how to stored marine rope to save its life
Synthetic fiber ropes (nylon, polyester and polypropylene,polyamide ) should be stored in clean, dry and cool areas out of direct sunlight, where possible under deck or under a sutibale cover.Rope should be stored off the ground, to allow adequate ventilation.Never store rope on cencrete or dirty floors, or drag over rough ground as dirt and grit picked up by the rope can work into strands and cut the inside fibers. Keep away from all types of chemicals and exposure to all forms of heat. In cases of long term storage used ropes should be hosed down with fresh water to reduce salt crystals that affect life and efficienty of the ropes.
Sharp bends around any piece of equipment should be avoided. where a static rope passes around any surface with a deflection of 10 degrees or more, the diameter of the surface should be a minimum of thrr times the rope diameter. Any sharp bend in a rope under load will substantially decrease its strength and may cause premature damage or failure.
Never stand in line with a rope under tension. If a rope fails it can recoil with sufficient force to cause serious injury or even death. Ensure all end terminations are adequate to take shock loads. Use correct safety factors. Remember to de-rate rope strengths for incorrect end fitting and wear.