Shipshape - Clamps for all Kinds of Ships

Shipshape - Clamps for all Kinds of Ships

(Werdohl, August 2010)

On board: built-in protection against fire and corrosion

Wherever the situation is risky or problematic, STAUFF rely on special materials for producing clamps for securing tubes, pipes and hoses – special materials that are tailored to the specific application. The shipbuilding industry, for example, uses clamps made of PPDA, a synthetic that provides fire protection according to Def Stan 07-247.

“In addition, manufacturers of super-yachts prefer this material because of its white base colour”, explains Ulrich Koenig, head of development. “So the clamp not only offers certified fire protection, it looks good, too“. Other favourable properties are the low smoke-developed index and the fact that PPDA is free of halogens. The rubber inserts used for damping the typical vibrations on board a ship are made of elastomer and can also be supplied with fire protection according to UL 94-VO.

PP-AC, a material which is already used in offshore applications with great success, is likewise particularly suitable for shipbuilding. It has been demonstrated in salt-spray testing in accordance with EN ISO 9227:2006 that this material significantly retards crevice corrosion. PP-AC consequently extends the lifespan of expensive stainless steel tubes and pipes. A further factor in favour of this material is its excellent UV-resistance.

STAUFF also offer numerous fastenings with a corrosion-resistant zinc-nickel coating, or made of materials such as aluminium, V2A or V4A. Koenig: “We also develop customised solutions”.

Find out further details at the STAUFF booth at SMM 2010, the leading international trade fair for all involved in the shipbuilding industry, taking place in Hamburg from 7 - 10 September 2010.

SMM 2010
7 - 10 Sept. 2010
Hall A1 / Stand 360

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Safety on board: At the SMM 2010, STAUFF will be exhibiting clamps in special materials suitable for shipbuilding.

(Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG, 2010)

Background information

Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG was founded in the 1950s in Werdohl, in the German province 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, this is one of the leading organisations in a growing branch of industry.

Meanwhile, almost 1000 employees all over the world (12/2009) generate an annual turnover of around EUR 125 million (12/2009). Distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Poland, Korea, Russia and Ireland. In addition to the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.