Expanded Lloyd's Register certification



The premium-quality stainless steel chains of Ketten Wälder GmbH are subjected to standardized tests of up to 160 tons, in compliance with internationally applicable directives, in the company's own Lloyd's Register-certified test laboratory.



These tests comprise tensile bending tests, notched bar impact tests, corrosion tests as well as high-cycle fatigue tests, which depict the product life cycle.

The grade U2 certification (relating to mechanical values, strength, temperature, material specification etc.) has now been extended to cover the following features:



26 mm material thickness13 mm material thickness
flash butt welded chain links
(applied for material thicknesses over 18 mm)
resistance butt welded chain links
(applied for material thicknesses up to 18 mm)
Duplex Stainless Steel 1.4462 (AISI 318LN) / UNS S31803Duplex Stainless Steel 1.4462 (AISI 318LN)

Pursuant to Lloyd's Register entry, Ketten Wälder GmbH is a certified Proving Establishment for Anchoring and Mooring Equipment up to 1,600 kN.