" 204 1,802 1,635 80.0 36.3 6-5/8" 168 1,624 1,473 10.10 4.58 13% 5-1/4" 128 1,812 1,644 5.80 2.63 8%
C 9" 229 2,254 2,045 101 45.8 7-5/8" 194 2,378 2,157 13.25 6.01 13% 6" 152 2,404 2,181 7.80 3.54 8%
Grommet efficiency factor of 1.65 is based on a 3:1 D/d ratio. Single-leg sling is based on a 1:1 D/d ratio.

Replacing Steel Wire 9 Part EIPS Single-Leg Sling with Samson’s AmSteel -Blue Slings ®

SAME STRENGTH WITH 87% – 92% WEIGHT REDUCTION

110
A B C
100
WEIGHT (POUNDS PER FOOT)

90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Samson Samson Samson Samson Samson Samson
steel wire Single-Leg GROMMET steel wire Single-Leg GROMMET steel wire Single-Leg GROMMET
7" Diameter 6" Diameter 4-5/8" Diameter 8" Diameter 6-5/8" Diameter 5-1/4" Diameter 9" Diameter 7-5/8" Diameter 6" Diameter
MBS 1,397* MBS 1,457* MBS 1,608* MBS 1,802* MBS 1,624* MBS 1,913* MBS 2,254* MBS 2,378* MBS 2,331*
*MBS expressed in short tons. Grommet efficiency factor of 1.65 is based on a 3:1 D/d ratio. Single-leg sling is based on a 1:1 D/d ratio.

How do Samson Slings Compare?


Samson Slings vs. Wire Rope Slings Samson Slings vs. Cable-Laid Steel Samson Slings vs. Round Slings
> Safer operations Wire Rope Slings > More robust construction
> More efficient rigging—saves time Same as wire rope slings PLUS > Easily fabricated
and reduces rigging personnel > Reduced fabrication costs > Easily inspected
> Neutral buoyancy > Dramatic weight savings > Easily repaired
> Increased lifting capacity > No strength loss > Long lengths available
> No contact damage to the payload > Easier handling
> No additional equipment required

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WINCH LINES

S a m s o n O F F S H OR E W I N C H L I N E S
Small Solutions to Big Problems
Starting in the 1980s when the first high-modulus lines were developed using HMPE fiber,
it became obvious that this was a perfect replacement for wire ropes in commercial marine
applications. With the problems of steel wire rope in offshore applications, now more than
ever Samson synthetic winch lines are the perfect solution.

Problem: STEEL WIRE ROPE Solution: SAMSON SYNTHETIC ROPE


Heavy weight makes length limited Light weight makes length limitless
Sinks in water Neutrally buoyant
Reduces lifting capacity Increases lifting capacity of winches
of winches and cranes
Heavier deck loads Lighter deck loads
Increases power requirements Reduces power requirements
Difficult handling for crews and ROVs Easy handling for crews and ROVs

On the deck of the Perdido Spar, 60-mm Quantum-12 is used to lower a


subsea tree. Samson’s patented DPX ™ Technology allows Quantum-12,
made with Dyneema®, to work on conventional traction winch systems.

Technology at Work: Unique Solutions for Unique Problems


DeepCool® Technology DPX™ Technology
As offshore exploration and production moves into increasingly Samson’s patented DPX™ technology has been
deeper waters, the need for higher capacity lifting and lowering incorporated into two patented constructions:
equipment becomes more prevalent. Most of these cranes and Quantum-8 and Quantum-12. The DPX™
winches require active or passive heave compensation. The repetitive technology, which blends the fibers of Dyneema®
bending over sheaves, combined with and polyester, increases the surface coefficiency
the high loads and increased depths, of friction allowing the rope to be used as a direct
DeepCool® technology drop in for wire on traction winches:
extracts a heavy toll on winch
lines—wire or synthetic. improves performance > High strength

DeepCool® Technology pushes


in CBOS applications > Light weight
> Better cut and abrasion resistance Quantum-12 with
Samson high-performance synthetics by up to 10 times DPX™ Technology for
> Higher coefficient of friction enhanced surface
past wire in cyclic-bending-over- compared to > Better heat resistance coefficient of friction.
sheave (CBOS) applications:
standard ropes
> Equal D/d ratio
> Improves performance up to 10 times that of standard ropes
> Lasts significantly longer in CBOS applications compared with Tapered Winch Lines
• steel wire ropes or Samson engineers have
• other high-performance synthetic ropes without developed a method for producing
DeepCool® Technology tapered winch lines, eliminating
> Retains the lightweight, flexibility, and high-strength the need for in-line splices and/or
properties of Dyneema® ropes heavy, bulky connection hardware.
They are currently in use as
DeepCool® has been extensively tested
> At different D/d ratios > riser pull-in lines, and
> At different safety factors > turret buoy pull-in lines.
> At different cycling periods
> Both wet and dry Tapered AmSteel -Blue
®
with polyester jacket
> In both large and small diameters winch line, 60-mm diameter tapering to
44-mm diameter with master links spliced in.
Testing has proven that DeepCool®
Technology reduces the heat and abrasion
caused by the relative motion within the
rope construction that occurs during cyclic
Synthetic Extension Pendants
bending over sheaves. Work deeper with existing equipment by utilizing Samson
high-performance synthetic extension pendants.
Samson extension pendants made with Dyneema® fiber have
> Similar stiffness as steel wire, and
Internal heat generated by cyclic > Similar strength as steel wire size for size.
bend over sheaves (CBOS)
is significantly reduced with
DeepCool® Technology.

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C L A S S II H I G H-P E R F O R M A N C E R O P E S

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Product

12-strand Class II
AmSteel-Blue Code:
872 > Recognized worldwide as the standard for single braid HMPE ropes
AmSteel®-Blue is a torque-free 12-strand single braid that size for size, FEATURES AND BENEFITS
is as strong as steel but outlasts wire 3:1, making it an excellent wire rope > Made with Dyneema®
®

replacement. At only 1/7th the weight of wire, it is a safe and efficient > Wire rope replacement
solution for all marine applications where wire is traditionally used. The > Size for size as strong as wire
combination of Dyneema® fiber and Samthane coating provide abrasion > 1/7th the weight of wire
and tension fatigue resistance for superior wear. AmSteel®-Blue is easily > Similar elastic elongation to wire rope
spliced and inspected. > Torque free
AmSteel®-Blue is recommended for split-drum winch applications. It is > Flexible
not recommended for use on H-bitts, capstans, or cleats if surging or > Easy to inspect
rendering the rope is required. > Easy to splice in the field
> Floats
APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE COMMERCIAL FISHING
> First line ashore/emergency > Face and wing wire > Lifting sling > Trawl or bridle line
towing system > Mainline > Synthetic extension > Gilson wire rope
> General working line > Messenger line pendant replacement
> Primary mooring line > Pendant > Winch line
> Winch line > Working line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Dyneema® inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons

Specific Gravity: 0.98 (floats) 7/64" 5/16" 0.30 lb 1,400 lb 2.5 mm 0.45 kg 0.65 t 0.73 t

1/8" 3/8" 0.50 lb 2,300 lb 3 mm 0.74 kg 1.0 t 1.1 t


Standard Color: Blue (also 5/32" 15/32" 0.75 lb 3,600 lb 4 mm 1.1 kg 1.6 t 1.8 t
available by special order in red, 3/16" 9/16" 1.0 lb 4,900 lb 5 mm 1.5 kg 2.2 t 2.4 t
green, and orange) 1/4" 3/4" 1.6 lb 7,700 lb 6 mm 2.4 kg 3.5 t 3.9 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 5/16" 1" 2.7 lb 12,300 lb 8 mm 4.0 kg 5.6 t 6.2 t

At % of break strength 3/8" 1-1/8" 3.6 lb 17,600 lb 9 mm 5.4 kg 8.0 t 8.9 t

7/16" 1-1/4" 4.2 lb 21,500 lb 11 mm 6.2 kg 9.8 t 10.8 t


10%................... 0.46%
1/2" 1-1/2" 6.4 lb 30,600 lb 12 mm 9.5 kg 13.9 t 15.4 t
20%................... 0.70%
9/16" 1-3/4" 7.9 lb 36,500 lb 14 mm 11.8 kg 16.5 t 18.4 t
30%................... 0.96%
5/8" 2" 10.2 lb 47,500 lb 16 mm 15.2 kg 21.6 t 24.0 t

Splice/CLASS: 12-strand Class II 3/4" 2-1/4" 13.3 lb 58,000 lb 18 mm 19.8 kg 26.3 t 29.2 t

13/16" 2-1/2" 17.0 lb 73,800 lb 20 mm 25.3 kg 33.5 t 37.2 t



Due to our continued research and 7/8" 2-3/4" 19.6 lb 81,700 lb 22 mm 29.2 kg 37.1 t 41.2 t
development of product performance, 1" 3" 21.8 lb 98,100 lb 24 mm 32.4 kg 44.5 t 49.4 t
the specifications listed herein are
1-1/16" 3-1/4" 27.5 lb 118,000 lb 26 mm 40.9 kg 53.6 t 59.6 t
subject to change. For the most
current sizes, weights, and strengths, 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 31.9 lb 133,000 lb 28 mm 47.5 kg 60.4 t 67.1 t

go to SamsonRope.com. 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 36.2 lb 149,000 lb 30 mm 53.9 kg 67.5 t 75.0 t

1-5/16" 4" 41.8 lb 166,000 lb 32 mm 62.2 kg 75.2 t 83.6 t

1 3/8" 4-1/8" 45.0 lb 185,000 lb 34 mm 67.0 kg 83.9 t 93.2 t

1-1/2" 4-1/2" 51.7 lb 205,000 lb 36 mm 76.9 kg 93.0 t 103 t

1 9/16" 4-3/4" 57.6 lb 229,000 lb 38 mm 85.7 kg 104 t 115 t

1-5/8" 5" 65.2 lb 255,000 lb 40 mm 97.0 kg 116 t 128 t

1-11/16" 5-1/4" 71.0 lb 276,000 lb 42 mm 106 kg 125 t 139 t

1-3/4" 5-1/2" 78.4 lb 302,000 lb 44 mm 117 kg 137 t 152 t

2" 6" 87.0 lb 343,000 lb 48 mm 129 kg 155 t 173 t

2-1/16" 6-1/4" 95.0 lb 376,000 lb 50 mm 141 kg 171 t 190 t

2-1/8" 6-1/2" 109 lb 411,000 lb 52 mm 162 kg 186 t 207 t

2-1/4" 7" 116 lb 484,000 lb 56 mm 173 kg 219 t 244 t

2-1/2" 7-1/2" 148 lb 529,000 lb 60 mm 220 kg 240 t 267 t

2-5/8" 8" 167 lb 595,000 lb 64 mm 248 kg 270 t 300 t

2-3/4" 8-1/2" 187 lb 662,000 lb 68 mm 278 kg 300 t 333 t

3" 9" 206 lb 749,000 lb 72 mm 307 kg 340 t 377 t

3-1/8" 9-1/2" 228 lb 828,000 lb 76 mm 339 kg 376 t 417 t

3-1/4" 10" 240 lb 906,000 lb 80 mm 357 kg 411 t 457 t

3-3/8" 10-1/8" 242 lb 1,008,000 lb 82 mm 360 kg 457 t 508 t

3-5/8" 11" 340 lb 1,313,000 lb 88 mm 506 kg 596 t 662 t

4" 12" 399 lb 1,637,000 lb 96 mm 594 kg 743 t 825 t

4-1/4" 13" 452 lb 1,826,000 lb 104 mm 673 kg 828 t 920 t

4-1/2" 13-1/2" 504 lb 2,021,000 lb 110 mm 750 kg 917 t 1,019 t

4-5/8" 14" 551 lb 2,216,000 lb 112 mm 820 kg 1,005 t 1,117 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

E-2 SamsonRope.com
Product

AmSteel-Blue
12-strand Class II
Code:
Proven to be the best all-around wire rope replacement 872

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber: Dyneema®
3-5/8" 11" 340 lb 1,313,000 lb 88 mm 506 kg 596 t 662 t
Specific Gravity: 0.98 (floats)
4" 12" 399 lb 1,637,000 lb 96 mm 594 kg 743 t 825 t

4-1/4" 13" 452 lb 1,826,000 lb 104 mm 673 kg 828 t 920 t Standard Color: Blue (also
4-1/2" 13-1/2" 504 lb 2,021,000 lb 110 mm 750 kg 917 t 1,019 t available by special order in red,
4-5/8" 14" 551 lb 2,216,000 lb 112 mm 820 kg 1,005 t 1,117 t green, and orange)
5" 15" 609 lb 2,421,000 lb 120 mm 906 kg 1,098 t 1,220 t
Elastic Elongation Percentage
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
Larger sizes available, contact customer service for details. At % of break strength
10%................... 0.46%
20%................... 0.70%
30%................... 0.96%
Splice/CLASS: 12-strand Class II


Due to our continued research and
development of product performance,
the specifications listed herein are
subject to change. For the most current
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
SamsonRope.com.

Considerations for Large Diameter Rope Sizes 3-5/8" (88 mm) diameter and above
Considerations Impacting Strength
Connecting hardware:
> The size of connecting hardware (i.e., thimbles, shackles, links, etc.) relative to the rope can impact rope strength.
> For grommet and endless loop configurations Samson recommends a 1.6x multiplier for determining grommet strength. However,
this can be greatly impacted by hardware size, and attention should be given when calculating theoretical strength values.
For grommets used in static applications Samson recommends a MINIMUM diameter for connecting
hardware of 3x the rope’s diameter:
> This D/d ratio impacts the grommet and rope strength, and care should be taken in the design and selection of rigging hardware.

Considerations Impacting Elongation


Elongation characteristics vary for new and broken-in ropes:
> For details on elongation characteristics, please contact customer service or engineering.

Considerations for order PLACEMENT


> The minimum order length requirement is 100 feet. Orders between 100 and 300 feet will be accepted with
an additional set-up charge.
> If the required strength is not listed in the charts, please contact customer service for assistance.

Considerations for Splicing & Rigging


5'
minimum

Samson recommends a minimum distance of 5 feet between the ends of each splice:
> Some applications may require shorter lengths. Careful consideration should be given to ensure that splices do not come into
contact with any bearing points under tension.
> The distance required between splices (clear rope) will impact the minimum sling fabrication length. All hardware and
connections should be figured into the overall length of the rope prior to designing the final sling configuration.
> Rope will increase in diameter in the splice area. This change is on average 1.75x the ropes diameter.

SamsonRope.com E-3
Product
Quantum-12
12-strand Class II
Code:
873 A lightweight, high-strength rope that grips hardware
Quantum-12 is a lightweight, high-strength, floating rope that grips FEATURES AND BENEFITS
hardware. The patented DPX™ fiber technology provides superior > Wire replacement
abrasion and cut resistance, but with a higher coefficient of > Abrasion resistant
friction than other high modulus polyethylene ropes. The 12-strand > Flexible
construction provides added flexibility, improved handling, and easy > Excellent grip
splicing. The vivid green Samthane coating provides excellent visibility > Lightweight
and additional abrasion resistance. > Floats
> Easy to handle
> Easy to inspect
> Easy to splice

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE COMMERCIAL FISHING
> General working line > Barge tie-up line > Lifting sling > Other fishing lines
> Primary mooring line > H-bitt working line > Winch line
> Secondary mooring line > Mainline > Working line
> Pendant
> Winch line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
® diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Dyneema -Polyester Blend inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons

Specific Gravity: 0.99 (floats) 3/4" 2-1/4" 11.8 lb 40,800 lb 18 mm 17.6 kg 18.5 t 20.5 t

7/8" 2-3/4" 15.2 lb 56,300 lb 22 mm 22.6 kg 25.5 t 28.4 t


Standard Color: Vivid Green 1" 3" 21.0 lb 74,300 lb 24 mm 31.2 kg 33.7 t 37.4 t

1-1/8" 3-1/2" 25.5 lb 94,500 lb 28 mm 37.9 kg 42.9 t 47.6 t


Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 31.0 lb 118,000 lb 30 mm 46.1 kg 53.5 t 59.4 t
At % of break strength
1-5/16" 4" 33.0 lb 131,000 lb 32 mm 49.1 kg 59.6 t 66.2 t
10%................... 0.65% 1-3/8" 4-1/8" 37.5 lb 146,000 lb 34 mm 55.8 kg 66.1 t 73.5 t
20%................... 0.75% 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 44.7 lb 172,000 lb 36 mm 66.5 kg 78.0 t 86.6 t
30%................... 0.90% 1-5/8" 5" 50.0 lb 203,000 lb 40 mm 74.4 kg 92.3 t 103 t

Splice/CLASS: 12-strand Class II 1-3/4" 5-1/2" 60.8 lb 239,000 lb 44 mm 90.5 kg 108 t 120 t

2" 6" 79.4 lb 314,000 lb 48 mm 118 kg 142 t 158 t



Due to our continued research and 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 89.6 lb 357,000 lb 52 mm 133 kg 162 t 180 t
development of product performance, 2-1/4" 7" 100 lb 403,000 lb 56 mm 149 kg 183 t 203 t
the specifications listed herein are 2-3/8" 7-1/8" 112 lb 453,000 lb 57 mm 167 kg 205 t 228 t
subject to change. For the most
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 125 lb 506,000 lb 60 mm 186 kg 229 t 255 t
current sizes, weights, and strengths,
go to SamsonRope.com. 2-5/8" 8" 138 lb 563,000 lb 64 mm 205 kg 255 t 284 t

2-3/4" 8-1/2" 155 lb 614,000 lb 68 mm 231 kg 278 t 309 t

3" 9" 179 lb 726,000 lb 72 mm 266 kg 329 t 366 t

3-1/4" 10" 213 lb 849,000 lb 80 mm 317 kg 385 t 428 t

3-5/8" 11" 266 lb 1,050,000 lb 88 mm 396 kg 476 t 529 t

4" 12" 324 lb 1,272,000 lb 96 mm 482 kg 577 t 641 t

4-1/4" 13" 366 lb 1,428,000 lb 104 mm 545 kg 648 t 720 t

4-5/8" 14" 447 lb 1,682,000 lb 112 mm 665 kg 763 t 848 t

5" 15" 523 lb 1,956,000 lb 120 mm 778 kg 887 t 986 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
Larger sizes available, contact customer service for details.

Please see large diameter rope considerations, for sizes


3-5/8" (88-mm) diameter and above, on p E-3.

E-4 SamsonRope.com
Product

Saturn-12
12-strand Class II
Code:
The next generation in Samson’s 12-strand working lines made with Dyneema® 882
FEATURES AND BENEFITS Saturn-12 has an enhanced coating that improves abrasion resistance
> Samthane Type E coating increases and increases residual strength as much as 15–20% when compared
residual strength as much as 15–20% with other HMPE lines and their conventional coatings. Its light
> Improved performance over other weight, high strength, and low stretch make it ideal for quick, efficient
standard HMPE ropes connections and controlled response. Saturn-12 has been tested in
> Replaces wire rope size for size at extreme conditions and is proven to provide a longer service life while
1/7th the weight reducing costs when compared to standard HMPE ropes available today.
> Flexible
A compliment to other Samson working lines such as AmSteel®-Blue and
> Easy to handle, inspect, and splice
Quantum-12, Saturn-12 is recommended for tug working lines on drums
in the field
and as a pendant in ship-assist work. It is not recommended for use on
> Floats
H-bitts, capstans, or cleats due to its very low coefficient of friction.

APPLICATIONS
TUG
> Face and wing wire
> Mainline SPECIFICATIONS†
> Pendant Fiber: Dyneema®
> Winch line Specific Gravity: 0.98 (floats)

Standard Color: Orange, sizes 13/16"


Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength** and above have black longitudinal line
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-1/8" 3-1/2" 31.9 lb 133,000 lb 28 mm 47.5 kg 60.4 t 67.1 t
At % of break strength
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 36.2 lb 149,000 lb 30 mm 53.9 kg 67.4 t 74.8 t

1-5/16" 4" 41.8 lb 166,000 lb 32 mm 62.2 kg 75.1 t 83.5 t


10%................... 0.46%
1-3/8" 4-1/8" 45.0 lb 185,000 lb 34 mm 67.0 kg 83.7 t 93 t
20%................... 0.70%
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 51.7 lb 205,000 lb 36 mm 76.9 kg 93.1 t 103 t 30%................... 0.96%
1-5/8" 5" 65.2 lb 255,000 lb 40 mm 97.0 kg 116 t 128 t Splice/CLASS:
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 78.4 lb 302,000 lb 44 mm 117 kg 137 t 152 t For sizes 1/4"–1-1/4"
2" 6" 87.0 lb 343,000 lb 48 mm 129 kg 156 t 173 t 12-strand Class II
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 109 lb 411,000 lb 52 mm 162 kg 187 t 207 t For sizes above 1-1/4"
2-1/4" 7" 116 lb 483,000 lb 56 mm 173 kg 219 t 244 t 12-strand Class II
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 148 lb 529,000 lb 60 mm 220 kg 240 t 267 t Modified Tuck Bury
2-5/8" 8" 167 lb 596,000 lb 64 mm 248 kg 270 t 300 t

2-3/4" 8-1/2" 187 lb 662,000 lb 68 mm 278 kg 300 t 333 t Due to our continued research and
3" 9" 206 lb 749,000 lb 72 mm 307 kg 340 t 377 t development of product performance, the
specifications listed herein are subject to
3-1/8" 9-1/2" 228 lb 828,000 lb 76 mm 339 kg 376 t 417 t
change. For the most current sizes, weights,
3-1/4" 10" 240 lb 906,000 lb 80 mm 357 kg 411 t 457 t
and strengths, go to SamsonRope.com.
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

When Using Saturn-12


Saturn-12 is designed for maximum abrasion resistance, and because of this it has no grip on a winch,
capstan, or bitt. Samson has some recommendations and advice concerning the use of Saturn-12.
1) If Saturn-12 will be used on a winch, Samson recommends that a “backer”
line be used. This is a soft line that provides grip on the winch. Connected to the
mainline by an eye-to-eye connection, the backer line completely fills the bottom
layer of the winch drum, which prevents the load on the mainline from migrating
all the way to the winch, causing the line to slip from its termination.
2) The 12-strand tuck-bury splice for Class II ropes has been modified for
Saturn-12. This splice has been tested and gives better results than other splices.
This modification must be used on Saturn-12 products over 1-1/4 inches in
diameter. These instructions are available for download on SamsonRope.com.

The Dynamic Duo


The ultimate in abrasion resistance is to use Saturn-12
with Dynalene. While Saturn-12 provides internal
abrasion resistance, Dynalene protects against external
abrasion, where Saturn-12 comes in direct contact
with the harsh surfaces on most tug vessels.
The combination can only extend the life of the towline.
Abrasion meets its match with
Saturn-12 and Dynalene.

SamsonRope.com E-5
Product
Force-8
8×3-strand Class II
Code:
871
A unique, patented construction, featuring a firm cross section
specially designed for single- and split-drum winch applications
The unique, patented construction has a firm cross section resulting FEATURES AND BENEFITS
in reduced compression flattening and minimal diving on winch drums, > Wire rope replacement
while still providing high strength, low weight, and excellent flex-fatigue > Lightweight
resistance. Force-8 is available in long continuous lengths and can be > Similar elastic elongation to wire rope
easily inspected for internal and external strand wear. Samthane coating > Torque free
adds to its durability without affecting its flexibility or ease of splicing. > Flexible
Force-8 is recommended for split-drum or single-drum winch > Easy to handle
applications. It is not recommended for use on H-bitts, capstans, > Easy to inspect
or cleats if surging or rendering the rope is required. > Easy to splice in the field
> Floats

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG
> General working line > Winch line
> Primary mooring line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Dyneema® inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
Specific Gravity: 0.98 (floats) 1" 3" 21.6 lb 85,100 lb 24 mm 32.1 kg 38.6 t 42.9 t

1-1/16" 3-1/4" 25.3 lb 98,200 lb 26 mm 37.6 kg 44.5 t 49.5 t


Standard Color: Orange
1-1/8" 3-1/2" 29.2 lb 112,000 lb 28 mm 43.4 kg 50.9 t 56.6 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 33.4 lb 127,000 lb 30 mm 49.7 kg 57.6 t 64.0 t

At % of break strength 1-5/16" 4" 37.9 lb 143,000 lb 32 mm 56.4 kg 64.7 t 71.9 t

10%................... 0.70% 1-3/8" 4-1/8" 41.0 lb 152,000 lb 34 mm 61.0 kg 69.0 t 76.6 t

20%................... 0.90% 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 47.6 lb 176,000 lb 36 mm 70.8 kg 80.0 t 88.9 t

30%................... 1.20% 1-5/8" 5" 58.5 lb 213,000 lb 40 mm 87.0 kg 96.7 t 107 t

1-3/4" 5-1/2" 70.4 lb 253,000 lb 44 mm 105 kg 115 t 127 t


Splice/CLASS: 2" 6" 83.4 lb 296,000 lb 48 mm 124 kg 134 t 149 t

8×3-strand Class II *Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.


Due to our continued research and
development of product performance,
the specifications listed herein are
subject to change. For the most
current sizes, weights, and strengths,
go to SamsonRope.com.

E-6 SamsonRope.com
Product

Neutron-8
8×3-strand Class II
Code:
An extremely strong rope made with an 8×3 construction 867
FEATURES AND BENEFITS Neutron-8 is an excellent floating replacement for large diameter
> Wire rope replacement wire rope or chain. The unique patented construction results in an
> Retains shape on winch drum extremely high strength-to-weight ratio with reduced compression and
> Low stretch less diving on winch drums. Neutron-8 is ideal for tractor-tug working
> Flexible lines and a variety of specialty deepwater applications where long
> UV resistant lengths, high strength, and low weight are critical.
> Durable Recommended for split-drum or single-drum winch applications, and
> Easy to inspect not recommended for use on H-bitts, capstans, or cleats if surging or
> Easy to splice in the field rendering the rope is required.
> Available in large diameter sizes
> Available in long lengths

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE
> First line ashore/emergency > Mainline > Lifting Sling
towing system > Winch line > Winch Line
> General working line > Working Line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber: Dyneema®
2" 6" 95.4 lb 405,000 lb 48 mm 142 kg 184 t 204 t Specific Gravity: 0.98 (floats)
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 101 lb 441,000 lb 52 mm 151 kg 200 t 222 t

2-1/4" 7" 114 lb 490,000 lb 56 mm 169 kg 222 t 247 t


Standard Color: Green
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 140 lb 596,000 lb 60 mm 209 kg 270 t 300 t Elastic Elongation Percentage
2-5/8" 8" 162 lb 652,000 lb 64 mm 241 kg 296 t 328 t
At % of break strength
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 170 lb 711,000 lb 68 mm 253 kg 322 t 358 t
10%................... 0.70%
3" 9" 202 lb 835,000 lb 72 mm 301 kg 379 t 421 t
20%................... 0.90%
3-1/4" 10" 237 lb 998,000 lb 80 mm 353 kg 453 t 503 t
30%................... 1.20%
3-1/2" 10-1/2" 267 lb 1,091,000 lb 86 mm 397 kg 495 t 550 t

3-5/8" 11" 295 lb 1,185,000 lb 88 mm 439 kg 538 t 597 t Splice/CLASS: 8×3-strand Class II
4" 12" 359 lb 1,422,000 lb 96 mm 534 kg 645 t 717 t

4-1/4" 13" 406 lb 1,591,000 lb 104 mm 603 kg 722 t 802 t Due to our continued research and
4-5/8" 14" 480 lb 1,861,000 lb 112 mm 715 kg 844 t 938 t
development of product performance,
the specifications listed herein are
5" 15" 561 lb 2,150,000 lb 120 mm 835 kg 975 t 1,084 t
subject to change. For the most current
5-1/4" 16" 619 lb 2,353,000 lb 128 mm 921 kg 1,067 t 1,186 t
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths. SamsonRope.com.

SamsonRope.com E-7
Product
Proton-8
8-strand Class II
Code:
830 A versatile rope for a multitude of applications
Proton-8 is a high strength and low weight line that has excellent heat FEATURES AND BENEFITS
resistance and the grip necessary for use on bitts and capstans. Its > High strength-to-weight ratio
firm, flexible, torque-free construction performs well on both single- > Grips winches, bitts, and capstans
and split-drum winches. > Heat resistant
Proton-8 provides substantially better service life, is almost neutrally > Low water absorption
buoyant, and has low water absorption for ease and speed of handling > Flexible
during deployment and retrieval. The yellow Samthane coating ensures > Torque free
maximum wear resistance and service life while making Proton-8 > Firm cross section
highly visible. > Easy to splice in the field

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG COMMERCIAL FISHING
> General working line > Barge and dredge working line > Trawl or bridle line
> Primary mooring line > H-bitt working line
> Secondary mooring line > Mainline
> Winch line

SPECIFICATIONS†
Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
Fiber: Dyneema -Polyester Blend
®
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
Specific Gravity: 1.09 1" 3" 25.0 lb 54,900 lb 24 mm 37.2 kg 24.9 t 27.7 t

Standard Color: Yellow 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 30.5 lb 68,900 lb 28 mm 45.4 kg 31.3 t 34.7 t

1-1/4" 3-3/4" 38.5 lb 86,900 lb 30 mm 57.3 kg 39.4 t 43.8 t


Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-5/16" 4" 41.5 lb 104,000 lb 32 mm 61.8 kg 47.2 t 52.4 t
At % of break strength 1 3/8" 4-1/8" 46.0 lb 108,000 lb 34 mm 68.4 kg 48.8 t 54.3 t
10%................... 0.58% 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 55.4 lb 125,000 lb 36 mm 82.4 kg 56.7 t 63.0 t
20%................... 0.87% 1-5/8" 5" 68.0 lb 140,000 lb 40 mm 101 kg 63.5 t 70.6 t

30%................... 0.96% 1-3/4" 5-1/2" 74.8 lb 190,000 lb 44 mm 111 kg 86.1 t 95.7 t

2" 6" 99.0 lb 238,000 lb 48 mm 147 kg 108 t 120 t


Splice/CLASS: 8-strand Class II 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 112 lb 277,000 lb 52 mm 167 kg 126 t 140 t

2-1/4" 7" 125 lb 316,000 lb 56 mm 186 kg 143 t 159 t



Due to our continued research and 2-3/8" 7-1/8" 140 lb 383,000 lb 57 mm 208 kg 174 t 193 t
development of product performance, 2-1/2" 7-1/2" 149 lb 396,000 lb 60 mm 222 kg 180 t 200 t
the specifications listed herein are
2-5/8" 8" 172 lb 436,000 lb 64 mm 257 kg 198 t 220 t
subject to change. For the most current
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to 2-3/4" 8-1/2" 188 lb 468,000 lb 68 mm 280 kg 212 t 236 t

SamsonRope.com. 3" 9" 198 lb 542,000 lb 72 mm 294 kg 246 t 273 t

3-1/4" 10" 254 lb 628,000 lb 80 mm 378 kg 285 t 317 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

E-8 SamsonRope.com
Product

Quantum-8
8-strand Class II
A lightweight, high strength floating line that has Code:
excellent grip on hardware 863
FEATURES AND BENEFITS Quantum-8 is a lightweight, high-strength, torque-free 8-strand
> Wire replacement rope that utilizes Samson’s patented DPX™ fiber technology, which
> Abrasion resistant provides superior abrasion and cut resistance with a higher coefficient
of friction than other high modulus polyethylene ropes. It floats, grips
> Excellent grip
on hardware, and has excellent durability. Quantum-8 has an orange
> Excellent drum spooling capabilities
urethane coating for high visibility as well as additional abrasion
> Compression resistant on winch
resistance.
> Lightweight
> Flexible
> Retains shape with use
> Floats
> Highly visible

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE COMMERCIAL FISHING
> General working line > Barge and dredge working line > Lifting sling > Other fishing line
> Primary mooring line > H-bitt working line > Winch line
> Mainline > Working line
> Pendant
> Winch line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307


SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength** Fiber: Dyneema -Polyester Blend
®
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
1" 3" 23.0 lb 57,600 lb 24 mm 34.2 kg 26.1 t 29.0 t Specific Gravity: 1.00
1-1/8" 3-1/2" 29.1 lb 76,500 lb 28 mm 43.3 kg 34.7 t 38.6 t
Standard Color: Orange
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 35.9 lb 103,000 lb 30 mm 53.4 kg 46.5 t 51.7 t

1-5/16" 4" 39.7 lb 116,000 lb 32 mm 59.1 kg 52.7 t 58.5 t Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-3/8" 4-1/8" 43.5 lb 123,000 lb 34 mm 64.7 kg 55.9 t 62.1 t At % of break strength
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 51.8 lb 165,000 lb 36 mm 77.1 kg 74.7 t 83.0 t 10%................... 0.97%
1-5/8" 5" 60.7 lb 198,000 lb 40 mm 90.3 kg 89.8 t 99.8 t
20%................... 1.15%
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 70.4 lb 228,000 lb 44 mm 105 kg 103 t 115 t
30%................... 1.29%
2" 6" 92.0 lb 290,000 lb 48 mm 137 kg 131 t 146 t

2-1/8" 6-1/2" 104 lb 324,000 lb 52 mm 155 kg 147 t 163 t Splice/CLASS: 8-strand Class II
2-1/4" 7" 116 lb 356,000 lb 56 mm 173 kg 161 t 179 t

2-3/8" 7-1/8" 130 lb 396,000 lb 57 mm 193 kg 180 t 200 t
Due to our continued research and
development of product performance,
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 144 lb 437,000 lb 60 mm 214 kg 198 t 220 t
the specifications listed herein are
2-5/8" 8" 158 lb 477,000 lb 64 mm 235 kg 216 t 240 t subject to change. For the most current
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 174 lb 522,000 lb 68 mm 259 kg 237 t 263 t sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
3" 9" 207 lb 617,000 lb 72 mm 308 kg 280 t 311 t SamsonRope.com.
3-1/4" 10" 243 lb 720,000 lb 80 mm 362 kg 327 t 363 t

3-5/8" 11" 289 lb 850,000 lb 88 mm 430 kg 385 t 428 t

4" 12" 369 lb 1,079,000 lb 96 mm 549 kg 489 t 544 t

4-1/4" 13" 435 lb 1,259,000 lb 104 mm 647 kg 571 t 635 t

4-5/8" 14" 503 lb 1,452,000 lb 112 mm 748 kg 658 t 732 t

5" 15" 580 lb 1,658,000 lb 120 mm 863 kg 752 t 836 t

5-1/4" 16" 663 lb 1,895,000 lb 128 mm 987 kg 860 t 955 t

5-1/2" 16-1/2" 760 lb 2,129,000 lb 134 mm 1,131 kg 966 t 1,073 t

6" 18" 856 lb 2,354,000 lb 152 mm 1,274 kg 1,068 t 1,186 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

SamsonRope.com E-9
CORE DEP. double Braid
Product
DPX-75 Code:
865
A jacketed mooring line using Samson’s exclusive DPX®
fiber technology for enhanced grip
Class II
DPX®-75 uses a 12-strand core combined with a proprietary braided FEATURES AND BENEFITS
jacket design of Dyneema® and polyester fibers. The cover and > Wire replacement
12-strand core of Dyneema® are bonded to minimize movement > Abrasion resistant
between the two components. Samson's patented use of DPX® fiber > Excellent grip
creates a very firm round rope that will have minimal flattening under > Excellent drum spooling capabilities
load and little tendency to dive or jam on winch drums. > Compression resistant on winch
DPX®-75 was designed to replace wire rope on winch drums but > Lightweight
not to serve as a marine working rope. This firm construction works > Flexible
extremely well as a mooring or winch line. > Retains shape with use
This product design requires a specialized splicing technique. > Floats
A standard cover repair kit is available and easy to use in the field. > Highly visible

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING
> Primary mooring line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Dyneema®-Polyester Blend inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons

Specific Gravity: 1.00 1-1/8" 6-1/2" 33.0 lb 113,000 lb 52 mm 49.1 kg 51.0 t 56.7 t

1-1/4" 3-3/4" 36.0 lb 135,000 lb 30 mm 53.6 kg 61.2 t 68.0 t


Standard Color: White with 1-5/16" 4" 42.0 lb 149,000 lb 32 mm 62.5 kg 67.4 t 74.8 t
red and green ID 1-3/8" 4-1/8" 45.0 lb 167,000 lb 34 mm 67.0 kg 75.5 t 83.9 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 51.5 lb 189,000 lb 36 mm 76.6 kg 85.7 t 95.3 t

At % of break strength 1-5/8" 5" 58.0 lb 225,000 lb 40 mm 86.3 kg 102 t 113 t

10%................... 0.30% 1-11/16" 5-1/4" 65.0 lb 252,000 lb 42 mm 96.7 kg 114 t 127 t

20%................... 0.50% 1-3/4" 5-1/2" 69.5 lb 275,000 lb 44 mm 103 kg 125 t 138 t


30%................... 0.80% 2" 6" 84.5 lb 329,000 lb 48 mm 126 kg 149 t 166 t

Splice/CLASS: *Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

Product Specific Class II



Due to our continued research and
development of product performance,
the specifications listed herein are
subject to change. For the most
current sizes, weights, and strengths,
go to SamsonRope.com.

E-10 SamsonRope.com
Product

Turbo-75
Class II
CORE DEP. double Braid
A robust, core-dependent winch line made with a Code:
braid-on-braid construction 864
FEATURES AND BENEFITS Turbo-75 has the firmness and low stretch of wire, yet only 1/6th the
> 1/7th the weight of wire weight. The durable “turbo” braided jacket is very cut and abrasion
> Abrasion resistant resistant, and protects the 12-strand single braid strength-member
> Firm and round core. Turbo-75 easily spools on winches, does not rust or “fish hook”
> Excellent drum spooling like wire rope, and it floats. Both cover and core are coated with a
capabilities proprietary Samthane coating.
> Easy handling This product design requires a specialized splicing technique. A
> Retains shape with use standard cover repair kit is available and easy to use in the field.
> Durable
> Floats

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE COMMERCIAL FISHING
> Primary mooring line > Face and wing wire > Synthetic extension > Gilson wire rope
> Mainline pendant replacement
> Pendant > Winch line > Trawl or bridle line
> Winch line
Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
3/4" 2-1/4" 14.0 lb 53,100 lb 18 mm 20.8 kg 24.1 t 26.8 t

7/8" 2-3/4" 19.0 lb 73,800 lb 22 mm 28.3 kg 33.5 t 37.2 t SPECIFICATIONS†


1" 3" 25.0 lb 87,300 lb 24 mm 37.2 kg 39.6 t 44.0 t
Fiber (core/cover):
1-1/16" 3-1/4" 27.0 lb 102,000 lb 26 mm 40.2 kg 46.1 t 51.3 t
Dyneema® / Dyneema®
1-1/8" 3-1/2" 29.5 lb 113,000 lb 28 mm 43.9 kg 51.0 t 56.7 t

1-1/4" 3-3/4" 38.5 lb 135,000 lb 30 mm 57.3 kg 61.2 t 68.0 t Specific Gravity: 0.98 (floats)
1-5/16" 4" 43.0 lb 149,000 lb 32 mm 64.0 kg 67.4 t 74.8 t
Standard Color: Yellow or
1-3/8" 4-1/8" 48.0 lb 167,000 lb 34 mm 71.4 kg 75.5 t 83.9 t
orange with black longitudinal
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 59.5 lb 189,000 lb 36 mm 88.5 kg 85.7 t 95.3 t
line or charcoal with a red
1-5/8" 5" 67.0 lb 225,000 lb 40 mm 99.7 kg 102 t 113 t

1-11/16" 5-1/4" 70.0 lb 252,000 lb 42 mm 104 kg 114 t 127 t


longitudinal line
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 80.5 lb 275,000 lb 44 mm 120 kg 125 t 138 t Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-7/8" 5-5/8" 85.0 lb 293,000 lb 46 mm 126 kg 133 t 148 t At % of break strength
2" 6" 93.0 lb 329,000 lb 48 mm 138 kg 149 t 166 t
10%................... 0.30%
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 105 lb 351,000 lb 52 mm 156 kg 159 t 177 t
20%................... 0.50%
2-1/4" 7" 120 lb 405,000 lb 56 mm 179 kg 184 t 204 t
30%................... 0.80%
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 140 lb 514,000 lb 60 mm 208 kg 233 t 259 t

2-5/8" 8" 156 lb 540,000 lb 64 mm 232 kg 245 t 272 t Splice/CLASS:


2-3/4" 8-1/2" 170 lb 572,000 lb 68 mm 253 kg 259 t 288 t Product Specific Class II
2-7/8" 8-5/8" 188 lb 612,000 lb 70 mm 280 kg 278 t 308 t

3" 9" 205 lb 675,000 lb 72 mm 305 kg 306 t 340 t
Due to our continued research and
development of product performance,
3-1/4" 10" 200 lb 779,000 lb 80 mm 298 kg 353 t 392 t
the specifications listed herein are
3-3/8" 10-1/8" 220 lb 855,000 lb 82 mm 327 kg 388 t 431 t
subject to change. For the most
3-1/2" 10-1/2" 240 lb 923,000 lb 86 mm 357 kg 418 t 465 t current sizes, weights, and strengths,
3-5/8" 11" 263 lb 992,000 lb 88 mm 391 kg 450 t 500 t go to SamsonRope.com.
4" 12" 295 lb 1,103,000 lb 96 mm 439 kg 500 t 556 t

4-1/4" 13" 385 lb 1,260,000 lb 104 mm 573 kg 572 t 635 t

4-5/16" 13-1/8" 400 lb 1,305,000 lb 106 mm 595 kg 592 t 658 t

4-1/2" 13-1/2" 428 lb 1,395,000 lb 110 mm 637 kg 633 t 703 t

4-5/8" 14" 460 lb 1,481,000 lb 112 mm 684 kg 672 t 746 t

5" 15" 540 lb 1,750,000 lb 120 mm 804 kg 794 t 882 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

SamsonRope.com E-11
CORE DEP. double Braid
Product
Turbo-EPX Code:
886 A unique and durable core-dependent winch line
Class II
Turbo-EPX is a unique product made with a 12-strand Dyneema® core and a FEATURES AND BENEFITS
polyester jacket designed to minimize movement over the core. This durable > 1/7th the weight of wire
jacket provides grip and protects the strength-member core from degradation. > Abrasion resistant
The core and jacket of Turbo-EPX work in harmony, preventing excess cover > Firm and round
slack during mooring operations, which translates into longer service life. This > Excellent drum spooling
construction creates a firm, round, torque-free rope, much like wire rope, but capabilities
much lighter in weight. Turbo-EPX delivers excellent performance on all types > Easy handling
of winches and offers much better resistance to flex and tension fatigue than > Retains shape with use
wire. It is Samthane coated to improve service life, reduce snagging, enhance > Durable
abrasion resistance, and prevent contamination. > Floats
This product design requires a specialized splicing technique. A standard cover
repair kit is available and easy to use in the field.

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE
> Primary mooring line > Mainline > Synthetic extension
> Pendant pendant
> Winch line > Winch line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307


SPECIFICATIONS† diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
Fiber (core/cover):
Dyneema® / Polyester 3/4" 2-1/4" 16 lb 53,100 lb 18 mm 23.8 kg 24.1 t 26.8 t

7/8" 2-3/4" 22 lb 73,800 lb 22 mm 32.7 kg 33.5 t 37.2 t


Specific Gravity: 1.13 1" 3" 28 lb 87,300 lb 24 mm 41.7 kg 39.6 t 44.0 t

Standard Color: White, gray, 1-1/16" 3-1/4" 30 lb 102,000 lb 26 mm 44.6 kg 46.1 t 51.3 t

or high visibility orange 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 33 lb 113,000 lb 28 mm 49.1 kg 51.0 t 56.7 t

1-1/4" 3-3/4" 43 lb 135,000 lb 30 mm 64.0 kg 61.2 t 68.0 t


Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-5/16" 4" 47 lb 149,000 lb 32 mm 69.9 kg 67.4 t 74.8 t
At % of break strength 1-3/8" 4-1/8" 50 lb 167,000 lb 34 mm 74.4 kg 75.5 t 83.9 t
10%................... 0.30% 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 65 lb 189,000 lb 36 mm 96.7 kg 85.7 t 95.3 t

20%................... 0.50% 1-5/8" 5" 75 lb 225,000 lb 40 mm 112 kg 102 t 113 t

30%................... 0.80% 1-11/16" 5-1/4" 80 lb 252,000 lb 42 mm 119 kg 114 t 127 t

1-3/4" 5-1/2" 90 lb 275,000 lb 44 mm 134 kg 125 t 138 t


Splice/CLASS:
1-7/8" 5-5/8" 95 lb 293,000 lb 46 mm 141 kg 133 t 148 t
Product Specific Class II 2" 6" 105 lb 329,000 lb 48 mm 156 kg 149 t 166 t

† 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 118 lb 351,000 lb 52 mm 176 kg 159 t 177 t


Due to our continued research and
development of product performance, 2-1/4" 7" 138 lb 405,000 lb 56 mm 205 kg 184 t 204 t

the specifications listed herein are 2-1/2" 7-1/2" 158 lb 514,000 lb 60 mm 235 kg 233 t 259 t

subject to change. For the most 2-5/8" 8" 174 lb 540,000 lb 64 mm 259 kg 245 t 272 t
current sizes, weights, and strengths, 2-3/4" 8-1/2" 192 lb 572,000 lb 68 mm 286 kg 259 t 288 t
go to SamsonRope.com. 2-7/8" 8-5/8" 212 lb 612,000 lb 70 mm 315 kg 278 t 308 t

3" 9" 228 lb 675,000 lb 72 mm 339 kg 306 t 340 t

3-1/4" 10" 215 lb 779,000 lb 80 mm 320 kg 353 t 392 t


3-3/8" 10-1/8" 240 lb 855,000 lb 82 mm 357 kg 388 t 431 t

3-1/2" 10-1/2" 263 lb 923,000 lb 86 mm 391 kg 418 t 465 t

3-5/8" 11" 285 lb 992,000 lb 88 mm 424 kg 450 t 500 t

4" 12" 330 lb 1,103,000 lb 96 mm 491 kg 500 t 556 t

4-1/4" 13" 425 lb 1,260,000 lb 104 mm 632 kg 572 t 635 t

4-5/16" 13-1/8" 438 lb 1,305,000 lb 106 mm 652 kg 592 t 658 t

4-1/2" 13-1/2" 470 lb 1,395,000 lb 110 mm 699 kg 633 t 703 t

4-5/8" 14" 510 lb 1,481,000 lb 112 mm 759 kg 672 t 746 t

5" 15" 595 lb 1,750,000 lb 120 mm 885 kg 794 t 882 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

E-12 SamsonRope.com
CLASS I ROPES

SamsonRope.com F-1
Product
HTP-12
Round Plait Class I
Code:
703 A high-tenacity polyester line with excellent static bending performance

HTP-12 is a 12-strand construction that provides optimum performance FEATURES AND BENEFITS
in static bending situations by allowing even distribution of loads > Good flex-fatigue resistance
across the bend, making HTP-12 ideal for use where small D/d ratios > Good shock absorption
are common. Made with high-tenacity polyester fiber to provide > Easy to inspect
good flex-fatigue resistance and shock absorption, HTP-12 is > Easy to splice
available with Samson’s proprietary Pro-Gard Marine Finish > Pro-Gard Marine Finish
for enhanced performance.

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE
> General working line > Mainline > Lifting sling
> Pendant > Pendant > Synthetic extension pendant
> Shock line > Winch line
> Working line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Polyester inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons

Specific Gravity: 1.38 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 72.0 lb 82,600 lb 36 mm 107 kg 37.5 t 41.6 t

1-5/8" 5" 93.0 lb 102,000 lb 40 mm 138 kg 46.1 t 51.3 t


Standard Color: White with 1-3/4" 5-1/2" 111 lb 122,000 lb 44 mm 165 kg 55.5 t 61.7 t
red and green ID 1-7/8" 5-5/8" 118 lb 131,000 lb 45 mm 176 kg 59.2 t 65.8 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 2" 6" 130 lb 150,000 lb 48 mm 193 kg 68.2 t 75.8 t

At % of break strength 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 144 lb 163,000 lb 52 mm 214 kg 73.9 t 82.1 t

2-1/4" 7" 162 lb 189,000 lb 56 mm 241 kg 85.7 t 95.3 t


10%................... 1.70%
2-3/8" 7-1/8" 182 lb 208,000 lb 57 mm 271 kg 94.3 t 105 t
20%................... 3.40%
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 198 lb 218,000 lb 60 mm 295 kg 98.8 t 110 t
30%................... 5.80%
2-5/8" 8" 224 lb 240,000 lb 64 mm 333 kg 109 t 121 t
Splice/CLASS: Round Plait Class I 2-3/4" 8-1/2" 257 lb 266,000 lb 68 mm 382 kg 121 t 134 t

2-7/8" 8-5/8" 266 lb 285,000 lb 70 mm 396 kg 129 t 144 t



Due to our continued research and 3" 9" 292 lb 299,000 lb 72 mm 434 kg 136 t 151 t
development of product performance, 3-1/8" 9-1/2" 320 lb 325,000 lb 76 mm 476 kg 147 t 164 t
the specifications listed herein are
subject to change. For the most current 3-3/16" 9-9/16" 355 lb 357,000 lb 78 mm 528 kg 162 t 180 t

sizes, weights, and strengths, go to 3-7/16" 10-5/16" 390 lb 387,000 lb 84 mm 580 kg 176 t 195 t

SamsonRope.com. *Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

F-2 SamsonRope.com
Product

RP-12 Nylon
Round Plait Class I
Code:
A firm, round-plait construction with good strength,
and shock-loading capacities 323
FEATURES AND BENEFITS RP-12 Nylon is a round-plaited 12-strand construction of nylon,
> High strength treated with our proprietary Pro-Gard Marine Finish. This combination
> Shock mitigation provides reduced wet-strength loss, improved abrasion resistance,
> Excellent wet strength retention and high energy-absorbing properties. This firm, flexible rope provides
> Superior wet wear superior handling and maximum wear. RP-12 Nylon offers excellent
> Easy to splice shock mitigation for peak dynamic loads during towing or mooring
> Pro-Gard Marine Finish operations, and it is easily spliced using Samson's standard
tuck-splice.

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE COMMERCIAL FISHING
> General working line > Shock line > Lifting sling > Trawl and bridle line
> Secondary mooring line > Working line
> Pendant

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307


SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber: Nylon
3/4" 2-1/4" 15.0 lb 16,600 lb 18 mm 22.3 kg 7.5 t 8.3 t Specific Gravity: 1.14
7/8" 2-3/4" 22.6 lb 24,800 lb 22 mm 33.6 kg 11.3 t 12.5 t
Standard Color: White
1" 3" 26.3 lb 29,000 lb 24 mm 39.1 kg 13.1 t 14.6 t

1-1/8" 3-1/2" 33.8 lb 37,300 lb 28 mm 50.3 kg 16.9 t 18.8 t Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 39.5 lb 43,500 lb 30 mm 58.8 kg 19.7 t 21.9 t At % of break strength
1-5/16" 4" 45.1 lb 49,700 lb 32 mm 67.1 kg 22.5 t 25.0 t
10%..................4.20%
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 56.4 lb 62,100 lb 36 mm 83.9 kg 28.2 t 31.3 t
20%..................6.30%
1-5/8" 5" 67.7 lb 74,500 lb 40 mm 101 kg 33.8 t 37.6 t
30%..................8.00%
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 79.0 lb 86,900 lb 44 mm 118 kg 39.4 t 43.8 t

2" 6" 95.9 lb 105,000 lb 48 mm 143 kg 47.8 t 53.1 t Splice/CLASS: Round Plait Class I
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 113 lb 124,000 lb 52 mm 168 kg 56.3 t 62.6 t

2-1/4" 7" 135 lb 149,000 lb 56 mm 201 kg 67.8 t 75.3 t Due to our continued research and
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 152 lb 167,000 lb 60 mm 226 kg 75.9 t 84.4 t
development of product performance,
the specifications listed herein are
2-5/8" 8" 169 lb 186,000 lb 64 mm 251 kg 84.5 t 93.9 t
subject to change. For the most current
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 192 lb 212,000 lb 68 mm 286 kg 95.9 t 107 t
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
3" 9" 220 lb 242,000 lb 72 mm 327 kg 110 t 122 t SamsonRope.com.
3-1/4" 10" 271 lb 284,000 lb 80 mm 403 kg 129 t 143 t

3-5/8" 11" 321 lb 335,000 lb 88 mm 478 kg 152 t 169 t

3-3/4" 11-1/4" 355 lb 364,000 lb 92 mm 528 kg 165 t 183 t

4" 12" 389 lb 404,000 lb 96 mm 579 kg 183 t 204 t

4-1/4" 13" 457 lb 473,000 lb 104 mm 680 kg 214 t 238 t

4-5/8" 14" 525 lb 542,000 lb 112 mm 781 kg 246 t 273 t

5" 15" 658 lb 596,000 lb 120 mm 979 kg 270 t 300 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
Larger sizes available, contact customer service for details.

SamsonRope.com F-3
Product
RP-12 Polyester
Round Plait Class I
Code:
402 A durable 12-strand with excellent flex-fatigue life
RP-12 Polyester has been a standard of performance for years in the tug FEATURES AND BENEFITS
and mooring industry. The firm strand and smooth construction of this > Firm and round
product with low-elongating high-tenacity polyester fiber create > Heat resistant
a durable workhorse that has excellent flex-fatigue life. The round plait > Durable
construction allows this rope to conform to contact surfaces. > Low elastic elongation
The all-polyester fiber content creates excellent rendering capabilities > High strength
while giving positive working control. For installing eye splices,
RP-12 Polyester is easily tuck spliced.

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE
> General working line > H-bitt working line > Lifting sling
> Pendants > Mainline > Working line
> Secondary mooring line > Shock line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
Fiber: Polyester diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
Specific Gravity: 1.38 3/4" 2-1/4" 18.8 lb 15,700 lb 18 mm 28.0 kg 7.1 t 7.9 t

7/8" 2-3/4" 28.1 lb 23,600 lb 22 mm 41.8 kg 10.7 t 11.9 t


Standard Color: White
1" 3" 35.1 lb 27,500 lb 24 mm 52.2 kg 12.5 t 13.8 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 41.1 lb 35,300 lb 28 mm 61.2 kg 16.0 t 17.8 t

At % of break strength 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 45.8 lb 41,200 lb 30 mm 68.2 kg 18.7 t 20.8 t

10%................... 1.70% 1-5/16" 4" 54.9 lb 47,100 lb 32 mm 81.7 kg 21.4 t 23.7 t

1-1/2" 4-1/2" 71.0 lb 58,900 lb 36 mm 106 kg 26.7 t 29.7 t


20%................... 2.70%
1-5/8" 5" 84.8 lb 70,700 lb 40 mm 126 kg 32.0 t 35.6 t
30%................... 3.90%
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 98.7 lb 82,400 lb 44 mm 147 kg 37.4 t 41.5 t

Splice/CLASS: Round Plait Class I 2" 6" 120 lb 99,900 lb 48 mm 179 kg 45.3 t 50.3 t

2-1/8" 6-1/2" 141 lb 118,000 lb 52 mm 210 kg 53.5 t 59.4 t



Due to our continued research and 2-1/4" 7" 160 lb 136,000 lb 56 mm 238 kg 61.6 t 68.5 t
development of product performance, 2-1/2" 7-1/2" 188 lb 159,000 lb 60 mm 280 kg 72.3 t 80.3 t
the specifications listed herein are
2-5/8" 8" 207 lb 176,000 lb 64 mm 308 kg 80.0 t 88.9 t
subject to change. For the most
current sizes, weights, and strengths, 2-3/4" 8-1/2" 234 lb 200,000 lb 68 mm 348 kg 90.6 t 101 t

go to SamsonRope.com. 3" 9" 272 lb 230,000 lb 72 mm 405 kg 104 t 116 t

3-1/4" 10" 337 lb 278,000 lb 80 mm 501 kg 126 t 140 t

3-5/8" 11" 402 lb 338,000 lb 88 mm 598 kg 153 t 170 t

4" 12" 486 lb 405,000 lb 96 mm 723 kg 184 t 204 t

4-1/4" 13" 559 lb 465,000 lb 104 mm 832 kg 211 t 235 t

4-5/8" 14 642 lb 533,000 lb 112 mm 955 kg 242 t 269 t

5" 15" 745 lb 617,000 lb 120 mm 1,109 kg 280 t 311 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
Larger sizes available, contact customer service for details.

F-4 SamsonRope.com
Product

RP-12 SSR-1200
Round PLait Class I
Code:
A 12-strand blended rope with the wear resistance and strength
of an all polyester rope but significantly lighter in weight 416
FEATURES AND BENEFITS RP-12 SSR-1200 uses a unique design that combines polyester
> Excellent grip with our proprietary Ultra Blue bi-polymer fiber in each yarn of the
> Excellent heat resistance strand. The lightweight Ultra Blue fiber does not absorb water adding
> Firm construction significant weight advantages in dry and wet working conditions.
> Flexible RP-12 SSR-1200 has a smooth, non-rotational construction with
> 15–18% lighter than 100% excellent gripping properties. A special marine finish is added to
polyester ropes enhance RP-12 SSR-1200’s performance.

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG
> General working line > Barge and dredge working line
> Pendant > H-bitt working line
> Primary mooring line > Mainline
> Secondary mooring line > Messenger line
> Shock line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin-
3/4" 2-1/4" 16.0 lb 14,400 lb 18 mm 23.8 kg 6.5 t 7.3 t Polyester Blend
7/8" 2-3/4" 24.0 lb 21,600 lb 22 mm 35.7 kg 9.8 t 10.9 t
Specific Gravity: 1.2
1" 3" 27.0 lb 25,200 lb 24 mm 40.2 kg 11.4 t 12.7 t

1-1/8" 3-1/2" 35.0 lb 32,400 lb 28 mm 52.1 kg 14.7 t 16.3 t Standard Color: Blue with
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 39.0 lb 37,800 lb 30 mm 58.0 kg 17.1 t 19.1 t red and green ID
1-5/16" 4" 47.0 lb 43,200 lb 32 mm 69.9 kg 19.6 t 21.8 t
Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 60.0 lb 54,000 lb 36 mm 89.3 kg 24.5 t 27.2 t
At % of break strength
1-5/8" 5" 72.0 lb 64,800 lb 40 mm 107 kg 29.4 t 32.7 t
10%................... 1.46%
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 84.0 lb 75,600 lb 44 mm 125 kg 34.3 t 38.1 t
20%................... 2.58%
2" 6" 102 lb 91,800 lb 48 mm 152 kg 41.6 t 46.3 t
30%................... 4.04%
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 120 lb 108,000 lb 52 mm 179 kg 49.0 t 54.4 t

2-1/4" 7" 136 lb 125,000 lb 56 mm 202 kg 56.7 t 63.1 t Splice/CLASS: Round Plait Class I
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 160 lb 147,000 lb 60 mm 238 kg 66.5 t 73.9 t

2-5/8" 8" 176 lb 158,000 lb 64 mm 262 kg 71.4 t 79.4 t Due to our continued research and
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 199 lb 184,000 lb 68 mm 296 kg 83.3 t 92.5 t development of product performance,
the specifications listed herein are
3" 9" 231 lb 207,000 lb 72 mm 344 kg 93.9 t 104 t
subject to change. For the most current
3-1/4" 10" 286 lb 252,000 lb 80 mm 426 kg 114 t 127 t
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
3-5/8" 11" 342 lb 306,000 lb 88 mm 509 kg 139 t 154 t SamsonRope.com.
4" 12" 413 lb 369,000 lb 96 mm 615 kg 167 t 186 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

SamsonRope.com F-5
Product
RP-12 Ultra Blue
Round Plait Class I
Code:
333
Proprietary bi-polymer olefin in a firm, round 12-strand with more
than twice the wear life of standard polypropylene
This line uses Samson’s round-plait construction to provide excellent FEATURES AND BENEFITS
wear characteristics. Ultra Blue, our proprietary blue olefin bi-polymer > 30–35% stronger than standard
yarn provides 35–40% higher strength than a conventional olefin rope. polypropylene
The Ultra Blue fiber enhances the gripping capability by developing > Excellent grip
distinctive outer surface fuzz that protects against internal abrasion. > Durable
> High strength
> Floats

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG
> First line ashore/emergency > Barge tie-up line
towing system > Barge and dredge working line
> General working line > Floating emergency barge
> Primary mooring line trailer line
> Secondary mooring line > Messenger line
> Shock line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons

Specific Gravity: 0.94 (Floats) 5/8" 2" 9.5 lb 8,600 lb 16 mm 14.1 kg 3.9 t 4.3 t

3/4" 2-1/4" 12.5 lb 12,200 lb 18 mm 18.6 kg 5.5 t 6.1 t


Standard Color: Blue with 7/8" 2-3/4" 17.0 lb 18,000 lb 22 mm 25.3 kg 8.2 t 9.1 t
red and green ID 1" 3" 23.3 lb 22,500 lb 24 mm 34.7 kg 10.2 t 11.3 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 25.5 lb 24,300 lb 28 mm 37.9 kg 11.0 t 12.2 t

At % of break strength 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 35.0 lb 34,200 lb 30 mm 52.1 kg 15.5 t 17.2 t

10%................... 1.31% 1-5/16" 4" 38.0 lb 38,700 lb 32 mm 56.5 kg 17.6 t 19.5 t

1-1/2" 4-1/2" 44.0 lb 42,300 lb 36 mm 65.5 kg 19.2 t 21.3 t


20%................... 2.27%
1-5/8" 5" 54.0 lb 54,900 lb 40 mm 80.4 kg 24.9 t 27.7 t
30%................... 3.27%
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 64.0 lb 65,700 lb 44 mm 95.2 kg 29.8 t 33.1 t
Splice/CLASS: Round Plait Class I 2" 6" 74.0 lb 76,500 lb 48 mm 110 kg 34.7 t 38.6 t

2-1/8" 6-1/2" 87.0 lb 85,500 lb 52 mm 129 kg 38.8 t 43.1 t



Due to our continued research and 2-1/4" 7" 101 lb 99,000 lb 56 mm 150 kg 44.9 t 49.9 t
development of product performance, 2-1/2" 7-1/2" 117 lb 117,000 lb 60 mm 174 kg 53.1 t 59.0 t
the specifications listed herein are
2-5/8" 8" 133 lb 131,000 lb 64 mm 198 kg 59.2 t 65.8 t
subject to change. For the most current
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to 2-3/4" 8-1/2" 148 lb 141,000 lb 68 mm 220 kg 64.1 t 71.2 t

SamsonRope.com. 3" 9" 180 lb 162,000 lb 72 mm 268 kg 73.5 t 81.6 t

3-1/4" 10" 215 lb 204,000 lb 80 mm 320 kg 92.7 t 103 t

3-5/8" 11" 250 lb 239,000 lb 88 mm 372 kg 108 t 120 t

4" 12" 297 lb 284,000 lb 96 mm 442 kg 129 t 143 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

F-6 SamsonRope.com
Product

Stable
DOUBLE BRAID Class I
Code:
A time proven, tough 100% polyester double braid with excellent
controlled working elongation 506/806
FEATURES AND BENEFITS Stable Braid has a braided core and cover, both contributing to its
> High strength strength and firm hand, while remaining fully spliceable. It works
> Low stretch very well on winch drums and has the non-rotational flexibility to be

Braid
> Durable flaked on deck. Stable Braid is a proven, tough rope with excellent
> Flex-fatigue resistant controlled working elongation.
> Pro-Gard Marine Finish

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG COMMERCIAL FISHING
> General working line > Shock line > Gilnet line
> Secondary mooring line > Purse seine line
> Trawl or bridle line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307


SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber (CORE/COVER):
1/4" 3/4" 2.1 lb 2,000 lb 6 mm 3.1 kg 0.89 t 0.99 t Polyester / Polyester
5/16" 1" 3.2 lb 3,100 lb 8 mm 4.8 kg 1.4 t 1.5 t Specific Gravity: 1.38
3/8" 1-1/8" 4.5 lb 4,800 lb 9 mm 6.7 kg 2.2 t 2.4 t
Standard Colors:
7/16" 1-1/4" 6.1 lb 6,500 lb 11 mm 9.1 kg 3.0 t 3.3 t
Uncoated (506): White with
1/2" 1-1/2" 8.2 lb 8,800 lb 12 mm 12.2 kg 4.0 t 4.5 t
blue ID, black
9/16" 1-3/4" 11.0 lb 11,300 lb 14 mm 16.4 kg 5.1 t 5.7 t

5/8" 2" 14.0 lb 13,900 lb 16 mm 20.8 kg 6.3 t 7.0 t Coated (806): Black, blue,
3/4" 2-1/4" 18.0 lb 17,300 lb 18 mm 26.8 kg 7.9 t 8.7 t green, orange, red, yellow,
7/8" 2-3/4" 27.1 lb 25,400 lb 22 mm 40.3 kg 11.5 t 12.8 t
and clear with blue ID
1" 3" 34.0 lb 33,300 lb 24 mm 50.6 kg 15.1 t 16.8 t Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-1/8" 3-1/2" 45.3 lb 41,000 lb 28 mm 67.4 kg 18.6 t 20.6 t At % of break strength
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 53.9 lb 48,700 lb 30 mm 80.2 kg 22.1 t 24.5 t 10%................... 1.10%
1-5/16" 4" 60.8 lb 55,000 lb 32 mm 90.5 kg 24.9 t 27.7 t 20%................... 1.70%
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 73.3 lb 63,800 lb 36 mm 109 kg 29.0 t 32.2 t 30%................... 2.70%
1-5/8" 5" 85.9 lb 74,100 lb 40 mm 128 kg 33.6 t 37.4 t
Splice/CLASS:
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 104 lb 88,400 lb 44 mm 155 kg 40.1 t 44.6 t

2" 6" 124 lb 105,000 lb 48 mm 185 kg 47.8 t 53.1 t Double Braid Class I
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 147 lb 123,000 lb 52 mm 219 kg 55.9 t 62.1 t

Due to our continued research and
2-1/4" 7" 173 lb 141,000 lb 56 mm 257 kg 64.0 t 71.1 t
development of product performance,
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 196 lb 162,000 lb 60 mm 292 kg 73.3 t 81.4 t
the specifications listed herein are
2-5/8" 8" 225 lb 180,000 lb 64 mm 335 kg 81.7 t 90.8 t subject to change. For the most current
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 246 lb 199,000 lb 68 mm 366 kg 90.2 t 100 t sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
3" 9" 300 lb 236,000 lb 72 mm 446 kg 107 t 119 t SamsonRope.com.
3-1/4" 10" 375 lb 292,000 lb 80 mm 558 kg 132 t 147 t

3-5/8" 11" 450 lb 346,000 lb 88 mm 670 kg 157 t 174 t

4" 12" 525 lb 400,000 lb 96 mm 781 kg 181 t 201 t

4-1/4" 13" 589 lb 453,000 lb 104 mm 876 kg 206 t 228 t

4-5/8" 14" 689 lb 524,000 lb 112 mm 1025 kg 238 t 264 t

5" 15" 788 lb 593,000 lb 120 mm 1173 kg 269 t 299 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

SamsonRope.com F-7
Product
Super Strong
DOUBLE BRAID CLASS I
Code: Double braided nylon rope with high strength, high stretch,
472 and shock mitigation
Super Strong is a braided core and cover, both contributing to the FEATURES AND BENEFITS
strength and firm hand, while remaining fully spliceable. This product > Firm but flexible
works very well on capstans and has the non-rotational flexibility to be > Pro-Gard Marine Finish
flaked on deck. > Remains flexible with use
> Won’t shrink harden
> Absorbs shock
> Durable

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG COMM. FISHING
> General working line > Pendant > Gilnet Line
> Pendant > Shock line
> Secondary mooring line

SPECIFICATIONS† BS EN ISO
Size Size Weight samson size weight samson 2307:2010
Fiber (CORE/COVER): diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
Nylon / Nylon
1/4" 3/4" 1.6 lb 2,000 lb 6 mm 2.4 kg 0.89 t 0.99 t
Specific Gravity: 1.14 5/16" 1" 2.6 lb 2,900 lb 8 mm 3.9 kg 1.3 t 1.5 t

Standard Color: White with 3/8" 1-1/8" 3.7 lb 4,200 lb 9 mm 5.5 kg 1.9 t 2.1 t

red and blue ID 7/16" 1-1/4" 5.1 lb 5,600 lb 11 mm 7.6 kg 2.5 t 2.8 t

1/2" 1-1/2" 6.6 lb 7,300 lb 12 mm 9.8 kg 3.3 t 3.7 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 9/16" 1-3/4" 9.3 lb 10,100 lb 14 mm 13.8 kg 4.6 t 5.1 t

At % of break strength 5/8" 2" 12.0 lb 12,900 lb 16 mm 17.9 kg 5.9 t 6.5 t

10%................... 3.00% 3/4" 2-1/4" 15.0 lb 16,000 lb 18 mm 22.3 kg 7.2 t 8.1 t

7/8" 2-3/4" 22.0 lb 24,700 lb 22 mm 32.7 kg 11.2 t 12.4 t


20%................... 5.30%
1" 3" 26.0 lb 30,600 lb 24 mm 38.7 kg 13.9 t 15.4 t
30%................... 6.70%
1-1/16" 3-1/4" 31.0 lb 34,600 lb 26 mm 46.1 kg 15.7 t 17.4 t

Splice/CLASS: 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 36.0 lb 38,300 lb 28 mm 53.6 kg 17.4 t 19.3 t

Double Braid Class I 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 41.0 lb 44,200 lb 30 mm 61.0 kg 20.0 t 22.3 t

1-5/16" 4" 43.5 lb 50,400 lb 32 mm 64.7 kg 22.9 t 25.4 t



Due to our continued research and 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 60.0 lb 64,300 lb 36 mm 89.3 kg 29.1 t 32.4 t
development of product performance, 1-5/8" 5" 74.0 lb 78,200 lb 40 mm 110 kg 35.5 t 39.4 t
the specifications listed herein are 1-3/4" 5-1/2" 89.0 lb 96,300 lb 44 mm 132 kg 43.7 t 48.5 t
subject to change. For the most
2" 6" 106 lb 111,000 lb 48 mm 158 kg 50.5 t 56.1 t
current sizes, weights, and strengths,
go to SamsonRope.com. 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 124 lb 132,000 lb 52 mm 185 kg 59.7 t 66.3 t

2-1/4" 7" 144 lb 150,000 lb 56 mm 214 kg 68.2 t 75.8 t

2-1/2" 7-1/2" 165 lb 172,000 lb 60 mm 246 kg 77.9 t 86.5 t

2-5/8" 8" 188 lb 196,000 lb 64 mm 280 kg 88.7 t 98.5 t

3-3/4" 11-1/4" 212 lb 218,000 lb 92 mm 315 kg 99.1 t 110 t

3" 9" 238 lb 243,000 lb 72 mm 354 kg 110 t 123 t

3-1/4" 10" 294 lb 289,000 lb 80 mm 437 kg 131 t 146 t

3-5/8" 11" 356 lb 353,000 lb 88 mm 530 kg 160 t 178 t

4" 12" 423 lb 425,000 lb 96 mm 629 kg 193 t 214 t

4-1/4" 13" 497 lb 479,000 lb 104 mm 740 kg 217 t 242 t

4-5/8" 14" 576 lb 549,000 lb 112 mm 857 kg 249 t 277 t

5 15" 662 lb 622,000 lb 120 mm 985 kg 282 t 314 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919:1995 and BS EN ISO 2307:2005.

F-8 SamsonRope.com
Product

Turbo-37

CORE DEP. Double Braid
Code:
A winch-based polyester working line designed to stretch
and mitigate shock under heavy loads 704

Class I
FEATURES AND BENEFITS The high elongation of polyester, coupled with a 3-strand core
> Firm and round construction, give Turbo-37 superior shock mitigating properties.
> Firm shape retention on winch Its construction lends itself to retaining its firm, round shape during
use with minimal compression or burying on a winch. The best
> Retains shape with use
feature of Turbo-37 is its 100% polyester cover, which provides
> Excellent drum spooling superior abrasion resistance.
capabilities
> Excellent shock mitigation Please note: This product design requires a specialized splicing
> High elasticity technique. A standard cover repair kit is available and easy to use
in the field.
> Abrasion resistant
> Durable

APPLICATIONS
TUG
> Mainline
> Pendant
> Winch line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber (CORE/COVER):
2" 6" 140 lb 152,000 lb 48 mm 208 kg 69.0 t 76.7 t Polyester / Polyester
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 157 lb 168,000 lb 52 mm 234 kg 76.3 t 84.8 t
Specific Gravity: 1.38
2-1/4" 7" 175 lb 193,000 lb 56 mm 260 kg 87.4 t 97.1 t

2-3/8" 7-1/8" 194 lb 206,000 lb 57 mm 289 kg 93.5 t 104 t Standard Color: White
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 214 lb 224,000 lb 60 mm 318 kg 102 t 113 t

2-5/8" 8" 234 lb 244,000 lb 64 mm 348 kg 111 t 123 t Elastic Elongation Percentage
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 279 lb 287,000 lb 68 mm 415 kg 130 t 145 t At % of break strength
3" 9" 327 lb 332,000 lb 72 mm 487 kg 151 t 167 t 10%................... 3.20%
3-1/4" 10" 407 lb 405,000 lb 80 mm 606 kg 184 t 204 t 20%................... 4.40%
3-5/8" 11" 496 lb 483,000 lb 88 mm 738 kg 219 t 244 t
30%................... 6.20%
4" 12" 560 lb 543,000 lb 96 mm 833 kg 246 t 274 t
Splice/CLASS:
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
Product Specific Class I

Due to our continued research and
development of product performance,
the specifications listed herein are
subject to change. For the most current
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
SamsonRope.com.

SamsonRope.com F-9
Product
Premium Polyester-8
8-Strand Class I
Code:
258 This working line is suitable for a variety of marine applications

Premium Polyester-8 is a four-stage, 8-strand, plaited construction FEATURES AND BENEFITS


made from high-tenacity polyester. This nontorque construction offers > High strength
excellent strength, low stretch, and superior resistance to wear. > Low stretch
This product has Pro-Gard marine finish. > Durable
> Torque free
APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG COMMERCIAL FISHING
> General working line > H-bitt working line > Purse seine line
> Pendant > Pendant > Trawl line
> Secondary mooring line > Winch line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Polyester inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons

Specific Gravity: 1.38 1-5/8" 5" 84.5 lb 66,600 lb 40 mm 126 kg 30.2 t 33.6 t

1-3/4" 5-1/2" 101 lb 79,700 lb 44 mm 150 kg 36.1 t 40.1 t


Standard Color: White 2" 6" 122 lb 93,600 lb 48 mm 181 kg 42.5 t 47.2 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 139 lb 108,000 lb 52 mm 207 kg 49.0 t 54.4 t

At % of break strength 2-1/4" 7" 162 lb 124,000 lb 56 mm 241 kg 56.3 t 62.6 t

2-1/2" 7-1/2" 187 lb 142,000 lb 60 mm 278 kg 64.5 t 71.7 t


10%................... 3.00%
2-5/8" 8" 210 lb 160,000 lb 64 mm 313 kg 72.7 t 80.7 t
20%................... 5.00%
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 237 lb 178,000 lb 68 mm 353 kg 80.8 t 89.8 t
30%................... 7.70%
3" 9" 266 lb 198,000 lb 72 mm 396 kg 89.8 t 99.8 t

Splice/CLASS: 8-Strand Class I 3-1/4" 10" 328 lb 243,000 lb 80 mm 488 kg 110 t 122 t

3-5/8" 11" 396 lb 293,000 lb 88 mm 589 kg 133 t 147 t



Due to our continued research and 4" 12" 468 lb 353,000 lb 96 mm 696 kg 160 t 178 t
development of product performance, *Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
the specifications listed herein are
subject to change. For the most current
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to
SamsonRope.com.

F-10 SamsonRope.com
Product

SSR-1200-8
8-Strand Class I
A blended 8-strand with the wear resistance and strength of a Code:
100% polyester rope, but with significantly less handling weight 263
FEATURES AND BENEFITS SSR-1200-8 is a non-rotational rope with an excellent coefficient of
> 15–18% lighter than 100% friction for working off H-bitts for tug assist lines on conventional tugs
polyester ropes or tractor tugs without winch drums. To minimize connection weight
> High strength to the assisted ship, many operators use AmSteel®-Blue connection
> Low elongation pendants for their lightweight and high wear resistance.
> Hockle resistant
> Non-rotational APPLICATIONS
> Durable VESSEL MOORING TUG
> Flexibile > General working line > Barge and dredge working line
> Pendant > Barge tie-up line
> Primary mooring line > H-bitt working line
> Secondary mooring line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
1-5/8" 5" 68.0 lb 61,200 lb 40 mm 101 kg 27.8 t 30.8 t
Specific Gravity: 1.2
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 78.4 lb 71,100 lb 44 mm 117 kg 32.3 t 35.8 t

2" 6" 99.0 lb 89,100 lb 48 mm 147 kg 40.4 t 44.9 t Standard Color: White with red and blue ID
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 111 lb 99,000 lb 52 mm 166 kg 44.9 t 49.9 t
Elastic Elongation Percentage
2-1/4" 7" 129 lb 113,000 lb 56 mm 192 kg 51.4 t 57.2 t
At % of break strength
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 156 lb 135,000 lb 60 mm 232 kg 61.2 t 68.0 t
10%................... 1.40%
2-5/8" 8" 170 lb 148,000 lb 64 mm 253 kg 67.0 t 74.4 t

2 3/4" 8-1/2" 190 lb 169,000 lb 68 mm 283 kg 76.7 t 85.3 t


20%................... 2.80%
3" 9" 221 lb 191,000 lb 72 mm 328 kg 86.5 t 96.2 t 30%................... 3.40%
3-1/4" 10" 263 lb 227,000 lb 80 mm 391 kg 103 t 114 t
Splice/CLASS: 8-Strand Class I
3-5/8" 11" 327 lb 281,000 lb 88 mm 486 kg 127 t 142 t

4" 12" 397 lb 337,000 lb 96 mm 591 kg 153 t 170 t Due to our continued research and development of
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths. product performance, the specifications listed herein
are subject to change. For the most current sizes,
weights, and strengths, go to SamsonRope.com.

Product

Ultra Blue-8
8-Strand Class I
Code:
For higher strength and longer wear than standard polypropylene 252
FEATURES AND BENEFITS APPLICATIONS In this 8-strand
> 30–35% stronger than VESSEL MOORING TUG construction, high-strength
standard polypropylene > First line ashore/ > Barge and dredge Ultra Blue fiber creates a
> More durable than emergency towing working line rope that is 30% to 35%
polypropylene system > Barge tie-up line higher in strength than the
> Excellent grip > General working line equivalent polypropylene
> Primary mooring line COMM. FISHING construction, giving Ultra Blue-8
> UV resistant > Purse seine line
> Secondary mooring line up to three times more wear life
> Floats > Trawl or bridle line than polypropylene. The unique
> Easy to splice fiber surface develops excellent
grip capability while adding to the
Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 surface wear life.
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
1" 3" 19.2 lb 21,400 lb 24 mm 28.6 kg 9.7 t 10.8 t
1-1/8" 3-1/2" 23.7 lb 26,200 lb 28 mm 35.3 kg 11.9 t 13.2 t
SPECIFICATIONS†
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 28.8 lb 31,500 lb 30 mm 42.9 kg 14.3 t 15.9 t
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin
1-5/16" 4" 31.6 lb 33,800 lb 32 mm 47.0 kg 15.3 t 17.0 t
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 41.2 lb 39,900 lb 36 mm 61.3 kg 18.1 t 20.1 t Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats)
1-5/8" 5" 52.6 lb 52,200 lb 40 mm 78.3 kg 23.7 t 26.3 t
Standard Color: Blue with red and green ID
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 61.9 lb 62,100 lb 44 mm 92.1 kg 28.2 t 31.3 t
2" 6" 73.2 lb 73,800 lb 48 mm 109 kg 33.5 t 37.2 t
Elastic Elongation Percentage
2-1/8" 6-1/2" 86.6 lb 81,000 lb 52 mm 129 kg 36.7 t 40.8 t
At % of break strength
2-1/4" 7" 101 lb 98,100 lb 56 mm 150 kg 44.5 t 49.4 t
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 116 lb 113,000 lb 60 mm 172 kg 51.0 t 56.7 t 10%................... 1.70%
2-5/8" 8" 131 lb 126,000 lb 64 mm 195 kg 57.2 t 63.5 t 20%................... 3.50%
2 3/4" 8-1/2" 149 lb 142,000 lb 68 mm 222 kg 64.5 t 71.7 t 30%................... 4.20%
3" 9" 168 lb 158,000 lb 72 mm 250 kg 71.9 t 79.8 t
Splice/CLASS: 8-Strand Class I
3-1/8" 9-1/2" 188 lb 176,000 lb 76 mm 280 kg 80.0 t 88.9 t
3-1/4" 10" 208 lb 194,000 lb 80 mm 310 kg 88.2 t 98.0 t

Due to our continued research and development of
3-5/8" 11" 250 lb 231,000 lb 88 mm 371 kg 105 t 117 t
product performance, the specifications listed herein
4" 12" 294 lb 275,000 lb 96 mm 437 kg 125 t 138 t
are subject to change. For the most current sizes,
6" 18" 645 lb 583,000 lb 152 mm 960 kg 265 t 294 t weights, and strengths, go to SamsonRope.com.
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
SamsonRope.com F-11
Product

3-Strand Class I
Pro-Set-3 Code:
170 A premium four-stage 100% nylon rope
Pro-Set-3 is a premium 3-strand, four-stage rope. It is manufactured to minimize FEATURES AND BENEFITS
shrinkage, snagging, and hockling; and maximize strength, durability, and flexibility. > High strength
Pro-Set-3 is easy to handle and splice. > Low stretch
> Durable

APPLICATIONS
VESSEL MOORING TUG
> General working line > Pendant
> Secondary mooring line > Shock line
> Working line

SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Nylon inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons

Specific Gravity: 1.14 1" 3" 26.0 lb 22,500 lb 24 mm 38.7 kg 10.2 t 11.3 t

1-1/16" 3-1/4" 29.0 lb 24,500 lb 26 mm 43.2 kg 11.1 t 12.3 t


Standard Color: White 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 34.0 lb 28,800 lb 28 mm 50.6 kg 13.1 t 14.5 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 40.0 lb 33,800 lb 30 mm 59.5 kg 15.3 t 17.0 t

At % of break strength 1-5/16" 4" 45.0 lb 37,400 lb 32 mm 67.0 kg 16.9 t 18.8 t

10%..................... 5.5% 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 55.0 lb 46,800 lb 36 mm 81.8 kg 21.2 t 23.6 t

1-5/8" 5" 66.5 lb 56,700 lb 40 mm 99.0 kg 25.7 t 28.6 t


20%................... 10.0%
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 83.0 lb 70,200 lb 44 mm 124 kg 31.8 t 35.4 t
30%................... 12.1%
2" 6" 95.0 lb 80,100 lb 48 mm 141 kg 36.3 t 40.4 t
Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 109 lb 90,900 lb 52 mm 162 kg 41.2 t 45.8 t

2-1/4" 7" 129 lb 109,000 lb 56 mm 192 kg 49.4 t 54.9 t



Due to our continued research and 2-1/2" 7-1/2" 149 lb 122,000 lb 60 mm 222 kg 55.1 t 61.2 t
development of product performance, 2-5/8" 8" 168 lb 138,000 lb 64 mm 250 kg 62.5 t 69.4 t
the specifications listed herein are
2-3/4" 8-1/2" 189 lb 156,000 lb 68 mm 281 kg 70.6 t 78.5 t
subject to change. For the most current
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to 3" 9" 210 lb 171,000 lb 72 mm 312 kg 77.6 t 86.2 t

SamsonRope.com. 3-1/4" 10" 264 lb 216,000 lb 80 mm 393 kg 98.0 t 109 t

*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

Product
SSR-1200-3
3-Strand Class I

Code: A blended 3-strand rope with the wear resistance and strength of a
220 100% polyester rope, but with significantly less handling weight

SSR-1200 ropes are a compound plied-yarn construction that utilizes the FEATURES AND BENEFITS
ultimate compatibility of filament polyester and Ultra Blue fibers. This unique > 15–18% lighter than 100%
combination yields strength and wear resistance equal to an all-polyester rope polyester ropes
but with a significant reduction in weight and water absorption. > Higher strength than other
combination ropes
APPLICATIONS > More durable than polypropylene
VESSEL MOORING TUG > More economical than polyester
> General working line > Barge and dredge working line > Low elastic elongation
> Barge tie-up line > Excellent grip
SPECIFICATIONS† Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin- inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
Polyester Blend 3/4" 2-1/4" 14.4 lb 13,300 lb 18 mm 21.4 kg 6.0 t 6.7 t

Specific Gravity: 1.2 13/16" 2-1/2" 17.3 lb 15,800 lb 20 mm 25.7 kg 7.2 t 8.0 t

7/8" 2-3/4" 20.6 lb 18,800 lb 22 mm 30.7 kg 8.5 t 9.5 t


Standard Color: White with 1" 3" 25.6 lb 22,900 lb 24 mm 38.1 kg 10.4 t 11.5 t
red and green ID 1-1/8" 3-1/2" 33.0 lb 29,500 lb 28 mm 49.1 kg 13.4 t 14.9 t

Elastic Elongation Percentage 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 39.4 lb 35,100 lb 30 mm 58.6 kg 15.9 t 17.7 t

1-5/16" 4" 43.3 lb 38,700 lb 32 mm 64.4 kg 17.6 t 19.5 t


At % of break strength
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 56.2 lb 48,600 lb 36 mm 83.6 kg 22.0 t 24.5 t
10%................... 1.5%
1-5/8" 5" 68.0 lb 58,500 lb 40 mm 101 kg 26.5 t 29.5 t
20%................... 3.2%
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 78.4 lb 67,500 lb 44 mm 117 kg 30.6 t 34.0 t
30%................... 4.0% 2" 6" 99.0 lb 84,600 lb 48 mm 147 kg 38.4 t 42.6 t

Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I 2-1/8" 6-1/2" 111 lb 94,500 lb 52 mm 166 kg 42.9 t 47.6 t

2-1/4" 7" 129 lb 108,000 lb 56 mm 192 kg 49.0 t 54.4 t



Due to our continued research and 2-1/2" 7-1/2" 156 lb 128,000 lb 60 mm 232 kg 58.0 t 64.4 t
development of product performance, 2-5/8" 8" 170 lb 140,000 lb 64 mm 253 kg 63.7 t 70.8 t
the specifications listed herein are 3" 9" 221 lb 182,000 lb 72 mm 328 kg 82.5 t 91.6 t
subject to change. For the most current
sizes, weights, and strengths, go to 3-1/4" 10" 263 lb 216,000 lb 80 mm 391 kg 98.0 t 109 t

SamsonRope.com. *Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.

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Product

SSR-301R
3-Strand Class I
Code:
A blended Ultra Blue-polyester working line for superior wear resistance 226
FEATURES AND BENEFITS SSR-301R is a high strength, lightweight, and controlled smooth-checking
> 30–35% stronger than standard 3-strand line that has double the wear life of standard lockline ropes due
polypropylene to the fiber blend and internal lubricant. Thirty-five percent stronger than
> Double the wear of standard standard polypropylene, each core fiber is covered with high-tenacity filament
lockline ropes polyester blended with spun polyester. The constant migration of the lubricant
> Most cost effective lockline available to the surface yarns maximizes rope wear life, allows consistent checking
> Provides long-term smooth ability, and minimizes heat buildup during checking.
consistent checking
> Lightweight compared to other
combination or polyester ropes APPLICATIONS
> Low elastic elongation TUG
> Excellent heat resistance > Barge and dredge working line
> Flex-fatigue resistant > Lock line
> Durable

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength**
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 46.9 lb 39,000 lb 36 mm 69.8 kg 17.7 t 19.6 t Specific Gravity: 1.14
1-5/8" 5" 57.5 lb 46,800 lb 40 mm 85.6 kg 21.2 t 23.6 t
Standard Color: White with red and green ID
1-3/4" 5-1/2" 66.0 lb 55,500 lb 44 mm 98.2 kg 25.2 t 28.0 t

2" 6" 78.4 lb 64,000 lb 48 mm 117 kg 29.0 t 32.3 t


Elastic Elongation Percentage
2-1/4" 7" 99.0 lb 80,000 lb 56 mm 147 kg 36.3 t 40.3 t
At % of break strength
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
10%................... 2.10%
20%................... 3.50%
30%................... 4.00%
Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I


Due to our continued research and development of
product performance, the specifications listed herein
are subject to change. For the most current sizes,
weights, and strengths, go to SamsonRope.com.

Product

Ultra Blue-3
3-Strand Class I
Code:
For higher strength, better grip, and longer service life 130
FEATURES AND BENEFITS In this 3-strand construction, high-strength Ultra Blue fiber creates a rope that is
> 30–35% stronger than standard 30% to 35% higher in strength than the equivalent polypropylene construction, giving
polypropylene Ultra Blue-3 up to three times more wear life than polypropylene. The unique fiber
> Twice as durable as surface develops excellent grip capability while adding to the surface wear life.
polypropylene ropes
> Excellent grip
APPLICATIONS
> Lightweight compared to VESSEL MOORING TUG OFFSHORE
other combination or > General working line > Barge and dredge > Working line
polyester ropes working line
> UV resistant > Barge tie-up line COMMERCIAL FISHING
> Floating emergency > Purse seine line
barge trailer line > Trawl and bridle line
> Messenger line

Size Size Weight samson size weight samson ISO 2307 SPECIFICATIONS†
diameteR circ. per 100 ft. mbs* diameter per 100 m mbs* strength** Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin
inches inches pounds pounds millimeters kilograms metric tons metric tons
1" 3" 18.6 lb 20,300 lb 24 mm 27.7 kg 9.2 t 10.3 t Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats)
1-1/8" 3-1/2" 24.7 lb 23,900 lb 28 mm 36.8 kg 10.9 t 12.1 t
Standard Color: Blue with red and green ID
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 28.9 lb 29,700 lb 30 mm 43.0 kg 13.5 t 15.0 t

1-5/16" 4" 32.5 lb 33,300 lb 32 mm 48.4 kg 15.1 t 16.8 t Elastic Elongation Percentage
1-1/2" 4-1/2" 41.2 lb 37,800 lb 36 mm 61.3 kg 17.1 t 19.1 t
At % of break strength
1-5/8" 5" 52.6 lb 49,500 lb 40 mm 78.3 kg 22.5 t 24.9 t
10%................... 2.00%
1-3/4" 5-1/2 61.9 lb 58,500 lb 44 mm 92.1 kg 26.5 t 29.5 t
20%................... 4.80%
2" 6" 73.2 lb 70,200 lb 48 mm 109 kg 31.8 t 35.4 t

2-1/8" 6-1/2" 86.6 lb 76,500 lb 52 mm 129 kg 34.7 t 38.6 t


30%................... 6.80%
2-1/4" 7" 101 lb 92,700 lb 56 mm 150 kg 42.0 t 46.7 t Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I
2-1/2" 7-1/2" 116 lb 106,000 lb 60 mm 172 kg 48.2 t 53.5 t

2-5/8" 8" 131 lb 120,000 lb 64 mm 195 kg 54.3 t 60.3 t Due to our continued research and development of
3" 9" 168 lb 150,000 lb 72 mm 250 kg 68.2 t 75.8 t product performance, the specifications listed herein
3-1/4" 10" 208 lb 185,000 lb 80 mm 310 kg 83.7 t 93.0 t
are subject to change. For the most current sizes,
weights, and strengths, go to SamsonRope.com.
*Spliced strength ** This standard replaces BS EN 919 and ISO 2307:1995 and is for unspliced strengths.
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splicing info

Splicing information and accessories


Samson provides the most comprehensive splice instructions in the industry
Fids are utilized to perform the appropriate splice procedure based
on the class and type of construction.
The fids are used in making required measurements and in burying the rope during the splicing
operation. Each diameter of rope has a matching fid size and to insure that the required measure-
ments are made correctly, the proper sized fid for the rope size must be used in performing a splice.
There are two styles of fids offered: Aluminum Tubular Fids and Wire Fids. The Aluminum Tubular
Fids are used by inserting the end rope section into the fid while the Wire Fids are attached to the
end of the rope section. Tubular Fids are pushed through the rope with an appropriate sized pusher
where Wire Fids are either fed through the rope or pulled through by attaching a feed line.

Tubular Fid and Pusher Wire Fid

Product Total Short Fid


Code Fid Size/Rope Dia. Fid Length Section Length
905 1-1/8 in. 12-1/4 in. 3 in.
Product Dimensions Total Short Fid Product
Code Fid Size/Rope Dia. Fid Length Section Length Pusher Code 905 1-1/4 in. 13-1/4 in. 3-1/4 in.
901 1/4 in. 5-1/2 in. 2-1/16 in. Small 913 905 1-5/16 in. 14 in. 3-1/2 in.
901 5/16 in. 6-3/4 in. 2-1/2 in. Small 913 905 1-1/2 in. 16 in. 4 in.
901 3/8 in. 7-3/4 in. 2-7/8 in. Small 913 905 1-5/8 in. 17-1/2 in. 4-1/2 in.
901 7/16 in. 9-1/2 in. 3-9/16 in. Small 913 905 1-3/4 in. 19 in. 4-3/4 in.
901 1/2 in. 11 in. 4-1/8 in. Small 913 905 2 in. 21 in. 5-1/4 in.
901 9/16 in. 12-1/4 in. 3-5/8 in. Large 914 905 2-1/8 in. 23 in. 5-3/4 in.
901 5/8 in. 14 in. 4-1/8 in. Large 914 905 2-1/4 in. 25 in. 6 in.
901 3/4 in. 16 in. 4-3/4 in. Large 914 905 2-1/2 in. 26 in. 6-1/2 in.
901 7/8 in. 19 in. 4-3/4 in. Large 914 905 2-5/8 in. 28 in. 7 in.
901 1 in. 21 in. 5-1/4 in. Large 914 905 2-3/4 in. 30 in. 7-1/2 in. *Dimensions
905 3 in. 32 in. 8 in. and Lengths are
905 3-1/4 in. 35 in. 8-3/4 in. to 1/2 scale
Short Section
of fid
Total Length

Short Section

Splicing Instructions:
The most current and up-to-date splicing instructions
for products listed in the catalog are available online at:
SamsonRope.com.
Splicing Kits:
As depicted in the catalog, our rope constructions are stated as The Samson Splice Training Kit
comes complete with a fid,
Class I and Class II ropes (see glossary of terms) and each type of pusher, instructions for a
rope class requires unique splicing procedures. double braid eye splice
and two lengths of
double braided ropes.
For decades, Samson has been known
for supplying the most comprehensive
splice instructions in the industry. Our
Splicing Manual and DVDs are no
exception, get your copy today.

The Samson Splicing Kit comes with


5 aluminum tubular fids (size range
1/4" through 1/2" diameter)

Contact your Samson authorized dealer to


order your copy or available for download
at SamsonRope.com.

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COMMERCIAL FISHING

PHOTO © John P. Lee Photo Courtesy Dave Mann

SamsonRope.com G-1
Samson commercial fishing
products thrive in the
punishing environments of the
North Pacific and Bering Sea
The most unforgiving and punishing seas on Earth
have been the proving grounds for Samson’s
commercial fishing products. Behind this application-
specific product line are years of market experience,
which has developed the most dependable product
line in the industry. Specific to the trawl market,
Samson has been replacing wire rope where
demanding applications meet demanding waters.

The Samson Commercial Fishing Advantage:


Setting Samson Apart
Adding value with The Samson Commercial Fishing Advantage
is what sets us apart. Improving safety and performance,
and reducing line failure is the hallmark of our success in this
industry. Supported by Samson’s considerable experience
and the most advanced R&D team in the cordage industry,
our commercial fishing products lead the way.
Products and Experience
> Application specific product line modified over the years
through market experience
Service
> Field support by application engineers
> Equipment surveys, crew training, line handling, inspections,
repair, splicing, and use of chafe protection
> Extensive technical resources available, including splicing
manuals and videos.
The Samson Advantage is our commitment to ensuring
safe and long-term operational benefits from all our products
from installation to retirement.

PHOTO © John P. Lee

HIGH- PERFORMANCE COMMERCIAL FISHING LINES

The benefits of wire replacement in the trawling industry


are proven:
> Lightweight and strong
> Abrasion resistant
> Torque free
> Flexible
> Low elongation
> Easy to handle
PHOTO © John P. Lee
> Easy to inspect
Samson’s decades of experience in commercial fishing cordage has > Easy to splice
developed the most dependable product line available.
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commERCIAL fishING

APPLICATIONS
3-S = 3-Strand DB = Double Braid
l = Class II (high-performance fiber content) 12-S = 12-Strand LL = Lead Line

Trawl or Bridle Lines

Other Fishing Lines


l = Class I (traditional fiber content ) 16-S = 16-Strand

Purse Seine Lines


SB = Solid Braid

Gilson Wire Rope


CL = Cork Line

Replacements

CONSTRUCTION
& Lead Lines
Gillnet, Cork
CD = Core-Dependent

Crab Ropes

Longlines
Double Braid

Product Name Family Code PAGE Fiber (Core/Cover)


AmSteel® 870 G-5 l l l 12-S Dyneema®-Innegra™-S Blend
AmSteel-Blue
®
872 E-2 l l l 12-S Dyneema®
Aqualine 357 G-5 l 12-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
Braided Nylon Crab Rope 521 G-7 l DB Nylon/Nylon
Dura Oceanmaster Lead Line 489 G-9 l LL Segmented Lead/Polypropylene-Nylon
Dura-Plex 360/860 G-5 l l 12-S Polypropylene-Polyester Blend
Duralon Purse Line 516 G-10 l DB Polyester/Polyester
Flexcore 492 G-9 l LL Segmented Lead/Polyester/Polyolefin
FN-16 Nylon 819 G-7 l 16-S Nylon
Herring Gillnet Cork Line 537 G-8 l CL Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polypropylene Blend
Hi-Lo Cork Line 551 G-8 l l CL Ultra Blue Polyolefin/Polyolefin-Nylon
HP Dura Pacificmaster Cork Line 533/534/535 G-9 l DB Polyester-Polypropylene-Nylon Blend
Kodiak Purse Line 334 G-10 l 12-S Ultra-Blue Polyolefin
Nylon Lube Line 517 G-10 l DB Nylon/Nylon
Oceanmaster Cork Line 530 G-9 l CL Nylon/Nylon
Premium Polyester-8 258 F-10 l l l 8-S Polyester
Proton-8 830 E-8 l l 8-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend
PTS-3 Nylon 188 G-4 l 3-S Nylon
PTS-12 Nylon 820 G-5 l 12-S Nylon
Quantum-8 863 E-9 l 8-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend
Quantum-12 873 E-4 l 12-S Dyneema®-Polyester Blend
Quik-Splice 335 G-6 l l 12-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin
Rivermaster Lead Line 491 G-9 l LL Segmented Lead/Polyester
RP-12 Nylon 323 F-3 l 12-S Nylon
RP-12 Nylon TC 824 G-6 l 12-S Nylon
Seinemaster Cork Line 531 G-9 l CL Nylon/Polyester
Solid Braid Polytron 014 G-8 l l SB Ultra Blue Polyolefin
Stable Braid 506/806 F-7 l l l DB Polyester/Polyester
SSR-100 Crab Rope 213/214/215 G-4 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
SSR-1200 Ultra Ground Line 234/235/237 G-4 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
SSR-2400 412 G-6 l 12-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
Super Strong 472 F-8 l DB Nylon/Nylon
Tenex 826 G-6 l l 12-S Polyester
TrawlSteel 878 G-6 l 12-S Polyester (Control Core)/Dyneema®
TS-II 877 G-7 l CD Dyneema®(Polyester Control Core) / Polyester
TS-II Premium 880 G-7 l CD Dyneema®(Polyester Control Core) / Dyneema®
Turbo Nylon Head Rope 541 G-8 l DB Nylon/Nylon
Turbo Polyester Head Rope 542 G-8 l DB Polyester/Polyester
Turbo-75 864 E-11 l l DB Dyneema®/Dyneema®
UB-16 Jacketed Trawl Twine 712 G-7 l DB Nylon/Ultra Blue Polyolefin
UB-16 Jacketed Trawl Twine w/Lead 713 G-7 l DB Nylon with Segmented Lead/Ultra Blue Polyolefin
Ultra Blue-3 130 G-4 l l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin
Ultra Blue-3 Trawl/Bridle 134 G-4 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin
Ultra Blue-3 Crab 133/135 G-4 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin
Ultra Blue-3 Longline 136 G-5 l 3-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin
Ultra Blue-8 252 F-11 l l 8-S Ultra Blue Polyolefin

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c o mmE R C IAL f i shIN G 3-Strands

C O M M E R C IAL FI S H pr o d u c t s
3-StrandS Ultra Blue-3
PTS-3 Nylon
Product Code: 130 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin
DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. 1/4" 1.1 lb 1,700 lb 1,500 lb
Product Code: 188 (coated) Standard Color: Blue with red
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH* 5/16" 2.1 lb 2,600 lb 2,300 lb
Fiber: Nylon and green ID
1/4" 2.0 lb 2,100 lb 1,900 lb 3/8" 2.6 lb 3,700 lb 3,300 lb
Standard Color: Clear Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats) 7/16" 3.1 lb 4,600 lb 4,100 lb
5/16" 2.7 lb 3,000 lb 2,700 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.14 3/8" 3.9 lb 5,200 lb 4,700 lb Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I 1/2" 4.5 lb 6,100 lb 5,500 lb
7/16" 5.3 lb 6,500 lb 5,900 lb In this 3-strand construction, 9/16" 6.3 lb 8,400 lb 7,600 lb
Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I
1/2" 6.8 lb 8,000 lb 7,200 lb high-strength Ultra Blue fiber 5/8" 8.0 lb 10,600 lb 9,500 lb
PTS-3 Nylon is a premium, 3-strand 9/16" 8.7 lb 10,000 lb 9,000 lb creates a rope that is 30% to 3/4" 10.2 lb 12,000 lb 10,800 lb
rope that is heat set by our exclusive 5/8" 10.6 lb 12,000 lb 10,800 lb 35% higher in strength than 7/8" 15.8 lb 18,000 lb 16,200 lb
thermo-set process. This process 3/4" 15.3 lb 14,500 lb 13,100 lb the equivalent polypropylene 1" 18.6 lb 22,600 lb 20,300 lb
coats the rope with our Samthane 7/8" 20.1 lb 17,800 lb 16,000 lb construction, giving Ultra Blue-3 1-1/8" 24.7 lb 26,600 lb 23,900 lb
coating and sets the fibers, bonding *Spliced strength up to three times more wear life 1-1/4" 28.9 lb 33,000 lb 29,700 lb
them to create working firmness than polypropylene. The unique *Spliced strength Larger sizes shown on page F-13
and extend wear life. The result is less than 1% shrinkage with excellent energy fiber surface develops excellent
absorption, improved splicing, and a long wear life. grip capability while adding to the surface wear life. In addition, the Ultra Blue fiber
has excellent dielectric properties and is extruded with our SL-5 ultraviolet inhibitor
SSR-100 Crab Rope to provide superior resistance to sunlight degradation.

Product CodeS: DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


Ultra Blue-3 Trawl/Bridle
213 (medium-firm lay) inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
3/4"dia. through 7/8" dia. 213 Medium-Firm Lay
Specific Gravity: 1.16 3/4" 15.2 lb 10,900 lb 9,800 lb Product Code: 134 (firm lay) DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
214 (firm lay) 7/8" 21.2 lb 13,700 lb 12,300 lb Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin
5/16"dia. only 214 Firm Lay 134 Bridle Firm Lay
Standard Color: Yellow
Specific Gravity: 1.18 5/16" 2.5 lb 2,500 lb 2,200 lb 1" 18.5 lb 23,000 lb 20,700 lb
Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats) 1-1/8" 24.0 lb 27,000 lb 24,300 lb
215 (medium-hard lay) 215 Medium-Hard Lay
3/8" 4.9 lb 3,500 lb 3,200 lb Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I 134 TraWL Firm Lay
3/8"dia. through 3/4" dia.
Specific Gravity: 1.20 7/16" 5.7 lb 3,700 lb 3,300 lb In this 3-strand construction, 5/8" 8.2 lb 9,500 lb 8,600 lb
1/2" 7.3 lb 4,800 lb 4,300 lb high-strength Ultra Blue fiber *Spliced strength 5,000 LB MINIMUM ORDER
FIBER: Ultra Blue Polyolefin-
Polyester Blend 9/16" 9.8 lb 6,500 lb 5,900 lb creates a rope that is 30% to
Standard Color: Clear
5/8" 14.0 lb 9,300 lb 8,400 lb 35% higher in strength than the equivalent polypropylene construction, giving Ultra
3/4" 15.6 lb 10,400 lb 9,400 lb Blue-3 up to three times more wear life than polypropylene. The unique fiber surface
Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I *Spliced strength develops excellent grip capability while adding to the surface wear life. Ultra Blue-3
A long wearing sinking line, Bridle is constructed to reduce hockling and has superior UV-degradation resistance.
SSR-100 Crab Rope minimizes hockling when loaded and unloaded, and resists
abrasion.

SSR-1200 Ultra Ground Line Ultra Blue-3 Crab

DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


PRODUCT PRODUCT WEIGHT WEIGHT Product CodeS:
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
DIAMETER CODE CODE per 100 ft. per 100 ft. AVG. MIN. 133 (medium-firm lay)
inches LAY Uncoated coated Uncoated coated STRENGTH* STRENGTH* 5/16"dia. through 1-1/8" dia. 133 Medium-Firm Lay
234 UNCOATED / 237 COATED Medium-Soft Lay 5/16" 2.7 lb 2,600 lb 2,300 lb
135 (medium-hard lay)
5/16" MSL 234 237 2.5 lb 2.8 lb 3,200 lb 2,900 lb 11/32" 3.1 lb 3,000 lb 2,700 lb
5/16" dia. through 3/4" dia.
11/32" MSL 234 237 2.9 lb 3.2 lb 3,600 lb 3,200 lb 3/8" 3.6 lb 3,600 lb 3,200 lb
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin 7/16" 4.4 lb 4,400 lb 4,000 lb
3/8" MSL 234 237 3.3 lb 3.7 lb 4,100 lb 3,700 lb
7/16" MSL 234 237 4.4 lb 4.8 lb 5,300 lb 4,800 lb Standard Color: 1/2" 5.4 lb 5,300 lb 4,800 lb
Blue with red and green ID 9/16" 7.8 lb 7,700 lb 6,900 lb
235 UNCOATED Medium-Firm Lay
5/16" MFL 235 2.7 lb 3,100 lb 2,800 lb Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats) 3/4" 13.6 lb 9,400 lb 8,500 lb
11/32" MFL 235 3.1 lb 3,500 lb 3,200 lb Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I 7/8" 17.5 lb 12,500 lb 11,300 lb
3/8" MFL 235 3.6 lb 4,000 lb 3,600 lb 15/16" 18.0 lb 14,500 lb 13,100 lb
In this 3-strand construction, 1" 23.1 lb 18,000 lb 16,200 lb
*Spliced strength high-strength Ultra Blue fiber 1-1/8" 26.6 lb 21,000 lb 18,900 lb
Product CodeS: creates a rope that is 30% to
234 (medium-soft lay) UNcoated 5/16"dia. through 7/16" dia. 135 Medium-Hard Lay
35% higher in strength than
5/16" 2.7 lb 2,400 lb 2,200 lb
235 (medium-firm lay) UNcoated 5/16"dia. through 3/8" dia. the equivalent polypropylene
11/32" 3.1 lb 2,800 lb 2,500 lb
237 (medium-soft lay) coated 5/16"dia. through 7/16" dia. construction, giving Ultra Blue-3
3/8" 3.6 lb 3,200 lb 2,900 lb
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin-Polyester Blend
up to three times more wear life
than standard polypropylene. The 7/16" 4.4 lb 4,200 lb 3,800 lb
Standard Color: White with red and green ID, red (237 only) unique fiber surface develops 1/2" 5.4 lb 5,000 lb 4,500 lb
Specific Gravity: 0.91 (floats) excellent grip capability, 9/16" 7.8 lb 7,100 lb 6,400 lb
Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I while adding to the surface 5/8" 10.1 lb 8,600 lb 7,700 lb
wear life. Ultra Blue-3 Crab is 3/4" 13.6 lb 12,000 lb 10,800 lb
This 3-strand construction virtually eliminates the potential for the hook to snag constructed to reduce hockling 13/16" 14.4 lb 13,900 lb 12,500 lb
on yarn filaments, provides good grip characteristics combined with good coiling and has superior UV-degradation 7/8" 17.5 lb 16,000 lb 14,400 lb
properties, and has excellent abrasion resistance. The coating on SSR-1200 Ultra resistance. *Spliced strength
Ground Lines Coated enhances service life and wear.

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Ultra Blue-3 Longline Aqualine

Product Code: DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Product Code: 357 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
136 (medium-firm lay) inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH* inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin-
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin 9/16" 6.2 lb 8,200 lb 7,400 lb Polyester Blend 5/16" 2.4 lb 4,200 lb 3,800 lb
Standard Color: Blue with 5/8" 8.2 lb 10,300 lb 9,300 lb 3/8" 3.2 lb 3,800 lb 3,400 lb
Standard Color: White with
red and green ID 3/4" 10.4 lb 12,200 lb 11,000 lb 1/2" 5.4 lb 5,700 lb 5,100 lb
red and green ID
13/16" 12.8 lb 16,300 lb 14,700 lb 5/8" 8.0 lb 13,300 lb 11,900 lb
Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats) Specific Gravity: 1.20
7/8" 15.6 lb 19,500 lb 17,600 lb *Spliced strength 5,000 LB MINIMUM ORDER
Splice/CLASS: 3-Strand Class I
1" 18.5 lb 23,000 lb 20,700 lb Splice/CLASS: 12-Strand Class I
1-1/8" 24.0 lb 27,000 lb 24,300 lb
In this 3-strand construction, Aqualine is a low-helix-angle single braid that has excellent strength and
1-1/4" 28.6 lb 33,000 lb 29,700 lb
high-strength Ultra Blue fiber is extremely fast to splice. It’s a durable rope that is highly resistant to UV
*Spliced strength
creates a rope that is 30% to degradation. If nets are being hung by way of sewing machines, Aqualine’s
35% higher in strength than the equivalent polypropylene construction, giving soft, torque-free flat profile allows fast installation time and minimizes needle
Ultra Blue-3 up to three times more wear life than standard polypropylene. damage. Minimum order is two units per put-up for all sizes.
The unique fiber surface develops excellent grip capability while adding to the
surface wear life. Ultra Blue-3 Longline is constructed to reduce hockling and
has superior UV-degradation resistance. Manufactured in super-long, continuous
lengths to eliminate the need for splice connections. Pre-marked lengths over
100-fathoms are available at no extra charge. Dura-Plex

Product CodeS: DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


360 (uncoated) 860 (coated) inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*

12 - STRANDS Fiber: Polypropylene- 1/4"


5/16"
1.5 lb
2.2 lb
1,800
2,600
lb
lb
1,600
2,300
lb
lb
Polyester Blend
3/8" 3.4 lb 3,900 lb 3,500 lb
AmSteel® Standard ColorS:
UNCOATED White and blue 7/16" 4.6 lb 5,000 lb 4,500 lb
coated Orange/blue, red/blue, 1/2" 5.8 lb 6,700 lb 6,000 lb
green, blue, black/blue, 9/16"** 8.3 lb 9,000 lb 8,100 lb
yellow/blue, and clear/blue 5/8" 11.0 lb 11,600 lb 10,400 lb
Product Code: 870 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. 3/4" 15.0 lb 14,500 lb 13,100 lb
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH* Specific Gravity: 1.20
Fiber: Dyneema®-Innegra™-S 7/8" 21.5 lb 21,200 lb 19,100 lb
7/64" 0.30 lb 1,400 lb 1,300 lb Splice/CLASS: 12-Strand Class I
Blend 1" 24.2 lb 25,000 lb 22,500 lb
1/8" 0.50 lb 2,100 lb 1,900 lb *Spliced strength **Uncoated only
Standard Color: Gray In Dura-Plex, a 12-strand
3/16" 1.0 lb 5,400 lb 4,900 lb
(some sizes also available by single braid, the composite strands are braided together using parallay
1/4" 1.6 lb 7,400 lb 6,700 lb
special order in red, black, construction to produce a rope with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio.
green, yellow, blue, and 5/16" 2.7 lb 10,500 lb 9,500 lb
orange) 3/8" 3.6 lb 15,500 lb 14,000 lb
7/16" 4.2 lb 18,000 lb 16,200 lb
Specific Gravity: 0.98 (floats)
1/2" 6.4 lb 27,500 lb 24,800 lb
Splice/CLASS: 9/16" 7.9 lb 34,000 lb 30,600 lb
12-Strand Class II 5/8"
3/4"
10.2
13.3
lb
lb
40,700
52,000
lb
lb
36,600
46,800
lb
lb
PTS-12 Nylon
AmSteel® is a non-rotational,
13/16" 15.8 lb 61,000 lb 54,900 lb
Samthane-coated 12-strand
7/8" 19.6 lb 74,000 lb 66,600 lb
single braid that yields high
strength and low stretch;
1" 21.8 lb 90,000 lb 81,000 lb Product Code: 820 (coated) DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
1-1/16" 29.5 lb 100,000 lb 90,000 lb inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
equivalent to wire rope with Fiber: Nylon
1-1/8" 31.9 lb 110,000 lb 99,000 lb 3/16" 1.2 lb 1,800 lb 1,600 lb
one-seventh the weight. Standard Color: Coated
1-1/4" 36.2 lb 125,000 lb 113,000 lb 1/4" 2.0 lb 3,000 lb 2,700 lb
In addition, the product is clear, red, blue, black, or
flexible, spliceable, and 1-5/16" 41.8 lb 135,000 lb 122,000 lb 5/16" 3.0 lb 4,500 lb 4,100 lb
green. Also available with
resists flex-fatigue and 1-1/2" 51.7 lb 175,000 lb 158,000 lb 3/8" 4.0 lb 5,500 lb 5,000 lb
black longitudinal line.
abrasion. 1-5/8" 65.2 lb 205,000 lb 185,000 lb 7/16" 5.6 lb 7,000 lb 6,300 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.14
1-3/4" 78.4 lb 240,000 lb 216,000 lb 1/2" 7.4 lb 10,800 lb 9,700 lb
2" 87.0 lb 280,000 lb 252,000 lb Splice/class: 9/16" 10.4 lb 14,000 lb 12,600 lb
2-1/8" 109 lb 340,000 lb 306,000 lb
12-Strand Class I 5/8" 12.1 lb 16,000 lb 14,400 lb
2-1/4" 116 lb 400,000 lb 360,000 lb 3/4" 16.1 lb 21,000 lb 18,900 lb
PTS-12 Nylon is a 12-strand *Spliced strength
2-1/2" 148 lb 450,000 lb 405,000 lb
coated, heat-set stabilized
2-5/8" 167 lb 500,000 lb 450,000 lb
nylon trawl twine. This line offers excellent strength, shock
2-3/4" 187 lb 565,000 lb 509,000 lb
mitigation, and is extremely wear resistant. PTS-12 has 1%
3" 206 lb 645,000 lb 581,000 lb shrinkage with excellent energy absorption, improved splicing,
3-1/4" 240 lb 780,000 lb 702,000 lb and a long wear life.
3-5/8" 324 lb 920,000 lb 828,000 lb
*Spliced strength

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12 - S T RAND S (continued)
Quik-Splice Tenex

DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


Product Code: 335 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Product Code: 826 inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin Fiber: Polyester 3/16" 1.3 lb 1,800 lb 1,600 lb
1/4" 1.1 lb 1,400 lb 1,300 lb
Standard Color: Blue with Standard Colors: 1/4" 2.1 lb 3,200 lb 2,900 lb
5/16" 1.7 lb 2,500 lb 2,300 lb
red and green ID Coated clear, black, yellow, 5/16" 3.2 lb 4,700 lb 4,200 lb
3/8" 2.7 lb 3,500 lb 3,200 lb
Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats) red, orange, blue, and green 3/8" 4.2 lb 5,800 lb 5,200 lb
7/16" 3.5 lb 4,600 lb 4,100 lb
Splice/CLASS: 1/2" 4.7 lb 6,700 lb 6,000 lb Specific Gravity: 1.38 7/16" 6.3 lb 9,000 lb 8,100 lb
12-Strand Class I 9/16" 6.0 lb 7,500 lb 6,800 lb Splice/CLASS: 1/2" 8.5 lb 11,800 lb 10,600 lb
5/8" 7.8 lb 10,900 lb 9,800 lb 12-Strand Class I 9/16" 10.0 lb 15,000 lb 13,500 lb
3/4" 9.7 lb 13,000 lb 11,700 lb 5/8" 13.1 lb 17,100 lb 15,400 lb
In this fast splicing 12-strand
7/8"** 15.2 lb 16,000 lb 14,400 lb Tenex is a 12-strand single 3/4" 17.2 lb 22,400 lb 20,200 lb
single braid construction, high-
1"** 21.0 lb 23,100 lb 20,800 lb braid that offers high 7/8" 25.8 lb 32,600 lb 29,300 lb
strength Ultra Blue fiber strength with low stretch
1-1/8"** 24.5 lb 28,600 lb 25,700 lb 1" 34.5 lb 42,700 lb 38,400 lb
creates a rope that is 30% to and outstanding abrasion 1-1/8" 43.0 lb 50,000 lb 45,000 lb
1-1/4"** 29.0 lb 31,300 lb 28,200 lb
35% higher in strength than resistance. It is Samthane 1-1/4" 52.2 lb 57,200 lb 51,500 lb
1-1/2" 41.0 lb 43,800 lb 39,400 lb
the equivalent polypropylene coated to provide abrasion 1-5/16" 59.7 lb 69,500 lb 62,600 lb
1-5/8" 51.1 lb 55,000 lb 49,500 lb
construction, giving resistance, enhance wear life, 1-1/2" 71.5 lb 81,700 lb 73,500 lb
1-3/4" 60.0 lb 63,800 lb 57,400 lb
Quik-Spice up to three times snag resistance, and increase 1-5/8" 90.3 lb 94,000 lb 84,600 lb
2" 70.0 lb 76,300 lb 68,700 lb
more wear life than ease of splicing. It is a viable 1-3/4" 105 lb 109,000 lb 98,100 lb
2-1/8" 84.0 lb 88,800 lb 79,900 lb
polypropylene. The unique alternative to using double *Spliced strength
2-1/4" 98.0 lb 102,000 lb 91,800 lb braids when easy field splicing
fiber surface develops 2-1/2" 114 lb 113,000 lb 102,000 lb and economy are major
excellent grip capability while *Spliced strength considerations.
adding to the surface wear life. ** For purse line usage sizes 7/8"–1-1/4" are
In addition, the Ultra Blue fiber manufactured to enhance performance against abrasion
has excellent dielectric properties and is extruded with our SL-5 ultraviolet
inhibitor to provide superior resistance to sunlight degradation. TrawlSteel

RP-12 Nylon TC Product Code: 878 DIAMETER


inches
WEIGHT
per 100 ft.
AVG.
STRENGTH*
MIN.
STRENGTH*
Fiber: Polyester (Control Core) /
Dyneema® 1/2" 8.0 lb 20,000 lb 18,000 lb
9/16" 9.6 lb 24,600 lb 22,100 lb
Standard Colors:
Product Code: 824 (coated) DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. 5/8" 13.3 lb 32,500 lb 29,300 lb
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH* Charcoal and yellow
Fiber: Nylon 3/4" 16.7 lb 38,400 lb 34,600 lb
3/4" 18.0 lb 17,500 lb 15,800 lb Specific Gravity: 1.03 7/8" 23.7 lb 54,200 lb 48,800 lb
Standard Color: Coated clear,
7/8" 25.5 lb 26,800 lb 24,100 lb Splice/CLASS: 1" 29.0 lb 64,000 lb 57,600 lb
red, green, or blue. Also 12-Strand Class II
1" 32.0 lb 36,000 lb 32,400 lb 1-1/16" 32.6 lb 72,000 lb 64,800 lb
available with black
1-1/8" 40.0 lb 40,000 lb 36,000 lb 1-1/8" 43.5 lb 81,600 lb 73,400 lb
longitudinal line. TrawlSteel is a strong, low-
1-1/4" 45.0 lb 48,000 lb 43,200 lb stretch, Samthane-coated 1-1/4" 47.9 lb 91,200 lb 82,100 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.14 *Spliced strength 12-strand single braid that has 1-1/2" 69.9 lb 126,000 lb 113,000 lb
Splice/CLASS: 1-5/8" 83.5 lb 149,000 lb 134,000 lb
exceptional resistance to wear
12-Strand Round Plait Class I 1-3/4" 96.8 lb 176,000 lb 158,000 lb
and flex-fatigue. A nonload-
bearing control core is in the 2" 113 lb 200,000 lb 180,000 lb
This 12-strand round plait is preshrunk, thermo-set, and Samthane coated to create center of the rope to maximize *Spliced strength
a stabilized, firm, durable rope that is fully spliceable. its cross-sectional firmness.

SSR-2400

Product Code: DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
412 (2-ends per carrier)
7/8" 22.0 lb 23,000 lb 20,700 lb
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin-
1" 28.0 lb 32,500 lb 29,300 lb
Polyester Blend
1-1/8" 37.5 lb 46,500 lb 41,900 lb
Standard Color: White with
1-1/4" 44.5 lb 52,500 lb 47,300 lb
red and green variegated ID.
1-1/2" 61.5 lb 75,000 lb 67,500 lb
Also available with a black
1-3/4" 84.0 lb 108,000 lb 97,200 lb
longitudinal line.
2" 108 lb 146,000 lb 131,000 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.20 *Spliced strength
Splice/CLASS:
12-Strand Class I
This balanced 12-strand single braid offers very high strength with low handling
weight. SSR-2400 is a firm construction with low elongation and excellent handling
qualities. The 2-ends per carrier provide excellent abrasion resistance, and SSR-

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16 - S T R A N D S D O U B L E B R A I D S (continued)
FN-16 Nylon Braided Nylon Crab Rope

DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Product Code: 521 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
Product Code: 819 (coated) mm per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH
Fiber: Nylon Fiber (CORE/COVER): Nylon / Nylon
6 mm 1.7 lb 2,000 lb 1,800 lb 11/32" 3.2 lb 3,000 lb 2,700 lb
Standard Color: Clear, red, 8 mm 2.8 lb 3,500 lb 3,200 lb Standard Color: White
3/8" 3.9 lb 3,600 lb 3,200 lb
blue, or green 10 mm 4.2 lb 4,800 lb 4,300 lb Specific Gravity: 1.38 13/32" 4.7 lb 4,800 lb 4,300 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.14 12 mm 6.2 lb 5,700 lb 5,100 lb Splice/CLASS: Non-spliceable Class I 7/16" 5.4 lb 5,200 lb 4,700 lb
Splice/CLASS: 15 mm 8.5 lb 7,900 lb 7,100 lb *Unspliced strength
Non-spliceable Class I 17 mm 10.5 lb 9,400 lb 8,500 lb
Braided Nylon Crab Rope is
19 mm 12.5 lb 11,000 lb 9,900 lb
constructed with a braided nylon cover over a parallel nylon core. The
*Unspliced strength
FN-16 Nylon is a 16-strand high-tenacity filament nylon is preshrunk to create service life stability.
single braid, coated with Samthane coating, which develops a firm, high-strength
rope, which has good abrasion resistance, memory, and shock-load capacities.
This product is not spliceable.
TS-II

Product Code: 877 (coated) DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
Fiber (CORE/COVER):
DOUBLE BRAIDS Dyneema®(Polyester Control Core) / 1/2" 9.6 lb 21,000 lb 17,900 lb
Polyester 9/16" 11.5 lb 23,000 lb 19,600 lb
5/8" 15.5 lb 39,000 lb 33,200 lb
Standard Color: Charcoal,
UB-16 Jacketed Trawl Twine yellow, and orange
3/4"
7/8"
20.5
29.3
lb 46,000 lb 39,100 lb
lb 64,000 lb 54,400 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.20 1" 38.0 lb 75,000 lb 63,800 lb
Splice/CLASS: 1-1/8" 46.4 lb 91,000 lb 77,400 lb
Product-Specific Class II 1-1/4" 58.5 lb 99,000 lb 84,200 lb
Product Code: 712 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
mm per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH 1-1/2" 83.5 lb 138,000 lb 117,000 lb
Fiber (CORE/COVER):
6 mm 1.4 lb 1,900 lb 1,700 lb TS-II is a core-dependent double 1-5/8 92.5 lb 160,000 lb 136,000 lb
Nylon / Ultra Blue Polyolefin ®
8 mm 2.6 lb 3,300 lb 3,000 lb braid with a Dyneema braided core *Spliced strength
Standard Color: Red, blue,
10 mm 4.3 lb 5,400 lb 4,900 lb with a polyester cover that has the
green, and yellow
12 mm 6.0 lb 7,500 lb 6,800 lb firmness required for trawl-system applications. The polyester jacket
Specific Gravity: 1.00 15 mm 9.0 lb 11,000 lb 9,900 lb protects the strength member from abrasion. The Samthane coating
Splice/CLASS: 17 mm 12.0 lb 14,000 lb 12,600 lb applied to the cover further enhances abrasion resistance and allows
Non-spliceable Class I *Unspliced strength for specific rope identification within the trawl net system. TS-II requires
specific splicing instructions, which are available upon request.
UB-16 Jacketed Trawl Twine is a 16-strand, single braid nylon core
with an Ultra Blue protective braid-over-braid jacket, which adds additional wear
resistance to the trawl twine offerings. The jacket material provides excellent knot- TS-II Premium
holding characteristics and performs well for front-end material in mid-water trawl
twine applications.

Product Code: 880 (coated) DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
UB-16 Jacketed Trawl Twine with Lead Fiber (CORE/COVER):
1/2" 8.1 lb 21,000 lb 17,900 lb
Dyneema®(Polyester
9/16" 9.8 lb 23,000 lb 19,600 lb
Control Core) / Dyneema®
5/8" 12.5 lb 39,000 lb 33,200 lb
Standard Color: Charcoal, 3/4" 16.5 lb 46,000 lb 39,100 lb
Product Code: 713 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. yellow, and orange 7/8" 24.0 lb 64,000 lb 54,400 lb
mm per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Nylon with Specific Gravity: 1.00 1" 30.5 lb 75,000 lb 63,800 lb
Segmented Lead / Ultra Blue 8 mm 6.3 lb 3,000 lb 2,700 lb
Splice/CLASS: 1-1/8" 39.0 lb 91,000 lb 77,400 lb
Polyolefin 10 mm 8.0 lb 4,900 lb 4,400 lb
Product-Specific Class II 1-1/4" 46.0 lb 99,000 lb 84,200 lb
12 mm 9.7 lb 6,800 lb 6,100 lb
Standard Color: Red, blue, 1-1/2" 66.8 lb 138,000 lb 117,000 lb
15 mm 14.1 lb 10,000 lb 9,000 lb
green, and yellow TS-II Premium has a Dyneema
® 1-5/8" 74.0 lb 160,000 lb 136,000 lb
17 mm 17.1 lb 12,600 lb 11,300 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.50 core strength member, encased *Spliced strength
*Unspliced strength ®
Splice/CLASS: in a Dyneema fiber jacket. The jacket is further enhanced with
Non-spliceable Class I Samthane coating to allow for specific rope identification within the
trawl net system. This firm, abrasion resistant line has excellent wear
This product is a 16-strand, single braid nylon core that is braided over a lead string. characteristics and is excellent on winch drums. Applicable splicing
The Ultra Blue protective braid-over-braid jacket adds additional wear resistance to instructions are available upon request.
the trawl twine offering. This product has the same characteristics as the nonleaded
version but provides a quicker sink rate when the trawl net is deployed.

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Turbo Nylon Head Rope Solid Braid Polytron
Product Code: 014
DIAMETER NET WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin
inches size per 100 feet STRENGTH STRENGTH
Product Code: 541 (coated) DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Standard Color: Blue with
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH 1/4" #8 1.1 lb 1,300 lb 1,200 lb
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Nylon / Nylon red and green variegated ID
5/8" 11.3 lb 10,800 lb 9,200 lb 9/32" #9 1.4 lb 1,600 lb 1,400 lb
Standard Color: White with one Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats) 5/16" #10 1.7 lb 1,800 lb 1,600 lb
3/4" 15.0 lb 16,200 lb 13,800 lb
red and green ID. Also available 7/8" 21.0 lb 17,500 lb 14,900 lb Splice/CLASS: 3/8" #11 2.6 lb 2,500 lb 2,300 lb
with black longitudinal line. 1" 26.5 lb 19,800 lb 16,800 lb
Non-spliceable Class I *Unspliced strength
Specific Gravity: 1.14 1-1/16" 28.3 lb 24,600 lb 20,900 lb
Splice/CLASS: 1-1/8" 32.0 lb 26,200 lb 22,300 lb In this solid braid construction, high-strength Ultra Blue fiber creates a rope
Non-spliceable Class I 1-1/4" 40.5 lb 37,300 lb 31,700 lb that is 30% to 35% higher in strength than the equivalent polypropylene
1-1/2" 59.0 lb 50,800 lb 43,200 lb construction, giving Solid Braid Polytron up to three times more wear life than
*Unspliced strength polypropylene. The unique fiber surface develops excellent grip capability
A firm, knobby nylon double
while adding to the surface wear life.
braid, Turbo Nylon Head Rope has a parallel nylon core. This construction allows for
swagged eyes, and has good abrasion resistance and excellent shock loading and
elongation characteristics.

C ork L ines
Turbo Polyester Head Rope
Herring Gillnet Cork Line
Product Code: 542 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Product Code: 537 DIAMETER WEIGHT
Polyester / Polyester 5/8" 13.0 lb 16,000 lb 13,600 lb inches per 100 ft.
3/4" 18.0 lb 20,000 lb 17,000 lb Fiber (CORE/COVER): Ultra Blue Polyolefin / Polypropylene
Standard Color: White with two 5/16" 2.3 lb
7/8" 26.0 lb 26,000 lb 22,100 lb Standard Color: Black and green
variegated red and green ID markers 3/8" 2.8 lb
and black longitudinal hanging line. 15/16" 30.5 lb 30,000 lb 25,500 lb Specific Gravity: 0.92 (floats)
1" 34.0 lb 32,000 lb 27,200 lb Splice/CLASS: Non-spliceable Class I
Specific Gravity: 1.38
1-1/16" 36.0 lb 36,000 lb 30,600 lb
Splice/CLASS: Non-spliceable Class I 1-1/8" 40.0 lb 38,000 lb 32,300 lb
This braided cork line consists of a polyolefin cover over a parallel polyolefin fiber
1-1/4" 48.0 lb 43,000 lb 36,600 lb
core. Herring Gillnet Cork Line is a firm, balanced, floating construction with a
A firm, knobby polyester double 1-1/2" 59.0 lb 55,000 lb 46,800 lb good strength-to-weight ratio.
braid, Turbo polyester Head Rope *Unspliced strength
has a parallel polyester core. This
construction allows for swagged eyes, and has good abrasion resistance and
excellent shock loading and elongation
characteristics. Hi-Lo Cork Line

Product Code: 551 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Ultra Blue
Polyolefin / Polypropylene-Nylon 3/8" 3.4 lb 2,600 lb 2,300 lb
Blend 13/32" 3.8 lb 3,100 lb 2,800 lb
7/16" 4.6 lb 3,500 lb 3,200 lb
Standard Color: White
and green with red ID 1/2" 5.6 lb 5,000 lb 4,500 lb
*Unspliced strength
Specific Gravity: 1.20
Splice/CLASS: Non-spliceable Class I

Hi-Lo Cork Line is a braided cover of white spun nylon/green polypropylene


in a 2×2 construction and a parallel core of Ultra Blue high-tenacity fiber. It is
available in medium-firm construction only.

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Lead Lines

HP Dura Pacificmaster Cork Line Dura Oceanmaster Lead Line

WEIGHT AVG. WEIGHT AVG.


Product CodeS: DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Product Code: 489 per 100 fathoms STRENGTH* per 100 fathoms STRENGTH*
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH
533 (soft lay) Fiber (CORE/COVER): Segmented 30 lb 800 lb 120 lb 800 lb
3/8"dia. through 7/8" dia. Soft/Medium/Firm Lay Lead / Polyolefin-Nylon 40 lb 800 lb 140 lb 800 lb
Standard Color: Orange, blue, white 3/8" 3.8 lb 4,500 lb 4,100 lb Standard Color: Green 50 lb 800 lb 150 lb 1,500 lb
7/16" 5.6 lb 6,200 lb 5,600 lb and white with a black
534 (medium lay) 65 lb 800 lb 175 lb 1,500 lb
1/2" 7.7 lb 9,500 lb 8,600 lb longitudinal line
3/8"dia. through 3/4" dia. 75 lb 800 lb 200 lb 2,000 lb
9/16" 9.1 lb 11,400 lb 10,300 lb
Standard Color: Orange, green, white Specific Gravity: 4.50 (average) 85 lb 800 lb 250 lb 2,000 lb
5/8" 10.2 lb 13,200 lb 11,900 lb
535 (firm lay) Splice/CLASS: 95 lb 800 lb 300 lb 2,000 lb
3/4" 14.9 lb 18,900 lb 17,000 lb
3/8"dia. through 3/4" dia. Non-spliceable Class I 110 lb 800 lb *Unspliced strength
7/8" 20.0 lb 21,000 lb 18,900 lb
Standard Color: Orange, black, white *Unspliced strength
Fiber: Polyester-Polyolefin-Nylon Blend This easy-to-handle, flexible lead line has excellent strength
Specific Gravity: 1.20 and good surface yarns on its cover to lash to netting.
Splice/CLASS: Non-spliceable Class I
Flexcore
This cork line has high strength and low elongation. Its durable cover provides
excellent knot adhesion, working strength, and good abrasion resistance.
Product Code: 492 WEIGHT AVG. WEIGHT AVG.
per 100 fathoms STRENGTH* per 100 fathoms STRENGTH*
Fiber (CORE/COVER):
Segmented Lead / 200 lb 9,000 lb 900 lb 9,000 lb
Oceanmaster Cork Line Polyester-Polyolefin 300
400
lb
lb
9,000
9,000
lb
lb
1,000 lb
1,100 lb
12,000
12,000
lb
lb
Standard Color: White with a
green longitudinal hanging line 500 lb 9,000 lb 1,200 lb 12,000 lb
600 lb 9,000 lb 1,400 lb 12,000 lb
Product Code: 530 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Specific Gravity: 4.30
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH 700 lb 9,000 lb 1,600 lb 12,000 lb
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Nylon / Nylon Splice/CLASS: 800 lb 9,000 lb *Spliced strength
9/16" 8.7 lb 8,000 lb 7,200 lb Product Specific Class I
Standard Color: White with a
5/8" 12.2 lb 11,000 lb 9,900 lb
green longitudinal hanging line
3/4" 15.5 lb 14,000 lb 12,600 lb Flexcore is a firm construction that allows good adhesion from seine lashing
Specific Gravity: 1.14 7/8" 24.1 lb 19,000 lb 17,100 lb twines. It has very low stretch with a durable cover that provides excellent
Splice/CLASS: 1" 27.0 lb 23,000 lb 20, 700 lb strength and abrasion resistance. Flexcore is fast sinking. The standard is with a
Non-spliceable Class I *Unspliced strength factory-installed eye on each end.

Oceanmaster Cork Line has excellent strength, superior elasticity, and strength
retention with a firm and balanced cover construction.
Rivermaster Lead Line

Product Code: 491 WEIGHT AVG. WEIGHT AVG.


Fiber (CORE/COVER): per 100 fathoms STRENGTH per 100 fathoms STRENGTH
Seinemaster Cork Line Segmented Lead / Polyester 30 lb 380 lb 110 lb 380 lb
Standard Color: White with 50 lb 380 lb 120 lb 480 lb
a black longitudinal hanging line 65 lb 380 lb 140 lb 480 lb
Product Code: 531 DIAMETER WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Specific Gravity: 7.50
75 lb 380 lb 150 lb 480 lb
inches per 100 ft. STRENGTH STRENGTH 85 lb 380 lb 175 lb 480 lb
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Nylon / Polyester Splice/CLASS:
5/8" 12.8 lb 11,000 lb 9,900 lb 95 lb 380 lb 200 lb 480 lb
Standard Color: White with black Non-spliceable Class I
longitudinal hanging line 3/4" 18.2 lb 14,000 lb 12,600 lb *Unspliced strength
7/8" 24.9 lb 19,000 lb 17,100 lb Rivermaster Lead Line has weak
Specific Gravity: 1.20 cover yarns that are designed to save a snagged gillnet by breaking. This line
*Unspliced strength
Splice/CLASS: Non-spliceable Class I has excellent abrasion resistance and a firm construction with good knot-holding
characteristics.
This cork line has a firmly braided cover over parallel yarns. It has excellent
strength and low stretch with a firm and balanced cover construction.

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co mmERCIA L f ishIN G P u r s e L i n e s & CO M M . F I S H ACCE S S ORIE S

Purse Lines CO M M ERCIA L F I S H ACCE S S ORIE S

Duralon Purse Line Knot Guard Protector


Product Code: 516 WEIGHT AVG. MIN. Product Code: 916-005
DIAMETER per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Standard Color: Green
5/8" 15.6 lb 12,700 lb 10,800 lb
Polyester / Polyester Knot Guard Protector prevents snagging of repaired or knotted
3/4" 19.2 lb 16,000 lb 13,600 lb
Standard Color: commercial fishing nets.
7/8" 28.2 lb 23,400 lb 19,900 lb
White with green ID 1" 38.0 lb 30,600 lb 26,000 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.38 1-1/8" 47.5 lb 37,700 lb 32,000 lb
Splice/CLASS: Double Braid Class I 1-1/4" 57.0 lb 44,800 lb 38,100 lb
*Spliced strength
Duralon Purse Line is a double
braid construction with Pro-Gard
Marine Finish. The core has a proprietary wax coating to enhance abrasion
resistance.

Kodiak Purse Line WEIGHT AVG. MIN.


Product Code: 334 DIAMETER per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH
Fiber: Ultra Blue Polyolefin 5/8" 10.4 lb 7,500 lb 6,800 lb
Standard Color: 3/4" 11.1 lb 9,600 lb 8,600 lb
Blue with red and green ID 7/8" 14.8 lb 13,000 lb 11,700 lb
Specific Gravity: 0.94 (floats) 1" 20.3 lb 17,300 lb 15,600 lb
1-1/8" 30.0 lb 20,500 lb 18,500 lb
Splice/CLASS: Non-spliceable Class I
*Unspliced strength
Kodiak Purse Line is a non-rotating
12-strand braided construction.
Non-spliceable, it maintains its round shape under load. Kodiak Purse Line floats,
and has excellent abrasion resistance, low elongation, and superior wear life.

Nylon Lube Line


Product Code: 517 WEIGHT AVG. MIN.
DIAMETER per 100 ft. STRENGTH* STRENGTH*
Fiber (CORE/COVER): Nylon / Nylon
1" 26.7 lb 29,500 lb 25,100 lb
Standard Color: White
1-1/8" 40.0 lb 42,000 lb 35,700 lb
Specific Gravity: 1.14
1-1/4" 43.0 lb 50,500 lb 42,900 lb
Splice/CLASS: Double Braid Class I *Spliced strength
Nylon Lube Line is made of a firmly
braided nylon cover over a braided, lubricated nylon core. The combination of the
core lubrication and firm cover braid provides a superior wearing seine purse and
lifter line for drum applications.

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CHAFE PROTECTION & HARDWARE

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Samson has the most innovative
chafe solutions to extend the life
of your synthetic ropes
Samson high-performance synthetic ropes have been engineered to provide
ease of handling, extreme strength, and long service life. Dyneema® fiber, a
major component in many of Samson’s high-performance ropes, is extremely
cut and abrasion resistant. While properly designed and engineered ropes
take maximum advantage of this resistance, in the real world environment of
the commercial marine industry, protecting ropes from abrasion and cutting
significantly increases service life.

Understanding abrasion
There are two types of abrasion: internal abrasion caused by the External abrasion without protection
relative movement of internal and external yarns, and external
abrasion caused by contact with external surfaces. An unprotected
rope moving over a rough surface, such as a poorly maintained
chock can be subjected to both. Upon inspection, it’s easy to see
that the external strands are abraded by a rough surface: often,
fibers can be left behind on the surface that caused the abrasion,
and the surface of the rope readily shows abraded yarns.
The same rough surfaces can also cause internal abrasion due to
the movement of the internal strands relative to each other. When
the rope’s surface strands pass over rough surfaces, they are
slowed relative to the strands next to them, causing friction. Heat
is created from friction—and heat is among the biggest enemies of External abrasion
synthetic ropes. with protection

Fortunately, the effects of both types of abrasion are easily mitigated.


Proper surfacing of hardware is easily addressed. Grinding and
smoothing of surfaces prior to the installation of synthetic ropes
is standard procedure (guidelines for surface preparation suitable
for synthetic ropes are available on the Samson website at Internal abrasion without protection
SamsonRope.com) and hardware specifically made for use with
synthetic ropes is also available.
Because lines are often subjected to surfaces not under your control,
like mooring bollards roughened and scored by wire ropes, proper
chafe gear is essential. Table 1 illustrates two ropes: one with chafe
protection and one without. Both ropes were exposed to identical
working conditions but have different outcomes. The rope with chafe
protection performed better, proven by the higher percentage of
average residual strength. This is because properly designed chafe
gear acts as a sacrificial layer for external abrasion from rough
surfaces, and also reduces internal abrasion by keeping relative fiber
movement at the surface of the rope. Internal abrasion
with protection
Samson has designed chafe gear specifically for high-performance
ropes, providing a complete line of chafe products to protect working
lines in daily use.

THE PHYSICS OF ABRASION


Rope travel due Rope travel due
to load to load
TABLE 1 Residual strength and safety factor for AmSteel -Blue
®

with and without chafe protection with similar number of jobs.


WITH WITHOUT
CHAFE PROTECTION CHAFE PROTECTION
Average Residual Strength Due to force Due to force
(% Published Min. Break Strength) 61%. 41%
Remaining Safety Factor 3:1 2:1
Without chafe gear With chafe gear
(HMPE on metal) (HMPE on HMPE)
Friction caused by poorly surfaced deck External abrasion is primarily
hardware causes both external abrasion limited to the chafe gear itself, and
to surface strands and abrasion to internal the relative movement of internal and
strands by creating relative movement external fibers is greatly reduced or
between the fibers in the rope. eliminated completely.

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CHAFE/THIMBLE MATRIX

Chafe Criteria
The chafe gear selector is designed to help you determine which
product is suitable for your application based on whether you
need sliding or fixed chafe protection, the construction of the
rope, and the level of abrasion to which the rope will be exposed.
Please confirm your selection with a Samson technical sales ABRASION LEVEL
engineer or customer service representative.
LIGHT MEDIUM HEAVY

Nonjacketed

Nonjacketed

Nonjacketed
Jacketed

Jacketed

Jacketed
Family
Product Name Code PAGE SLIDING FIXED
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CHAFE PROTECTION
DC Gard 706 H-4 X X X X
DC Moor-Gard 706 H-5 X X X X X X X
Dynalene 975 H-4 X X X X
TC Gard 707 H-4 X X X
Technolene 976 H-5 X X X X
STANDARD CHAFE PROTECTION
Cordura® Chafe Protector R6 H-7 X X X X X
DuraTech 984 H-6 X X X X X X
IFH Chafe Guard 999601 H-7 X X X X X
Pro-Gard 974 H-6 X X X X X
Pro-Gard Eye Protector 973 H-6 X X X X X
Pro-Moor 977 H-6 X X X X X

Rope Thimbles FITS ROPE DIAMETER See product specs for exact sizes
Please see individual product descriptions for
exact sizing and specifications.
1-1/4"–1-1/2"

2-1/4"–2-1/2"

3-1/4"–3-1/2"

4-1/4"–4-1/2"

5-1/4"–5-1/2"

6-1/4"–6-1/2"
1-3/4"–2"

2-3/4"–3"

3-3/4"–4"

4-3/4"–5"

5-3/4"–6"

6-3/4"–7"
1/4"–1/2"

3/4"–1"

Family
Product Name Code PAGE
Blue Line Thimble 930 H-8
Bronze Thimble 920 H-9
Galvanized HD Wire Thimble 924 H-9
Galvanized Painted Thimble 929 H-9
Heavy Duty Hawser Thimble 933 H-8
Orkot Thimble
®
963 H-7

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CHAFE GEAR

Dynalene Product Code: 975

Dynalene is a unique product that protects FEATURES: Size FITS ROPE Diameter COVERS SPLICE Diameter
the strength member from abrasion, yet Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
> Lightweight
allows the rope to be easily inspected Small 7/8" – 1-1/4" 22 – 30 mm 5/8" – 1" 16 – 24 mm
for both internal and external fiber wear. > Floats
Medium 1-5/16" – 1-5/8" 32 – 40 mm 1-1/8" – 1-3/8" 28 – 34 mm
Braided from cut and abrasion resistant > Easy inspection Large 1-3/4" – 3" 44 – 72 mm 1-1/2" – 2-5/8" 36 – 64 mm
Dyneema® fiber, Dynalene is permanently without removal Extra-Large 3-1/4" – 4" 80 – 96 mm 2-3/4" – 3-1/4" 68 – 80 mm
spliced over the rope, and acts as a > Excellent durability
sacrificial cover protecting it from abrasion Size FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE COVERS SPLICE CIRCUMFERENCE
and wear in mooring, tug, and offshore Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
applications. Small 2-3/4" – 3-3/4" 66 – 90 mm 2" – 3" 48 – 72 mm
Dynalene is fully repairable in the field, Medium 4" – 5" 96 – 120 mm 3-1/2" – 4-1/8" 84 – 100 mm
does not absorb water, and floats. It is Large 5-1/2" – 9" 132 – 216 mm 4-1/2" – 8" 108 – 192 mm
easy to install anywhere on the rope. Extra-Large 10" – 12" 240 – 288 mm 8-1/2" – 10" 204 – 240 mm

Dynalene can be installed


as a fixed or adjustable
chafe solution.

Great choice for mooring, tug,


and offshore applications.
Field repairable, rope is easily
inspected without removal.

DC Gard Product Code: 706 TC Gard Product Code: 707

DC Ga rd S P E C IF IC ATION S
DC Gard is a tightly braided cover FEATURES: Size FITS ROPE Diameter COVERS SPLICE Diameter
construction of Dyneema® fiber that > Light and flexible Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
is spliced onto the strength member > Floats Size C 1" – 1-1/4" 24 – 30 mm 9/16" – 5/8" 14 – 16 mm
to protect it from wear and abrasion Size D 1-5/16" – 1-3/4" 32 – 44 mm 3/4" – 1" 18 – 24 mm
in specific areas. Designed for use in > Can be removed for
Size E 1-7/8" – 2-1/2" 45 – 60 mm 1-1/8" – 1-3/8" 28 – 34 mm
applications like tug operations, where rope inspection
Size F 2-5/8" – 3-1/8" 64 – 76 mm 1-1/2" – 1-3/4" 36 – 44 mm
frequent handling and use put a premium > Cut resistant
Size G 3-1/4" – 4-1/4" 80 – 104 mm 1-7/8" – 2-3/8" 45 – 57 mm
on rope protection and resistance to > Superior durability Size H 4-1/2" – 5-3/4" 110 – 146 mm 2-1/2" – 3-1/4" 60 – 80 mm
snagging. For vessels where frequent
Size I 6" – 6-3/4" 152 – 172 mm 3-1/2" – 3-3/4" 86 – 92 mm
mooring operations are the norm, DC Gard
Size J 7" – 7-3/4" 178 – 196 mm 4" – 4-1/2" 96 – 110 mm
provides maximum protection for working
ropes. PATENT PENDING. Size K 8" 204 mm 4-5/8" – 5" 112 – 120 mm

Size FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE COVERS SPLICE CIRCUMFERENCE


If operating in regions where extreme heat is an issue, Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
contact Customer Service for information about Size C 3" – 3-3/4" 72 – 90 mm 1-3/4" – 2" 42 – 48 mm
Samson’s TC Gard made with Technora®. Size D 4" – 5-1/2" 96 – 132 mm 2-1/4" – 3" 54 – 72 mm
Size E 5-5/8" – 7-1/2" 136 – 180 mm 3-1/2" – 4-1/8" 84 – 100 mm
Size F 8" – 9-1/2" 192 – 228 mm 4-1/2" – 5-1/2" 108 – 132 mm
Size G 10" – 13" 240 – 312 mm 5-5/8" – 7-1/8" 136 – 174 mm
Size H 13-1/2" – 17-1/4" 328 – 438 mm 7-1/2" – 10" 180 – 240 mm
Size I 18" – 20-1/4" 456 – 516 mm 10-1/2" – 11-1/4" 254 – 272 mm
Size J 21" – 23-1/4" 534 – 588 mm 12" – 13-1/2" 288 – 328 mm
Size K 24" 612 mm 14" – 15" 336 – 360 mm

Can be removed for rope


inspection, excellent choice for
tug and mooring applications.

DC Gard provides maximum


protection for working ropes.

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CHAFE GEAR

Product Code: 706 DC Moor-Gard


With the same Dyneema® fiber cover FEATURES: Size FITS ROPE Diameter
construction as DC Gard, DC Moor-Gard > Fixed or adjustable Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS
is a tubular abrasion protector. The ends for easy positioning Size E 1" – 1-3/4" 24 – 44 mm
can be coated in either orange or blue Size F 1-7/8" – 2-1/4" 45 – 56 mm
urethane. The standard length is 10 feet, > Light and flexible
Size G 2-3/8" – 3-1/4" 57 – 80 mm
with longer lengths available by request. > Floats
DC Moor Gard should be applied prior to > Easily removed for Size FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE
splicing the rope. Designation
rope inspection INCHES MILLIMETERS
Size E 3" – 5 1/2" 72 – 132 mm
> Cut resistant
Size F 5-5/8" – 7" 136 – 168 mm
Size G 7-1/8" – 10" 174 – 240 mm
When installing over a splice contact customer service to
determine the appropriate size of DC Moor-Gard.

Product Code: 976 Technolene


The construction of Technolene is similar FEATURES: Size FITS ROPE Diameter COVERS SPLICE Diameter
to Dynalene, but the fiber composition is > Excellent heat Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
Technora®, an aramid fiber with very high resistance for Small 7/8" – 1-1/4" 22 – 30 mm 5/8" – 1" 16 – 24 mm
heat resistance. Technolene should be high heat Medium 1-5/16" – 1-5/8" 32 – 40 mm 1-1/8" – 1-3/8" 28 – 34 mm
specified where synthetic ropes are subject applications/ Large 1-3/4" – 3" 44 – 72 mm 1-1/2" – 2-5/8" 36 – 64 mm
to both abrasion and high temperatures environments Extra-Large 3-1/4" – 4" 80 – 96 mm 2-3/4" – 3-1/4" 68 – 80 mm
from reflected heat sources or friction.
> Easy inspection
Size FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE COVERS SPLICE CIRCUMFERENCE
without removal Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
> Excellent durability Small 2-3/4" – 3-3/4" 66 – 90 mm 2" – 3" 48 – 72 mm
and cut resistance Medium 4" – 5" 96 – 120 mm 3-1/2" – 4-1/8" 84 – 100 mm
Large 5-1/2" – 9" 132 – 216 mm 4-1/2" – 8" 108 – 192 mm
Extra-Large 10" – 12" 240 – 288 mm 8-1/2" – 10" 204 – 240 mm

Superior heat and abrasion


resistance in high ambient
heat applications.

Excellent protection that


allows for easy inspection
without removal.

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CHAFE GEAR
hook a nd loop S PEC I F I C AT I ONS
HOOK & FITS ROPE Diameter COVERS SPLICE Diameter
Economical DuraTech Product Code: 984 LOOP INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
Permanently sewn DuraTech is a webbed-nylon chafe sleeve. It is Size A up to 3/4" up to 18 mm up to 1/2" up to 12 mm
configuration or available in a permanently sewn configuration or Size B 7/8" – 1" 22 – 24 mm 9/16" – 5/8" 14 – 16 mm
removable “hook and
removable “hook and loop” configuration. This Size C 1-1/16" – 1-1/2" 26 – 36 mm 3/4" – 7/8" 18 – 22 mm
loop” configuration
chafe sleeve provides an economical, but resilient Size D 1-5/8" – 2" 40 – 48 mm 1" – 1-1/8" 24 – 28 mm
solution for protecting lines from localized abrasion. Size E 2-1/8" – 2-1/2" 52 – 60 mm 1-1/4" – 1-1/2" 30 – 36 mm
The sleeves can be moved and tethered in place.
Prefabricated grommets are standard on all sleeves HOOK & FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE COVERS SPLICE CIRCUMFERENCE
LOOP
to assure proper installation. The standard length is INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
10 feet, with longer lengths available by request. Size A up to 2-1/4" up to 54 mm up to 1-1/2" up to 36 mm
Size B 2-3/4" – 3" 66 – 72 mm 1-3/4" – 2" 42 – 48 mm
Size C 3-1/4" – 4-1/2" 78 – 108 mm 2-1/4" – 2-3/4" 54 – 66 mm
Size D 5" – 6" 120 – 144 mm 3" – 3-1/2" 72 – 84 mm
DuraTech can be installed on rope as well as on eyes. Size E 6-1/2" – 7-1/2" 156 – 180 mm 3-3/4" – 4-1/2" 90 – 108 mm

sewn S PEC I F I CAT I ONS


SEWN
FITS ROPE Diameter COVERS SPLICE Diameter
INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
Size F up to 5/8" up to 16 mm up to 3/8" up to 9 mm
Size G 3/4" – 1" 18 – 24 mm 7/16" – 1/2" 11 – 12 mm
Size H 1-1/16" – 1-3/8" 26 – 34 mm 9/16" – 3/4" 14 – 18 mm
Size I 1-1/2" – 1-5/8" 36 – 40 mm 7/8" – 1" 22 – 24 mm
Size J 1-3/4" – 2" 44 – 48 mm 1-1/16" – 1 1/4" 26 – 30 mm
Size K 2-1/8" – 2-1/2" 52 – 60 mm 1-5/16" – 1 3/8" 32 – 34 mm
Size L 2-5/8" – 3" 64 – 72 mm 1-1/2" – 1 3/4" 36 – 44 mm

SEWN
FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE COVERS SPLICE CIRCUMFERENCE
INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS
Size F up to 2" up to 48 mm up to 1-1/8" up to 27 mm
Size G 2-1/4" – 3" 54 – 72 mm 1-1/4" – 1-1/2" 33 – 36 mm
Size H 3-1/4" – 4-1/8" 78 – 100 mm 1-3/4" – 2-1/4" 42 – 54 mm
Size I 4-1/2" – 5" 108 – 120 mm 2-3/4" – 3" 66 – 72 mm
Size J 5-1/2" – 6" 132 – 144 mm 3-1/4" – 3-3/4" 78 – 90 mm
Size K 6-1/2" – 7-1/2" 156 – 180 mm 4" – 4-1/8" 96 – 100 mm
Size L 8" – 9" 192 – 216 mm 4-1/2" – 5-1/2" 108 – 132 mm

Pro-Gard Eye Protector Size


Designation
FITS ROPE Diameter
INCHES MILLIMETERS
Great weight to
Product Code: 973 (Hook and Loop)
Size A 3/8" – 5/8" 9 – 16 mm
durability ratio Pro-Gard is constructed of dual-woven fabric
layers made with HMPE fiber. The finer inner layer Size B 3/4" – 1" 18 – 24 mm
Great abrasion Size C 1-1/8" – 1-3/4" 28 – 44 mm
resistance allows the rope to adjust to load, while the thicker
outer layer is coated to provide a high coefficient Size D 1-7/8" – 2-1/2" 46 – 60 mm
Easy to install and Size E 2-5/8" – 3-1/4" 64 – 80 mm
remove for replacement
of friction to minimize movement on the contact
or rope inspection surface. Lightweight Pro-Gard is easily installed in
Size FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE
the field, won’t absorb water, and floats. Available
Won't absorb water Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS
in 20", 30", 40", and 50" legs.
Floats Size A 1-1/8" – 2" 27 – 48 mm
Size B 2-1/4" – 3" 54 – 72 mm
Pro-Gard Rope Protector Pro-Gard Eye
Protector is Size C 3-1/2" – 5-1/2" 84 – 132 mm
Product Code: 974 (Hook and Loop) gusseted at Size D 5-5/8" – 7-1/2" 138 – 180 mm
The hook and loop feature of this product allows the apex for a Size E 8" – 10" 192 – 240 mm
this chafe protector to be easily applied over the better fit.
rope. The standard length is 10 feet, but is available
up to 21 feet in length.

Pro-Moor Product Code: 977 Size


Designation
FITS ROPE Diameter
INCHES MILLIMETERS
FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE
INCHES MILLIMETERS
Versatile: may be fixed The Pro-Moor product has all of the features of the
Size B 1-1/8" – 1-1/2" 28 – 36 mm 3-1/2" – 4-1/2" 84 – 108 mm
or adjustable Pro-Gard product but since it is tubular, is generally
Size C 1-5/8" – 2" 40 – 48 mm 5" – 6" 120 – 144 mm
installed on the product before it leaves the factory.
Size D 2-1/8" – 2-1/2" 52 – 60 mm 6-1/2" – 7-1/2" 156 – 180 mm
The standard length is 2 meters.
Size E 2-5/8" – 3" 64 – 72 mm 8" – 9" 192 – 216 mm

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thimbles

IFH Chafe-Gard Product Code: 999601 Size


Designation
FITS ROPE Diameter
INCHES MILLIMETERS
Economical IFH (Inverted Fire Hose) Chafe-Gard protects your mooring lines from chock wear. Composed of
Size A 1-1/8" – 2" 28 – 48 mm
Durable a tubular braided polyester structure externally coated with a highly wear-resistant rubberized
Size B 2-1/8" – 3" 52 – 72 mm
Able to adjust compound. The polyester lining allows mooring lines to adjust under tension while the rubberized
exterior’s high coefficient of friction minimizes the rope’s movement on the chock. Grommets at Size C 2-1/2" – 3-3/4" 60 – 92 mm
or fix to rope
each end allow attachment of control lines. The standard length is 8 feet. FITS ROPE CIRCUMFERENCE
Size
Designation INCHES MILLIMETERS
An inexpensive, durable choice
that can be installed as a fixed Size A 3-1/2" – 6" 84 – 144 mm
or adjustable chafe solution. Size B 6-1/2" – 9" 156 – 216 mm
Size C 7-1/2" – 11-1/4" 180 – 272 mm

Cordura Chafe Protector


®
Size
FITS ROPE Diameter
INCHES MILLIMETERS
FITS ROPE circumference
INCHES MILLIMETERS
Product Code: R6
Durable Cordura Chafe Protector is a woven product 2 3/4" – 1" 18 – 24 mm 2-1/4" – 3" 54 – 72 mm
3 1" – 1-1/2" 24 – 36 mm 3" – 4-1/2" 72 – 108 mm
Economical that is produced in a tubular format. Cordura is
100% industrial nylon with twice the abrasion 4 1-5/8" – 2-1/8" 40 – 52 mm 5" – 6-1/2" 120 – 156 mm
resistance of normal nylon and three times the 5 2-1/4" – 2-5/8" 56 – 64 mm 7" – 8" 168 – 192 mm
abrasion resistance of polyester. This product 6 2-3/4" – 3-1/4" 68 – 80 mm 8-1/2" – 10" 204 – 240 mm
is commonly added to the eyes of working 8 3-3/8" – 4" 82 – 96 mm 10-1/8" – 12" 246 – 288 mm
lines and can be installed on the rope as well. 10 4-1/8" – 4-5/8" 100 – 112 mm 12-1/2" – 14" 300 – 336 mm
Available in any length. Chafe Protector can be installed on rope
as well as on eyes.

R O P E HARD W ARE
Thimbles are designed to protect the rope’s eye from cuts and kinking. Samson can supply thimbles in plastic, galvanized steel, bronze,
stainless steel or painted steel. The application will determine the appropriate thimble to be specified.
Since thimbles are not designed for load carrying purposes, they are not load rated either by their manufacturers or by Samson. Certification
of thimbles is not standard practice, and Samson does not provide ratings for thimbles used in our rope systems.
The working load limit (WLL) includes the combination of all applied loads, static and dynamic, based on normal service. The WLL does not
represent the loss of strength in the thimble or rope due to creep and other mechanical, chemical, and environmental factors.
Never use a thimble that is smaller than the size suggested for the rope diameter.

Orkot Thimble Product Code: 963


®

The Orkot® Thimble is a means of attaching synthetic ropes to wire ropes via a shackle. Products made from Orkot® Marine
composite materials have exceptional wear resistance and virtually no swell in water, which provides dimensional stability.
They offer tolerance to edge loading and misalignment even with the heaviest loads, and are particularly suited to freeze
fitting without the danger of shattering. Orkot® TLM Marine is the standard grade of material incorporating a woven-fabric
reinforcement and solid lubricants within a thermosetting resin matrix. The material can be used in conjunction with water
and grease lubrication, and can be run dry for limited periods.

Size Designation Size Designation


Orkot SHACKLE Jaw Working
Rope Diameter Rope Circumference
Thimble Pin Diameter Winch Load Limit
INCHES MILLIMETERS INCHES MILLIMETERS Stock # INCHES INCHES TONS
7/8" 22 mm 2-3/4" 68 mm SSB-6 1" 1.4" 6.5 tons
1" 24 mm 3" 72 mm SSB-8 1-1/8" 1.7" 8.5 tons
1-1/8" 28 mm 3-1/2" 86 mm SSB-9 1-1/4" 1.8" 9.5 tons
1-1/4" 30 mm 3-3/4" 92 mm SSB-12 1-3/8" 2.0" 12.0 tons
1-3/8" 34 mm 4-1/4" 104 mm SSB-13 1-1/2" 2.3" 13.5 tons
1-1/2" 36 mm 4-1/2" 110 mm SSB-17 1-5/8" 2.4" 17.0 tons
1-3/4" 44 mm 5-1/2" 134 mm SSB-25 2" 2.9" 25.0 tons
2" 48 mm 6" 152 mm SSB-35 2-1/4" 3.3" 35.0 tons
2-1/2" 60 mm 7-1/2" 190 mm SSB-55 2-3/4" 4.1" 55.0 tons
3" 72 mm 9" 216 mm SSB-85 3-1/4" 5.0" 85.0 tons

Orkot Thimble A B C D E F G
Stock # INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES
SSB-6 1.38 0.88 1.19 1.32 2.31 1.02 1.88
SSB-8 1.56 1.00 1.44 1.56 2.53 1.16 2.12
SSB-9 1.75 1.13 1.56 1.69 2.94 1.27 2.37
SSB-12 1.94 1.25 1.66 1.84 3.25 1.40 2.63
SSB-13 2.13 1.38 1.88 2.06 3.56 1.53 2.88
SSB-17 2.31 1.50 2.00 2.19 3.88 1.65 3.12
SSB-25 2.75 1.75 2.38 2.63 4.63 2.06 3.75
SSB-35 3.13 2.00 2.75 3.00 5.25 2.31 4.26
SSB-55 3.88 2.50 3.63 3.88 6.50 2.81 5.26
SSB-85 4.63 3.00 4.50 4.75 7.75 3.31 6.26

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THIMBLES

Blue Line Thimble Product Code: 930


The Blue Line Thimble is compatible with Samson’s high-performance, high-modulus
synthetic fiber rope products such as AmSteel ®-Blue, Force-8, and DPX™-75. The tubular,
gusseted design creates a high-strength thimble that protects the rope and maintains
the proper bending radius when connected to mating hardware.

Stainless Steel Painted/Powder Coated

Size Designation Size Designation Thimble Wt. A B C D E F


Rope Diameter Rope Circumference POUNDS INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES
3/16" – 3/8" 9/16" – 1-1/8" 0.80 lb 0.50" 3.3" 0.90" 0.20" 0.30" 0.90"
7/16" – 1/2" 1-1/4" – 1-1/2" 1.1 lb 0.60" 3.7" 1.1" 0.20" 0.40" 1.2"
9/16" – 5/8" 1-3/4" – 2" 1.4 lb 0.80" 4.4" 1.3" 0.20" 0.50" 1.8" C E
3/4" – 7/8" 2-1/4" – 2-3/4" 2.0 lb 0.90" 4.9" 1.4" 0.20" 0.60" 1.9" D
1" – 1-1/8" 3" – 3-1/2" 5.8 lb 1.4" 7.5" 2.4" 0.30" 0.90" 2.9"
1-1/4" – 1-1/2" 3-3/4" – 4-1/2" 7.5 lb 1.8" 9.0" 2.8" 0.30" 1.1" 3.7"
1-5/8" – 1-11/16" 5" – 5-1/4" 10.3 lb 2.0" 10.0" 3.0" 0.30" 1.2" 3.8"
F
1-3/4" – 2" 5-1/2" – 6" 10.8 lb 2.2" 10.6" 3.2" 0.30" 1.4" 3.9"
B
Size Designation Size Designation Thimble Wt. A B C D E F
Rope Diameter Rope Circumference KILOGRAMS mm mm mm mm mm mm
5 – 15 mm 15 – 27 mm 0.36 kg 12 mm 84 mm 23 mm 4 mm 8 mm 24 mm
11 – 12 mm 33 – 36 mm 0.50 kg 15 mm 95 mm 27 mm 5 mm 10 mm 31 mm A
14 – 16 mm 42 – 48 mm 0.70 kg 19 mm 112 mm 32 mm 5 mm 12 mm 46 mm
18 – 22 mm 54 – 66 mm 0.91 kg 22 mm 125 mm 35 mm 5 mm 15 mm 47 mm
24 – 28 mm 68 – 84 mm 2.6 kg 35 mm 190 mm 60 mm 7 mm 22 mm 73 mm
30 – 36 mm 90 – 108 mm 3.4 kg 45 mm 228 mm 70 mm 7 mm 27 mm 94 mm
40 – 42 mm 120 – 126 mm 4.7 kg 50 mm 255 mm 75 mm 7 mm 31 mm 97 mm
44 – 48 mm 132 – 144 mm 4.9 kg 55 mm 268 mm 80 mm 7.5 mm 35 mm 99 mm
For use with Ultra Blue-8 add 1/4" (6 mm) to the rope diameter to determine the appropriate thimble size.

Heavy Duty Hawser Thimble Product Code: 933

The cast-steel Heavy Duty Hawser Thimble is designed for use with wire rope or high-performance
synthetic fiber ropes such as AmSteel ®-Blue, Force-8, and DPX™-75.The galvanized thimble provides
smooth and even grooves, maximum strength in critical areas, and the proper bending radius for the
rope. When used with synthetic ropes, the thimble eye should be lashed at approximately 2, 4, 8, and
10 o’clock on the thimble circumference to secure it to the rope when not in service.

Lashed Thimble

Size Designation Size Designation Thimble Wt. A B C D E F Size Designation Size Designation Thimble Wt.
Fits Rope Diameter Fits Rope Circumference POUNDS INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES Fits Rope Diameter Fits Rope Circumference KILOGRAMS
5/8" – 3/4" 2" – 2-1/4" 3.5 lb 6.9" 4.5" 5.0" 3.0" 1.2" 0.40 16 – 18 mm 48 – 54 mm 1.6 kg
7/8" – 1" 2-3/4" – 4" 6.0 lb 8.6" 5.8" 6.3" 3.8" 1.4" 0.50 22 – 24 mm 66 – 72 mm 2.7 kg
1-1/8" – 1-1/4" 3-1/2" – 3-3/4" 9.5 lb 10.1" 6.8" 7.3" 4.3" 1.7" 0.7 28 – 30 mm 84 – 90 mm 4.3 kg
1-3/8" – 1-1/2" 4-1/8" – 4-1/2" 18.5 lb 12.1" 8.0" 8.8" 5.0" 2.2" 0.9 34 – 36 mm 100 – 108 mm 8.4 kg
1-5/8" – 1-3/4" 5" – 5-1/2" 24.0 lb 12.8" 8.0" 9.3" 5.0" 2.4" 0.9 40 – 44 mm 120 – 132 mm 10.9 kg
1-7/8" – 2" 5-5/8" – 6" 33.5 lb 14.8" 9.5" 10.8" 6.0" 2.7" 1.1 46 – 48 mm 138 – 144 mm 15.2 kg
2-1/8" – 2-1/4" 6-1/2" – 7" 53.5 lb 17.1" 11.0" 12.5" 7.0" 3.1" 1.2 52 – 56 mm 156 – 168 mm 24.3 kg
2-3/8" – 2-1/2" 7-1/8" – 7 1/2" 81.5 lb 19.3" 12.8" 14.3" 8.3" 3.9" 1.4 57 – 60 mm 174 – 180 mm 37.0 kg
2-3/4" – 3" 8-1/2" – 9" 137 lb 24.5" 15.0" 17.0" 9.4" 4.9" 1.6 68 – 72 mm 204 – 216 mm 61.9 kg
For use with Ultra Blue-8 add 1/4" (6 mm) to the rope diameter to determine the appropriate thimble size.

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THIMBLES

Bronze Thimble Product Code: 920

Bronze Rope Thimbles are made from a high strength, noncorrosive, nonsparking nickel-aluminum bronze alloy, ideal for marine
applications. This rope thimble was developed primarily for use with nylon, manila, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride ropes. Four rings
or “keepers” secure the rope from jumping out of the thimble. Eighteen sizes are available in rope-diameter sizes from 3/8" to 4-3/4".
Size Designation Size Designation Shackle Size A B C D G H T Weight Weight
Rope Diameter Rope Diameter INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES POUNDS KILOGRAMS
3/8" – 7/16" 9 – 11 mm 3/8" 7/8" 1 1/2" 9/16" 3/4" 2-1/16" 2-7/16" 3/32" 0.20 lb 0.09 kg
1/2" – 9/16" 12 – 14 mm 3/8" 1" 1 5/8" 11/16" 29/32" 2-3/8" 2-13/16" 7/64" 0.40 lb 0.18 kg
5/8" 16 mm 1/2" 1-1/8" 2" 7/8" 1-1/8" 3-1/8" 3-1/2" 1/8" 0.60 lb 0.27 kg
13/16" – 15/16" 20 – 23 mm 5/8" 1-1/4" 2 5/16" 1-1/16" 1-3/8" 3-3/4" 4-3/16" 5/32" 0.90 lb 0.41 kg
1" 24 mm 3/4" 1-5/8" 2 3/4" 1-3/16" 1-9/16" 4-1/4" 4-11/16" 3/16" 1.6 lb 0.73 kg
1-1/8" – 1-1/4" 28 – 30 mm 7/8" 1-7/8" 3 1/16" 1-7/16" 1-27/32" 5-1/16" 5-3/16" 13/64" 2.1 lb 1.0 kg
1-5/16" 32 mm 7/8" 2-1/8" 3 5/8" 1-1/2" 1-15/16" 5-1/2" 5-13/16" 7/32" 2.6 lb 1.2 kg
1-1/2" 36 mm 1" 2-3/8" 4 1/16" 1-11/16" 2-5/32" 6-1/4" 6-1/2" 15/64" 3.7 lb 1.7 kg
1-5/8" 40 mm 1-1/8" 2-5/8" 4 1/2" 1-13/16" 2-5/16" 6-3/4" 7-1/16" 1/4" 4.8 lb 2.2 kg
1-3/4" 44 mm 1-1/4" 2-7/8" 4 15/16" 2" 2-17/32" 7-3/8" 7-3/4" 17/64" 6.8 lb 3.1 kg
2" 48 mm 1-1/4" 3-1/8" 5 3/8" 2-1/4" 2-13/16" 8-3/8" 8-5/8" 9/32" 7.7 lb 3.5 kg
2-1/8" 52 mm 1-3/8" 3-1/2" 5 13/16" 2-3/8" 2-31/32" 9" 9-1/8" 19/64" 9.5 lb 4.3 kg
2-1/4" 56 mm 1-1/2" 3-7/8" 6 1/4" 2-1/2" 3-1/8" 9-3/8" 9-5/8" 5/16" 11.0 lb 5.0 kg
2-5/8" 64 mm 1-5/8" 4-3/8" 7" 2-7/8" 3-5/8" 10-5/8" 10-3/4" 3/8" 16.5 lb 7.5 kg
2-3/4" – 2-7/8" 68 – 70 mm 2" 4-7/8" 8" 3-1/4" 4-1/8" 11-3/4" 12-1/8" 7/16" 25.0 lb 11.3 kg
3" – 3-1/4" 72 – 80 mm 2" 5-3/8" 9 1/4" 3-1/2" 4-1/2" 13-1/8" 13-7/8" 1/2" 38.0 lb 17.2 kg
3-3/4" 92 mm — 8" 10" 4" 5-3/8" 14-5/8" 15-1/2" 11/16" 60.0 lb 27.2 kg
4-3/4" 116 mm — 9" 12-1/2" 6-3/8" 8-3/8" 22-7/8" 21-1/2" 1" 225 lb 102 kg
Not recommended for use with Class II ropes. Dimensions are approximate—within standard foundry practice.

Galvanized Painted Thimble Product Code: 929

The Galvanized Painted Thimble provides a new dimension in "lightweight" heavy-duty rope thimbles with this improved design
for use in the marine towing industry. Light enough for easy handling, but with the maximum high strength at critical points. The
generous inside dimensions allow these thimbles to fit any large towing shackle, or any large regular shackle.
Size Designation Size Designation A B C D E W Weight Weight
Rope Diameter Rope Diameter INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES POUNDS KILOGRAMS
1-1/8" – 1-1/4" 28 – 30 mm 2" 3-1/2" 5-3/8" 1-9/16" 1-7/16" 1-15/16" 2.5 lb 1.1 kg
1-5/16" – 1-5/8" 32 – 40 mm 3-3/8" 5-1/8" 7-7/8" 1-13/16" 1-3/4" 2-1/4" 5.5 lb 2.5 kg
2" – 2-1/4" 48 – 56 mm 3-1/8" 6" 9-1/4" 2-3/4" 2-3/4" 3-3/8" 11.0 lb 5.0 kg
2-5/8" 64 mm 4-1/4" 6-1/2" 11" 3-1/8" 3" 3-3/4" 20.5 lb 9.3 kg
3" 72 mm 4-3/4" 7-5/8" 12" 3-1/2" 3-1/4" 4" 26.0 lb 11.8 kg
3-1/4" 80 mm 5" 8-1/2" 13-1/2" 3-7/8" 3-1/2" 4-1/4" 35.5 lb 16.1 kg
3-5/8" – 4" 88 – 96 mm 6" 9-1/2" 15-1/2" 5-3/8" 4-1/2" 5-1/2" 48.0 lb 21.8 kg
4-1/4" – 4-5/8" 104 – 112 mm 6-1/8" 10" 17" 5-3/4" 5-1/4" 6" 56.5 lb 25.6 kg
G-411
5" – 5-1/4" 120 – 128 mm 6-7/16" 11" 18-1/2" 6-1/2" 5-3/4" 6-5/8" 64.0 lb 29.0 kg
5-5/8" – 6" 142 – 152 mm 10" 11-7/8" 24" 6-1/2" 6-1/8" 7" 80.0 lb 36.3 kg
6-1/4" – 6-5/8" 158 – 168 mm 12" 16-1/4" 27" 8" 7-3/4" 9" 270 lb 122 kg
7" – 7-1/4" 178 – 184 mm 13-7/8" 19-3/4" 33-3/4" 9-1/4" 8-1/2" 10 -1/4" 378 lb 171 kg
Not recommended for use with Class II ropes. Dimensions are approximate—in accordance with standard foundry practices.
Note: "D" Dimension is larger than "E" Dimension to allow for the larger after splicing diameter of the rope.

Galvanized HD Wire Thimble Product Code: 924


G-411

The Wire Thimble protects against wear and deformation of the rope eye. Designed with the proper bending radius to maintain rope
strength and provide longer service life. This thimble meets the performance requirements of Federal Specifications FF-T-276b Type III
(except for those provisions required of the contractor.)
G-414
Size Designation Size Designation A B C D E F G H Weight Weight
Rope Diameter Rope Diameter INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES POUNDS KILOGRAMS
1/4" 6 mm 2.2" 1.6" 1.5" 0.90" 0.40" 0.30" 0.10" 0.30" 0.07 lb 0.03 kg
5/16" 8 mm 2.5" 1.9" 1.8" 1.1" 0.50" 0.30" 0.10" 0.30" 0.12 lb 0.06 kg
3/8" 9 mm 2.9" 2.1" 2.1" 1.1" 0.60" 0.40" 0.10" 0.40" 0.22 lb 0.10 kg
7/16" 11 mm 3.3" 2.4" 2.4" 1.3" 0.70" 0.50" 0.10" 0.50" 0.35 lb 0.16 kg
1/2"– 9/16" 12 – 14 mm 3.6" 2.8" 2.8" 1.5" 0.90" 0.60" 0.20" 0.50" 0.51 lb 0.23 kg
5/8" 16 mm 4.3" 3.3" 3.1" 1.8" 1.0" 0.70" 0.20" 0.50" 0.76 lb 0.34 kg
3/4" 18 mm 5.0" 3.8" 3.8" 2.0" 1.2" 0.80" 0.20" 0.70" 1.58 lb 0.71 kg G-414
7/8" 22 mm 5.5" 4.3" 4.3" 2.3" 1.4" 0.90" 0.20" 0.80" 1.78 lb 0.81 kg
1" 24 mm 6.1" 4.5" 4.8" 2.5" 1.6" 1.1" 0.30" 0.90" 3.14 lb 1.42 kg
1-1/8"– 1-1/4" 28 – 30 mm 7.0" 5.1" 5.9" 2.9" 1.9" 1.3" 0.30" 1.3" 4.00 lb 1.81 kg
1-1/4"– 1-3/8" 30 – 34 mm 9.9" 6.5" 6.8" 3.5" 2.3" 1.4" 0.40" 1.3" 8.11 lb 3.68 kg
1-3/8"– 1-1/2" 34 – 36 mm 9.0" 6.3" 7.1" 3.5" 2.6" 1.6" 0.50" 1.3" 13.0 lb 5.87 kg
1-5/8" 40 mm 11.3" 8.0" 8.1" 4.0" 3.0" 1.7" 0.50" 1.4" 17.0 lb 7.71 kg
1-3/4" 44 mm 12.2" 9.0" 8.5" 4.5" 3.5" 1.8" 0.50" 1.5" 17.8 lb 8.05 kg
1-7/8"– 2" 45 – 48 mm 15.1" 12.0" 10.4" 6.0" 3.4" 2.1" 0.50" 1.7" 27.8 lb 12.6 kg
2-1/4" 56 mm 17.5" 14.0" 11.9" 7.0" 3.9" 2.4" 0.60" 1.8" 39.5 lb 17.9 kg
Not recommended for use with Class II ropes. SamsonRope.com H-9
nylites

Nylite Assemblies
Spools, shields, and shackle assembly NYLITE shields Product Code: 969
Easily installed into or removed from a premade Nylite shields are designed for use
soft eye. Nylite spool is only 1/7th the weight of with specific rope, spool, and
shackle sizes. See chart
steel. Connectors will not deform or rupture from below for information.
repeated loadings. The shackle takes
advantage of the high-strength Nylite
connector and synthetic rope.

Working Details
> Working loads listed are in tons (2,000 lb).
> Working loads, as given, are based on pin-bore
relationship provided by use of the Nylite Shackle.
When using a nonstandard pin, the working load as NYLITE SPOOLs shACKLES The shackle
given DOES NOT APPLY. Product Code: 969 Product Code: 961 working load limit
> The HP aluminum spool is available for use with (WLL) is stamped
high-performance Class II ropes in sizes -1 through -5. on each shackle.
> Aluminum spools are not recommended for continuous
use in submerged marine environments.
> All working load values are based on a 4:1 safety factor.
> Assembly ratings are based on the use of designated HP Aluminum Spool
spools and shackles. Spools used in conjunction with (sizes -1 to -5)
other hardware are not rated by Samson. -1 and -2 shackles are Electrolytic Zinc coated
per ASTM B633-07 SC2 Type III.
Nylite Spool
(sizes -1 to -9) Sizes -3 through -9 shackles are hot-dip
galvanized per ASTM A123.
Class I Assembly Nylite Assembly with Nylon Spool
Samson Assembly Samson Assembly
Fits Rope Minimum Working Weight Fits Rope Fits Rope Minimum Working Weight
Shackle Product Shield
Fits Rope Diameter Circumference Eye Size Load Each Diameter Circumference Eye Size Load Each
Type Code Size Color MIN. MAX MIN. MAX INCHES TONS POUNDS MIN. MAX MIN. MAX MM TONS KG
Zinc Plated 964-0320 -1 Blue 3/8" 1/2" 1-1/8" 1-1/2" 2-3/16" 1.1 tons 0.50 lb 9 mm 12 mm 27 mm 36 mm 56.6 mm 1.1 tons 0.23 kg
Zinc Plated 964-0400 -2 Red 9/16" 5/8" 1-3/4" 2" 2-3/4" 1.6 tons 1.0 lb 14 mm 16 mm 42 mm 48 mm 68.0 mm 1.6 tons 0.45 kg
Galvanized 964-0520 -3 Green 3/4" 13/16" 2-1/4" 2-1/2" 3-3/4" 2.5 tons 1.6 lb 18 mm 20 mm 54 mm 60 mm 92.0 mm 2.5 tons 0.73 kg
Galvanized 964-0680 -4 Orange 7/8" 1-1/16" 2-3/4" 3-1/4" 4-7/8" 4.5 tons 3.8 lb 22 mm 26 mm 66 mm 78 mm 124 mm 4.5 tons 1.7 kg
Galvanized 964-0840 -5 Black 1-1/8" 1-5/16" 3-1/2" 4" 6-1/8" 7.5 tons 6.2 lb 28 mm 32 mm 84 mm 96 mm 156 mm 7.5 tons 2.8 kg
Galvanized 964-1120 -6 Yellow 1-1/2" 1-3/4" 4-1/2" 5-1/2" 7-5/8" 12.5 tons 19.0 lb 36 mm 44 mm 108 mm 132 mm 194 mm 12.5 tons 8.6 kg
Galvanized 964-1440 -7 Black 2" 2-1/4" 6" 7" 9-3/4" 20.0 tons 24.0 lb 48 mm 56 mm 144 mm 168 mm 248 mm 20.0 tons 10.9 kg
Galvanized 964-1680 -8 Black 2-1/2" 2-5/8" 7-1/2" 8" 11-1/4" 25.0 tons 38.0 lb 60 mm 64 mm 180 mm 192 mm 286 mm 25.0 tons 17.2 kg
Galvanized 964-2080 -9 Black 2-3/4" 3 1/4" 8-1/2" 10" 14" 35.0 tons 64.0 lb 68 mm 80 mm 204 mm 240 mm 356 mm 35.0 tons 29.0 kg
-1 and -2 shackles are Electrolytic Zinc coated per ASTM B633-07 SC2 Type III. Sizes -3 through -9 shackles are hot-dip galvanized per ASTM A123.

Class II Assembly Nylite Assembly with HP Aluminum Spool


Samson Assembly Samson Assembly
Fits Rope Fits Rope Minimum Working Weight Fits Rope Fits Rope Minimum Working Weight
Shackle Product Shield
Diameter Circumference Eye Size Load Each Diameter Circumference Eye Size Load Each
Type Code Size Color MIN. MAX MIN. MAX INCHES TONS POUNDS MIN. MAX MIN. MAX MM TONS KG
Zinc Plated 964-0321 -1 Blue 3/8" 1/2" 1-1/8" 1-1/2" 2-3/16" 2.7 tons 0.53 lb 9 mm 12 mm 27 mm 36 mm 56.6 mm 2.7 tons 1.2 kg
Zinc Plated 964-0401 -2 Red 9/16" 5/8" 1-3/4" 2" 2-3/4" 4.8 tons 1.1 lb 14 mm 16 mm 42 mm 48 mm 68.0 mm 4.8 tons 2.3 kg
Galvanized 964-0521 -3 Green 3/4" 13/16" 2-1/4" 2-1/2" 3-3/4" 5.8 tons 1.8 lb 18 mm 20 mm 54 mm 60 mm 92.0 mm 5.8 tons 3.9 kg
Galvanized 964-0681 -4 Orange 7/8" 1-1/16" 2-3/4" 3-1/4" 4-7/8" 11.5 tons 4.1 lb 22 mm 26 mm 66 mm 78 mm 124 mm 11.5 tons 9.1 kg
Galvanized 964-0841 -5 Black 1-1/8" 1-5/16" 3-1/2" 4" 6-1/8" 14.0 tons 6.8 lb 28 mm 32 mm 84 mm 96 mm 156 mm 14.0 tons 14.9 kg
-1 and -2 shackles are Electrolytic Zinc coated per ASTM B633-07 SC2 Type III. Sizes -3 through -5 shackles are hot-dip galvanized per ASTM A123.

E
Spool Spool Pin D
A B C D E F G
Size Inside Dia. Outside Dia. Diameter* INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES INCHES SHACKLE
-1 0.46" 1.50" 0.44" 0.88" 1.08" 1.11" 2.41" 0.38" 1.99" 2.34" SHEILD
A B
-2 0.58" 1.75" 0.56" 1.13" 1.21" 1.38" 3.11" 0.50" 2.38" 2.88"
-3 0.64" 2.25" 0.63" 1.38" 1.61" 1.77" 3.54" 0.56" 3.02" 3.70"
SPOOL
-4 0.89" 3.00" 0.88" 1.75" 1.90" 2.29" 4.70" 0.75" 3.79" 4.71" F
-5 1.02" 3.75" 1.00" 2.13" 2.15" 2.85" 5.55" 0.88" 4.85" 5.95" C
-6 1.54" 5.00" 1.50" 2.63" 3.14" 3.80" 7.75" 1.37" 6.30" 7.85" PATENT PENDING
-7 1.75" 6.25" 1.63" 3.25" 3.75" 4.80" 8.90" 1.50" 7.93" 9.89"
-8 2.00" 7.25" 1.75" 3.75" 4.13" 5.61" 10.13" 1.75" 9.24" 11.47"
SLEEVE G
-9 2.25" 9.00" 2.00" 4.63" 5.06" 6.95" 12.15" 2.00" 11.45" 14.28"
*Sizes -1 to -5 are supplied with jam nuts and cotter pins. Larger sizes have cotter pins and standard nuts. ROPE

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ROPE SELECTION

ROPE SELECTION Select the Right Rope for the Job

The use of rope for any purpose subjects it to friction, bending, and tension. All
rope hardware, sheaves, rollers, capstans, cleats, and knots are, in varying degrees,
damaging to the rope. It is important to understand that rope is a moving, working
strength member, and, even under ideal conditions, it will lose strength during use in any
application. Maximizing the safety and rope performance begins with selecting the right
rope, managing its strength loss through optimal handling practices, and retiring it from
service before it creates a dangerous situation. Ropes are serious working tools, and
when used properly they will give consistent and reliable service. The cost of replacing
a rope is extremely small when compared to the physical damage or injury to personnel
a worn out rope can cause.

ROPE SELECTION

Selecting a rope involves evaluating a combination of factors. Some of these factors are
straightforward like comparing rope specifications. Others are not easily quantified, such as a
preference for a specific color or how a rope feels in your hand. Reducing application factors that
pertain to sizes or strengths on an initial purchase creates unnecessary frequent replacements and
potentially dangerous conditions, in addition to increasing long-term costs. For ropes with equal
fiber and construction, a larger rope will outlast a smaller rope because of the greater surface-wear
distribution. Similarly, a stronger rope will outlast a weaker one because it will be used at a lower
percentage of its break strength with a reduced chance of it being overstressed.

Strength
When given a choice between ropes, select the strongest of any given size. A load of 200
pounds represents 2% of the strength of a rope with a breaking strength of 10,000 pounds.
The same load represents 4% of the strength of a rope that has a breaking strength of 5,000
pounds. The weaker rope will have to work harder and as a result will have to be retired
sooner.
Our published strengths and test results reflect as accurately as possible the conditions
under which they are to be used. Because all ropes are terminated with a splice, all
published strengths herein are spliced strengths unless otherwise noted. This is so the
customer can select the appropriate size and strength of the rope for his application, and to
ensure the utmost in safety and length of service life. This ensures that you are selecting the
best sizes and strengths for your actual application and use of the rope. When comparing
our data to that of other rope manufacturers, please be sure that spliced strengths are used.

ELONGATION
It is widely accepted that ropes with lower elongation under load will give you better load
control, which is a big help at complicated job sites. However, a rope with lower elongation
that is shock loaded can fail without warning even though it appears to be in good shape.
Low elongating ropes should be selected with the highest possible strength. Twisted rope
has lower strength and more stretch. Braided rope has higher strength and lower stretch.

SHOCK LOADING
Whenever a load is picked up, stopped, moved, or swung there is an increased force
caused by the dynamic nature of the movement. The force increases as these actions occur
more rapidly or suddenly, which is known as “shock loading.” Any sudden load that exceeds
the working load by more than 10% is considered a shock load. The farther an object falls,
the greater the impact. Synthetic fibers have a memory and retain the effects of being
overloaded or shock loaded. A rope that has undergone shock loading can fail at a later time
even though it is loaded within the working load range.
Examples of applications where shock loading occurs include rope used as a towline,
picking up a load on a slack line, or using rope to stop a falling object. In extreme cases, the
force put on the rope may be two, three, or more times the normal load involved. Shock-
loading effects are greater on a low elongation rope such as polyester than on a high-
elongation rope such as nylon, and greater on a short rope than on a long one.
For dynamic loading applications involving severe exposure conditions, or for
recommendations on special applications, consult the manufacturer.

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ROPE SELECTION

Select the Right Rope for the Job ROPE SELECTION


FIRMNESS
Select ropes that are firm and round and hold their shape during use. Soft or mushy ropes
will snag easily and abrade quickly causing accelerated strength loss. A loose or mushy
rope will almost always have higher break strengths than a similar rope that is firm and
holds its shape because the fibers are in a straighter line, which improves strength but
compromises durability.

CONSTRUCTION AND ABRASION


Choosing the right rope construction plays an important role in the longevity of the rope
because of how it impacts resistance to normal wear and abrasion. Braided ropes have a
round, smooth construction that tends to flatten out somewhat on a weight bearing surface.
This distributes the wear over a much greater area, as opposed to the crowns of a 3-strand
or, to a lesser degree, an 8-strand rope.

WORKING LOADS
Working loads are the loads that a rope is subjected RECOMMENDED WORK
to in everyday activity. For rope in good condition with LOAD LIMIT For cataloged rope
appropriate splices, in noncritical applications, and under CONSTRUCTION WORKING LOAD
normal service conditions, working loads are based on Rope Percentage of
a percentage of the approximate breaking strength of Construction Break Strength
new and unused rope of current manufacture. For the 3-Strand 20%
products depicted in this catalog, and when used under 8-Strand 20%
normal conditions, the working load percentage is 20% 12-Strand 20%
of published strengths.
Double Braid 20%
Normal working loads do not cover dynamic conditions
such as shock loads or sustained loads, nor do they cover where life, limb, or valuable
property are involved. In these cases, a lower working load must be used. A higher working
load may be selected only with expert knowledge of conditions and professional estimates
of risk; if the rope has been inspected and found to be in good condition; and if the rope
has not been subject to dynamic loading (such as sudden drops, snubs, or pickups),
excessive use, elevated temperatures, or extended periods under load.

Rope Class
All Samson ropes are categorized for splicing and testing purposes as a
Class I or Class II construction.
Class I ropes are produced with non high-modulus fibers that impart the strength and
stretch characteristics to the rope, which have tenacities of 15 grams/denier (gpd) or less
and a total stretch at break of 6% or greater. Class I ropes are produced with traditional
fibers such as: polypropylene or polyethylene), nylon, and polyester.
Class II ropes are produced with high-modulus fibers that impart the strength and stretch
characteristics to the rope which have tenacities greater than 15 grams/denier (gpd) and
a total stretch at break of less than 6%. Typical Class II ropes are produced with: HMPE
(Dyneema®), aramid (Technora®), LCP (Vectran®), and PBO (Zylon®).
Both Class I and Class II ropes can be produced in various rope constructions
such as: 3-strand, 8-strand, 8x3-strand, 12-strand, double braids, or
core-dependent braids.

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HANDLING / USAGE

ROPE HANDLING & usAGE Use the Rope Properly

Do not stand in line with Danger to Personnel


a rope under tension.
Persons should be warned against the serious danger of standing in line with a rope under tension.
Should the rope part, it may recoil with considerable force and speed. In all cases where any such
risks are present, or where there is any question about the load involved or the condition of use, the
working load should be substantially reduced and the rope properly inspected before every use.

I n s ta l l i n g R o p e o n a W i n c h

TUG ASSIST LINES


A minimum of the first 3 or 4 layers of rope around the winch storage drum should be
installed so the rope has a close and tight fit on the drum. The installation tension on
the rope should be approximately 5% of the rope’s minimum breaking strength. For new
rope installations, the greater the number of wrap layers installed under the suggested
tension will minimize or prevent subsequent wraps from diving or burying down into lower
wraps. As the rope is used, the wrap tensions may loosen, it is suggested the total rope
be retensioned at original installation loads and thereby prevent potential downward wrap
slippage. A single drum or split drum winch, should always keep a minimum of 8 to 10
wraps of rope on the drum at all times. This is to ensure that the connecting point of the
rope to the winch does not under go load.

Winding onTO a Winch


Level winding: Using the appropriate amount of
tension, wind the rope evenly, without spaces across the
drum of the winch. The next level should wind over the
previous layer of rope and follow the valley between turns
on the previous level. This pattern is followed for all layers
of rope, with each layer of turns slightly offset from the
layer below. LEVEL WINDING

Cross winding: When the rope is placed under load it can dive, or push into, the
previously wrapped level below it. To avoid diving, cross winding is recommended.

CROSS WINDING First Cross When cross winding, start with two layers of level wound rope using the appropriate back
tension. At the end of the second layer, pull the rope quickly across the drum, allow it to
wind one full turn at the side of the drum, then quickly pull it back to the opposite side
of the drum. This will force the rope to cross in the middle, and form a barrier that will
prevent the rope from diving into the lower layers of the drum when placed under load.
Follow the cross wound layer with two layers of level wound turns, then form another
cross. Repeat this pattern until the length of rope is fully spooled onto the winch.

CROSS WINDING Second Cross ROPE CAPACITY OF A WINCH DRUM


Effect of rope diameter on drum capacity.
The formula for determining the length of rope that will fit on a winch drum is:

Length to be stored = A (B 2 − C 2 )
15.3 (rope diameter) 2
(A, B, C, and the rope diameter are expressed in inches;
length is expressed in feet.)
CROSS WINDING Level Layer

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HANDLING / USAGE

Use the Rope Properly ROPE HANDLING & usAGE


Avoid all Abrasive Conditions
All rope will be severely damaged if subjected to rough surfaces or sharp edges.
Chocks, bitts, winches, drums, and other surfaces must be kept in good condition and free
of burrs and rust. Pulleys must be free to rotate and should be of proper size to
avoid excessive wear.

MINIMIZE TWIST IN THE LINE


As little twist as four turns per three feet (or meter) introduced into the line can cause
as much as 10 to 30% reduction of strength. Another way to help prevent twist is to
preset the line. Once these ropes have been loaded, they do not return to their original
dimensions. A rope that has been preset is less likely to accept permanent twist.
Presetting should be performed only on new and unused rope, and with extreme caution.
For lines in use that have not been preset, alternate wrap directions on the bitt to minimize
twist each time the line is used.

Avoid Chemical Exposure


Rope is subject to damage by chemicals. Consult the manufacturer for specific
chemical exposure, such as solvents, acids, and alkalis. Consult the manufacturer for
recommendations when a rope will be used where chemical exposure (either fumes or TWISTED LINE
actual contact) can occur.

Avoid Overheating
Heat can seriously affect the strength of synthetic ropes. When using rope where the
temperature exceeds 250°F (or if it is too hot to hold), consult the manufacturer for
recommendations as to the size and type of rope for the proposed continuous heat-
exposure conditions. When using ropes on a capstan or winch, care should be exercised
to avoid surging while the capstan or winch head is rotating. The friction from the slippage
causes localized overheating, which can melt or fuse synthetic fibers, resulting in severe
loss of tensile strength.

Storage
All rope should be stored in a clean, dry area, out of direct sunlight, and away from
extreme heat. It should be kept off the floor and on racks to provide ventilation
underneath. Never store rope on a concrete or dirt floor, and under no circumstances
should cordage and acid or alkalis be kept in the same vicinity. Some synthetic rope (in
particular polypropylene and polyethylene) may be severely weakened by prolonged
exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays unless specifically stabilized and/or pigmented to
increase UV resistance. UV degradation is indicated by discoloration and the presence of
splinters and slivers on the surface of the rope.

KNOTS
While it is true that a knot reduces rope strength, it is also true that a knot is a convenient
way to accomplish rope attachment. The strength loss is a result of the tight bends that
occur in the knot. With some knots, ropes can lose up to 50% of their strength, however,
this number can change based on rope construction and fibers used. It is vital that the
reduction in strength by the use of knots be taken into account when determining the size
and strength of a rope to be used in an application. To avoid knot strength reduction, it is
recommended that a rope be spliced according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Splice
terminations are used in all our ropes to determine new and unused tensile strengths.
Therefore, whenever possible, spliced terminations should be used to maximize the rope
strength for new and used ropes.

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BENDING / SHEAVES

Sizing the R adius of Bit ts, Fairle ads, and Chocks


This angle BENDING RADIUS
is more than
10 degrees
Any sharp bend in a rope under load decreases its strength substantially and
may cause premature damage or failure. In sizing the radius of bitts, fairleads,
and chocks for best performance the following guidelines are offered.
Surface diameter should be at
Where a rope bends more than ten degrees around or across any surface, the diameter
least three times the rope's diameter.
of that surface should not be less than three times the diameter of the rope. Stated
another way, the diameter of the surface should be at least three times the rope's
diameter. A 4:1 ratio (or larger) would be better yet because the durability of the rope
increases substantially as the diameter of the surface over which it is worked increases.

On a cleat when the rope does not bend radially, the barrel of the cleat can be one-half
the rope's circumference (minimum).

Surface diameter should be at Many tugboats using 8- and 9-inch-circumference headlines in ship-handling work have
least 1/2 the rope's circumference. bitts 18 inches in diameter or greater, which are adequate bending radii. However, many
of these bow and shoulder bitts are equipped with “horns” of a relatively small diameter
(5 or 6 inches), and it is these horns under or over which the lines pass and bend first in
many cases, resulting in a shortened rope life. It is recommended that the hardware be
replaced with the appropriate sized horns to avoid excessive rope replacement costs.

The ratio of the length of an eye splice to the diameter of the object over which the
eye is to be placed (bollard, bitt, cleat, etc.) should be a minimum 3:1 relationship, and
preferably 5:1. In other words, if you have a bollard two feet in diameter the eye splice
Bollards with should be six or ten feet in length. By using this ratio the angle of the two legs of the eye
undersized horns.
splice at its throat will not be so severe as to cause a parting or tearing action at this
point (thimbles are normally designed with a 3:1 ratio).

2 ft.

Minimum 6 Feet

S H E AV E D I A M E T E R S A N D S I Z E S
Groove
Diameter Sheave diameters should be 8 times THE rope diameter
8-inch
Diameter To assure maximum efficiency and safety, sheaves for braided ropes should be no
Rope
Sheave Diameter
less than eight times the rope diameter. The sheave groove diameter should be
no less than ten percent greater than the rope diameter. The sheave groove should
1-inch be round in shape. (Sheaves with “V” shaped grooves should be avoided, as they
Diameter No less than tend to pinch and damage the rope through excessive friction and crushing of the
Rope 10% greater
rope fibers.) Sheave surfaces should be kept smooth, and free of burrs and gouges.
than rope
8:1 diameter Bearings should be maintained to ensure smooth rotation of sheaves.

Ratio

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ROPE INSPECTION

ROPE INSPECTION AND RETIREMENT


Retire the Rope when it’s Time
One question frequently asked is “When should I retire my rope?” The most obvious answer is
before it breaks. But, without a thorough understanding of how to inspect it and knowing the
load history, you are left making an educated guess. Unfortunately, there are no definitive rules
nor are there industry guidelines to establish when a rope should be retired because there are New rope.
so many variables that affect rope strength. Factors like load history, bending radius, abrasion,
chemical exposure or some combination of those factors, make retirement decisions difficult.
Inspecting your rope should be a continuous process of observation before, during, and after
each use. In synthetic fiber ropes, the amount of strength loss due to abrasion and/or flexing is
directly related to the amount of broken fiber in the rope’s cross section. After each use, look
and feel along every inch of the rope length inspecting for abrasion, glossy or glazed areas,
inconsistent diameter, discoloration, and inconsistencies in texture and stiffness. Used rope.

VISUAL INSPECTION

The load-bearing capacity of double braid ropes such as Stable Braid is divided equally between the inner core
and the outer cover. If upon inspection, there are cut strands or significant abrasion damage the rope must be
retired because the strength of the entire rope is decreased. Severely abraded rope.

Core-dependent double braids such as AmSteel II have 100% of their load-bearing capacity handled by the
®

core alone. For these ropes, the jacket can sustain damage without compromising the strength of the load-
bearing member. Inspection of core-dependent double braids can be misleading because it is difficult to see the
core. In the case of 12-strand single braids such as AmSteel® and AmSteel®-Blue, each of the 12-strands carries
approximately 8.33%, or 1/12th, of the load. If upon inspection, there are cut strands or significant abrasion
damage to the rope, the rope must be retired or the areas of damage removed and the rope repaired with the
appropriate splice.

Abrasion Discoloration
When a 12-strand single braid rope such as With use, all ropes get dirty. Be on
Inspect for pulled strands.
AmSteel®-Blue is first put into service, the outer the lookout for areas of discoloration
filaments of the rope will quickly fuzz up. This that could be caused by chemical
is the result of these filaments breaking, which contamination. Determine the cause of
actually forms a protective cushion and shield the discoloration and replace the rope if
for the fibers underneath. This condition should it is brittle or stiff.
stabilize, not progress. If the surface roughness
increases, excessive abrasion is taking place Inconsistent Diameter
and strength is being lost. When inspecting Inspect for flat areas, bumps, or lumps.
the rope, look closely at both the inner and This can indicate core or internal
outer fibers. When either is worn, the rope is damage from overloading or shock Inspect for internal abrasion.
obviously weakened. loads and is usually sufficient reason to
replace the rope.
Open the strands and look for powdered fiber,
which is one sign of internal wear. Estimate the Inconsistent Texture
internal wear to estimate total fiber abrasion. If Inconsistent texture or stiff areas can
total fiber loss is 20%, then it is safe to assume indicate excessive dirt or grit embedded
that the rope has lost 20% of its strength as a in the rope or shock load damage and is
result of abrasion. usually reason to replace the rope.
As a general rule for braided ropes, when there Compare surface yarns
is 25% or more wear from abrasion, or the fiber Residual Strength with internal yarns.
is broken or worn away, the rope should be Samson offers customers residual
retired from service. For double braid ropes, strength testing of our ropes. Periodic
50% wear on the cover is the retirement point, testing of samples taken from ropes
and with 3-strand ropes, 10% or more wear is currently in service ensures that
accepted as the retirement point. retirement criteria are updated to reflect
the actual conditions of service.
Glossy or Glazed Areas
Glossy or glazed areas are signs of heat Compressed areas.
damage with more strength loss than the
amount of melted fiber indicates. Fibers
adjacent to the melted areas are probably
damaged from excessive heat even though
they appear normal. It is reasonable to assume
that the melted fiber has damaged an equal
amount of adjacent unmelted fiber.
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INSPECTION/RETIREMENT

INSPECTION AND RETIREMENT CHECKLIST


Single Braids
Inspection and Retirement Checklist* REDUCED VOLUME Repair or retire
Any rope that has been in use for any period of time will show What > 25% reduction
normal wear and tear. Some characteristics of a used rope will
not reduce strength while others will. Below we have defined Cause > Abrasion
normal conditions that should be inspected on a regular basis. > Sharp edges and surfaces
If upon inspection you find any of these conditions, you must > Cyclic tension wear
consider the following before deciding to repair or retire it:
> the length of the rope,
> the time it has been in service,
> the type of work it does,
> where the damage is, and
> the extent of the damage. MELTED OR GLAZED FIBER Repair or retire
In general, it is recommended to: What > Fused fibers
> Repair the rope if the observed damage
> Visibly charred and melted
is in localized areas.
fibers, yarns, and/or
> Retire the rope if the damage is over extended areas. strands
*REFERENCES Cordage Institute International, International Guideline CI2001-04, Fiber-Rope > Extreme stiffness
Inspection and Retirement Criteria: Guidelines to Enhance Durability and the Safer Use of Rope, 2004.
> Unchanged by flexing
Cause > Exposure to excessive
heat, shock load, or a
sustained high load
Compression Not a permanent characteristic
What > Visible sheen
DISCOLORATION/DEGRADATION Repair or retire
> Stiffness reduced by flexing
the rope What > Fused fibers
> Not to be confused with melting > Brittle fibers
> Often seen on winch drums > Stiffness
Cause > Fiber molding itself to the Cause > Chemical contamination
contact surface under a
radial load
Corrective Action
Flex the rope to remove compression

PULLED STRAND Not a permanent characteristic Inconsistent diameter Repair or retire


What > Strand pulled away What > Flat areas
from the rest of the rope
> Lumps and bumps
> Is not cut or otherwise
damaged Cause > Shock loading
Cause > Snagging on equipment or > Broken internal strands
surfaces
Corrective Action
Work back in to rope

INSPECTION PROCEDURES
To determine the extent of outer fiber
damage from abrasion, a single yarn in
all abraded areas should be examined.
The diameter of the abraded yarn
should then be compared to a portion
of the same yarn or an adjacent yarn of
the same type that has been protected
by the strand crossover area and is free
from abrasion damage. (LEFT)
Internal abrasion can be determined by pulling one strand away from the others
and looking for powdered or broken fiber filaments. (above)

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INSPECTION/RETIREMENT

INSPECTION AND RETIREMENT CHECKLIST


Double Braids
Inspection and Retirement Checklist* CUT STRANDS double braid: Repair or retire
Any rope that has been in use for any period of time will show CORE-DEPENDENT: May not affect strength
normal wear and tear. Some characteristics of a used rope will
What > Three or more
not reduce strength while others will. Below we have defined
adjacent cut strands
normal conditions that should be inspected on a regular basis.
Cause > Abrasion
If upon inspection you find any of these conditions, you must
consider the following before deciding to repair or retire it: > Sharp edges and surfaces
> the length of the rope, > Cyclic tension wear
> the time it has been in service,
> the type of work it does,
> where the damage is, and
> the extent of the damage. REDUCED VOLUME double braid: Repair or retire
CORE-DEPENDENT: May not affect strength
In general, it is recommended to:
> Repair the rope if the observed damage What > 50% volume reduction
is in localized areas. Cause > Abrasion
> Retire the rope if the damage is over extended areas. > Sharp edges and surfaces
*REFERENCES Cordage Institute International, International Guideline CI2001-04, Fiber-Rope > Cyclic tension wear
Inspection and Retirement Criteria: Guidelines to Enhance Durability and the Safer Use of Rope, 2004.

Double Braid vs. Core-Dependent MELTED OR GLAZED FIBER Repair or retire


Double braid ropes consist of a cover or jacket braided over a What > Fused fibers
separately braided core. Samson produces two types of double > Visibly charred and melted
braided ropes: standard double braids and core-dependent fibers, yarns, and/or
double braids. strands
The strength of standard double braid ropes is shared between the > Extreme stiffness
cover and the core. Damage to the cover also usually affects the > Unchanged by flexing
core and ultimately the strength of the rope.
Cause > Exposure to excessive
In core-dependent double braids, the core is the strength member heat, shock load, or a
and carries the entire load. Damage to the cover of a core- sustained high load
dependent double braid may not compromise strength of the rope.
Inspection of both standard double braids and core-dependent DISCOLORATION/DEGRADATION Repair or retire
double braids is essential to determining whether the rope can be
repaired or if it needs to be retired. What > Fused fibers
> Brittle fibers
> Stiffness
Cause > Chemical contamination

INCONSISTENT DIAMETER Repair or retire


What > Flat areas
> Lumps and bumps
Cause > Shock loading
> Broken internal strands

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STRETCH

El astic elongation

Elongation (Stretch) Components of Stretch on a Loaded Rope


ELASTIC ELONGATION (EE): Refers to the portion of Published Elastic Elongation Data:
stretch or extension of a rope that is immediately All reported percentages are averages based on tests of new rope, where
recoverable after the load on the rope is released. tested ropes were stabilized by being cycled 50 times at each stated
This recoverable tendency is a primary result of percentage of its average break strength.
the fiber (or fibers) used as opposed to the rope
construction. Each type of synthetic fiber inherently
displays a unique degree of elasticity. Relatively, New Rope Load Load After
HMPE fiber has an extremely low elasticity Unloaded Applied Released Several Hours
compared to nylon fiber.

After elongation 32 ft.


Initial Length 30 ft.

New length of rope


Loaded Length 40 ft.
ELASTIC HYSTERESIS: Refers to a recoverable
portion of stretch or extension over a period of
time after a load is released. In measuring elastic
recovery it is the recovery that occurs immediately
when a load is removed; thereafter, a remaining
small percentage of elastic recovery will occur
slowly and gradually over a period of hours or
days. This retardation in recovery is measured on
a length/time scale and is known as hysteresis or
recovery over time.
PERMANENT
ELONGATION

2 FT.
PERMANENT EXTENSION (PE) WHILE WORKING:
The amount of extension that exists when stress 2 ft.
Non-recoverable
is removed but no time is given for hysteresis

Recoverable over time


recovery. It includes the nonrecoverable and

HYSTERESIS
Total Stretch 10 ft.

hysteretic extension as one value and represents Several

3 ft.
any increase in the length of a rope in a continual hours
working situation, such as during repeated surges later...
in towing or other similar cyclical operations.
The percentage of PE over the working load
ELASTIC ELONGATION

range is four to six percent for braided ropes and


Immediately recoverable

two to three times as much for plaited. However,


it will vary slightly with different fibers and rope
constructions.
5 ft.

Allowances must be made for this factor in


applications such as subsurface mooring or when
using devices that demand precise depth location Load
Released
and measurement.
PERMANENT EXTENSION (PE) AFTER RELAXED:
That portion of extension which, due to construction
deformation (compacting of braid and helical
changes) and some plastic deformation of the
yarn fibers, prevents the rope from returning to its
original length.
Creep: A material’s slow deformation that occurs while
under load over a long period of time. Creep is
mostly nonreversible. For some synthetic ropes,
permanent elongation and creep are mistaken for
the same property and used interchangeably when
in fact creep is only one of the mechanisms that
can cause permanent elongation.
Constructional elongation: The elongation of
a loaded rope that results from compaction as the
fibers and strands align and adjust.
Splice setting: The elongation of a spliced rope
caused by the adjustment and settling of the
strands in the splice.

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FIBER DATA

Fiber Char acteristics

Comparison of Fiber Characteristics


GENERIC FIBER TYPE NYLON POLYESTER POLYPROPYLENE HMPE LCP ARAMID PBO
FIBER STRENGTH
Tenacity
7.5 – 10.5 7 – 10 6.5 (g/den)1 32 (SK-60) 23 – 26 28 42 RETENTION AFTER
40 (SK-75)
CHEMICAL IMMERSION
Elongation2 15 – 28% 12 – 18% 18 – 22% 3.6% 3.3% 4.6% 2.5% (HMPE strength retention
after 6-months immersion)
Coefficient of .12 – .15 .12 – .15 .15 – .22 .05 – .07 .12 – .15 .12 – .15 .18
Friction3

AGENT HMPE
Melting Point 425°– 480°– 330° F 300° F 625° F 930° F* 1200° F* Sea Water 100%
490° F 500° F Hydraulic Fluid 100%
Kerosene 100%
Critical 325° F 350° F 250° F 150° F 300° F 520° F 750° F

Temperature4 Gasoline 100%


Glacial Acetic Acid 100%
Specific Gravity 1.14 1.38 .91 .98 1.40 1.39 1.56
1 M Hydrochloric Acid 100%
Creep5 Negligible Negligible Application Application Negligible Negligible Negligible 5 M Sodium Hydroxide 100%
Dependent Dependent Ammonium Hydroxide (29%) 100%
Hypophosphite Solution (5%) 100%
* Char temperature — does not melt Perchloroethylene 100%
1 TENACITY is the measurement of the resistance of fiber to breaking. 10% Detergent Solution 100%
2
Bleach 91%
ELONGATION refers to percent of fiber elongation at break.
3 COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION is based on the rope’s resistance to slipping.
4 CRITICAL TEMPERATURE is defined as the point at which degradation is caused
by temperature alone.
5 CREEP is defined as a material’s slow deformation that occurs while under load over a long period
of time. Creep is mostly nonreversible. For some synthetic ropes, permanent elongation and creep
are mistaken for the same property and used interchangeably when in fact creep is only one of the
mechanisms that can cause permanent elongation.

Fiber Elongation at Break


30.0%

PBO......................................... 2.5%
Elongation at Break (%)

25.0%
LCP......................................... 3.3%
20.0% HMPE..................................... 3.6%
Aramid.................................. 4.6%
15.0% Polyester............................ 18.0%
Polyproylene.................... 22.0%
10.0% Nylon.................................... 28.0%

5.0%

0.0%
PBO LCP HMPE Aramid Polyester Polypropylene Nylon

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GLOSSARY

COMMON ROPE /CORDAGE TERMS


ABRASION RESISTANCE: The ability preferably should be restricted to the DEGRADATION: The loss of desirable
of a fiber or rope to withstand surface wear characteristic average force required to physical properties by a textile material
and rubbing due to motion against other fibers rupture several specimens of a sample. due to some process of physical/chemical
or rope components (internal abrasion) or a While the breaking strength is numerically phenomenon.
contact surface such as wraps on a winch drum equal to the breaking force for an
DENIER: The system used internationally for
(external abrasion), which can be a portion of individual specimen, the average breaking
the numbering of silk and man-made filament
the rope itself. force observed for two or more specimens
yarns, except glass yarns. It is the primary unit
of a specific sample is referred to or used
BLOCK CREEL: A method of rope making for determining the size of a yarn and is based
as the breaking strength of the sample.
where a given length of rope is produced on its linear density. Officially, it is defined
from a ropemaking machine where all the BREAKING STRENGTH, MINIMUM: as the number unit weights of 0.05 grams
subcomponents of the rope structure are Cordage Institute standard. A value based on per 450-meter length. Denier is equivalent
continuous without splices. The term arises a statistically significant number of breaking numerically to the number of grams per 9,000
from filling all creels or bobbins to maximum load tests and the standard deviation used to meters. In the English numbering system, 1
(block creels) and ending rope making when establish the minimum value. denier equals 4,464,528 yards to the pound.
the first one empties. Denier is also used to indicate the thickness of
CLASS I ROPE: Rope constructions
a man-made fiber staple. For example, a staple
BRAID: n. A rope or textile structure formed produced with non high modulus fibers
is said to be 3 denier if 1,488,176 linear yards
by a braiding process. v. The intertwining of that impart the strength and stretch
of the staple (were it continuous) would weigh
strands in a braiding process to produce a characteristics to the rope which have
one pound. The metric equivalent is Tex, the
tubular rope structure. tenacities of 15 grams/denier (gpd)
grams mass of 10,000 meters of yarn.
or less and a total stretch at break of
BRAID, DOUBLE: A rope constructed 6% or greater. Typical Class I ropes are DYNAMIC LOAD (for cordage): Any
from an inner hollow braided rope (core) which produced with traditional fibers such as: rapidly applied load that increases the load
has another hollow braided rope constructed olefin (polypropylene or polyethylene), nylon, significantly above the normal static load when
around its exterior (cover). Core and cover may and polyester. These fibers can be used in lifting or suspending a weight. Dynamic effects
be either plain or twill braid and both share any combination or singularly in the various rope are greater on a low elongation rope such as
load on the rope, but not necessarily in equal constructions such as: 3-strand, 8-strand, manila than on a higher elongation rope such
amounts. Also called “braid-on-braid.” 12-strand braids, double braids, or core- as nylon, and greater on a shorter rope than
BRAID, HOLLOW (Also: Braid, dependent braids. on a longer one. Also, any rapidly applied load
Single; Braid, Diamond): A single braid to cordage that may change its properties
CLASS II ROPE: Rope constructions
rope construction of either plain or twill braid. significantly when compared to slowly applied
produced with high modulus fibers
The center is hollow. On the surface all strands loads.
that impart the strength and stretch
are parallel to the axis. characteristics to the rope which have EXTRUSION: For polymer filaments. The
BRAID, SOLID: A cylindrical braid in which tenacities greater than 15 grams/denier process of producing filaments by forcing a
each strand alternately passes under and over (gpd) and a total stretch at break of less polymer through a die.
one or more of the other strands of the rope than 6%. Typical Class II ropes are produced
FATIGUE: The tendency of a material to
while all strands are rotating around the axis with: HMPE (Dyneema® fiber), Aramid
(Technora® or Kevlar®), LCP (Vectran®), and weaken or fail during alternate tension-tension
with the same direction of rotation. On the
PBO (ZYLON®). These fibers can be used or tension-compression cycles. In cordage,
surface, all strands appear to be parallel
in combination or singularly in the various particularly at loads well below the breaking
to the axis.
ropes constructions such as: 3-strand, strength, this degradation is often caused by
BRAIDER SPLICE: In a braided rope, 8-strand, 12-strand, double braids, internal abrasion of the fibers and yarns but
the continuation of a single interrupted strand or core-dependent braids. may also be caused by fiber damage due to
(or multiple strands) with another identical compression. Some fibers develop cracks or
strand, which is braided from the same carrier. CORE-DEPENDENT BRAIDS: Cover splits that cause failure, especially at relatively
The interrupted and replacement strands braided rope constructions that utilize an high loads.
are arranged in parallel over some distance, internal core member or members to create
the strength and stretch characteristics of FIBER: A long, fine, very flexible structure
and are buried, or tucked, into the braid so
the rope. The primary function of the external that may be woven, braided, or twisted into a
as to secure them into the braid. To maintain
cover braid is to contain the core or cores variety of fabrics, twine, cordage or rope.
maximum strength, the strands should overlap
one another for a sufficient distance. and create the degree of rope firmness FINISH: An oil, emulsion, lubricant or the
desired. Based on the fiber or combination of like, applied to fibers to prevent damage during
BREAKING LENGTH: A convenient term fibers used in the cover braid, the following textile processing or to improve performance
for comparing the strength-to-weight ratio of characteristics of the rope can be altered: during use of the product.
textile structures from one product to another. coefficient of friction, wear resistance,
The calculated length of a specimen whose specific gravity, and heat resistance due HYDROLYSIS: The attack of the water
weight is equal to the breaking load. to friction. Core-dependent braided ropes ions on polymeric molecules, which results in
typically have internal strength members polymer chain scission and loss of the fiber’s
BREAKING STRENGTH: For cordage,
produced with parallel bundled fiber cores, physical properties.
the nominal force (or load) that would be
expected to break or rupture a single specimen a single braid core, multiple braid cores, or LAID ROPES: Ropes made by twisting of
in a tensile test conducted under a specified multiple 3 strand cores. This type of rope three or more strands together with the twist
procedure. On a group of like specimens it may construction can be produced with traditional direction opposite that of the strands.
be expressed as an average or as a minimum fibers, high modulus fibers, or combinations
of both fiber groups, and offers the LAY LENGTH: The actual distance required
based on statistical analysis.
potential of creating a wide range of design to make one complete revolution around the
Note: Breaking force refers to an external parameters. axis in any element in a strand, cord or rope.
force applied to an individual specimen to
produce rupture, whereas breaking strength CYCLE LENGTH: The length along
the axis required for a strand to make one
revolution around the rope.
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COMMON ROPE /CORDAGE TERMS


LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER (LCP): POLYPROPYLENE (PP): A polyolefin TWIST, BALANCED: In a plied yarn or
A thermoplastic multifilament yarn spun from resin, produced from the polymerization of cord, an arrangement of twist which will not
a proprietary liquid crystal polymer. LCP fiber propylene gas, and used in the production of cause the yarn or cord to twist on itself when
is five times stronger than steel and ten times manufactured fiber. Polypropylene may be held in the form of an open loop.
stronger than aluminum for its weight. It has extruded into a number of fiber forms for
no creep and excellent chemical resistance. use by the ropemaker. TWISTING: The process of combining two or
more parallel textile elements by controlling the
MONOFILAMENT: A yarn consisting of ROPE, EIGHT-STRAND PLAITED: lineal and rotational speeds of the material to
one or more heavy, coarse, continuous A rope of which the strands are generally produce a specific twist level.
filaments produced by the extrusion of a plaited in pairs, and mainly used for marine
polymeric material suitable for fiber production. purposes. WORKING LOAD LIMIT: The working
load that must not be exceeded for a particular
MULTIFILAMENT: A yarn consisting of ROPE, FIBER: A compact but flexible, application as established by an engineer,
many fine continuous filaments produced by torsionally balanced structure produced supervisor, regulatory or standards setting
the spinning of a polymeric material suitable from strands that are laid, plaited or braided agency.
for fiber production. together to produce a product that serves to
transmit a tensile force between two points. YARN: A generic term for a continuous strand
NAPPING: A process that raises the surface of textile fibers, filaments or material in a
Generally greater than 3/16" diameter.
fibers of a fabric, cord or rope by means of form suitable for intertwining to form a textile
rapid passage over metal surfaces. SPECIFIC GRAVITY: Ratio of the mass structure via any one of a number of textile
of a material to the mass of an equal volume processes.
NOMINAL SIZE: A designation that
of water.
has been determined by the measurement YARN, SINGLE: The simplest textile
of another property. For rope, diameter is SPLICE: The joining of two ends of structure available for processing into rope,
considered a nominal property and is based yarn, strand or cordage by intertwining or twine or cordage.
upon the measurement of the linear density of inserting these ends into the body of the
the rope in accordance with some standard. product. An eye splice may be formed by YARN, PLIED: A yarn formed by twisting
using a similar process to join one end into together two or more single yarns in one
NYLON (PA) FIBER: A manufactured operation in a direction opposite to the twist
the body of the product.
fiber in which the fiber-forming substance direction of the single yarns to produce a
(polyamide) is characterized by recurring STRAND: The largest individual element balanced structure.
amide groups as an integral part of the used in the final rope-making process and
polymer chain. The two principal types of nylon obtained by joining and twisting (or braiding)
fiber used in rope production are type 6.6 and together several yarns or groups of yarns.
type 6. The number in the type designation
STAPLE: Natural fibers of cut lengths CONVERSION CHART
is indicative of the number of carbon atoms
from filaments of man-made fibers. The
separating the acid and amine groups in the
staple length of natural fibers varies from
polymer chain. SIZE
less than 1" for some cotton fibers to several
pH: Value indicating the acidity or alkalinity feet for some hard fibers. Man-made fibers Inches x 25.40 = Millimeters
of a material. A pH of 7.0 is neutral; less than are cut to a definite length, usually about Millimeters x 0.03937 = Inches
7.0 is acidic, and more than 7.0 is basic. 1-1/2" but occasionally down to 1", so they
can be processed on the cotton, woolen and LENGTH
POLYESTER (PET) FIBER: A
worsted systems. The term staple (fiber) is Feet x 0.3048 = Meters
manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming
used in the textile industry to distinguish Meters x 3.2808 = Feet
substance (polyester) is characterized by a long
natural or cut length man-made fibers
chain polymer having 85% by weight of an
from filament. WEIGHT
ester of a substituted aromatic carboxylic acid.
TENSILE STRENGTH, MINIMUM: Pounds x 0.4536 = Kilograms
POLYETHYLENE (PE): A polyolefin
A value based on a large number of breaking Kilograms x 2.2046 = Pounds
resin, produced from the polymerization of
force tests representing a value that is two
ethylene gas, and used in the production of
standard deviations below the mean. YARDAGE
manufactured fiber. Polyethylene is similar to
See: Breaking Strength, Minimum. Pounds per 100 Feet x 1.4882 =
polypropylene in its properties but has a higher
specific gravity and a lower melting point. TORQUE: A force or a combination of Kilograms per 100 Meters
forces that produces or tends to produce a Kilograms per 100 Meters x 0.6720 =
POLYETHYLENE, EXTENDED
twisting or rotating motion. When used in
CHAIN: A polyolefin fiber that is Pounds per 100 Feet
describing the performance or characteristic
characterized by the gel spinning of a very
of yarn, the term torque refers to that
high and narrow molecular weight distribution
character which tends to make it turn on
STRENGTH
fiber to produce extremely high tenacity Pounds Force x 4.448 = Newtons
itself as a result of twisting.
material. The strength of the fiber is
Kilograms Force x 9.806 = Newtons
approximately 10 times that of steel on TWIST: The number of turns about
a weight-for-weight basis. the axis applied to a fiber, yarn, strand Pounds Force x 0.00448 = Kilonewtons
or rope over a given length to combine METRIC Tons Force x 2204.6 = Pounds Force
POLYMER: A long chain molecule from
the individual elements into a larger and Pounds Force x 0.00045359 = Metric Tons Force
which man-made fibers are derived; produced
stronger structure. The direction of rotation
by linking together molecular units called
about the axis denoted as “S” (left hand) TEMPERATURE
monomers.
or “Z” (right hand) twist. Celsius = . 55556 x ( Fahrenheit – 32 )
Fahrenheit = 1.8 x Celsius + 32

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