BS EN 12385-8:2002 – Steel wire ropes — Safety — Part 8: Stranded hauling and carrying-hauling ropes for cableway installations designed to carry persons
This Part of this European Standard specifies the particular materials, manufacturing and testing requirements for stranded steel wire ‘hauling’ and ‘carrying-hauling’ ropes for cableway installations designed to carry persons.
The particular hazards covered by this Part are identified in Clause 4.
The rope grade is limited to 1960.
Minimum breaking forces for the more common classes, sizes and grades of rope are provided in tables 2, 3 and 4.
Stranded tension ropes and ski-tow ropes are covered by EN 12385-4.
2 Normative references
This European Standard incorporates by dated or undated reference, provisions from other publications. These normative references are cited at the appropriate places in the text, and the publications are listed hereafter. For dated references, subsequent amendments to or revisions of any of these publications apply to this European Standard only when incorporated in it by amendment or revision. For undated references the latest edition of the publication referred to applies (including amendments).
EN 10264-3, Steel wire and wire products – Steel wire for ropes – Part 3: Cold drawn and cold-shaped non-alloyed steel wire for heavy duty applications.
EN 12385-1:2002, Steel wire ropes – Safety – Part 1: General requirements.
EN 12385-2, Steel wire ropes – Safety – Part 2: Definitions, rope designation and classification.
prEN 12408, Safety requirements for cableways for passenger transportation by rope – Quality control.
DIN 21258:1986, Preservative compounds for koepe friction drive winding ropes in mining – Safety requirements and testing.
DIN 53521, Determination of the behaviour of rubber and elastomers when exposed to fluids and vapours.
ISO 2592, Determination of flash and fire points – Cleveland open cup method.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this European Standard, the terms and definitions in EN 12385-2 apply.
4 List of hazards
In addition to the hazards identified in clause 4 of Part 1, the hazard associated with uncontrolled relative movement between the rope and the driving sheave, when applicable, is also identified.
5 Safety requirements and/or measures
In addition to the requirements given in 5.2 to 5.7, the requirements shall also conform to those given in Part 1.
The manufacturer shall also comply with EN 12408.
Wires before ropemaking shall conform to EN 10264-3.
The tensile strength grades of the wires shall be subjected to the limits given in Table 1.