BEAL, FOR MORE SECURITY
Lower impact force and higher number of falls held, so better security.
Raised number of fallsAlthough the UIAA requires a minimum resistance to 5 falls at factor 1,77, BEAL greatly exceeds the requirements of the standards and goes well beyond this number of falls.
Low impact forceApart from Wall Master V, with very specific properties, all the single ropes have a maximum impact force of around 7 kN, and the double ropes around 5 kN. But we go much further, because at the end of the series of successive test falls, our ropes still do not exceed the limit which is only required for the first fall! When you consider that rope loses some of its dynamic qualities with each fall, this is an incredible performance, guaranteed only by BEAL!
Sharp edgeIn 2002 the UIAA adopted a complementary test to the normal one for testing the strength of a rope over a metal edge. The standard UIAA test involves a mass of 80 kg, with a fall of factor 1.77, held over a metal edge of 5mm radius to simulate a karabiner. The test uses the same weight of 80 Kg (55 Kg for one strand of double rope),and the same fall factor, but this time over a sharp edge of just 0.75 mm radius.From 2005, the UIAA no longer recognises the validity of this test.
|Dry Cover sheath treatment, for better abrasion resistance.|
A Dry Cover protected rope is:
- More resistant to dust and to the wet.
- More resistant to abrasion.
- Better long-term running of ropes through belay devices.
Dry Cover added to Golden Dry treatment of the core gives:
- More resistance to ice and to water.
- Reduced weight gain in wet conditions.
DRY COVERThis innovation makes the ropes more resistant to ABRASION, and to various attacks such as falls, overheating, humidity, mud and grit, and significantly increases their longevity.
BEAL, MORE SERVICES
The individual N° of ropes and harnesses reported on www.beal-services. info gives access to numerous services on line.
Every BEAL rope posesses an individual identification N°, called IdN,on the end of the rope and on an individual identification card.