Chemical Environmental Data
While Web Slings may be used in many different applications, there are chemical data and physical factors that must be taken into consideration before choosing a sling.
|Dry Cleaning Solvents||OK||OK|
|Soaps & Detergents||OK||OK|
|Water & Sea Water||OK||OK|
*Disintegrated by concentrated sulfuric acid
**Degraded by strong alkalis at elevated temperatures
Physical Factors Effecting Strength
|Temperature||Nylon & Polyester are seriously degraded at temperatures above 194ºF||Polyester is seriously degraded at temperatures above 194ºF|
|Improper Loading||Shock loading, unbalanced loading, over loading and inadequate consideration for the effect of angle factors can adversely effect strength.||Shock loading, unbalanced loading, over loading and inadequate consideration for the effect of angle factors can adversely effect strength.|
|Cuts, Punctures, Abrasions||Any of these can seriously degrade sling strength.|
Red core yarns can aid in locating damaged webbing.
|When the sleeve on a roundsling has been damaged so that the inner load bearing yarns are exposed, the sling MUST be discarded.|
|Foreign Matter||Material such as metal chips, weld splatter, heavy grit, etc. can damage a web sling both internally and externally.||Nylon & Polyester web slings are adversely affected by prolonged exposure to UV light, i.e. sunlight or arc welding.|
|Ultraviolet Light||Material such as metal chips, weld splatter, heavy grit, etc. can damage the round sling both internally and externally.||Round slings are adversely affected by prolonged exposure to UV light, i.e. sunlight or arc welding.|
WARNING: Do not exceed rated capacities