Q-12 Defender

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Q-12 Defender

Samson's reduced recoil technology has been patented since 2006. Q-12 Defender is a 12-strand line based on this technology. When this line is subjected to excessive tension loads, the lower elongating fibers will break first, transferring the load to the remaining specially-designed control strands. This creates an indication of rope failure before the rope completely separates. Q-12 Defender incorporates Samson's proprietary DPXTM fiber technology on the rope's surface to provide excellent coefficient of friction properties. The HMPE fiber provides high strength, superior abrasion resistance, and low elongation. Q-12 Defender is flexible, UV resistant, lightweight, and does not hockle.

Product Code

862

Specific Gravity

1.04

Fiber (Core/cover)

HMPE - Polyester - Nylon Blend

Splice

12-Strand Class II

at Percent of break strength
10% 20% 30%
Elastic Elongation
0.65% 0.75% 0.90%

Secondary Mooring Lines / H-Bitt / Capstan Mooring / Soft Lines   •   Primary Mooring Line

Easy to inspect   •   Easy to splice   •   Excellent UV resistance   •   High coefficient of friction, great for working off bitts and capstans   •   Meets the requirements of the Canadian National Standard CGSB-40.20-2008   •   Reduced recoil property, quantified per Cordage Institute Standard 1502

DIAM.  (INCH) 1 1 1/8 1 1/4 1 5/16 1 3/8 1 1/2 1 5/8 1 3/4 2 2 1/8 2 1/4 2 1/2
CIRC.  (INCH) 3 3 1/2 3 3/4 4 4 1/8 4 1/2 5 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 7 7 1/2
WEIGHT PER 100 FT.  (LBS) 26 33 36 38 46 50 55 82 88 93 124 132
AVG. STRENGTH  (LBS) 65,400 88,000 99,000 111,000 126,000 137,000 170,000 201,000 228,000 248,000 322,000 353,000
MIN. STRENGTH  (LBS) 58,900 79,200 89,100 99,900 113,000 123,000 153,000 181,000 205,000 223,000 290,000 318,000
DIAM.  (MM) 24 28 30 32 34 36 40 44 48 52 56 60
CIRC.  (MM) 72 84 90 96 100 108 120 132 144 156 168 180
WEIGHT PER 100 M  (KG) 38.7 49.1 53.6 56.5 68.4 74.4 81.8 122 131 138 185 196
AVG. STRENGTH  (KG) 29,700 39,900 44,900 50,300 57,200 62,100 77,100 91,200 103,000 112,000 146,000 160,000
MIN. STRENGTH  (KG) 26,700 35,900 40,400 45,300 51,400 55,900 69,400 82,100 93,100 101,000 131,000 144,000
ISO 2307 STRENGTH  (METRIC TONS) 29.7 39.9 44.9 50.4 57.2 62.1 77.1 91.2 103 112 146 160

ISO strength specifications are for unspliced rope. All other strength specifications are for spliced rope.



RECOIL SAFETY

Not all ropes marketed as reducing recoil perform the same and it's important to understand the differences in products available in the marketplace. And understanding the technical detail and nuances that may impact your decision-making can be daunting. As early pioneers in recoil safety products, we are uniquely positioned to help. Samson experts can provide guidance and clarity to recoil products and performance. 

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