National Coal Board
The ropeman is the person responsible to colliery management for the examination of winding, haulage, guide and balance ropes, and this handbook is intended to assist him in carrying out his duties. Since the first edition In 1952, it has become book of reference. this third edition -AS, soft cover 176 pages, with 82 photographs and drawings -the text has been updated again and includes new illustrations. Ten chapters deal with: types of published by Victor Gollancz Ltd wire, strand and rope; rope handling, serving and splicing; rope lubrication; methods of capping wire ropes; rope examination; types of deterioration in ropes; winding ropes; balance ropes; guide and rubbing ropes; haulage ropes. Two appendices detail: a method of determining the minimum breaking strength required of a haulage rope; when to discard a rope. A bibliography lists regulations, specifications and official publications dealing with ropes. There is an index. Note that the word 'rope', wherever it appears above, means iron or steel wire rope: so only the dedicated student of rope working and rigging is likely to benefit from owning this book.