The Corrosion Resistance Found in A.Y. McDonald Stainless-Steel Hose Clamps

The most universal everyday objects tend to be the most taken for granted. Do you ever think about how a clock works, a fridge stays cold, or a lamp stays lit and what you would do without them? In a number of industries, the same could be said about hose clamps. With applications ranging from car engines to bathroom fittings, hose clamps are versatile in securing the transportation of products, liquids, gases, and chemicals. This especially rings true in the plumbing industry.

A hose clamp operates by attaching and sealing a tube onto a fitting. Clamping the hose down prevents the fluid in the hose from leaking at the connection. There are many types of hose clamp designs, but one of the most common are worm-drive hose clamps, which is what A.Y. McDonald’s plumbing product line carries. Worm-drive hose clamps include a metal band with a screw tightening mechanism.

As one of the most trusted and necessary parts to a plumbing system, a hose clamp has a big job to fulfill. This means that they need to be made of a durable material. While metal is long-lasting, the material may become vulnerable to corrosion, thus lowering the life expectancy of the product. Addressing corrosion resistance is key to getting the most out of what the part has to offer. The housing of A.Y. McDonald hose clamps is made of 304 stainless-steel, the screw is 302 stainless-steel, and the band is 201 stainless-steel. Below is the durability of different types of steel laid out from least to best corrosion resistance based off its capabilities.

As you can see, the type of stainless-steel that A.Y. McDonald hose clamps are made of leads to optimal corrosion resistance, especially when compared to other hose clamps in the industry that commonly contain 410 stainless-steel for the housing and 201 stainless-steel for both the screw and the band.

The durability found in A.Y. McDonald’s 6200 and 6800 series stainless-steel hose clamps allow the product to be used for various types of industries and applications. To learn more about this part, call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-292-2737, take the 'Worm Gear Hose Clamps' A.Y. McDonald University (AYU) course, or visit