5. Chains and Environments
Most chain is made of metal or engineered plastic, which may be impacted by the conditions under which the chain is operated. For example, the temperature or the amount of dust in the air can affect the chain. When you select a chain for your application, you have to take into account the environment in which the chain is operated.
In this chapter, we will explain problems that may develop when operating a chain under certain conditions, and how to deal with them.
- 5.1 Steel Chains
- 5.2 Engineered Plastic Chain in High and Low Temperatures
- 5.3 Other Chain Materials in High Temperatures
- 5.4 Coping with Special Conditions