How to Choose the Right Hose Clamp for Your Application
Clamps are responsible for keeping your hose firm, sturdy, and in place. It also helps in sealing and connecting hoses and its fittings. This makes it an important part of your industrial hose assembly.
In this blog, we will share with you the tips on how you can choose the right hose clamp for your application.
Finding the right hose clamp for your application will have varying factors. Below are some of the things you need to check to get the right hose clamp that you need.
Know the scope of your application
In choosing the right hose clamp, you know the scope of your application. This means knowing the industry where it will be used. Is it for the purpose of?
- Automotive applications
- Marine applications
- Chemical applications
- Industrial applications
Through this, we need to understand the features of the compressed air, the aggressiveness of the fluids that will flow through it, as well as the temperature of these materials.
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Consider the clamping diameter
One of the purposes of a hose clamp is to firmly hold. This is to prevent any potential leakage. So, if the clamp is too large for the hose’s diameter, it might not be able to properly hold it once the pressure inside becomes too tight.
On the other hand, if the clamp is smaller than the hose’s diameter and the pressure inside is high, the clamp may damage and break the hose. Therefore, make sure to take a detailed measurement of the hose and the clamp to avoid this.
Select the correct band thickness
Aside from having different diameters, hose clamps also have different band thickness. You need to ensure that you select the correct band thickness for your hose. Again, this must also match the existing parameters of your hose to ensure efficient application.
Consider the clamp’s corrosion resistance
Metal hose clamps are advantageous because of their raised strength. However, that doesn’t give the guarantee that it will not experience corrosion once it becomes exposed to various chemicals and substances.
Therefore, it is important to also know the corrosion resistance level of the clamps.
Allow possibilities for thermal loads
Thermal loads or thermal heating can not only stress the hose but also the hose clamps. If that happens, it’ll result in a broken hose and clamp. So you need to consider the possibilities of thermal loads for both the hose and the clamp, especially when the hose it’ll be holding is installed near hot areas.
Buy High-Quality Hose Clamps
Now that you know the factors that will help you in choosing the right hose clamp for your application, here are some of the hose clamps for you to choose from:
- Screw/band clamps (worm gear)
- T-bolt clamps
- Constant Torque clamps
- Ear clamps
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