Timm Ropes Receives World’s First Technology Certification

Timm Rope and his Certification

Posted on December 5th, 2022 at 17:15 by

The Maritime Executive

[By: Wilhelmsen]

Established in the year 1772 Timm Strings, now part of the Wilhelmsen
group, and still at the forefront of string manufacturing. Timm’s Snap
Arrestor has received DNV Certified Technology approval, the
first and only SBA string to receive this.

Mooring lines break at speeds of up to 800 km/h, making boat mooring one of the most
dangerous tasks performed by the crew. Increasing the safety of seafarers was at the center when
Timm Ropes launched its Snap Back Arrestor (SBA) in 2018. Its
innovative product is now recognized by becoming the only SBA rope in the world
with DNV Technology Qualification. The qualified technology statement was
awarded after an extensive qualification process, conducted in accordance with
DNV Recommended Practice A203. The process provided a systematic approach to
identify, verify, and mitigate all potential SBA threats and failure modes

DNV’s painstaking qualification process has taken more than four years, requiring
significant investment of time and resources. “We are delighted to see the
rating now in place, our SBA rope is truly one of a kind, and truly deserves the
recognition that he is having now, I am very happy for the team, and for everyone involved”,
says Thomas Caradec, Technical Manager Rope Products, Wilhelmsen Ships Service.
“Wilhelmsen Ships Service has developed a new technology with its lightning rod
go beyond existing standards. The intent of the technology is to increase security.
in maritime by minimizing the kickback effect in case of cable failure. DNV has
assisted Wilhelmsen Ships Service through the technology qualification process as
the world’s first DNV-qualified snap-back technology, which has now proven
work within specified limits with an acceptable level of confidence,” says Ingrid
Skutle Høgsæt, Principal Engineer at DNV.

Snap back accounts for a staggering 53% of tie-down accidents, with a sobering 1 in 7
of those accidents resulting in fatalities. “This certification is a testament to all the
hard work that went into developing the SBA. shows that the performance
of the SBA has been verified in the most severe scenarios and in operational conditions
conditions on board ships, thus demonstrating the robustness and reliability of the
technology, and a big step towards a safer mooring for seafarers and port workers.”
continues Thomas Caradec.

The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.

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