NIKA-Siri® S12 COVERED are High Modulus / High-Performance ropes with excellent properties, ideal for the demanding shipping industry. They consist of a 12strand load-bearing core (highest quality UHMWPE fibers) and a protective braided jacket. This rope construction is firm, round, and torque-free.

APPLICATIONS: MOORING / TOW LINES / STS OPERATIONS (to be used with synthetic tails) / ANCHORING / OFFSHORE / YACHTING

The protective jacket offers very good abrasion resistance and gripping properties when used on winches, capstans, and other types of hardware.

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These special jackets provide extra protection against abrasion, UV sunlight and environmental degradation. The jackets are repairable with the use of repair kit.

The 12strand core is treated with NikaThane-J coating and the unique Linear Structural Preformation (LSP) processes enhance the fiber’s superior characteristics and improve drastically the structural stability and the strength efficiency of the rope. Also, NikaThane-J coating improves the core-jacket interaction, minimizing the jacket slack during operation.

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NIKA-Siri® S12 COVERED ropes are 7-8 times stronger than steel ropes and 3 times stronger than polyester (on a weight by weight comparison). When compared to wire ropes, NIKA-Siri® S12 COVERED ropes are stronger (for the same weight), lighter (making them easy and fast to handle), safer to use, and cost-saving (minimum maintenance needs, no greases, faster operating times).

NIKA-Siri® S12 COVERED ropes are an excellent wire-rope alternative and some of the reasons are the following:

NIKA-Siri® S12 COVERED ropes are produced according to ISO 10325-2009 and they comply with OCIMF’s latest regulations & recommendations for the safe mooring of the tanker-LPG-LNG vessels.

Technical Specifications

Technical Datasheet

NOM. Size (Circ.) NOM. Size (Diameter) Weight (+/- 10%) LDBF (acc. MEG4) MBL  (acc. ISO 2307)
Inches mm kgs/100 mtr kgs/220 mtr tons tons
2 16 19.4 42.7 20.7 22.8
2 1/4 18 23.3 51.3 26.9 29.6
2 1/2 20 33.6 73.9 33.1 36.4
2 3/4 22 42.3 93.0 41.0 45.1
3 24 47.2 103.8 47.9 52.7
3 1/4 26 54.2 119.3 55.6 61.1
3 1/2 28 71.6 157.6 65.1 71.6
3 3/4 30 76.5 168.3 72.9 80.2
4 32 80.8 177.8 79.8 87.7
4 1/4 34 83.8 184.4 84.5 93.0
4 1/2 36 90.1 198.3 94.6 104.0
4 3/4 38 97.5 214.5 106.4 117.0
5 40 137.2 301.9 120.7 132.8
5 1/4 42 143.7 316.2 131.0 144.1
5 1/2 44 159.3 350.4 144.9 159.4
5 3/4 46 167.8 369.1 158.4 174.3
6 48 197.5 434.6 175.9 193.5
6 1/4 50 206.5 454.4 190.3 209.3
6 1/2 52 217.4 478.4 207.6 228.4
6 3/4 56 246.4 542.1 220.8 242.9
7 60 270.4 594.9 257.6 283.3
7 1/2 64 300.4 660.9 271.0 298.1
8 68 356.5 784.4 317.2 348.9
8 1/2 72 381.5 839.4 353.2 388.6
9 76 408.5 898.8 392.2 431.4
10 80 455.5 1002.2 459.9 505.9

LDBF: Line Design Break Force
MBL: Minimum Breaking Load
weight tolerance is +/- 10% as per ISO 10325:2018
more sizes available upon request