Skip to main content
Feb 26, 2016 / Haseeb Jamal -

5 Travel Myths You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

Feb 26, 2016 / Haseeb Jamal -

Canal Comes Alive with Lighted Boat Parade.

Types of Chains and Tapes in Civil Survey

By: Haseeb Jamal / On: Aug 30, 2017 / Types of, Surveying Equipment
Types of Chains

Types of Surveying Chains

Following are the various types of chain in common use in surveying:

  1. Metric chains
  2. Steel band or Band chain
  3. Gunter's chain or surveyors chain
  4. Engineers chain
  5. Revenue chain

1. Metric Chain:

  • Metric chains are made in lengths 20m and 30m. Tallies are fixed at every five-meter length and brass rings are provided at every meter length except where tallies are attached.

2. Gunter’s Chain

  • Length = 66’ (22 yards), No of links = 100, Each link = .66’
  • Used for measuring distances in miles or furlongs (220 yards), acres (Area).

3. Engineer’s Chain

4. Revenue Chain

  • Length = 33’, No of links = 16
  • Commonly used for measuring fields in cadastral Survey.

See Also: Steps for Performing Chain Survey

Types of Measuring Tapes in Surveying

Tapes are made of different materials:

1. Cloth or linen tape

  • Used for subsidiary measurements
  • Very light, easy to handle
  • May effect by moisture

2. Metric steel tape

  • Made of steel
  • Outer end is provided with a ring for holding

3. Invar tape

  • Used for high precision work
  • Made of alloy steel

4. Synthetic tape

  • Made of glass fiber with PVC coating
  • These are used for short measurements

Types of Chains Video

Let us know in the comments what you think about the concepts in this article!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed - subscribe to our newsletter.
The subscriber's email address.

Search AboutCivil

Related Civil-Engg. Content