CHAIN SLING

Chain Slings are one of the toughest rigging options available. It is not uncommon to evaluate 40-year-old chain slings.

Chain lifting slings have two major advantages over nylon web, polyester round, and twin-path® slings: Wire chain slings are more temperature tolerant, cut resistant, and adaptable.

Chain comes in several grades. The stronger the rigging chain, the higher the grade number. These chains are wonderful for securing parking lots or protecting oneself, but should NEVER be used to lift chains. Grade 70 transport chains are suitable for use as load tie down chains, but NEVER for erecting chain lifting slings. To lift (not overhead since you are never on, beneath, close or next to the load or any rigging that is under stress), you must use grade 80, 100, or 120 rigging chain. Grade 80, 100, and 120 crane rigging slings are made of stretchable metal. This is a very essential reason to measure chain slings carefully during the annual inspection. Until recently, the most common alloy lifting chain grade used for crane chain slings was 80. Most major rigging chain producers now use grade 100 lifting chain, which is stronger and lighter than grade 80.

Chain Slings are one of the toughest rigging options available. It is not uncommon to evaluate 40-year-old chain slings.

Chain lifting slings have two major advantages over nylon web, polyester round, and twin-path® slings: Wire chain slings are more temperature tolerant, cut resistant, and adaptable.

 

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