Hose clamps are available in different dimensions and materials, yet they are commonly used on the same applications. Hence, finding the best hose clamps for your specific task is often a tedious job. When it comes to durability and reliability, embossed hose clamps are the way to go. These clamps offer numerous features that make them a great choice for people who need to secure hoses in an industrial or residential setting. Precision embossed rings fit securely about hoses, preventing leaks from occurring, even under high pressure conditions. They also feature a wall thickness of 0.25″ and greater, which ensures maximum strength while preventing kinks and crumpling from occurring when subjected to abuse on a frequent basis.
Here are five solid features and characteristics you will need to consider to find the right clamp for your project.
1. The Stainless Steel Grade
Hose clamps are available in stainless steel, galvanized steel, and plated carbon steel. These clamps will reduce leakage and improve maintenance performance of hoses, pipes, and other industrial components for years to come. There are a few things to consider when choosing the best clamp for your project including the material potential environment, whether it is ferrous or non-ferrous, and aesthetic concerns. While most hose clamp manufacturer offers aluminum hose clamps as a low-cost alternative, industrial shops are turning to stainless steel clamps. While stainless steel costs more, it is resistant to corrosion and eliminates the need for painting or protective coating. The most common grades of stainless steel used in the hose clamp industry are 300 through 600.
2. Steel Grade and Galling
Stainless steel hose clamps, when used with other steel components or stainless steel of the same material, cause galling. The clamps can also wear out due to over-tightening. While it is hard to prevent galling and over tightening in the first place, there are still many ways to make these two damage sources easier on the hose clamp. To reduce the amount of galling that occurs, stainless steel hose clamps should be used.
3. Zinc-Plated Embossed Clamps
Hose clamps are used in plumbing to help make a joint between two hoses (or pipe-work) more secure and watertight. These quick release clamping devices are often used when quick access is required. Damage done to the thread depends on the tightness of the clamp – if it is too tight, you risk stripping of the pipe-work or breaking of the bolt. Galling also occurs because of an inappropriate material choice – using a stainless steel hose clamp on an aluminum pipe-work, for example, will dramatically increase your chances of damage.
4. Metal Passivation
Passivation is the process of removing surface contaminants on the hose clamp, like rust and other organic materials. This leaves you with a clean, contaminant-free surface that will not corrode as easily. With passivated metal hose clamps, you can expect better quality at a more competitive price! Passivation is a well-known and widely used method of improving the corrosion resistance of sheet steel. It is carried out to remove any surface contamination from the metal that can encourage corrosion. The solution used must be selective, as it doesn’t harm the metal, but removes everything else: grease, oil, dirt and even fingerprints.
5. Hose Clamp Design
Hose clamps protect the hose from damage as it goes through rough handling in transit. They also make the hose easier to handle by preventing kinks and tangles. Clamps are available in a wide range of sizes and designs, including those made from stainless steel, which is resistant to corrosion and rust. They can be found as either band clamps or embossed clamps.
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