Serving the Marine Industry since 1936

ΝΙΚΑ-Siri® S-12 Rope

NIKA-Siri® S-12 ropes are 12 strand High Modulus / High Performance ropes with excellent properties, ideal for the heavy shipping industry. They are manufactured using the highest quality UHMWPE fibers.

NIKA-Siri® S-12 ropes are 8 times stronger than steel ropes and 3 times stronger than polyester (on a weight by weight comparison).

APPLICATIONS: MOORING / TOW LINES / STS OPERATIONS (to be used with synthetic tails) / ANCHORING

The application of NikaThane-S coating and the heat-setting process improve drastically the structural stability and the strength efficiency of the rope while increasing the rope’s coefficient of friction for better gripping performance when used in winches, capstans, chocks, bitts etc. When compared to wire ropes, NIKA-Siri® S-12 ropes are stronger (for the same weight), lighter (making it easy and fast to handle), safer to use and cost-saving (minimum maintenance needs, no greases, faster operating times).

NIKA-Siri® S-12 ropes are an excellent wire-rope alternative and some of the reasons are the following:

  1. Most cost-effective ropes to purchase due to lower labor requirements in operations and decreased mooring & towing operating times
  2. Safer and easier to use due to their high strength and low weight.
  3. 2-3 times longer service life
  4. Negligible maintenance costs

NIKA-Siri® S-12 ropes are produced according to ISO 10325-2009 and they comply with OCIMF’s latest regulations & recommendations for the safe mooring of the tanker-LNG-LPG vessels.

Technical Specifications

Specific Gravity: 0.97
Elongation at breaking: 3.5% (when new)
Melting point: 145oC (UHMWPE)
Resistance to UV radiation: Excellent
Chemical Resistance to ALKALI: Excellent
Chemical Resistance to ORGANIC SOLVENT: Very Good
Chemical Resistance to ACID: Good. Resistant to H2SO4 in temperatures up to 250C.
 

Technical Datasheet
Size (Circ) Size (Diam) Weight (+/- 5%) Minimum Breaking Load
inches mm Kilos /100m Kilos /220m Tons
2 16 16.1 35.4 27.5
2 1/4 18 21.5 47.3 35
2 1/2 20 24.1 53 41.8
2 3/4 22 28.6 62.9 50.2
3 24 33.5 73.7 58.3
3 1/4 26 39.2 86.2 66.1
3 1/2 28 45.8 100.8 74.5
3 3/4 30 54 118.8 85.1
4 32 59 129.8 95.2
4 1/4 34 64.5 141.9 101.5
4 1/2 36 71.8 158 110.2
4 3/4 38 80.3 176.7 124
5 40 88.5 194.7 136.5
5 1/4 42 98.6 216.9 152
5 1/2 44 107.4 236.3 164.5
5 3/4 46 115 253 180.5
6 48 127 279.4 195.2
6 1/4 50 137.6 302.7 205.1
6 1/2 52 144.3 317.5 221
7 56 170.4 374.9 252.5
7 1/2 60 190.4 418.9 279.5
8 64 224.9 494.8 312.5
8 1/2 68 257.4 566.3 354.5
9 72 285.1 627.2 395.4
9 1/2 76 320 704 417
10 80 341 750.2 442
11 88 437.9 963.4 560.5
12 96 515 1133 620