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AmSteel Blue &
Plasma (Spectra)
Rope Strength Specs



See also AmSteel Blue rope strength specs below

Plasma (Spectra) Rope Strength Specifications

  Nominal Diameter Size
Number
(circ)
Approx weight Minimum Tensile Strength
lbs/100ft kgs/100m Pounds kN
Inch mm
PLASMA 12 STRAND 7/16 11 1 1/4 4.2 6.3 21,000 93.4
1/2 12 1 1/2 6.4 9.5 31,300 139.2
5/8 16 2 10.6 15.8 51,400 228.6
3/4 18 2 1/4 13.3 19.8 68,500 304.7
7/8 22 2 3/4 19.6 29.2 92,600 411.9
1 24 3 23.4 34.8 110,000 489.3
1 1/8 28 3 1/2 31.9 47.5 147,000 653.9
1 1/4 30 3 3/4 36.2 53.9 165,000 734.0
1 5/16 32 4 41.7 62.1 196,000 871.9

 1 1/2

36 4 1/2 51.7 76.9 221,000 983.1
Tensile Strengths are determined in accordance with Cordage Institute 1500, Test methods for Fiber rope. Weights are calculated at linear density under standard preload (200d2) plus 4%.
Load percentage of average strength
Specific Gravity 0.98
Melting Point 284deg F (140deg C)
Critical Temp. 150 F (65 C)
Coefficient of friction 0.09-0.12*
Elongation at break 4-5%
Fiber water absorption 0%
UV resistance moderate
Wet abrasion superior
Dry abrasion superior
* value based on data supplied by the fiber manufacturer for new, dry fiber.

AmSteel Blue Synthetic Rope Strength Specifications

  Nominal Diameter Approx weight Minimum Tensile Strength
Inch mm lbs/100ft kgs/100m Pounds kN
AMSTEEL BLUE 12 STRAND 7/16 11 4.2 6.2 21,500 9,800
1/2 12 6.4 9.5 30,600 13,900
5/8 16 10.2 15.2 47,500 21,600
3/4 18 13.3 19.8 58,000 26,300
7/8 22 19.6 29.2 81,700 37,100
1 24 21.8 32.4 98,100 44,500
1 1/8 28 31.9 47.5 133,000 60,400
1 1/4 30 36.2 53.9 149,000 67,500
1 5/16 32 41.8 62.2 166,000 75,200
1 1/2 36 51.7 76.9 205,000 93,000
1 5/8 40 65.2 97.0 255,000 116,000

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