How do Pipe Clamps Work?
For any pipeline worker, there is likely to come a time where two pipes need aligning so that they can be properly welded together. In such situations, you require a pipe clamp. Pipe clamps work by holding two pipe sections together so that they can be carefully lined up, to allow for a clean welding operation.
The wide variety of pipe clamps on the market means that pipes of varying sizes and angles can be effectively aligned, ready for welding. This means that even for the heaviest duty of clamps, there is a solution available.
With pipeline welding, it is essential that it is carried out accurately so that a clean weld can be achieved, reducing the chance of a leak or crack occurring at the join. Pipe clamps make sure that a proper seal can be formed. When using the pipe clamp, you should tightly clamp one section of the pipe, then align the other section of the pipe, using either a pipe jack or lifting sling, before then clamping the two sections together
Pipeline Construction & Engineering Supplies Ltd (PCES Ltd) offer a wide range of pipe alignment clamps that are suitable for pipes of varying sizes. They supply products from industry leading brands, including Mathey Dearman! Their range of products includes manual and hydraulic line-up clamps. This means that there is certain to be a product to suit your desired application.
If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact PCES. Their friendly and professional team are on hand to talk through your requirements, and make a professional and informative recommendation.
For more information on pipe clamps from PCES, please visit their website.