Proceans AISI 316 stainless wire is made from marine grade stainless steel and is highly tea-stain resistant.
A wire made of seven strands of nineteen wires (7x19) is favoured for halyards and running rigging where thimbles and ferules are swaged in a loop rather than crimped into terminals.
A strand of cable made of 19 wires is called 1x19. This is built up around a single central strand which is straight and has six strands tightly twisting in one direction. Then twisting, in the other direction, are a dozen outer strands.
1 x 19 stainless steel is high strength and is resistant to stretch.
1 x 19 is not recommended being bent around eyes or thimbles, so is best fitted into a terminal or screw terminal.
A wire made of seven strands of seven wires (7x7) is favoured where some flexibility is required for example in nylon coated lifelines connected to terminals.
Breaking Loads AISI 316 Stainless Wire Rope
|Diameter||Strand Breaking Load (KN)|
|(mm)||1 X 19||7 X 7||7 X19|
Note: 1 KN = 102 kgf (kilogram force)