Fibre Rope Deployment System (FRDS)
The solution to optimising lift and lowering capacity is to use a Fibre Rope Deployment System (FRDS). The weight of fibre rope is much less than the steel wire rope, making them almost neutrally buoyant when used in water and with a 100% crane capacity, irrespective of the water depth.
For new vessels, the a Fibre Rope Deployment System (FRDS) makes it possible to use the crane’s full capacity at 3,000m water depth with the following advantages:
- smaller winches and sheaves
- lower investment costs
- the opportunity to use smaller vessel
For existing vessels, the flexibility of the FRDS approach enables cranes to be retrofit to accommodate the FRDS fibre rope system.