Tips to choose the right lifting chain for your operations

October 4, 2021 12:04 pm Published by

Choosing the right lifting chain ensures safety and convenience in commercial and industrial work environments. Lifting chains enable workers to safely lift heavy objects off the ground so that the construction process keeps moving smoothly. Dutest, a part of Bin Dasmal Group is one of recognized lifting equipment suppliers in UAE who meet your rigging requirements with appropriate chain slings to execute a lifting operation efficiently.

A poorly chosen lifting sling can lead to mishaps that endanger lives of people involved on the site. Here are some tips to choose the right lifting chain for your operations and avoid accidents on the site.

Survey the site and understand the application: When you are choosing chains for your lifts, it is important to examine the site environment and have a plan for how you are going to move items around. In highly corrosive environments, chain or wire rope slings are better fitted to enhance operations as they are corrosion resistant. Design a process that defines the application in terms of the working load sizes and shapes and the different lifting points and angles. Considering the size of the sling and leg assembly and tagging and servicing the equipment will also help you choose the right sling for the job.

Pre-check the temperature: Checking the temperature with the manufacturer to help you choose the right equipment for rigging. For example, a metallic-core wire rope sling may not work well at temperatures above 400 degrees F. Uncoated metal mesh slings also do not operate well at temperatures higher than 550 degrees F. By knowing the temperature capacity of the chain slings you will be able to specify which chain sling will work functionally in a particular climate.

Determine chain grades: The load strength of the chain and fittings needs to be evaluated by checking the chain grades. For example, the difference between grade 80 and grade 100 chains is that grade 80 is formulated from high-treated steel that has a high strength to weight ratio. Grade100 chains usually provides higher workload limits than grade 80 and can lift heavier loads. Chains that lift heavier loads need fewer chain sling legs. So, by understanding different chain grades that offer different breaking strengths you can select the right chain sling for the job.

Assemble components: A standard chain slings needs head rings, oblong rings, and bottom hooks to carry out an operation. Understanding what components, you need depending on the load you are lifting will help you choose the correct sling.

Dutest, a part of Bin Dasmal Group fabricates quality chain slings crafted to the highest standard and certified by international standards.
Visit our website for more information on slings that suit your requirements.


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