Standard Wire Rope Abbreviations

WIREROPESTRAND CONSTRUCTION

  • PRF: preformed
  • NP: non-preformed
  • S: seale
  • FW: filler wire
  • SFW: seale filler wire
  • FWS: filler wire seale

LAYS

  • RRL: right regular lay
  • LRL: left regular lay
  • RLL: right lang lay
  • LLL: left lang lay
  • AL1-1: alternating lay of strands, 1 lang and 1 regular
  • AL2-1: alternating lay of strands, 2 lang and 1 regular

TYPE OF CORE

  • FC: fiber rope core; natural or synthetic fiber
  • IWRC: independent wire rope core
  • PPC: polypropylene rope core
  • SC: strand cord

GRADE AND FINISH OF WIRE

  • MPS: mild plow steel
  • PS: plow steel grade of wire
  • IPS: improved plow steel
  • GIPS: galvanized improved plow steel
  • DR: drawn galvanized improved plow steel
  • XIP: extra improved plow steel
  • GXIP: galvanized extra improved plow steel
  • DR/GXIP: drawn galvanized extra improved plow steel
  • GAC: galvanized aircraft
  • SS: stainless steel wire
  • GI: galvanized iron wire
  • COM GI: galvanized common iron grade of wire, for strand
  • GI SZG: galvanized iron grade of wire for seizing strand
  • BRIGHT: wire without any coating, such as zinc or tin
  • BRZ: bronze wire