Corrosion can have a significant impact on the service life of any roller chain running in a many environments. We stock multiple options for corrosion resistant roller chain that offer different levels of resistance and strength. These chains are made to ANSI / ISO/ BS / DIN standards to make them interchangeable with standard roller chains. Many of the options we offer have good resistance to different acidic's, alkali's and chemicals.
There are 3 main differences between stainless steel roller chain and nickel plated roller chain. These differences are corrosion resistance, workable temperature ranges and strength. Stainless steel chain offers much higher corrosion resistance workable temperature ranges, bu you lose strength due to the #304 material being naturally softer. Nickel plated chain is made carbon steel that offers mild corrosion resistance, lower operating temperature ratings, but much higher strength.