316 Stainless Steel Long Tangent U-Bolt
Long tangent u-bolts are bolts bent in the shape of the letter U with machine threads on both ends that nuts can be threaded onto in order to fasten the u-bolt. Long tangent refers to the length of the straight leg portion of the u-bolt which is longer than that of a standard u-bolt. Since u-bolts have primarily been used to support and secure pipe, u-bolts sizes are called out by the size of pipe. In addition to supporting pipe, u-bolts have a wide range of uses such as securing tubing, roundbar, wood or steel posts, and can be embedded into concrete as anchor bolts. U-bolts are designed to be inserted into pre-drilled or punched holes. Made from from 316 stainless steel, an austenitic alloy which differs from 18-8 by its molybdenum content (2-3%) and a higher nickel content (10-14%). 316 stainless steel fasteners are commonly used in applications that require general atmospheric corrosion resistance, such as chemical and food processing equipment. 316 stainless steel has a higher corrosion resistance than 18-8 or 304 stainless steel.