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DSC Compensator Chains

Rigrun Europe Ltd is a major distributer of their own designed DSC compensator chains. Through our experience in the field and working closely with oil related companies we recognised the demand for quality compensator chains with shorter lead times. Rigrun Europe Ltd quality guideline compensator chains can be found onboard drill ships and semi-submersible drill rigs all over the world.

Rigrun Europe Ltd  2.75" - 600 Kip DSC leaf chain was designed, manufactured, tested and certified to design code API 8C (Specification for Drilling and Production Hoisting Equipment). Chain links are held in stock and are assembled into measured lengths as required. Rigrun Europe Ltd developed the chain in conjunction with a leading UK based chain manufacturer.

Features of the chain are as follows:


Pins are made from high grade quality steel produced in the U.K. The pins are first through hardened, which give the optimum tensile and sheer strength. The pins are then induction hardened, which increases the resistance to wear.


Plates are made from high grade quality plate steel and milled in the U.K. They are produced specifically to requirements. Utilising the latest in laser engineering technology allows us to ensure accuracy together with a better quality surface finish. Plates are through hardened to ensure maximum tensile strength. The pin holes are hone bored to ensure accurate alignment. This also results in a higher quality surface finish.


All pins and plates are coated using an anti-corrosion treatment. This gives a heavy duty aluminium zinc coating which incorporates PTFE supporting for a longer wear life.(Our coating can increase the life of chain by up to 5 times that of a standard chain in a corrosive atmosphere).