Enhanced Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel Mounting Hardware

(Werdohl, March 2013)

Enhanced corrosion resistance of stainless steel mounting hardware for pipe and tube clamps

Press release on the occasion of Hanover trade fair

During the production and industrial processing of stainless steel, it is almost inevitable that both metallic and non-metallic particles contaminate the surface of the stainless steel and negatively influence its material properties. The composition of the self-healing oxide protective layer is often so impaired that corrosion may occur under particularly unfavourable ambient conditions such as the rigors of an offshore environment, causing permanent and irreversible damage to the components.

As a specialist in the field of pipe, tube and hose fastening, Stauff is again setting new standards at the Hanover Fair in April 2013: In order to meet growing customer needs for corrosion resistant parts, notably in the offshore and process industry sectors, the company has expanded its range of products to include selected stainless steel accessories for pipe and tube clamps according to DIN 3015. In addition hexagonal head bolts, cover and weld plates, hammerhead bolts and self-locking nuts are also available in this innovative stainless steel design that Stauff is offering under the material code W55.

These parts are available from stock in the standard and twin series according to DIN 3015 (parts 1 and 3) and facilitate easy and safe installation of clamps in DIN groups 1 to 3 for pipes and tubes with commonly used outer diameters between 6,4 mm and 25,4 mm.The components mentioned are manufactured from the materials 1.4401 and 1.4571, respectively. In contrast to regular stainless steel components, Stauff have developed methods to address the issue of contamination from metallic and non-metallic particles and practically excluded them during production, processing and handling. In order to avoid contamination of the components during transport, they are only distributed and delivered in complete packaging units of 25 pieces per bag. To also guarantee the optimum level of corrosion resistance after installation, the company additionally recommends that W55 parts are stored separately from carbon steel and any other metals, and that appropriate carbon free tools are used to assemble the clamps.

This makes the components a perfect complement to the ACT clamps recently launched by the company, which prevent crevice corrosion on pipelines in the offshore and process industry, thanks to their innovative design. Providing users with cost savings in medium and long term due to the extended maintenance and replacement periods the product offers.

 

Hanover Trade Fair ▪ Hanover (Germany)
MDA - Motion, Drive & Automation
Leading Trade Fair for Power Transmission and Control

08 April - 12 April 2013

Meet us on stand D21 in hall 21

 

Picture 1:

Stauff ACT clamp in the Standard Series per DIN 3015 (part 1)
with cover and weld plates as well as hexagonal head bolts

(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Background Information

Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG was founded in the 1950s in Werdohl, in the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia, and was initially a contract turning shop. Today the company operates under the trade name STAUFF, developing, producing and marketing fluid technology components for use in plant construction and mechanical engineering. In the fields of tube, pipe and hose clamps, measuring technology and hydraulic filtration, STAUFF is one of the world’s leading organisations in a growing industrial segment.

Meanwhile, more than 1200 employees (12/2012) in 18 companies generate an annual turnover of more than EUR 190 million (12/2012) worldwide. Additional distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Ireland, Malaysia and Vietnam. Besides the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in the German cities of Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.

Press Contact

Mr Boris Mette
Public Relations / Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-4154
E-Mail: b.mette@stauff.com

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