|The Petzl ID is ideal for descending ropes and belaying. To descend, simply pull on the handle and the speed of descent is regulated by varying the grip on the multi-functional handle.|
Anti-panic handle: The I'D will lock onto the rope if the user pulls too hard or lets go.
The Small ID (Gold version and now in black color too)can be rapidly installed on the rope without detaching from the harness thanks to the special clip.
Small Petzl I'D Certifications:
- Multi-functional handle:
- Releases the rope to begin the descent. Speed is regulated by the hand on the free end of the rope
- Positions oneself while on the rope, locking position on handle
- Engage the anti-panic function. If a user pull too hard on the handle, the pivoting cam will be released and will automatically brake and stop the descent, THIS IS THE BUTTON HANDLE VERSION, THE BUTTON REDUCES THE SENSITIVITY OF THE "PULL" ANTI-PANIC FEATURE.. move more easily on horizontal or low-angle terrain thanks to the button on the handle
- Anti-error safety catch reduces the risk of an accident
due to incorrect installation of the device onto the rope
- Swinging side plate with safety clip reduces the risk of dropping the device and allows the rope to be installed more easily. Passing intermediate anchors is easier and more efficient.
- Pivoting Cam makes it easier to take up the slack in the rope. It also allows a hauling system to be reversible and can be used for short ascents (in conjunction with a foot loop and a handled rope clamp).
Large Petzl I'D Certifications:
- For rope diameters 10 - 11.5mm (3/8 - 7/16 inch)
- CE EN 341 Class A
- CE EN 12841: 2006 type C
- NFPA 1983 L - Light duty
- Available in GOLD or TACTICAL BLACK color
- For rope diameters 11.5 - 13mm (1/2 inch)
- CE EN 341 Class A
- NFPA 1983 G - General duty
- Available in RED or TACTICAL BLACK color
Here is our schpeal on the Petzl I'D.:
The I'D replaces three different components in the two rope rescue system by removing
1) The rack
2) Tandem prusiks/Traverse 540
3) Individual rescuer's figure 8.
-- This allows a team to train with and master only one single device rather than having to learn and master operation of three different devices. It also allows faster/smoother/safer transitions from lower to raise.
When used on the main line the I'D replaces two different components normally used. It replaces
1) The Rack as the descent control device
2) A prusik/rope grab used as the progress capture when hauling.
--Additionally, the I'D does not have to be removed from the system when converting between lower and raise.
Main Line Example:
--The litter and attendant are lowered to the patient on the Petzl I'D. This process is simple, safe and smooth. Without removing the I'D from the system the load can then be hauled back up by ganging on a 4:1 MA system using the I'D as the progress capture each time the 4:1 is reset. (see attached diagram for details) If for any reason you need to convert from haul to lower the process is simple. Just remove the 4:1 and lower directly from the I'D.
--With the rack, the lowering part is pretty much the same. However, before the patient can be raised, the rack must be removed from the system in order to set up an MA hauling system. Additionally, a prusik or mechanical rope grab must then be installed as the progress capture. If for any reason you need to convert from haul back to lower, the process is much more complicated than with the ID. The main line must first be locked off (with the prusik or rope grab/progress capture), then the rack must be re-rigged. Slack taken up. And finally the load must be transferred from the haul system to the rack. Gear intensive and time consuming.
--As the load is lowered, the belayer simply gives slack rope through the I'D in pace with the lower. During the raise, the belayer simply takes up slack as the load is hauled up. If there is a main line failure in either direction, the belayer using the I'D easily catches the load. The load can then either be lowered back down, or you can gang on a 4:1 and convert the belay rope to main/haul rope. You would then want to set up another "belay" rope to replace the original main line.
--Individual rescue team members can use the I'D as their personal DCD. It is simple to use, safe and smooth and does not require different techniques or additional training or practice to master.