Describe the procedure for inspection and maintenances of wire ropes ?

Inspection Of Wire Rope:-

A visual and physical examination should take place at regular intervals. Under normal conditions of use, wire rope can be inspected every 3 months. If a broken wire is discovered, then it should be inspected more often.

A thorough inspection is given below.


  1. Inspect termination of rope at the drum and other points.
  2. Inspect for broken wires.
  3. Inspect for corrosion.
  4. Inspect for deformation.
  5. Inspect for surface wear.
  6. Inspect for defective coiling.
  7. Inspect for deterioration due to snatch loading.
  8. Inspect lengths that run through blocks, particularly those which lie on the sheaves when the appliance is in the loaded condition.


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