The Complete Guide to Chain

5.4.2 Use in Acidic, Alkaline, or Electrolytic Conditions

If chain is exposed to sulfuric acid or nitric acid, the following problems may occur:

A chain exposed to an electrolytic liquid, such as sea or mine water, may develop pitting corrosion, electrocorrosion, or electrochemical corrosion. There are chains that resist these types of corrosion. Table 5.3 shows examples of typical corrosion resistance of each chain type. In general, the corrosiveness changes based on the strength and temperature of the liquid. Use the information in Table 5.3 only as a reference. Select chains after thorough testing.