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4 connection types

The 4 types of mooring system arrangements that are typically used are the following: 1. High modulus synthetic fibre rope with tail. The high modulus (HM) synthetic fibre main line boasts wire-like strength and elongation properties. It therefore requires the...

How to calculate the ship design MBL according to OCIMF MEG4

How to calculate the ship design MBL according to OCIMF MEG4 Black Rope will be glad to help at any point in the selection process – and can even advise operators from the very beginning in the process of choosing...

How to selecting the optimal mooring system

How to select the optimal mooring system As a first general rule of thumb, only ropes holding the appropriate certificates of makers and never of intermediary suppliers should be considered for deployment in mooring line systems. Obtaining the appropriate mooring...

MEG4 The new standards of mooring ropes and the solution of 3 steps solution

MEG4: The new standards of mooring ropes and the solution of 3 steps The updated MEG4 represents the output of a multi-discipline working group representing members of various shipping trade organizations, mooring line manufacturers, shipyards, and OCIMF members. In previous...

New terminology according to MEG4

New terminology according MEG4 Creep Creep indicates the time and temperature dependent deformation or lengthening under load. As synthetic materials are made of large, in the case of thermoplastics and elastomers, entangled molecule chains, these glide or disentangle under external...

Preparation and installation

Preparation and installation of mooring line Preparing the environment where the mooring system is to be deployed is the first step in maximizing the service life of the mooring line system. All surfaces and equipment that the mooring line may...

The lifecycle of the mooring line according to MEG4

The lifecycle of your mooring line according to MEG4 is: Black Rope will be glad to help at any point in the selection process – and can even advise operators from the very beginning in the process of choosing the...

Mooring ropes maintenance

Mooring ropes maintenance External abrasion In principle, all type of contact with the rope will lead to some form of abrasion. The severity will depend on the type of rope in question and what the rope comes in contact with....

Mooring lines inspections

Tips of mooring lines inspections acc. to MEG4 Conducting ongoing inspections of the mooring line system is a vital task to ensure the maximum service life and safety in every setup. It is important to be aware of and to...

Storage and care

Storage and care Storage: Following a few simple rules will ensure the mooring lines are correctly stored to prolong their service life and ongoing safe deployment: • Make sure ropes are completely dry before storing • Store in dry, well...

When mooring system lines should be replaced according to MEG4

When should mooring system lines be replaced according to MEG4? This is a fact that has to occur at some point and there is no way to avoid it. But the rate at which ropes age can be substantially influenced....