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Water Rescue Rope

Water Rescue Rope

Non-reflective or reflective river rescue rope great for swift water rescue teamsThe highest quality multi-filament polypropylene and nylon water rescue rope available. The high quality construction of this double braid rope incorporates high twist levels in the sheath to produce a water rescue rope that strong, durable, handles well, and floats. Plus, this water rescue throw line has a higher tensile strength than other polypropylene float ropes. These features make it an ideal and necessary rope for swift water, flood, ice rescue, recreational boating, and other water rescue emergencies. A lightweight addition to any emergency kit carried by police and fire departments, EMS teams, rescue squads, river guides, harbor masters, and the Coast Guard.

Swift water rescue rope used by rescue teamsNon-reflective or reflective river rescue rope great for swift water rescue teams made of polypropylene and nylon strong and it floatsThese lines feature a bright yellow polypropylene sheath for higher visibility and a nylon core for strength and minimum moisture absorption. The 5/16" and 3/8" are ideal for use in throw bags as well as swimmer tether lines and tag lines in water-level pulley systems. The supple nature of these ropes make for easy stuffing and quicker deployment during rescues. Available in spooled and custom cut lengths.

Reflective river rescue ropeReflective Water Rescue Rope

Diameter Inch
Length Feet
Average Weight Lbs/100'
Minimum Tensile Lbs
3/8"
600
3.8
4,020
1/2"
600
5.6
5,100

nnon-reflective water rescue ropeNon-Reflective Water Rescue Rope

Diameter Inch
Length Feet
Average Weight Lbs/100'
Minimum Tensile Lbs
3/8"
600
3.8
4,020
1/2"
600
5.6
5,100

Custom colors, different sizes and bulk lengths (over 1,200') available upon request.

WARNING: Water rescue line should not be used in any vertical rescue, rescue systems, or rappelling activities.

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CAUTION: USE OF WORKING LOADS

Because of the wide range of rope use, rope condition, exposure to the several factors affecting rope behavior, and the degree of risk to life and property involved, it is impossible to make blanket recommendations as to working loads. However, to provide guidelines, working loads are tabulated for rope in good condition with appropriate splices, in non-critical applications and under normal service conditions.

The Cordage Institute Formula for working load is:
Working Load = Minimum Breaking Strength/Safety Factor

A higher working load may be selected only with expert knowledge of conditions and professional estimate of risk. Also, if the rope has not been subject to dynamic loading or other excessive use, has been inspected and found to be in good condition, is to be used in the recommended manner; if the application does not involve elevated temperatures, extended periods under load, or obvious dynamic loading (see explanation below) such as sudden drops, snubs or pickups. For all such applications and for applications involving more severe exposure conditions, or for recommendations on special applications, call Jay at 612-282-4035.

**Many uses of rope involve serious risk of injury to personnel or damage to valuable property. This danger is often obvious, as when a heavy load is supported above one or more workmen. An equally dangerous situation occurs if personnel are in line with a rope under tension. Should the rope fail, it may recoil with considerable force. Persons should be warned against the serious danger of standing in line with any rope under tension. IN ALL CASES WHERE SUCH RISKS ARE PRESENT, THERE IS ANY QUESTION ABOUT THE LOADS INVOLVED OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF USE, THE WORKING LOAD SHOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED AND THE ROPE PROPERLY INSPECTED.

DYNAMIC LOADING VOIDS NORMAL WORKING LOADS

Normal working loads are not applicable when the rope is subject to significant dynamic loading. Whenever a load is picked up, stopped, moved or swung there is an increased force due to dynamic loading. The more rapidly or suddenly such actions occur, the greater the increase will be. In extreme cases, the force put on the rope may be two, three or even more times the normal involved. Examples could be picking up a tow on a slack line or using a rope to stop a falling object. Therefore, in all such applications such as towing lines, lifelines, safety lines, climbing ropes, etc. working loads as given DO NOT APPLY.

Users should be aware that dynamic effects are greater on a low elongation rope such as polyester than on a high elongation rope such as nylon, and greater on a shorter rope than on a longer one. The working load ratios listed contain provision for very modest dynamic loads. This means, however, that when this working load has been used to select a rope, the load must be handled slowly and smoothly to minimize dynamic effects and avoid exceeding the provision for them.

EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON TENSILE STRENGTH

The tensile strength charts apply to ropes tested at normal room temperature (70°F). Ropes have lower tensile strengths at higher temperatures. 30°F (or more) lower at the boiling point of water (212°F) and continuing on down to zero strengths for nylon and polyester at 490°F and 300°F for polypropylene.

Also, continued exposure at elevated temperatures causes permanent damage. TENSILE STRENGTHS shown are average based on new ropes tested under laboratory conditions, minimum can vary by 10%.