Reduced Snap Back
Maximum Safety
in Mooring Operations
Reduced
Snap Back:
Maximum Safety
in Mooring Operations

Choosing Mooring Ropes for the Tanker Kimolos

Choosing Mooring Ropes for the Tanker Kimolos

Choosing Mooring Ropes for the Tanker Kimolos

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RSB Reduced Snap Back Ropes

Μooring operation is one of the most important and critical tasks that are performed on vessels by the seafarers. Securing a ship to a terminal is highly demanding and very often it hinders many dangers for crew/ per- sonnel and equipment if all safety factors related to mooring rope are not properly addressed. In the serious event of rope partition, an extreme amount of energy is released resulting in a rapid recoiling effect which in many cases can cost human lives. This is known as the snap-back effect. Katradis Marine Ropes Industry SA focused on the most effective solutions for the marine industry, always goes the extra mile, in order to provide the maximum safety in every mooring operation.

A new era in safety mooring

That is why our fully equipped R&D department has developed the new rope series with the most reduced snap-back effect (RSB). Made of specif- ic fundamental principals in rope manufacturing, these ropes will tend to restraint the rapid recoiling in case of partition and contribute to the overall safety during operations.

RSB Reduced Snap Back Ropes

 

NIKA-Siri S12 SB® RSB - Reduced Snap Back

KATRADIS MARINE ROPES INDUSTRY SA in the effort to provide maximum safety in mooring operations, has developed the NIKA-Siri® S12 SB – RSB (Reduced Snap Back), the High Modulus ropes with the most reduced snap-back effect.

The human-centered design of the ropes is the key characteristic of the NIKA-Siri® S12 SB - RSB ropes, while maintaining the high performance and very long service lifetime.

The Reduced Recoil effect has been tested successfully and complies with CI 1502 (Test Method for Reduced Recoil Risk Rope) and also with the latest regulations and recommendations of OCIMF for the safe mooring of worldwide trading vessels.

Siri® Heat Setting process

The application of NIKAThane coating and the heat-setting process improve drastically the structural stability and the strength efficiency of the rope. Also, this procedure enhances the abrasion resistance and increases the rope’s coefficient of friction for better gripping performance when used in winches, capstans, chocks, bitts etc.

NIKA-Siri® S12 SB – RSB ropes are ideal for wipe rope replacement due to their very high strength-toweight ratio, lightweight characteristics and negligible maintenance costs.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Mooring / Tow lines / STS Operations (to be used with synthetic tails)
  • Anchoring
SPECIFICATIONS
Specific gravity 0.96 (floating)
Elongation at First Break 3.5%
Melting point 145 °C (UHMWPE) / 165 °C (RSB member)
Resistance to UV radiation Excellent
Chemical Resistance Very Good
NIKA-Siri S12 SB® RSB - Reduced Snap Back
TABLE OF TECHNICAL DATA
Size (Diam) Weight (+/- 5%) Minimum Breaking Load
mm Kilos /100m Kilos /220m Tons
24 38.53 84.76 58.3
26 45.08 99.13 66.2
28 51.98 115.92 74.5
30 62.1 136.62 85.1
32 67.85 149.27 95.2
34 74.18 163.19 101.5
36 82.57 181.7 110.2
38 92.35 203.21 124
40 101.78 223.91 136.5
42 113.39 249.44 152
44 123.51 272.09 164.5
46 132.25 290.95 180.5
48 146.05 321.31 195.2
50 158.24 348.11 205.1
54 165.95 365.13 221
56 195.96 431.14 252.1
60 218.96 481.74 279.5
64 258.64 569.02 312.5

NIKA-Siri S12 SB
Standard Construction

NIKA-Siri S12 SB Standard Construction

NIKA-Siri S12 SB RSB
Reduced Snap Back

NIKA-Siri S12 SB Reduced Snap Back

The higher elongation of the RSB member results in a two-step rope partition and reduces the extreme snap-back effect.

 

Improved Mixed NIKA-Steel® 12-strands RSB - Reduced Snap Back

IMPROVED Mixed NIKA-Steel® RSB (Reduced Snap Back) is the rope developed for maximum safety on-board due to the specified construction engineered for reduced snap-back reaction.

The reduced recoil effect is accomplished with the use of an inner-braid rope structure that will enable the restraining of snap-back release in case of partition. Due to the different elongation properties of the primary rope member and the Recoil Controller, the recoiling of the rope is reduced, which increases the safety on-board.

Manufactured from High Tenacity Polyester and the superb NIKA-Steel® fibers (developed by KATRADIS MARINE ROPES INDUSTRY SA), these ropes are ideal choice for frequent use in a wide range of applications.

The Reduced Recoil effect has been tested successfully and complies with CI 1502 (Test Method for Reduced Recoil Risk Rope).

Improved Mixed NIKA-Steel® RSB ropes are ideal for applications requiring floating properties and resistance to abrasion. Also, their efficiency remains the same both in wet and dry conditions.

Improved Mixed NIKA-Steel® RSB ropes are manufactured to comply with the latest regulations and recommendations of OCIMF for the safe mooring of tankers.

APPLICATIONS

  • Mooring
  • Anchoring
  • Ails
SPECIFICATIONS
Specific gravity 0.99 (floating)
Elongation at First Break 15%
Melting point 165 °C (NIKA-Steel®) / 265 °C (Polyester) / 165 °C (RSB member)
Resistance to UV radiation Excellent
Chemical Resistance Very Good
Improved Mixed NIKA-Steel® 12-strands RSB - Reduced Snap Back
TABLE OF TECHNICAL DATA
Size (Diam) Weight (+/- 5%) Minimum Breaking Load
mm Kilos /100m Kilos /220m Tons
28 47.15 103.5 17.5
32 67.85 149.5 23
36 76.475 167.9 28
40 90.85 200.1 34
44 110.4 242.65 40
48 132.25 290.95 47
52 156.4 343.85 53
56 179.4 393.3 62
60 207 455.4 69
64 239.2 526.7 79
68 269.1 592.25 88
72 299 657.8 98
76 333.5 733.7 110
80 369.15 811.9 121
84 404.8 890.1 132
88 440.45 968.3 144
96 533.6 1173 169

IMPROVED Mixed NIKA-Steel 12str
Standard Construction

IMPROVED Mixed NIKA-Steel 12str Standard Construction

IMPROVED Mixed NIKA-Steel 12str RSB
Reduced Snap Back

IMPROVED Mixed NIKA-Steel 12str Reduced Snap Back

The higher elongation of the RSB member results in a two-step rope partition and reduces the extreme snap-back effect.

Our fully equipped R&D department has developed the new rope series with the most reduced snap-back effect (RSB)

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