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What Does the Wording Inside Our Tube and Pipe Clamps Mean?

We stock clamps to suit tube, schedule pipe and Press-fit metric tube. This can be identified on the inside of the clamp with the letters T for tube, P for pipe and U for Press-fit. 

The naming convention is the size, then the type. For example, if you have a 2 inch tube clamp it will have written on it 50T. 50 means it is 50mm which is equivalent to 2 inch size. The T represents that it is a tube clamp. For pipe we have this clamp here which says 50P stands for 50 nominal bore pipe. If it was a 54mm RapidPress press-fit clamp it would be identified by having 54U.

To the right of that there will be 5 digits with the letters ss and following from that will have either 304 or 316 which shows the grade of stainless steel the clamp was made from.

Underneath this, we have the heat number. The heat number is the identification number of the batch of stainless which the clamp was made from.

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What Does the Wording Inside Our Tube and Pipe Clamps Mean?

We stock clamps to suit tube, schedule pipe and Press-fit metric tube. This can be identified on the inside of the clamp with the letters T for tube, P for pipe and U for Press-fit. 

The naming convention is the size, then the type. For example, if you have a 2 inch tube clamp it will have written on it 50T. 50 means it is 50mm which is equivalent to 2 inch size. The T represents that it is a tube clamp. For pipe we have this clamp here which says 50P stands for 50 nominal bore pipe. If it was a 54mm RapidPress press-fit clamp it would be identified by having 54U.

To the right of that there will be 5 digits with the letters ss and following from that will have either 304 or 316 which shows the grade of stainless steel the clamp was made from.

Underneath this, we have the heat number. The heat number is the identification number of the batch of stainless which the clamp was made from.

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