This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the molten metal and resin socketing of steel wire ropes within the scopes of EN 12385-4:2002+A1:2008; EN 12385-5:2002; EN 12385-6:2004; EN 12385-7:2002; EN 12385-8:2002; EN 12385-9:2002 and EN 12385-10:2003+A1:2008.
The European Standard is applicable only to those requirements that ensure that the socketing is strong enough to withstand a force of at least 100 % of the minimum breaking force of the rope (i.e. socket termination efficiency factor KT = 1,0).
NOTE Rope terminations made by socketing in accordance with this European Standard can be used for determining the breaking force of wire ropes in accordance with EN 12385-1:2002+A1:2008, Annex A.
Socketing by the methods and materials described in this standard are for use within the temperature limits given in normative Annex E.
This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to metal and resin socket terminations, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable (see Clause 4).