The PMI Personal Escape Descender (PED) can be pre-rigged on an escape rope and stored ready to go. Several threading options allow the user to pre-set the descender for the users weight and desired friction for rappelling. Certified to NFPA 1983-06 as a personal escape device. MBS 3,034 lbf. (13.5 kN). Weight 1.5 oz. (42 g). Made in the U.S.A.