Saco, Maine-based specialty
rope manufacturer Yale Cordage reports its Hy-Dee Brait dielectric rope is the
first and only rope on the market to be certified to ASTM F1701-12 Standard
Specification for Unused Rope with Special Electrical Properties, issued by
West Conshohocken, Pa.-based ASTM International; and to EN Standard CE 62192,
issued by the European Commission.
The Hy-Dee Brait dielectric rope is an eight-strand bipolymer rope that is nubby for good grip and treated with Yale Cordage's Aralube-dielectric — a proprietary chemical mixture that provides the rope with its wet dielectric performance. Compliance with ASTM F1701-12 signifies the rope does not exceed the maximum leakage of 250 micro-amperes at any time during wet testing performed at 50 kilovolts alternating current. According to the company, the rope also can be easily spliced with a tucking procedure or by the quick splice method.
"The industry we're serving with our Hy-Dee Brait product is one that has unique, critical safety concerns," said William Putnam, vice president, Yale Cordage. "By ensuring our product adheres to the newly published ASTM standard, we know our dialectic rope delivers the strength, durability, and safety profile that this market needs and demands."