Hose clamps are used to attach and seal a hose onto a fitting. Several types of hose clamps are designed for different applications and pressure ranges. Here are some of the common types of hose clamps:
- Worm Gear Clamps: Common type, made of stainless steel or galvanized band with a screw.
- Spring Clamps: Made of spring steel, often used for automotive coolant hoses.
- T-Bolt Clamps: Heavy-duty clamps for high-pressure applications.
- Ear Clamps: Compressed “ears” to secure hoses.
- Wire Clamps: Heavy wire, typically U-shaped.
- Band Clamps: Versatile clamps with varied materials and sizes.
- V-Band Clamps: Primarily for automotive and aerospace applications.
- Pinch Clamps: Ring-shaped, tightened using pincer tools.
- Quick Release Clamps: Ideal for frequent adjustments or hose changes.
- Swivel Clamps: Offer swivel action when tightened.
Choosing the right clamp type is essential for safety and functionality.