OIPEEC – International Organization for the Study of Ropes

Managing and lubricating ropes with oil

Babendererde, S. and Pusch, J. Managing and lubricating ropes with oil, Proceedings of the OIPEEC Conference ‘How to get the most out of your ropes’, September 2007, Johannesburg, paper no. ODN 0808 , 73-84, ISBN: 978-0-9552500-1-9.

This paper discusses the methods and techniques developed for the purpose of protecting and maintaining these valuable assets through a structured wire rope maintenance programme, which includes the value attained through oil lubrication, the methods of application, rope cleaning with dry ice and compressed air, and the ultimate control and management of the programme. It touches on some results achieved in the past and present, for ropes lubricated with oil.

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