What is the purpose of lined & unlined pipe clamps?
Lined & unlined pipe clamps are the support mechanism for suspending rigid and copper pipes. Suitable for horizontal, overhead or vertical applications against any surface. To ensure that all pipes are securely fixed, pipe clamps are essential as they allow for expansion or movement that may take place.
There are many different pipe clamps, including rubber-lined, hinged, unlined, zinc-plated and stainless steel. They are all designed to suit simple fix-in-place applications and complex scenarios involving pipe movement or heavy loads. Pipe fixing failure is the worst possible situation but can cause significant and costly damage to a building, so it is critical to get it right.
All of our lined & unlined pipe clamps also come with a dual-bossed threaded insert, meaning they can be used with either M8 or M10 threaded rod.
Hinged Clips are available for increased installation speed.
The hinged version of the rubber-lined pipe clamp has a single screw with a quick locking system saving you up to 40% fixing time. The locking screw can be secured with a simple thumb push, no tools are required! As a result of the no-tool method, there is minimal rubber compression which results in better absorption of noise and vibration.
Temperature resistance of rubber.
Some applications will require the pipes to have a rubber lining. This requirement is often due to the material or temperature of the pipe. Our pipe clamps are all temperature resistant from -30˚ to +120˚.
How to work out the pipe size NB v OB
To work out what size clamp you need, the first thing you will need to do is measure the pipe. There are two ways to do this, by using NB (Nominal Bore) or O/D (Outer Diameter). This will give you the diameter of the pipe clamp that you need.
Below is a useful chart to work out which pipe clamps you will need. Once you have measured the NB or O/D the chart will do the rest of the work for you.
For more technical information please see the datasheet on our website!