Testing & Product Verification

When specific performance is required, a formal test plan is followed.  Below is a sample of some of the testing performed in-house at Sturges.  In cases where there is no standard publicly available for reference, a test method will be developed internally or through the customer to verify performance.  Sturges Manufacturing is capable of tensile testing up to 30,000 lbs and performing Dynamic testing for free falls up to 25 feet using a wide assortment of calibrated test masses.

Examples of Sturges Testing Capabilities

Abrasion Resistance ASTM D6770
Tensile and Elongation of Webbing ASTM D6775
Vertical Flame Resistance NFPA 1971
Heat Resistance NFPA 1971
Flammability of Interior Materials FMVSS 571, Standard 302
Water Repellency TSL2100 G, Section 4.36
Wet Yarn on Yarn Abrasion Test ASTM D6611

Energy Absorbing Webbing Is Tested To The Following Requirements

ASSP/ANSI Z359.13-2013 6′ & 12′ requirements
CSAZ259.11-17 Worker weight range 55 kg (121 lbs) – 140kg (308 lbs)
Worker weight range 80 kg (176 lbs) – 190kg (420 lbs)
EN 355 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height
ABNT NBR 14629 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height (Brazil)
AS/NZS 1891 Industrial fall arrest systems and devices (Australia/New Zealand)
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