This is a very useful a practical reference volume prepared by the experts in the field of production of wire ropes widely used on board ships and offshore installation as well as on any other marine facilities. The publication opens with some introductory chapter explaining the importance of the rope strands and describing the construction of the wire ropes and their formal classification.
In general, the material of the volume is arranged in three major sections, and the first section gives the basic information including tips on choosing the correct rope for particular application, and performing measurements of the rope diameter; it also addresses the design factors. The second section is devoted to the wire rope products including low-torque ropes and rotation-resistant ropes, flattened strand ropes, mining ropes, premium value wire ropes and others.
Finally, in the third section of the book the readers with find valuable instructions on the proper use of the wire ropes including treatments of the rope ends, periodical inspections to be performed, tips on extending the service life of the wire ropes, wear and removal criteria etc. There is a list of abbreviations included together with the compact glossary of the main terms.