Pipe Hanging Accessories
Pipe hanging is about security. To hang pipes that are snug, safe and free from noise and vibrations, the right tools are needed. By not using the right equipment to properly secure a pipe during hanging, you risk an end result in which the pipe is unsafe or loose, or a pipe that is prone to groaning that comes from not being properly secured to a wall, ceiling or steelwork. The following three pipe hanging accessories — beam clamps, threaded rods and C-clamps — are needed to ensure that pipes are properly and safely installed.
Beam clamps are commonly used in heavy construction, with the primary function of securing steelwork and strengthening pipework and cable trays by allowing them to be safely attached to an overhead I-beam. Capable of securing fairly heavy loads, beam clamps come in a variety of weight capacities and are highly versatile for a wide range of projects.
Threaded rods also go by the name “threaded studs” and are primarily used as fasteners to hold together more than one object. As the name suggests, a threaded rod — usually relatively long, at least 1 foot in length — has threading on each end, occasionally being threaded from one end to the next. Threaded rods are often used in assembly and disassembly projects, as well as repair jobs that require parts to be firmly secured together during a project. Threaded rods are common in manufacturing, automotive and construction, as well as electrical and plumbing. They are also very well suited for any pipe-hanging project.
C-clamps, occasionally referred to as G-clamps, are very common in construction projects and are also useful in pipe hanging. A C-clamp, which gets its name from its C shape, is used to snugly hold together wood or metal for various purposes: often carpentry, welding and pipe hanging. Made from heavy steel, C-clamps include a threaded screw component threaded through the bottom that allows it to be easily tightened and securely clamped. Like beam clamps and threaded rods, C-clamps are available in a wide range of sizes to be used in a number of applications.
Commercial Industrial Supply has a reputation for providing a wide range of pipe hanging accessories suited to virtually any project. Our staff is highly experienced and can help you with any questions you have. Feel free to reach out for information or for a quote.