Q: Is the temperature performance of Dyneema® SK78 fiber affected by use in a line?
A: While individual fibers lose some strength at elevated temperatures, line strength does not deteriorate to the same degree.
Q: Can lines made with Dyneema® SK78 be used in high ambient temperatures?
A: DSM has invested in a temperature model that can predict rope core temperatures as a function of ambient temperature and load conditions. Contact us for further details.
Q: Can lines made with Dyneema® SK78 withstand extreme cold?
A: Moisture does not affect rope stiffness or strength of Dyneema® fiber – making it suitable for use in cryogenic temperatures. For this reason, Dyneema® fiber is used in hoses designed for liquefied natural gas (LNG) transfer at -162°C.