Shipboard Ropes For Marine Applications (Aramid)

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Phillystran Logo Shipboard Ropes for Marine Applications (Aramid)

Phillystran aramid fiber ropes jacketed with abrasionresistant, moisture-blocking extruded polymers are made to order for most shipboard applications. Phillystran ropes provide the strength and low-stretch characteristics of steel with the lightweight, non-corrosive, and dielectric properties of fiber ropes.

The U.S. Navy has approved Phillystran rope for use in lifelines and boat davit preventer stays. Some of the advantages of replacing steel cables for these applications are:

  • Inter-modulation interference (IMI) is eliminated
  • Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is eliminated
  • Received and transmitted signal patterns are improved
  • Expensive maintenance such as painting, greasing, and de-icing is eliminated
  • Useful life is dramatically increased when corrosion due to sea water and stack gases is eliminated
  • Safety concerns due to metal “fish hook” injuries and corrosion-weakened steel wire ropes are eliminated

Applications where electrically transparent, corrosion-resistant Phillystran is the best choice are:

  • Lifelines
  • Mast and antenna stays
  • Jackstaff and canopy-awning lines
  • Boat gripes, preventer stays, and spanwires
  • Mooring lines
  • Tow lines and winch lines
  • Lashing ropes and rigging lines
  • Boat davit preventer stays

Shipboard Ropes Specifications

NAVSEA approved Kevlar® lifeline system, drawing #804-5959308 / NAVSEA approved boat davit preventer assembly, drawing #803-5184124

Mast Stays Specifications

Weights and Dimensions can vary / Kevlar® is a Registered Trademark of DuPont

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