Safe and Efficient Natural Gas Transport with UNICLAMP and V-BAT™

Uniclamp in Industry

The transportation of natural gas is essential for ensuring a stable and reliable supply of energy for various sectors, promoting economic growth, supporting environmental goals, and enhancing energy security. This transportation demands high levels of efficiency and reliability to ensure safety, and equipment integrity to prevent leaks or pipe failure. The infrastructure supporting this activity insists on robustness and versatility. Our UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp play a crucial role as they are designed to meet the rigorous demands of gas transportation.

Natural Gas


Natural gas is a fossil fuel primarily composed of methane (CH4), but it can also contain smaller amounts of other hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane, butane, and pentane. Natural gas is processed and purified before being transported and used. Natural gas serves several crucial purposes, contributing significantly to various sectors and overall energy infrastructure.


Primary purposes of Natural Gas


Natural gas is used for residential heating, cooking, and water heating. In industrial applications, natural gas is a fuel for heating, electricity generation, and a raw material in chemical production, playing a vital role in manufacturing steel, glass, paper, and fertilizers. Additionally, natural gas is crucial for electricity generation in natural gas-fired power plants and is used in transportation as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).


Uses and Advantages of Our Uniclamp Strut Pipe Clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp


Uniclamp installed in Industry and V-BAT Pipe Clamp

Our UNICLAMP Pipe Clamps are applied when high mechanical strength, rigidity, good stability under heat or cold exposures, pressure, and corrosive resistance are required.

Universal Fit and Compatibility

Our UNICLAMP strut pipe clamp and V-BAT™ pipe clamp are designed to accommodate a wide range of pipe sizes, from 3/8" to 5" (9 mm up to 127 mm)
Our UNICLAMP strut pipe clamp and V-BAT™ pipe clamp’s design makes it compatible with an assortment of pipe materials, including steel (carbon or alloy steel) pipes, polyethylene (PE), and PVC pipes, these materials are generally used in manufacturing pipes to transport gas. This makes Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps the ideal fastener choice. This compatibility ensures that the same clamp can be used throughout pipe installations, simplifying inventory management and procurement. Whether used for small or larger gas-transporting pipes, Our UNICLAMP Strut and Our V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps can handle it all.

Durability and Non-Corrosiveness of Our Pipe Clamps

Both Our UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp are manufactured from 30% glass-reinforced nylon 6.6, with tensile strengths of 900 lbs and 1100 lbs respectively, making them suitable for extreme conditions (8700 - 12300 psi). Our UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp are highly durable, demonstrating superior tensile strength and reliability. Our Pipe Clamps are resistant to rust, water, acid, corrosion, and hydrocarbons. Additionally, they provide wear resistance and dimensional stability, making them ideal for humid and corrosive environments commonly faced by natural gas transport pipes. This durability leads to fewer replacements and lower maintenance costs, thereby saving money over time. Our UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp UV resistance guarantees a lifespan of 15-20 years, even in harsh environments, eliminating the need for UV-resistant coatings and materials to protect pipeline fasteners.

Heavy-duty strapping offers stability and strength for pipe installations. Stainless steel strapping can support up to 200 lbs, with thickness varying based on specific installations. Our nylon cable ties, made from UV-stabilized nylon 6.6, have a carrying capacity of up to 175 lbs. Our clamps and ties are specifically designed to ensure that pipes are securely held in place at all times, which is essential for gas transportation.

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Chemical exposure

Our UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp are acid resistant and 95% to most common chemicals guarantee no deterioration of our clamps when directly exposed to alkalines and acids. There are no visible signs of degradation or permanent chemical changes.


Our UNICLAMP Strut V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps are certified by UL2239, UL2043, ISO, RoHS, Reach, and Branz, providing confidence and assurance.

V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp


V-BAT Pipe Clamp installed around pipe

Time is valuable. Compatible with Hilti tools for fast and effective concrete and surface installations, Our V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp's durability is evident, showing no fractures, shattering, or weakening, proving its capability for heavy-duty applications. A socket wrench or ratchet is another option for simply installing Our V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp, facilitating quick setups and reducing labor expenses. The V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp offers versatile applications: flat surfaces, universal hangers, spacers, and Unistrut fixtures.

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UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp


Uniclamp Pipe Clamp in Unistrut Channel


Our UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp cuts installation time by up to 83% compared to conventional clamps. Featuring a tool-free, simple place, twist, and strap interlocking system, it is a cost-effective option for all projects. This clamp can also be mounted as a hanger clamp on the Unistrut. Our HDPE Sleeve is designed to prevent damage to pipe insulation. HDPE Sleeve Insulation is often employed to avoid cross-contamination and reduce temperature impacts on transport pipes, particularly in extreme climates.

For more information on Our HDPE Sleeve check out Our Blog called Enhancing HVAC System Performance with V-BAT Pipe Clamps and HDPE Sleeves.


Temperature Resistance

Minimum Service Temperature of -22°F to 266°F (-30°C to 130°C) and Maximum Service temperatures of 149°F - 550°F (65°C - 288°C) (MatWeb) qualify Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps to be safely used in the gas transportation environment, offering great resistance to creep.

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Pressure and Temperature created by transporting natural gas

Transmission Pipelines

Pressure: 200 to 1500 psi.

Temperature: The temperature can vary widely depending on the location and depth but generally ranges from 40°F to 120°F (4°C to 49°C).

Distribution Pipelines

Pressure: Typically lower, ranging from 0.5 psi to 200 psi.

Temperature: Similar to transmission pipelines, generally ambient temperature conditions.

Using Our Uniclamp Strut Pipe Clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp for Transporting Natural Gas


Uniclamp in Industry and V-BAT Pipe Clamp

Our Uniclamp Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps are highly versatile products securing pipes, conduits, and tubing to various structures. Here’s how it is typically employed in transporting natural gas:

Piping Systems Installation: Extensive piping systems are required to transport natural gas. Our Uniclamp Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps provide a proven reliable method to secure pipes to walls, ceilings, and floors. Our clamps can be attached to various materials including concrete, wood, and metal surfaces, ensuring versatility and robustness in different installation environments. The sturdy construction of Our Uniclamp Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps guarantees that pipes stay firmly in place, preventing any leaks and preserving the system's integrity.

Easy Adjustments: Our Uniclamp Strut and V-BAT™ pipe clamps allow for easy adjustments as required on demand. This flexibility in the transportation setting where material or environmental changes might require repositioning or adding new piping. Uniclamp’s design and functionality ensure these modifications are made without extensive downtime.

Safety and Efficiency

The safety and efficiency of the gas transportation process are preeminent. Both Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp contribute significantly to these aspects in several ways:

Leak Prevention: Securely fastened pipes with Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamp are less likely to leak, which is crucial in maintaining the quality and consistency of the transportation process. Leaks pose safety hazards and result in wastage of valuable resources. Natural gas is highly flammable. A leak can lead to an explosion if it comes into contact with an ignition source. Accidental natural gas releases (Methane) can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

Ease of Maintenance: Installation of Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps ensures that maintenance on the pipes and equipment can be performed quickly and efficiently. This reduces downtime and ensures that the transportation process operates smoothly. Note that all UNICLAMP pipe clamps have minimal maintenance.

Strength and Reliability: The robust construction of Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps can withstand demanding transportation conditions. High winds, rain, snow, and ice can impose additional mechanical stress on pipelines and fasteners. The provided reliability of Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps ensures that the infrastructure remains safe and functional, protecting the product and the personnel.

Corrosion Resistance: Transportation pipes are manufactured to withstand harsh and humid environments and chemical exposure. Vulnerability to moisture, oxygen, and pollutants can accelerate corrosion. Our UNICLAMP clamps are completely non-corrosive, with no need for cathodic protection or protective coatings or linings like epoxy, polyurethane, or zinc to create a barrier against corrosive elements.

Fasteners Used to Secure These Pipeline

U-Bolts, Straps, Hangers, Stainless Steel Split Clamps, and Galvanized Pipe Clamps are some of the competitor clamps used to secure natural gas pipelines. Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps can replace all these fasteners, with numerous benefits compared to competitor clamps.

Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps are significantly more cost-effective compared to various types of pipe securing hardware such as U-bolts, stainless steel split clamps, galvanized pipe clamps, and other pipe hangers.
U-Bolts: For instance, a stainless steel U-bolt from Ferguson costs approximately $61.89 for a 4-inch size, and up to $252.04 for larger sizes​ (Ferguson)​​ (Empire Industries)​. Other suppliers offer U-bolts in the range of $46.65 to $158.69 based on the specifications and material quality​ (Piping Technology & Products, Inc.)​.
Pipe Hangers: These are available at various price points, with some galvanized pipe hangers costing around $5 each depending on the size and complexity​ (The Home Depot)​.

In comparison, Our UNICLAMP Strut and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps are priced at $2.49 each, or $2.20 when bought in bulk. This makes Our Uniclamps substantially cheaper, offering savings of up to 98.15% compared to some stainless steel split clamps and 77% compared to standard galvanized pipe clamps​ (Uniclamp USA)​​ (Uniclamp USA)​.

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The transportation of natural gas generates vibrations from internal flow dynamics and external mechanical equipment, necessitating robust fasteners. Atmospheric influences such as corrosion, temperature extremes, UV radiation, wind, weather, and seismic activity can affect pipeline integrity. Our UNICLAMP Strut pipe clamp and V-BAT™ Pipe Clamps ensure long-term durability and guarantee safe and secure pipe installations and operational efficiency that you can rely upon for years.

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Des Ferreira worked as a Production Process Controller for two years, after qualifying as an electrician, he studied further to become a senior electrician for 13 years. Wanting to advance himself, he took the necessary courses to become a Senior Occupational Health and Safety Officer for 9 years. Des was then approached by the CEO of Sasol Three to create and manage a Health and Safety project for 2 years. All his training and experience he accomplished being employed by Sasol Petrochemical Refinery in Secunda.
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