How To Choose The Best Hose Clamp

Hose clamps are accessories that are popularly used in various applications such as food, automotive, marine, and agricultural industry. However, with the wide range of types of hose clamps available in the market, questions such as which and how to choose the best type are frequently asked.

Given these, we’ve come up with this guide that explains the different hose clamps and their uses.

 

What is a hose clamp?

Hose clamps are used to hold, secure, and seal hoses and tubing to their fittings and pipes.

 

What are the different types of hose clamps?

These are the different types of hose clamp and where you can use them.

 

Perforated band clamps (Part Steel)

  • Perfect for Automotive and General use
  • Can be used for OE application
  • With low free torque for easy installation
  • Made of 301 or 304 stainless steel band
  • Have a hexagonal head with a screwdriver slot
  • Have a flexible but strong band for superior and reliable sealing that conforms to the hose

 

Perforated band clamps (All stainless steel)

  • Best for Marine, Industrial, Agricultural, Chemical and General purposes
  • Made from full stainless steel that can resist corrosion
  • Can be used for OE applications
  • With low free torque for easy installation
  • Has a hexagonal head with a screwdriver slot
  • Have a flexible and strong band for superior and reliable sealing which conforms to the hose

 

316 Stainless steel clamps (All stainless, perforated)

  • Suitable for Marine, Industrial, Agricultural, Chemical and General purposes
  • Made from 316 stainless steel that has superior corrosion resistance and acid-proof
  • Has a hexagonal head with a screwdriver slot
  • Have low free torque for easy installation
  • Have a flexible and strong band for superior and reliable sealing

 

Solid band clamps (Part stainless steel, Automotive sizing)

  • Best for Automotive and General purposes
  • Have a heavy-duty but non-perforated band
  • Has advanced design for superior sealing
  • Made from 430 stainless steel band and housing
  • With Australian Standard sizing and part numbers
  • Has a rolled edge and underside that prevent hose damages

 

Extended tang micro clamps (Part stainless steel)

  • Ideal for Fuel lines
  • Can cover the perforations to avoid damages to soft rubber and silicone hoses

 

Nut and bolt clamps (Carbon steel zinc plated)

  • Best for Confined spaces
  • With a 9mm band width
  • Has a fixed nut for easy tightening
  • Can be used for OEM applications
  • With rolled edge to avoid hose damages
  • Have 6mm hexagonal head with screwdriver slot

 

T-bot clamps (Part stainless steel, heavy-duty)

  • Ideal for Heavy-duty applications that need large tightening force
  • Easy to install
  • Has rolled edge to avoid hose damages
  • Has solid trunnions with a hex head bolt
  • With a superior sealing capability with lower bolt torques
  • Has an extra solid construction that has the highest grade materials and 3 welds per band on larger sizes
  • Made from 430 stainless steel band, carbon steel bridge, and zinc plated bolt, trunnions and collar

 

T-bolt clamps (All stainless steel, heavy-duty)

  • Ideal for Heavy-duty applications that need large tightening force
  • Easy to install
  • Has rolled edge to avoid hose damages
  • Has solid trunnions with a hex head bolt
  • Made from 300 stainless steel for corrosion protection
  • With a superior sealing capability with lower bolt torques
  • Has an extra solid construction that has the highest grade materials and 3 welds per band on larger sizes

 

Rubber line clamps (Carbon steel / 304 stainless steel)

  • Suitable in Automotive industry, Process industry, Shipbuilding, Mechanical and apparatus Construction, Electrical, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Engineering, Refrigeration and Freezing plants
  • Used for cables, pipes, groups of cables and hoses
  • Available in zinc plated carbon or 304 stainless steel
  • Has great resistance to water, wearing, temperature fluctuations, and ageing
  • Has a rubber lining that protects its inside and edges
  • Easily adapts to the shape it clamps

 

Pre-form band clamps (All stainless steel)

  • Used for Industrial Hose Connections
  • Made from 301 stainless steel
  • Double coiled and has a specific diameter
  • With 3 band widths that are available in many sizes

 

Uniband clamps (All stainless steel)

  • Used as universal clamping system for Industrial applications
  • Made with fully 301 stainless steel for maximum strength, corrosion resistance, and superior durability
  • Can be used for large diameter hose clamping, clamping around pipes or tanks, power poles and cables, concrete piping, and cable bundling
  • Has a variable diameter that covers a wide range of shapes and sizes that suits all types of applications
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel bands in 30-meter lengths, 4 widths, and 2 thicknesses with buckle
  • Has available handy plastic reel for easy handling

 

Constant tension band clamps (Chrome vanadium steel)

  • Best for Radiator and Vacuum hoses in Cars and Light trucks
  • Can expand and contract to maintain the seal around the hose
  • Made with heated treated chrome vanadium steel with delta tone finish
  • Has a size range of 6mm to 51mm

 

Double ear clamps (Zinc plated steel)

  • Used for Compressed Air, Gas, and Liquid lines
  • Made from zinc-plated steel
  • Easy mounting and dismounting
  • Simple and economical solution for difficult tightening and sealing problems

There are still other hose clamps out there besides the ones listed in this guide. They also have different sizes and materials. Hopefully, you can refer to this when you are choosing the best hose clamp for your needs.

 

Our best advice: Talk to an expert.

The wide range of types, sizes, and use of hose clamps can be too much information to handle. So, if you want to choose the best hose clamp easier, our best advice is to talk to the experts.

With our years of experience in this field, we can cost-efficiently guide you on how to choose the best hose clamp for your application. We also have a lot of stocks of different hose clamps for different uses. Therefore, we can provide you with the right type of hose clamp right away.

Call us now. Our staff and experts are happily waiting to serve you.