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Line Breaking Strength and Elongation



BREAKING STRENGTHS (Pounds)
ELASTIC ELONGATION (Percent at % of breaking strength)

Size Load 7/64" 1/8" 3/16" 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 9/16" 5/8" 3/4" 10% 20% 30%
Tech_12 2,800 5,600 8,200 13,000 18,000 0.63 0.96 1.2
Validator_12 2,000 2,700 5,500 9,400 14,000 19,500 23,500 35,000 43,000 55,000 0.49 0.78 0.98
WarpSpeed 5,100 6,200 9,800 14,000 21,000 26,500 0.44 0.62 0.79
Validator_II 3,300 5,000 7,000 11,000 15,200 20,000 26,000 30,000 45,000 0.59 0.78 0.98
Validator_SKB 4,800 6,300 8,000 12,900 16,500 22,800 32,500 42,600 53,400 0.49 0.72 0.92
Progen II 5,500 8,000 11,000 17,500 24,000 30,000 36,500 46,000 68,000 0.5 0.74 1
Ultra-Tech 2,300 4,800 7,800 10,000 14,800 20,000 0.63 0.97 1.24
Endura Braid 2,500 4,000 7,000 10,000 14,000 19,000 25,200 30,000 37,400 low low low
VPC 4,000 6,500 7,500 9,500 1.3 1.9 2.2
LiteSpeed 4,100 6,200 9,300 0.39 0.49 0.77
AmSteel 7,400 10,500 15,500 18,000 27,500 34,000 40,700 0.48 0.72 0.94
AmSteel-Blue 1,600 2,500 5,400 8,600 13,700 19,600 23,900 34,000 40,500 52,800 64,400 0.46 0.7 0.96
Lightning_Rope 1,400 2,100 5,400 7,900 13,500 18,500 20,600 32,000 41,600 50,600 0.59 0.68 0.77
XLS_Extra 2,300 3,500 4,600 6,100 8,700 0.65 1 1.29
Ultra_Lite 1,200 2,200 2,900 4,400 0.65 1 1.29
XLS 1,200 2,200 3,300 4,400 5,800 8,300 11,000 13,600 19,000 1.5 2.2 2.9
Sta-Set 1,200 2,000 3,000 4,400 6,600 8,500 11,700 14,400 20,000 1 2 3.5
Sta-Set X 1,600 2,700 4,400 5,500 7,400 9,600 0.75 1.8 2.8
Regatta Braid 2,500 3,400 4,500 5,900 7,500 11,000 1.5 3 4.5
LS 1,200 1,900 2,300 3,700 4,900 7,000 11,000 1.8 2.6 3.3
Trophy 800 1,400 2,000 3,000 4,000 6,000 2.2 3.1 3.8
Apex 1,500 3,000 5,200 6,200 7,000 8,000 1 1.5 1.8
Tenex 1,800 3,200 4,700 5,800 9,000 11,800 15,000 17,100 22,400 1.4 2.3 3.0
Tenex TEC 3,200 4,700 6,100 9,500 13,100 18,800 24,800 1.4 2.3 3.0

The Cordage Institute specifies that the SWL of a rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength of the rope by a safety factor. The safety factor ranges from 5 to 12 for non-critical uses and is typically set at 15 for life lines.


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