Pipe Fasteners

A pipe fastener is a device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more pipes together. Pipe fasteners cover both high tensile and mild steel bolts, clamps, nuts, screws, washers, studs, pins etc. All types of fasteners are used for both industrial and residential pipe fittings. Pipe fasteners are used in almost all types of industries. They are made of various materials and are available in various shapes, sizes and designs.

Materials used:
Various materials are used to make fasteners. Some common materials are as follows:

  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Cast Iron
  • Non ferrous metal
  • Copper
  • Plastic
  • PVC
  • Polypropylene etc.

Finishing on pipe fasteners:
Metal pipe fasteners can be brush painted, spray painted or powder-coated. Powder coating on metal pipe fasteners is of various types like epoxy coating, polyester coating, nylon coating etc. The plastic pipe fasteners can be given different colors. Various finishes that are available on metal pipe fasteners after powder coating are as follows:

  • Black Coating
  • White Coating
  • Chrome plated
  • Brass plated
  • Nickel plated
  • Pewter finish
  • Gold finish etc.

Buying Tips

  • Proper care should be taken to see that the various types of pipe fasteners like screws, bolts, studs, clamps and nuts fit well with the pipes of various sizes.
  • As most pipe fasteners are cast of metal, the quality and finish of the metal is very important.
  • The pipe fasteners should be well polished or coated so that they prevent rusting when fixed on pipelines.
  • The color of the pipe fastener should also complement the color of the pipe in which it is to be fitted.

Thus, the factors that are to be considered are as follows:

  • Type of fastener
  • Size of the fastener
  • Size of the pipes
  • Materials
  • Thickness
  • Easy installation
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Good Finish
  • Durability
  • Good clasping facility etc.

Pipe FastenersUses of pipe fasteners:
Pipe fasteners are used widely for fastening and fixing various construction pipelines. Pipe fasteners are just ideal to optimizing product functions. A number of manufacturers are developing ingenious pipe fasteners. Some of these pipe fasteners are easily detached for quick disassembly to allow pipes to be upgraded or repaired with ease or recycled at the end of life. Pipe fasteners, over the longer term, can make the product an asset and a resource instead of an expensive waste at the end of its usefulness. These are some examples of the new efforts that have begun to improve the environmental features of pipe fittings through newly improved fastener designs and selections.

Types of pipe fasteners:
Let us get to know more of these pipe fasteners under the following categories:

Anchor Fasteners Bolts Eye Bolts
Nuts Pipe Clamps Screws
Studs Threaded Rods Washers


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