Grade 100 Chains & fittings faqs

Questions and Answers Grade 100 Chains & Fittings

Find answers for the top, common and general list of questions on our FAQ section for Grade 100 Chains & Fittings below. For more information please do not hesitate in calling our support team on 07 3205 7000.

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Garde 100 Chain Lifting and Safety Equipment

What is De-rating?

A reduction in the capacity of a chain, component or sling with a consequent revision of its working load limit (WWL), due to factors including how it is used, what it is used for, its surface finish and the work environment.

What is a safety latch?

The spring-loaded latch that prevents a hook from being unintentionally disconnected.

What is the difference between Grade 80 Chain and Grade 100 Chain?

Grade 80 chain is the most commonly used and available lifting chain for sling configuration within the lifting industry. Grade 100 chain as a 20% higher lifting capacity and was specifically developed in Europe to reduce the weight of assembled chain slings. Grade 80 chain is a robust chain that is widely used throughout the lifting industry.

Can I weld Grade 100 Chain?

No, do not weld Grade 100 Chain or fittings to another material or try to join them. The heat applied during the welding process would be detrimental to the product and would adversely and significantly compromise its performance.

Can I galvanise or plate Grade 100 Chain?

Grade 100 Chain and fittings must never be hot dip galvanised, mechanically galvanised or electroplated. The risks of hydrogen embrittlement are severe.

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