Marine Aramid Rope

About product

Aaramid rope, also known as Kevlar rope, is a specialized type of rope made from aramid fibers, specifically Kevlar fibers. It is designed to provide exceptional strength, modulus, and high-temperature resistance, making it well-suited for various marine applications.

The strength of aramid fiber rope is remarkable, measuring 5-6 times higher than that of high-quality steel. This outstanding strength allows it to withstand heavy loads, ensuring reliable performance in marine environments where durability is crucial.

  • Exceptional strength, surpassing that of other materials.
  • Highly fire-resistant, maintaining integrity even at high temperatures.
  • Water-resistant and retains durability in wet conditions.
  • Moisture absorption without compromising strength.
  • Non-conductive under normal conditions.
  • Chemical stability in most environments, except for specific substances.
  • Tough and durable, resistant to cutting and abrasion.

Additional information

Material

aramid fiber

Color

customized

Applications

high temperature operation, special ship, electrical engineering, marine operations, various types of slings, suspension

Product Detail

What Is Aramid Fiber?

Aramid fiber is a type of synthetic fiber known for its exceptional strength, heat resistance, and resistance to abrasion. The word “aramid” is derived from “aromatic polyamide,” which refers to the chemical structure of the fiber.

The most well-known and widely used aramid fiber is poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide (PPTA), commonly known by its trade name Kevlar®. Kevlar® is produced through a polymerization process that aligns the molecules to create a highly organized and strong fiber.

Kevlar Rope – Fire Resistant Rope

With a modulus 2-3 times that of steel or fiberglass, the Kevlar rope offers excellent stiffness and resistance to elongation under tension. It maintains its shape and stability even when subjected to substantial forces, making it a reliable choice for marine applications requiring structural integrity.

One of the notable properties of Kevlar rope is its high temperature resistance. It can withstand elevated temperatures without compromising its strength, making it suitable for use in marine environments where exposure to heat and flames is a concern.

In terms of toughness, Kelvar rope surpasses steel, exhibiting approximately twice the toughness. This exceptional toughness allows the fiber rope to absorb energy without fracturing, making it highly resistant to sudden impacts, shocks, and dynamic loading.

Furthermore, Kelvar rope offers the advantage of being significantly lighter than steel, weighing only around 1/5th of its weight. This reduced weight facilitates easier handling and transportation, contributing to overall weight reduction in marine equipment and structures without compromising strength or performance.

Aramid Rope Advantages

  • Exceptional strength: Aramid rope offers an outstanding tensile strength, surpassing that of other materials. Its high strength-to-weight ratio ensures reliable performance in demanding marine applications.
  • Fire Resistance: Aramid fiber rope is highly fire-resistant. It exhibits excellent resistance to flames and does not support combustion. When exposed to fire, aramid rope will not melt or drip, and it will maintain its strength and integrity even at high temperatures.
  • Water-resistant: The strength of aramid rope remains unaffected by water exposure, making it ideal for marine environments. It retains its durability and reliability even in wet conditions.
  • Moisture absorption: Aramid fibers have the unique property of absorbing moisture as polar molecules. While this may slightly increase the rope’s weight, it does not compromise its strength or overall performance.
  • Impressive heat resistance: This type of fiber rope exhibits remarkable resistance to heat, flames, and thermal degradation. It can endure high temperatures without compromising its structural integrity.
  • Non-conductive (under normal conditions): Aramid rope is not electrically conductive in typical situations, ensuring safety during use. However, when wet, it can conduct electricity, and precautions should be taken accordingly.
  • Chemical stability (except for specific substances): Aramid fiber rope demonstrates excellent chemical stability in most environments. It resists degradation from various substances, except for strong acids, bases, and chlorine.
  • Tough and durable: Aramid rope is known for its toughness, making it difficult to cut or abrade. Its durability ensures long-lasting performance, even in harsh marine conditions.

Aramid Fiber Rope Applications

Based on the fire-resistant feature of aramid rope, this specialized rope offers valuable applications specifically tailored for ship environments where fire hazards are a significant concern. Here are some specific applications of this fire resistant rope in ship environments:

  • Secure Mooring and Towing: Aramid ropes are invaluable for mooring and towing operations on ships. The fire-resistant nature of these ropes ensures their reliability and safety when handling and securing ships to docks, buoys, or other mooring points. This is particularly important when dealing with flammable cargoes or operating in areas prone to fire risks.
  • Firefighting Equipment and Safety Gear: Fire resistant rope is incorporated into firefighting equipment and safety gear on ships. They are used in fire hoses, firefighting suits, harnesses, and rescue equipment, providing strength and fire resistance during firefighting operations.
  • Cable Protection and Management: Aramid fiber ropes with their fire-resistant attributes are utilized for cable protection and management on ships. The fire resistant ropes provide a durable way to secure and organize electrical cables, communication lines, and wiring systems, reducing the risk of fire incidents caused by electrical faults or heat exposure.

The Structure Of Aramid Rope

marine aramid rope

Aramid Fiber Rope Parameter

  • Other sizes available upon request
Diameter/mmCircumference/inchLinear density/KtexBreaking strength/KN
63/42916
81-1/45131
101-1/28045
12211764
162-1/4207115
182-1/2260144
203320178
243-1/2463257
284630350
324-1/2825457
3651040578
405-1/21290715
4461560862
48718601027
56825251399
64933001825
721041702310
801151402827
881262203422
9613-3/474104000
110-91804957

 

 

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About our company

Zava Marine Corporation is a leading supplier of marine parts and components. With a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction, we specialize in providing a comprehensive range of high-quality marine equipment and accessories. Our products include deck equipment, ship accessories, and various other essential components needed for smooth maritime operations.

With a global presence, we serve a diverse customer base, including shipbuilders, shipowners, offshore operators, and marine equipment distributors. We are committed to providing exceptional service and tailored solutions to meet our customers’ unique needs.

FAQ

Zava Marine offers a comprehensive range of certifications for marine parts in accordance with international standards and regulations. These certifications include those provided by renowned marine classification societies such as Lloyd’s Register (LR), Bureau Veritas (BV), China Classification Society (CCS), Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), and Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL). By collaborating with these esteemed societies, Zava Marine ensures that our certified marine parts meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and performance, instilling confidence in our reliability and compliance within the maritime industry.

The warranty provided by Zava Marine covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. During this warranty period, if any marine parts purchased from Zava Marine exhibit issues or failures resulting from manufacturing defects or faulty materials, Zava Marine will take responsibility for repair or replacement of the affected parts. 

Zava Marine has recently opened new molds for European and North American clients, utilizing materials such as metal, ABS, PVC, and more. These successful mold opening projects allow us to provide customized marine parts and components that meet the specific requirements of our clients in these regions.

Typically, Zava Marine can ship samples within 7 days once the product drawing has been mutually confirmed by both parties. This efficient process ensures that customers can receive samples promptly, allowing them to assess the quality and suitability of the products.

Zava Marine frequently utilizes a wide range of materials in our projects. These materials include aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, plastics, titanium, and PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone). Each material offers unique properties and characteristics suitable for various marine applications. 

Yes, we provide customization services for marine parts. We understand that every project and application may have unique requirements, and we are committed to delivering tailored solutions. By collaborating closely with our clients, we can adapt our products to specific specifications, ensuring optimal fit, performance, and compatibility. Whether it’s modifying existing designs or creating entirely new parts, our customization services cater to the diverse needs of the maritime industry.

Absolutely! We offer product design and development services to support our clients’ needs. Our experienced team of engineers and designers can collaborate with clients from concept development to final product realization. By leveraging our expertise in marine engineering and design, we can provide valuable insights and innovative solutions. Whether it’s optimizing existing designs or creating entirely new products, we are equipped to assist clients in bringing their ideas to life efficiently and effectively.

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