How much do you know about the grades of chain? Take the quiz:
1. The chain is stamped with WLL 6,500. What does WLL refer to?
2. Which grade(s) of chain are recommended for overhead lifting applications?
3. Which chain is most used by truckers, loggers and highway crews for load securement, towing, lashing and as trawler chain?
4. What grade of chain does Peerless emboss every 10 links with P10?
5. What grade chain is best applied for trailers or playground equipment?
6. What grade of chain is most commonly used in container securement, logging, towing, and marine applications?
8. What should you inspect your chain for?
9. Who can help you find the right chain for your application?
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Chain Grade Guide
GRADE 100 ALLOY CHAIN: Premium quality, heat treated, higher strength alloy chain—with about 25% higher working load limits over Grade 80—used in a variety of sling and tie down applications. Recommended for overhead lifting by NACM, ASME and OSHA.
GRADE 80 ALLOY CHAIN: Its alloy, heat-treated steel makes it ideal for making lifting slings and heavy duty tow chains. Recommended for overhead lifting by NACM, ASME and OSHA.
GRADE 70 (Transport Tie Down or Binding Chain): A high-strength (roughly 20% higher load rating than Grade 43), light-weight carbon steel chain designed for load binding applications. Not for overhead lifting.
GRADE 43 (High Test Chain): This light-weight, higher carbon steel chain is significantly stronger than Grade 30, meaning that a lighter chain can often do similar work. Not for overhead lifting.
GRADE 30 (Proof Coil Chain): A low carbon steel general utility chain used for many everyday applications. Not for overhead lifting.
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