Stainless Steel Hose Clamps

Stainless Steel Hose Clamps

KSI Group carries the world’s best Stainless Steel Hose Clamps from the industry leader Ideal Hose Clamps. Below are some of the Stainless Steel Hose Clamps that can serve a variety of purposes. Give us a call at 800-626-4132 and let us show you how we can help!

High quality stainless steel, worm drive hose clamps are the gold standard when connecting, fastening or joining any number of circular and non-circular hoses, fittings and components. Key elements to take into consideration when selecting a clamp include:

  • Material
  • Band Width
  • Required torque
  • Lined vs. Unlined
  • Clamping Diameter / Range

Material: The importance of using a high quality clamp with an all stainless steel band and housing cannot be over emphasized. Additionally, it is important that the correct grade of stainless should be used for given applications. It should be noted that in recent years, clamps have been introduced in the marketplace that are being called “stainless”, that actually are of a much lower grade material than what has traditionally been acceptable.

The following is an example of a clamp that was not used in the correct application – it is a lower quality “stainless steel” clamp that failed in it’s application. Not all stainless is the same:
Failed Bilge Clamp

Band Width: Determining correct band width is a function of the strength required for a given application, as well as the torque load being transferred to the joint or connection and sealing footprint (surface area when the band meets the mating component) needed. The majority of standard size (non-micro) hose clamps are either ½” or 9/16” in band width.

Required Torque: Another important consideration is the torque that a given assembly will require. Hose connections that involve fluid or air are typically more critical relative to installation torque than brackets. In the case of worm drive hose clamps it is also important to note that more is not always better, and often over torqueing actually results in weaker connection.

Lined vs. unlined: Clamps that are used with hose, and particularly softer hose material often require an inner line to protect the hose material from cold flow through the band serrations.

Clamping Diameter: In general, a clamp should be optimized in order to fit over the mating parts without having too much excess material extending outside of the housing once the clamp has been fully tightened. Simply using the correct clamp diameter is a much easier way to eliminate excessive band overhang.

We carry the following Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Clamps:

The following are Specialty Stainless Steel Clamps:

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