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Each Piece Of Equipment Released For Use. The
Industry Has Adopted Three Standards For Strength
Measurement; All Given In Kilonewtons (kN).
The Three Are: 1) 'Closed Gate' (CG), 2) 'Open Gate'
(OG), And 3) 'Minor Axis' (MA).
Closed Gate Rating Is Stamped Directly Into Each
Piece of Equipment Meant For Human Rigging
Applications. Do Not Use Equipment Without A
Clear Stamp And That Was Obtained From An
Established Trusted Source, And For Which Each
Specific Piece Has A Record of Service Log!
Its Your Life And The Life Of Others At Risk!
Specification Grade | Info
2017 | kN = kilonewton
Carabiner Strength Ratings
What Are The Strength Ratings For A Carabiner?
|What Does The Kn Number Mean On A Carabiner?|
|What Is The Maximum Constant Weight Compactly?|
|What Are The Strength Ratings?|
The 'kN' Behind The Number Stamped On A Carabiner, Or Other Climbing And Rigging Equipment, Designates A Unit Of Measure Called The "Kilonewton".
A Kilonewton Is A Measured Unit Of 'Force'. A Rated Carabiner Will Have A Force Rating Stamped Into Its Material, Indicating How Much Force It Can Withstand In A New Unaltered State!
Unaltered State", Means, No Heat, Chemical, Or Physical Damage Of Any Kind To The Rated Piece.
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This Is Life-Support
Support Equipment Must
Have A Tested Proven And
Known Level Of Strength
To Remove As Much Unknown Variables As
Possible To Increase The
Chance For Safe Use.
Equipment Must Be Strong
Enough To Withstand The
Force Of A Human
Lifting And Rigging
Humans Are Near, Rigging
Equipment Must Have A
Rating To Handle The
Example ----- An
Average-Size Adult Male
Falls 60 Feet, The Peak
Force On A Carabiner At
An Anchor Point On The
Rock Stopping The Fall,
Is Going To Be
Approximately 9.1 kN.
What Is The Maximum Constant Weight Compactly?
Climbing Carabiners Are Not Rated For A Maximum Working Load. The Climbing Carabiner Is Designed As A Device For Withstanding A Brief Moment Of Force; Not To Lift Weight!
Do Not Use Anything But A "Load" Rated Piece Of Equipment For Lifting Humans And Objects.
Unit Conversion ---- In An Emergency Situation..... A 'Weight Equivalent' Of The kN Rating Can Be Determined.
1 kN = 225lbs.
25kN x 225 lbs = 5,625 lbs
This Indicates An Equivalent Impact Weight Of The Force; This Does Not Indicate A Lifting Weight. The Carabiner Is A Force Taking Device; Design To Withstand One Initial Force At Its Rating. By Lifting This Constant Weight, The Carabiner Becomes Compromised; Permanently Damaged! After Falls, Retire The Equipment used! If Not, It Could Cost Yours, Someone's, Or Both Lives!
Closed Gate | CG
The 'Closed Gate' Strength Is The
Rated-Force Capacity Of A New Biner Can
Endure When Its Gate Is Properly Set In The
Intended Closed Position.
The 'Open Gate' Strength Is The Reduced
Rated-Force Capacity Of A Carabiner When Its
Gate Is Not
Properly Set In The Intended Closed
Position. A Real Possibility With
Potentially Fatal Results, That Must Be
Planned To Happen; Considered Serious!
The 'Minor Axis' Strength Is
The Rated-Force Capacity Of A Carabiner When
Force Is Applied Between Its Gate And Spine.
A Real Possibility With Potentially Fatal
That Must Be Planned To Happen; Considered