Anchor Chain

The anchor chain is a chain connecting the anchor and the hull, which is used to transfer and buffer the external force on the ship and also produces a part of the friction. According to the link structure, it can be divided into: with and without a bar across its inside width; According to the application, it can be divided into marine anchor chain and boat mooring chain.

Anchor chain refers to a special chain that connects the anchor and the hull and transmits the anchor’s grip. It is often composed of anchor end links, intermediate links and end links. According to the structure of the chain link, it can be divided into two types: the anchor chain with gear and the anchor chain without gear. The strength of the former is larger than that of the latter. According to the manufacturing method, the anchor chain can be divided into cast steel anchor chain and electric welding anchor chain. The length of the anchor chain is measured in sections, and the standard length of each anchor chain is 27.5m. The internodes are connected with connecting links or connecting shackles. Usually, the chain length of the main anchor on each side of the 10,000-ton ship is about 12 knots.

The main functions of the anchor chain are: connecting the anchor and the ship, and transferring the anchor’s holding force to the hull; when anchoring, the anchor chain thrown out has a certain weight, which can exert a certain amount of external force on the ship in the water such as wind and current. Buffering effect; the anchor chain in the horizontal bottom part maintains a level force on the anchor, which is conducive to the reliable bottom grasp of the anchor. At the same time, this part of the anchor chain can also provide a part of the anchoring force due to the blocking effect of the soil.

WAC have two types of anchor chains for sale, stud anchor chain and studless anchor chain. To find out the perfect shipping equipment by contacting WAC!

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