What’s The Grade Differences In Transport Chains
Transport chains are one of the flatbed supplies that is vital to the load securement process. Transport chains, and their chain hooks, keep your load safe no matter how far the load is being transported. One of the main measures of a chain grade is based on the ultimate breaking strength of the chain. For example, G30 is a common chain grade. The number after the letter is N/mm2. G30 means the maximum stress on the chain at its ultimate strength is 300 newtons per millimeter squared. Chain grades are also identified by their working load limit to determine the items they can safely lift while supporting the weight of the load. To help you determine which grade of transport chain is best for your load securement needs, here is a look at the various grades of transport chain.
Discover the Different Grades of Transport Chain
Transport chains come in multiple grades including:
- Grade 30 - A general purpose, low carbon chain ideal for securing items such as logs and guard rails. Not recommended for overhead lifting.
- Grade 43 - A chain typically used for securing containers, towing and logging. Not recommended for overhead lifting.
- Grade 70 - A carbon steel chain that is heat-tested. It is normally used by highway crews, loggers and truckers for towing large loads and load securement. It is not recommended for overhead lifting.
- Grade 80 - A heat-treated, higher-strength chain that can be used for overhead lifting and to tie down cargo and flatbed supplies.
- Grade 100 - This grade of transport chain is mainly used in the overhead lifting process. It can also be used for all of the applications as Grades 30-80.
Transport Chains Keep Your Cargo Secure
Transport chains keep your load safe and secure in all kinds of weather and road conditions. Knowing the difference between the various grades of transport chain helps make the loading process easier and more efficient. Proper load securement is the key to successfully transporting a cargo load no matter the number of miles driven during the delivery. It is not safe to try and use a grade of chain that is not cleared for overhead lifting or a larger object such as a container. Having the proper knowledge about transport chains can give you peace of mind when securing your cargo.
Contact us now to make sure you are using the correct transport chains when securing your next cargo load.