Bolt•ology Get to know: U-BOLTS
U-bolts are a type of industrial fastener most commonly known for securing piping in which liquids and gases flow. Their main function is to provide a clamping force to hold together two components. By no surprise, it is shaped in the letter “U” and is threaded on both ends. The unique shape helps provide an added amount of stability when securing piping or other material.
Initially they were measured based on the size of the pipe that they were supporting – ex: a 2” Ubolt would support a 2” pipe. This is still a common way of identification, although a more precise measurement can be made by measuring the thread size, thread length, inside diameter, and inside height.
Although commonly thought of for securing pipes, the UBolt has proven to be very adaptable, and has various applications across a wide range of industries, including the automotive, construction and architectural industries. For example, they can be used as anchors for roofs and foundations, and support for frames, cables, and conduits. In the automotive industry, U-bolts are used for engine shaft component support. U-bolts have been proven to be a versatile industrial fastener. U-bolt plates, which are also kept in stock, are commonly used with U-bolts for further support.
Here at Lightning Bolt and Supply, we manufacturer and stock a large selection in a wide variety of materials and finishes. U-Bolts IN STOCK – Stainless Steel, PTFE, HDG (Hot Dip Galvanized), Neopreme CoatedAmong these are: Low grade carbon plated zinc, 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, neopreme coated, and Hot-Dipped Galvanized. Fig. 137 type U-bolts are a very popular item that we have IN STOCK.
Technical Data for Fig. 137 U-bolts
Being centrally located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we are capable of shipping U-Bolts to job sites worldwide! We are experts in the fastener industry. Call or email our experienced staff today for all of your U-bolt needs!