Marine Break Load Tested Chain
All Ozzi Marine OMC G43 Marine Anchor Chain is break load tested during production to ensure quality and strength.
Marine chain break load testing is a critical step in ensuring that the chain is strong enough to withstand the stresses of marine environments. The break load test is designed to determine the maximum load that the chain can withstand before it breaks. The following steps are typically involved in break load testing for marine chains:
1. Select a representative sample of the chain: A representative sample of the chain is selected for testing. The sample should be large enough to provide statistically significant results.
2. Prepare the chain for testing: The chain is prepared for testing by removing any surface coatings or corrosion, and by ensuring that the chain is clean and dry.
3. Apply the load: The chain is loaded with a weight that is gradually increased until the chain breaks. The load is applied using a hydraulic testing machine or other suitable equipment.
4. Record the results: The load at which the chain breaks is recorded, along with any other relevant data, such as the elongation of the chain during the test.
5. Analyze the results: The results of the test are analyzed to determine the maximum load that the chain can withstand before it breaks. This information is used to determine the safe working load (SWL) of the chain, which is the maximum load that the chain can safely carry in normal use.
6. Certification: Once the chain has passed the break load test, it is certified to meet the relevant standards for strength and safety. This certification ensures that the chain is safe and reliable for use in marine environments.