Steel pipe is an inherently efficient structural component. It is strong, has no sharp corners, and is readily available worldwide. The difficulty in using steel pipe to form structures arises when joining. Threaded pipe must be supplied in set lengths making for zero flexibility in installation. Welding is labor intensive, requires a highly skilled workforce, and specialized equipment.
The answer is KEE KLAMP® components. The underlying principle is simple but highly effective: use slip-on components to create versatile and rigid tubular structures. The Kee Klamp® principle has been developed and refined for more than 75 years resulting in an extensive range of components suited for any need.
Kee Klamp® Features
- High corrosion resistance
- No welding or threading
- Galvanized for long lasting protection
- Recessed screws for a smooth look
- Quick installation
- Large set screws resists thread stripping
- Schedule 40 Pipe sizes 1-1/4” – 2”
- The Kee Klamp® Fitting
The simple but effective engineering principle of the Kee Klamp® fitting is the foundation of the most versatile pipe connection system available. There are many variations of fitting to suit a wide range of applications, thus providing the versatility to achieve virtually any structural configuration.
Kee Klamp® fittings are iron castings manufactured to the requirements of ASTM A47-77-32510. A range of fittings to suit eight sizes of pipe is available. Hex set screws firmly lock the pipe into the fitting. Set screws are manufactured in case hardened steel and are protected against corrosion by Kee Koat®.
A Kee Klamp® fitting (size 5 to 9) can support an axial load of *2000 lbs. per set screw with the set screw tightened to a torque of 29 lbs./ft. This is normally obtained when the set screw is fully tightened using a ratchet wrench.
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