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Corrosion resistance of hoisting ropes

  • Haşim Fırat Karasu EMAIL logo and Mine Demirsoy
From the journal Materials Testing


In this study, the goal is to determine the types of steel rope best used in environments such as harbors and on ships, by examining the behavior of different types of steel wire hoisting ropes used in cranes with respect to corrosion. Initially, hemp and steel wire core ropes were taken from 6 × 19 Standard, 8 × 19 Seale and 6 × 36 Warrington Seale rope groups that have the same diameter. Corrosion resistance was compared in these ropes through the application of three methods. According to the first method, corrosion resistance was examined via change in material mass. For this purpose, ropes were subjected to an accelerated aging test in an aging test cabin in accordance with ASTM B117 standard for one month for each aging process. 3 different 30-day processes were followed with 24-hour cycles. Corrosion exposure rates differed for each process. After going through the aging process, the damage suffered by the ropes was determined via visual inspection and the impact left by corrosion was evaluated by examining the mass changes seen in the ropes before and after aging for each process. The Tafel extrapolation, which is an electrochemical test, was applied in the second method. Ecorr and Icorr values of the ropes as well as their corrosion rates were determined and compared. Corrosion behavior was investigated in the third method through the application of mechanical experiments on aged steel ropes. In conclusion, corrosion resistant hoisting ropes were identified by comparing the results attained from the three methods.

Published Online: 2021-02-13
Published in Print: 2020-12-01

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