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Blue Wave Rigging and Hardware

After 85 years, established in 1932, in the business with manufacturing located in Haderslev, Denmark, Blue Wave A/S is currently in its third generation, as a family owned and run Manufacturing Company. The Blue Wave crew consists of 35 dedicated and skilled employees, some of them have been with them for more than 25 years. Blue Wave is currently among the top three largest manufacturers of high quality stainless steel rigging hardware in the world. Our focus has for years been the Marine, Architectural and Industrial sectors.
Today Blue Wave’s product range covers one of the most extensive ranges of stainless steel wire fittings from 2mm to 36mm cables, a wide range of rod rigging components and we are currently working on our rope end fittings where we have applied for patent. Blue Wave has the most extended product range of Lloyds approved swageless fittings in the world, covering cables from 3mm to 26mm.

STAINLESS STEEL GRADES + PREN

PREN =% Cr + ( % Mo x 3,3 ) + ( % N x 16 )
PREN is a guideline formula for calculating the properties of stainless steel and there risist against pitting. You could say that the content of Molybdenum, has 3.3 times as great effect against corrosion, as the content of chrome, and Nitrogens has 16 times. To ensure the right quality of stainless steel, Blue Wave has invested in an X-ray gun for the control of raw materials, to ensure that customers always get the desired quality. Below is a table of the most frequently used types of stainless steel at Blue Wave.

CORRECT ATTACHMENT

Always use the correct size standard dies recommended by the supplier. As correct wire attachment/termination can only be acheived by firmly squeezing the material of the terminal into the strands of the wire. Most Blue Wave terminals are marked with wire size and a mark indicating the depth of where to start for correct swaging.Where markings are not possible e.g. on the small terminals, the wire hole depth must be measured before swaging, not only to find the point to start the swaging , but also to get the right length of the final wire including the fittings. CAUTION, by swaging the terminals onto the wire, the shaft will get a little longer. As a rule of thumb the length will be prolonged by approximately the same amount of mm as the diameter of the wire in mm!

Tensionsing Wire rope
Stretch in wire rope

Blue Wave Wire

Stainless Steel AISI 316 Wire Rope: 1 x 19 ; 7x 19 ; 7 x 7 construction
Coated Stainless Steel AISI 316 Wire Rope : 1 x 19 ; 7 x 7 construction
Stainless Steel AISI 316 Compacted Strand Wire Ropes: 1 x 19 ; 1 x 36 construction

Tensioning of wire with terminals:

As well as serving as an attachment to a given construction, threaded terminals, once on to the wire, can serve as a tensioner. Where tension cannot be applied to the thread via a nut at the end, the wire can be tensioned by use of e.g. right handed and left handed thread terminals at each end of the wire, by turning the whole wire it will be tensioned.

Stretch in wire rope:

Stretch can be of two types:
1. Structural – Of a permanent character. Caused when the initial load is applied.
2. Elastic (ES) – Given by the applied load (kN), wire length (m), modulus of elasticity of wireand it’s cross sectional area ( diameter2 x Pi/4 )It is possible to calculate this value from the formula:
ES = Applied load (kN) x wire length (m) – Modulus of elasticity x Cross sectional area

Swage Terminals:

Shroud Terminal – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316. The Blue Wave Shroud Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
Thread Terminals Metric – Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave Thread Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
Thread Terminals UNF – Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave Thread Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
Long Threaded Terminal – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave extra long Thread Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
Welded Fork Terminals – Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The wide range of hand welded fork terminals by Blue Wave has been setting standards for many years. Featured here are the most common size / fork variations: – all with wire size and swage depth marking. Fork terminals are amongst the most commonly used wire end fittings, they are normally attached to pre drilled anchor plates or steel constructions. Also used in combination with toggles, eyes or U-bolts.
Fork Terminals – Machined – Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – As demand for larger wire sizes has been growing, so has the range of larger machined fittings by Blue Wave. The machined forks are, as most fittings by Blue Wave, marked with wire size and swage depth marking for ease of use.
Eye Terminal – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave Eye Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
Lifeline Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – Bluewave lifeline terminals is type 316 stainless steel and is often used in production of sailboats and yachts.”
Guard Rail Fittings And Adjusters/R.Screws Rope Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – Compact Design Provides weight and length reduction on conventional rigging screws
Toggle Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave Toggle Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
“T” Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave “T” Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
Hook Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave Hook Terminals all features, engraved wire size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging.
Ball Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – AISI 316 – The Blue Wave Stemball Terminals all features, engraved thread size, Blue Wave logo, and swage depth marking for faster and easier swaging. Use with our Ball Cup or Coquille.

Shroud Terminal
Thread Terminals
Toggle Terminals
Swageless Fork Terminal
Swageless Toggle Terminal

Swageless Terminals:

No special tools required! Installed quickly and easilt at sea.
Swageless Cone Long Thread Terminal– High Polished Stainless Steel – 100% AISI 316 – Long Thread terminal, for the Swageless Cone range, allows you to replace damaged fittings, instantly on sea.
Swageless Cone Long Eye Terminal – High Polished Stainless Steel – 100% AISI 316 – Long Thread Eye terminal, for the Swageless Cone range, allows you to replace, damaged fittings, instantly on sea.
Swageless Fork Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – 100% AISI 316 – Secure, reliable and corrosion resistant swageless end fitting.
Swageless Eye Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – 100% AISI 316 – Secure, reliable and corrosion resistant swageless end fitting.
Swageless Toggle Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – 100% AISI 316 – Secure, reliable and corrosion resistant swageless end fitting.
Swageless Thread Terminals – High Polished Stainless Steel – 100% AISI 316 – Secure, reliable and corrosion resistant swageless end fitting.

Rigging Screws, Parts and Accessories

The Blue Wave stainless steel rigging screws have been setting standards over the last 50 years. Available with a wide range of end fittings, you can “put together” your own choice of complete rigging screw.Blue Wave rigging screws all feature thread and/or wire size, as well as “easy use” marking for left and right threaded side. A special Teflon® lubricate is used on the threads improving the performance. Whenever stainless steel threaded parts are screwed together it is always strongly recommended to lubricate the threads first, as this prevents the threads from jamming!
The larger size rigging screws from M20 and up are available with Stainless Steel with bronze threaded inserts for smooth adjustment.
Most rigging screws are also available with open body & UNF thread, on request.

Rods
Socket for rod

Sanfik SanRig 80 Rods, Sockets, Terminals and Screws :

Sandvik SanRig 80 is an austenitie stainless steel characterized by very high fatigue and tensile strength, combined with good corrosion resistance in seawater containing media. Sandvik SanRig 80 rig rood is developed specially for marine applications.
Corrosion resistance in seawater and other high chloride containing media, Sandvik SanRig 80 rig rod has very good corrosion resistance. Tests have been carried out in 3% NaCl solution using an electrochemical cell with an applied potential of 300mV VS. SCE. The determined critical pitting temperature (CPT) of Sandvik SanRig 80 was approximately 50 C (122 F). Based on the results it can be concluded that the pitting corrosion resistance of Sandvik SanRig 80 rig rod is sufficient for the application and comparable to grade Nitronic* 50.
Proof strength Rpo.2 for Sandvik SanRig 80 rig rod is in the range of 80 – 85 % of
the tensile strength. Sandvik SanRig 80 can resist high loads without permanent set of the rig

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