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In the world of construction and structural design, safety and durability are paramount. Kee Klamp key clamp fittings have stood the test of time as a premier choice for building robust structures that meet stringent safety standards. This blog explores why these fittings are favoured for projects requiring uncompromising strength and reliability.

What Are Kee Klamp Fittings?

Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings are versatile, galvanised cast iron clamps used to connect steel tubes in a wide array of configurations. Developed over 80 years ago, these fittings have revolutionised the way structures are built, eliminating the need for welding and reducing installation time significantly.

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Unmatched Safety Features

Galvanised Cast Iron Construction: Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings are manufactured from high-quality galvanised cast iron, offering exceptional strength and corrosion resistance. This ensures that every connection not only supports significant axial load but also withstands harsh environmental conditions.

TÜV Certified Compliance: Each fitting adheres to the rigorous standards set by TÜV, confirming their manufacturing quality and safety. The TÜV certification is a testament to their reliability in providing secure connections that support safe structure integrity. Additionally, these fittings meet the stringent BS EN 1562 & BS EN 1563 standards set by the British Standards Institution, which are critical for ensuring the highest level of quality and safety in construction materials.

No Welding Required: The Kee Klamp® Key Clamp system’s design negates the need for hot work permits as it does not require welding. This absence of welding mitigates the risk of fires and structural weaknesses often associated with welded joints.

High Load Capacity: Designed to withstand heavy loads, Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings are crucial in constructing safety barriers and handrails that are both functional and durable.

Durability That Stands the Test of Time

Corrosion Resistance: Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings are treated with KEE KOAT and THREDKOAT, providing dual layers of protection against rust. This treatment ensures that the fittings maintain their structural integrity and aesthetic appearance over time.

Weather and Impact Resistance: The robust nature of the galvanised cast iron used in Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings means they can endure severe weather and impacts without degrading, making them ideal for outdoor and industrial applications.

Longevity of Installations: Installations using Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings have been in place for decades across various industries, from railings at Niagara Falls to safety barriers in London’s tube stations, demonstrating their long-term durability.

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Ease of Installation Contributes to Safety and Durability

Simple Tools Required: Installation of Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings only requires an Allen key, simplifying the process and ensuring a tight and secure fit, which enhances both the safety and longevity of the structure.

Flexibility in Design: The system’s versatility allows for on-site adjustments and reconfigurations without compromising the connection’s strength, accommodating unforeseen site challenges.

Speed of Assembly: The ease of assembling Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings significantly cuts down project timelines, thereby reducing the risks associated with longer construction periods.

Case Studies

Case Study 1: Industrial Safety Barriers – A major manufacturing facility implemented Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings to construct extensive safety barriers around machinery. The project highlighted the fittings’ ability to be installed quickly and adjusted easily, suiting the unique dimensions of the site.

Case Study 2: Public Access Handrails – Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings were used to install new handrails throughout a historic London station. This installation improved public safety by providing stable and reliable support for commuters, demonstrating the system’s effectiveness in high-traffic environments.

Comparing Kee Klamp with Other Systems

While other clamp systems are available on the market, none match the Kee Klamp® Key Clamp in terms of quality and compliance. Unlike traditional welded solutions, Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings offer a combination of ease of installation, compliance with safety standards, and durability under strain.

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Conclusion

Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings represent the best in class for constructing safe, durable, and reliable structures. Whether you are building complex safety barriers or simple handrails, these fittings provide a superior solution that ensures long-lasting stability and compliance with international safety standards.

For more information on how Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings can suit your next project, or to view our range, visit Kee Systems today.

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Q1: What materials are used to make Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings? A1: Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings are made from high-quality galvanised cast iron. This material ensures superior corrosion resistance and strength, making the fittings durable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Q2: Can Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings be used to construct a safety barrier? A2: Absolutely! Kee Klamp fittings are ideal for constructing robust safety barriers. Their strong clamp fittings securely connect tubes to form guardrails and barriers that meet safety regulations and withstand environmental stresses.

Q3: What types of projects are Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings most commonly used for? A3: Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings are incredibly versatile and are commonly used in projects that require railing, handrails, and guardrails. They are also used in constructing racking, safety barriers, and other structural frameworks where reliability and safety are crucial.

Q4: Do I need any special tools to install Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings? A4: No special tools are required for the installation of Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings. The only tool needed is an Allen key, which is used to secure the clamps to the tube, making the installation process straightforward and efficient.

Q5: How do Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings compare to traditional welded solutions? A5: Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings offer significant advantages over traditional welded solutions. They eliminate the need for hot work permits and are quicker and easier to install and adjust on-site. Furthermore, they provide a safer and more flexible system that can accommodate on-site variations without compromising the strength and integrity of the structure.

Q6: Are Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings suitable for outdoor environments? A6: Yes, Kee Klamp® Key Clamp fittings are highly suitable for outdoor environments. The galvanised cast iron construction ensures that the fittings are protected against rust and corrosion, making them durable and reliable for long-term outdoor use.