Hi-Vee Braided Safety Blue by Teufelberger is a true 1/2" climbing rope, designed for commercial arborists. Hi-Vee is constructed using Teufelberger trademark twisted parallel blue nylon core yarns, jacketed by a 16-strand braid of tightly plied polyester over polyolefin. This rope is available with a tight eye splice.
The Hi-Vee cover is treated with a protective finish to minimize abrasion and maximize rope life. The blue core yarns both ensure that the rope remains firm and round, and acts as a warning flag if the cover is cut. 7000 lbs. tensile strength.
Weight: 7.0 lbs/100'
Sunlight/UV: Very little degradation from sunlight. Can be used outside over long term if inspected regularly.
Chemicals: Nylon will degrade with strong oxidizing agents, mineral acids, and 90% formic acid. May discolor when exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide. Polyester has good resistance to most chemicals, except 95% sulfuric acid and strong alkalines at boil. Polypropylene has excellent resistance to most acids and alkalines, except chlorosulphonic, concentrated sulfuric acids, and chlorinated hydrocarbons at 160°F. Additionally, polypropylene withstands most diluted bleaching solutions.
Heat: Nylon melts at 460°F with progressive strength loss above 300°F. Polyester melts at 480°F with progressive strength loss above 300°F. Polypropylene melts at 300°F with progressive strength loss above 200°F.
Dielectrics: Good resistance to the passage of electrical current. However, dirt, surface contaminants, water entrapment, and the like can significantly affect dielectric properties. Extreme caution should be exercised any time a rope is in the proximity of live circuits.
Working Loads: No blanket safe working load (SWL) recommendations can be made for any line because SWL's must be calculated based on application, conditions of use, and potential danger to personnel among other considerations. It is recommended that the end user establish working loads and safety factors based on best practices established by the end user's industry; by professional judgment and personal experience; and after a thorough assessment of all risks. The SWL is a guideline for the use of a rope in good condition for non-critical applications and should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable property is involved, or in cases of exceptional service such as shock loading, sustained loading, severe vibration, etc. The Cordage Institute specifies that the SWL of a rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength of the rope by a safety factor. The safety factor ranges from 5 to 12 for non-critical uses and is typically set at 15 for lifelines.
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- 16 Strand
- 12mm (1/2")