From the left to right : Dr. Thomas J.J. Meyer (Teknova), Paul Holland (Kluber Lubrication), Jason Wormald ( Bridon) and Dr. Rune Schlanbush (Teknova) posing in front of the multi-layer rope spooling test.
Bridon Technology Centre (BTC) is a world leading centre of excellence for rope technology development, analysis and verification. The visit to BTC was triggered by the potential opportunities in utilising Bridon large diameter rope test equipment to validate the work performed under the SFI work package five. Topics such as: correlation in between downscaled test rigs using ropes 1cm diameter versus full sized test rigs using 15 cm diameter ropes and lubrification of strands were discussed.
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