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Alloy Chain Slings: Basic Acronyms, Components, and Configurations

In this video, we break down the basic acronyms, components, configurations, and verbiage of alloy chain lifting slings.

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Nate Fisher is a Lifting Specialist that focuses on the construction industry here in Northeast Ohio. Nate noticed that in the construction world, new hands were consistently asking about the different components and configurations of lifting slings, and specifically struggling to understand what the acronyms meant.

In this video we cover:

1) The basic components of an alloy chain lifting sling 0:32
► Alloy chain sling ID tag requirements 0:37
► Components of an alloy chain sling 0:57
► The only allowed grade for chain lifting slings 1:10

2) The configurations and adjustability of an alloy chain sling 2:22
► How adjusters work with alloy chain slings 2:38

3) The acronyms, verbiage, and nomenclature of an alloy chain sling 3:08
► Single, Double, Triple, and Quad leg acronyms 3:38
► An explanation of rigging hardware acronyms 4:26

4) The different configurations of single leg alloy chain slings 4:48
► Breakdown of an S-G-G chain sling 4:57
► Breakdown of an S-S-G chain sling 5:02

5) The different configurations of double leg chain slings 5:31
► Breakdown of a D-O-S chain sling 5:40
► Breakdown of a D-O-G- chain sling 5:56

6) The different configurations of triple and quad leg slings 6:14
► Breakdown of a Q-O-S chain sling 6:20
► Breakdown of a T-O-S chain sling 6:37

7) Alloy Chain Sling Adjustment Nomenclature 6:50
► Breakdown of a D-O-S-A chain sling 7:06
► Breakdown of a D-O-S-B chain sling

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