Anchoring a range of needs in the shipbuilding industry
It’s been written that stud welding revolutionized the shipbuilding industry. With its many applications and fastening needs, it’s not difficult to see why. Weld studs are used extensively in shipbuilding. Here’s guidance on some of the most common applications:
Pneumatic supports. When securing corrosion-resistant stud-mounted pneumatic supports for electrical cable and pneumatic tubing to steel structural supports and bulkheads, we recommend 3/8-16 arc threaded studs [LINK]. Standard line clamps secure the tubing and wiring to the supports.
Cable and tube hanger supports. To secure electrical slotted cable supports and pneumatic slotted tubing supports, the preferred option is 3/8-16 threaded studs [LINK]. Rectangular slotted studs [LINK] and rectangular studs with a hole [LINK] can also be used to fasten main wireways supports. Crimp type cable hangers with 3/8-16 internal threaded studs can be secured to 3/8-18 welded threaded studs [LINK], as can both plate type and tubular type hangers.
Thermal insulation. You can secure thermal insulation to bulkheads, metal ducts and other equipment requiring insulation with stud welded insulation pins [LINK] and self-locking washers [LINK]. Non-welded anchors [LINK] and “J” hooks [LINK] are also available for securing insulation, as are annular ring navy studs [LINK] and capped washers [LINK] or notched end studs [LINK] with keyhole slotted washers [LINK].
Hatch covers. The best choice for securing hatch covers is threaded weld studs [LINK]. Grating is best secured with saddle clips [LINK] fastened to 3/8-16 threaded studs [LINK] welded to structural supports.
To discuss other shipbuilding fastening needs, call us at 866-935-WELD.