NexSens Stainless Steel Chain
Stainless steel chain is used to construct mooring lines for buoy-based water quality applications requiring single or multi-point moorings.
- Ideal for mooring NexSens data buoys
- Type 316 stainless steel construction
- Provides corrosion resistance in fresh and salt water applications
When setting up a mooring system to hold a buoy, a heavy bottom chain is a necessity. This chain must be laid out on the bottom to set and hold the anchor properly, create a catenary curve, and absorb shock. A good rule of thumb for heavy chain length is 1.5 times the maximum water depth. A smaller sized chain or mooring line should be used to connect the heavy bottom chain to the data buoy at the surface.