Petzl Belay Devices

Petzl GriGri 2

grigri-1_0

Info

  • For 8.9 to 11 mm single ropes (optimized for 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm ropes)
  • Diagrams for rope installation engraved on belay device (interior and exterior)
  • Weight : 170 g
  • Materials : aluminum side plates, stainless steel cam and friction plate, reinforced nylon handle
  • Certification(s) : pr EN 15151-1 type 6, UIAA, CE 0082.
  • Made in : FR
  • Guarantee : 3 years

Use

  • As a Standard belay device
  • Descending a single strand rope
  • Tensioning a tyrolean
  • Occasional rope climbing

Markings

  • Serial number
  • Rope type and size
  • Manufactured in France
  • Rope Placement directions
  • Device name

Inspection

  • Verify that the product has no cracks, deformation, marks, corrosion, etc.. Check the state of wear.
  • Verify that the cam and release handle move freely and that the springs are working properly.
  • Check the condition of the cam and the friction plate.
  • Verify there are no foreign objects (sand, etc.) in the mechanism and no lubricant on the rope path.

 

Petzl Rigrig-1_0

Info

  • Lowers heavy loads up to 200 kg
  • Designed for rope access work
  • The automatic return system on the handle limits risks in case of an involuntary action by the user
  • Handle storage position reduces the risk of snagging when the descender is being carried on the harness
  • The safety gate on the moving side plate helps prevent dropping the device and facilitates installation of the rope when passing intermediate anchors
  • Weight: 380 g
  • Certification(s) : CE EN 12841 type C,
  • CE EN 341 class A, NFPA 1983 Light Use
  • Made in : FR

Use

  • Rope Access Decender
  • Not primarily a belay device, but can be used as.
  • Prolonged working at height
  • Used to rescue a co-worker as able to handle up to 200kg

Inspection

  • Verify that the product has no cracks, deformation, marks, excessive wear, corrosion, etc. Check the condition of the cam. If there is rope slippage, retire the RIG.
  • Check the play and deformation of the swinging side plate. If the side plate can pass over the top of the cam axle, retire the RIG.
  • Check the locking components safety gate, locking screw, hinge.

Petzl Reverso 4reverso_3

Info

  • Weight: 59 g
  • Rope compatibility: for use on half ropes & twin ropes ≥ 7.5 mm and single ropes ≥ 8.9 mm
  • Material: Hot forged aluminum body.
  • Certification(s): UIAA

Use

  • Belay / rappel device for climbing and mountaineering
  • Use in a reverso mode for self braking system

 

Inspection

  • Verify that the product is free of cracks, deformation, marks, wear, corrosion, etc. Pay particular attention to sharp edges that can develop with use.

 

Petzl Information relevant to all devices

Maintenance

  • After use in a salty environment (seaside), rinse with fresh water.
  • Use a small brush to remove oily dirt or mud.
  • Wash your gear in lukewarm soapy water (ph neutral, 30 °C maximum), then rinse thoroughly with fresh tap water.
  • Do not use acid or harsh cleaners. Do not use WD 40 type degreasers as these products remove lubricants and their abrasive effect can accelerate wear.
  • Certain metal gear also has plastic parts. Use only household face and body soap. All other cleaning products, for example solvents, stain removers, degreasers, etc. are too strong and not compatible with plastic materials.
  • Do not use a high pressure water sprayer. High pressure water spray can remove lubricants and damage joints.
  • If lubricating is necessary. Lubricate only with fluid oils (machine oil) or graphite powder.After lubricating, clean oil residue with a cloth to avoid getting oil on slings or ropes.

Lifetime

The lifetime is indefinite for metal products.

Petzl Serial Numbers
All Petzl PPE products are now identified by a serial number. This number may be marked in a number of ways: laser,
engraving, label, etc. It allows identification of the products.
To find out the year of manufacture, refer to this detailed serial number in the following manner:#
Example for recent PPE: 09 365 AB 1234

09 year of manufacture
365 day of manufacture in that year
AB person who inspected the product
1234 individual product number

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Sources:

http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/belay-devices/grigri
http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/grigri-experience
http://www.petzl.com/files/all/technical-notice/Sport/D14-GRIGRI2.pdf
http://www.petzl.com/files/all/technical-notice/both/protecting-equipment-tips_EN.pdf
http://www.petzl.com/files/all/technical-notice/Pro/D21_RIG_D215555A_EN.pdf
http://www.petzl.com/files/all/technical-notice/Sport/D17_REVERSO4.pdf
http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/belay-devices/reverso-3