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1.1 This specification covers Grade 100 heat-treated alloy steel chain for such applications as slings, lifting assemblies, and load binding.
Note 1—This specification does not cover alloy steel chain for pocket wheel applications.
1.2 This specification is a performance standard for Grade 100 chain used between −20 and 400°F [−29 and 205°C]. The chain manufacturer should be contacted for use at temperatures outside this range.
1.3 The Grade designation is 1/10 of the minimum breaking strength in newtons divided by two times the nominal cross-sectional area of the chain in square millimetres.
1.4 The values stated in either SI units or in other units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A29/A29M Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought, General Requirements for
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
SAE StandardSAE J422 Microscopic Determination of Inclusions in Steels Available from Society of Automotive Engineers, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096.
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 24101600(Lifting equipment and accessories)
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ASTM A973 / A973M-07, Standard Specification for Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top