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Stress corrosion reminder
May 21, 2024, 06:13:23 pm
https://www.theuiaa.org/documents/safety-standards/UIAA_Anchor_Failures_2024.pdf

A scary bit of stress corrosion on a brand new A4/316L stainless ring in Leonidio. A reminder that equipping routes near the sea is problematic.

I do not like welded rings with visible welds, and definately don't like when they are welded directly to the hanger. It is just begging for trouble. I almost always double check them because I don't trust the judgement of equipers who use them.

 

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