EN 818-2:1996+A1:2008

Short link chain for lifting purposes - Safety - Part 2: Medium tolerance chain for chain slings - Grade 8

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 8, of medium tolerance for use in chain slings according to EN 818-4 and for general lifting purposes. They are electrically welded round steel short link chains, heat treated and tested and complying with the general conditions of acceptance in EN 818-1.
The range of nominal sizes of chain covered by this Part of EN 818 is from 4 mm to 45 mm.
The hazards covered by this Part of EN 818 are identified in clause 4.
The bases for calculation of tabulated values for dimensions, working load limits and mechanical properties are given in annex A.
Annex B gives information on weight/metre of chain.
Annex C gives an example of a designation system for chains.

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 818-2:1996+A1:2008
90.93 Standard confirmed
Nov 8, 2019