Does Welding Spatter Warrant the Replacement of a Chain?


by  on February 5, 2015


Joe, a salesperson for a CMCO distributor and recent safety webinar attendee, asks: “Does welding spatter warrant the replacement of a chain?”

Peter Cooke, CMCO Training Manager and Safety Webinar presenter, answers:
Yes, weld spatter does warrant chain replacement. Weld spatter should be considered as heat damage. Because hoist chain is heat treated, any heat 410 degrees F and up could have an effect on the chain’s integrity. Weld splatter is molten metal at temperatures above 2,000 degrees. When it comes into contact with the chain, weld spatter adversely affects the heat treat properties of the link or links and the chain must be replaced.

To learn more about hoist chain inspection & lubrication, we encourage you watch the following safety webinars:

Hoist Chain Inspection and Maintenance
Hoist Chain Lubrication: Why is it so important?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mikel May 26, 2015 at 3:38 am

great words from Peter Cooke, informational post. Thanks Gisela Clark for this post.

weldinghelmethq May 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Welding helmets are a type of headgear used while performing welding in order to protect you from harmful radiations emitted during the process.

Gisela Clark Gisela Clark May 8, 2015 at 10:33 am

Hi Khalid,
Thank you for reaching out to us on our blog. Glad to hear that you found our blog content helpful.
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Khalid May 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Wow! This is a great post. Thanks for your wonderful article! I think this is valuable and useful to us.
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