Did you know that the performance of a hose is based on its length, weight, pressure rating, and size? Additionally, some hoses must be clamped in order for them to work properly. This can be accomplished by using hose clamps, which are devices that attach and seal hoses onto fittings. There are several types of hose clamps available, and each one is beneficial in its own way.
1. Silicone hose clamps. These clamps are actually a type of screw hose clamp. However, unlike traditional screw clamps, silicone hose clamps are designed with a single-piece band that is extended under the adjustment screw. Due to this added feature, these types of hose clamps are able to protect silicone, as well as other soft-surface materials.
2. Wire hose clamps. These types of clamps are made of heavy steel wire. Wire hose clamps are bent into a tight “U” shape, formed into an overlapping ring shape, bent outwards, and then cut. These types of clamps are tightened with a screw, and they can be used on a variety of different hoses, such as automotive radiator hoses.
3. Spring hose clamps. Spring hose clamps are made with strips of spring steel that have protrusions on either side. The protrusions are bent outward to form tabs, and these tabs must be pressed towards each other in order to increase the diameter of the ring. These types of hose clamps are commonly used in automotive settings, particularly on automotive cooling hoses, which makes them greatly beneficial.
There are several types of hose clamps available. Wire, spring, and silicone hose clamps, for example, are all useful in their own ways. By choosing the hose clamps that are right for you, you will be able to complete your job or project correctly.