EN 818-3:1999+A1:2008

Short link chain for lifting purposes - Safety - Part 3: Medium tolerance chain for chain slings - Grade 4

Publication date:   Dec 30, 2008

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Nov 8, 2019


CEN/TC 168 Chains, ropes, webbing, slings and accessories - Safety

European Norm

53.020.30   Accessories for lifting equipment



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This part of EN 818 specifies the requirements related to safety for short link chains, grade 4, of medium tolerance for use in chain slings to EN 818-4:1996+A1 and for general lifting purposes. The standard is applicable to electrically welded round steel short link chains, conforming to !EN 818-1:1996+A1", which are intended for lifting objects, materials or goods.
The range of nominal sizes of chain covered by this Part of EN 818 is from 7 mm to 45 mm.
The hazards covered by this Part of EN 818 are identified in clause 4.
Annex A contains the bases for calculation of tabulated values for dimensions, working load limits and mechanical properties.
Annex B gives information on the mass/metre of chain.
Annex C gives an example of a designation system for chains of grade 4.
Annex ZA gives the relationship with EU Directives.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard




Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


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EN 818-3:1999+A1:2008
90.93 Standard confirmed
Nov 8, 2019