Stauff ACT Clamp Wins Prestigious Corrosion Award

Stauff ACT Clamp Wins Prestigious Corrosion Award

(Werdohl, March 2012)

Stauff ACT Clamp Wins Prestigious Corrosion Award

Stauff is delighted to announce that the company's latest product, the ACT Clamp (Anti-Corrosion Technology Pipe and Tube Clamp) has recently received an award from NACE International, which is the largest professional association dedicated to corrosion protection, for one of the 10 Corrosion Innovations of the Year 2012.

The prestigious award highlights the most important innovations impacting corrosion control and was given to Stauff for making 'groundbreaking technological advances in corrosion mitigation'.

The ACT Clamp is an innovatively designed solution for the installation of stainless steel pipework where anti-corrosion properties are paramount.Due to integrated rubber strips that prevent the accumulation of seawater between the clamp and the stainless steel pipe, whilst forming drainage channels that aid the dispersal of seawater, the ACT Clamp efficiently prevents the formation of crevice corrosion under the clamp body - a well researched and documented problem in the oil and gas industry for many years.

Independent tests in laboratory and offshore conditions assessed by the Centre for Corrosion Technology at Sheffield Hallam University have recorded positive results in favour of the anti-corrosion attributes of the clamp. Its design, based on the original Stauff clamp according to DIN 3015 and compliant with the Norwegian offshore standard Norsok Z-CR-010, offers installation time reduction and long term cost savings due to extended service intervals compared to alternative clamp designs.

The 10 winners of the inaugural award were selected from 64 entrants from 17 countries through online voting by the readers of the Materials’ Performance (MP) magazine, corrosion-control specialists and professionals who work with corrosion.

They were officially announced by NACE International President Oliver Moghissi on March 12th during the Expo Grand Opening at NACE Corrosion 2012 Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Award-winning Stauff ACT Clamp prevents the formation of crevice corrosion under the clamp body

(Picture: Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG, 2012)

Background information

About STAUFF

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 (12/2011) in 16 companies generate an annual turnover of more than EUR 180 million (12/2011) worldwide. Additional distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Russia, Ireland and Malaysia. Besides the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in the German cities of Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.

About NACE

NACE International (formerly known as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers), based in Houston, Texas, has 27000 members in 110 countries. It is recognized worldwide as the largest professional association dedicated to protecting people, assets, and the environment from the impact of corrosion. It was founded in 1943, and offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, and software to prevent and mitigate corrosion. Materials Performance (MP) is the world's largest circulation journal published monthly by NACE International and dedicated exclusively to corrosion prevention and control.

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