Those links are for big chain, are their links for smaller chain and for making up DOT approved 5/16 load chain?
MMW, good idea on marking the link and chain so it won't be used for lifting.
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Thread: Splicing anchor chain
05-08-2013, 10:05 AM #11
05-08-2013, 12:16 PM #12Junior Member
- Join Date
- May 2013
No. They are meant for anchor use only. They comply with most testing houses, ABS, LLOYDS, DNV, ect.
Load our transport chain is like overhead lifting. They are not meant to be spliced and must be replaced when deformed, damaged or worn.
A hook can be added, but I prefer not to join chains this way and some states will flag it every time.
Anchor chain can be welded, but as stated above, lifting chain should never be welded. Most of the industry had gone to grade 100 allot and simple hammer locks can be used to join chain and stay compliant. Font forget overhead lifting must have a tag and requires annual inspection/replacement.