we can classify the stainless steel chain in three kinds( by different material).
And their application environment is different.
1) For the stainless steel chain in material 1Cr18Ni9Ti or SS304,the chain will have good performance in acid and alkali resistant.They will have long service life.So this kind of chian usually used in the mechanical equipments.
2)For the austenitic stainless steel,like 304、316 or 316L.They have good performance in corrosion resistant, diamagnetism and thermal adaptability.
3)If the material is martensitic stainless steel ,as 2Cr13.The chain not only have good performance in antiseptic property,but also have same strength leavel as carbon steel.