Yale Cordage, a custom and specialty rope manufacturer, has announced that its Hy-Dee Brait dielectric rope is the first and only rope on the market to meet the newly published ASTM F1701-12 standard for ropes with special dielectric properties.
Hy-Dee Brait is an eight-strand bipolymer rope that provides excellent grip and is treated with the company’s proprietary chemical mixture, Aralube-dielectric. The treatment is critical to the rope’s wet dielectric performance, which makes it the highest dielectric strength rope commercially available. Under the new ASTM F1701-12 standard, the rope must not exceed a maximum leakage of 250 microamperes at any time during wet testing performed at 50 kV AC.
In addition to its extraordinary dielectric properties, the Hy-Dee Brait is now easier to splice with a tucking procedure or by the quick splice method.
A video comparing generic yellow polypropylene to Yale’s Hy-Dee Brait can be found at www.yalecordage.com/videos.
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