Unexpected rope failure is a major concern to rope users. Often, prior to failure, the rope is reported to be in good condition but closer examination shows signs of substantial deterioration.
TTI is expert in rope examination and can help the customer establish rope inspection procedures and schedules that are relevant to the application. This includes the identification of sites of internal and external abrasion, flex fatigue and so on
If a rope has failed, it is often vital to establish the cause of failure. TTI undertakes failure analysis. The results generally point to simple and inexpensive remedial measures such as the introduction of bend limiters or wear sleeves.