VRC Rope Cleaner

VRC Wire Rope Cleaner


Build-up of contamination can cause accelerated wear on ropes and sheaves, acting as an abrasive on interacting surfaces. The built up residual lubricant and any associated foreign material encapsulates the rope, keeping in water and increasing the rate of corrosion.

If visual inspections are part of the rope maintenance resume, the old lube can effectively hide issues that may lead to failures, which could have been managed. Effective lubrication cannot occur until this crust is removed and replaced with a high quality lubricant.

Viper Rope Cleaners enable the removal of contamination or built up old lubricant from the wire rope prior to lubrication, improving the effectiveness of the lubrication process via the Viper WRL.

Viper Rope Cleaners (VRC’s) are available in left and right hand lay, to suit 6 and 8 strand ropes and other strand configurations on request.

Viper 5 pack rope cleaners

Smooth Bore Wire Rope Cleaner

For certain types of wire ropes where the standard Viper Rope Cleaner is not suitable the Viper ‘Smooth Bore’ rope cleaner is available. The Smooth Bore Rope Cleaner would typically be used on hose ropes with a large number of outer strands, some non-rotational ropes, ROV cables, etc, where the valleys between the strands are minimal and do not readily facilitate a standard Viper Rope Cleaner.