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Wire Ropes Storage
Wire ropes should always be stored in a dry place. As far as possible, the place should be free from moisture, dust or fumes.
The reels, on which ropes supplied by Us are packed, are sufficiently large to ensure that the ropes will not come into contact with the ground, provided that the floor is level and hard. It is advantageous, however, to keep the reels clear of the ground.
On no account, should the reels be stored on a cinder or ash floor, or in proximity to sulphur or acid fumes.
If ropes are stored for any length of time, it is advisable to apply an occasional dressing of lubricant to the top layer of rope on the drum to protect the same from corrosion because, once started, corrosion, may develop and render the rope unsuitable for use.
Turning the reel occasionally, about half a turn, helps prevent migration of the rope lubricant.
To protect the wooden reels from the attack of termites, the floor should be cemented. In no case, should the reels be put on ground on uncemented floor.
Neglect of these precautions may cause a rope to corrode or otherwise deteriorate.