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importance of hose clamps

The importance of hose clamps to your project

There’s a hose clamp for everything: plumbing, fixing cars, crafting, boating, you name it. Hose clamps come in different sizes, grades, and materials. Depending on your project, it can be daunting to decide what to use. Do you need an adjustable hose clamp, or a worm gear clamp? Is weldability more important than ductility?

For us, there are just two important aspects to consider when choosing a hose clamp: the right type and grade for the job at hand.


Use the right type of hose clamp

There are many types of hose clamps – some with specific uses. When in doubt, use an adjustable hose clamp. It’s an all-rounder and will work for most projects without highly specific requirements.

Worm drive clamps

For anything water-related, these are handy for fastening piping sections and clamping silicone hoses, and it’s best to use either Hi-Torque Stainless Steel Worm Drive hose clamps, Hi-Grip 304 Stainless (A2), or Hi-Grip 316 Stainless (A4) as they all offer maximum corrosion resistance.

As the name suggests, they wrap around upwards, around the hose (like a worm), and they’re not restricted to water projects; interlocked worm gear hose clamps are great for securing many types of hoses.

Hi-Grip zinc-plated

A good choice for the automotive industry, these are made from heavily zinc-plated, mild steel and they have a passivation layer for added protection. For fuel hoses that need a secure leak fix, a high-quality hose clamp such as the Hi-Torque can also be used.


Use the right grade of hose clamp

Depending on what your project entails, the grade of hose clamp is critical. The grade will determine properties like strength and corrosion resistance – essential elements if you’re working with extreme conditions.

Strength

Stainless steel clamps are a good choice for various projects. Depending on the grade of stainless steel, these hose clamps can handle high pressure and extreme temperatures.

Corrosion resistance

Corrosion is plumbing’s nemesis. Fortunately, all stainless-steel grades offer corrosion resistance as they contain chromium. But, for marine projects, chemical additives may be needed if there are high levels of salt or chloride.

Weldability

Welding might come into play if you need to attach a hose clamp to a component. Again, the grade is important, as a grade’s chemical make-up can impact weldability.

Ductility

Need a tight fit? Then ductility is your friend. Steel’s ductility determines its malleability and depends on the types and levels of alloy it contains. Annealed austenitic stainless steels are a good choice here.

We believe a little research goes a long way. If you know what type and grade of hose clamp you need, you’re winning before your project has even started.


If you’d like to find out more about the JCS range and the importance of hose clamps to your project, call us now on 01787 376212 or use our sales@jcshi-torque.co.uk email