Selecting the Correct Sling
Belt slings are available in a range of materials and sizes in single leg and endless sling forms. Select the slings to
be used and plan the lift taking the following into account:
Polyester is resistant to moderate strength acids but is damaged by alkalis; polyamide (Nylon) is virtually immune to
alkalis but is damaged by acids; and polypropylene is little affected by acids or alkalis but is damaged by some
solvents, tars and paints.
The sling must be both long enough and strong enough for the load and the slinging method. Apply the mode factor
for the slinging method. For use at temperatures exceeding 80°C or below 0°C refer to the suppliers instructions. If
the slings are used in multi-leg arrangement the angle formed between the legs should not be less than 30° or
greater than 90°. If abrasion, heat generated by friction or cutting from edges or corners are likely, select a sling
fitted with protective sleeves and/or use suitable packing.