are used for clamping / supporting the pipe inside the plant to avoid the usage
of space, In the oil field it is necessary to provide coated insulated U
clamps and U bolts to save the life of cathodic protection
U-bolts are versatile
fasteners used to secure pipes, conduit, cables, and machinery, or as an anchor
in foundations and roofs.
A U-bolt is
a bolt in the shape of the letter U with screw threads on
have primarily been used to support pipe work,
pipes through which fluids and gasses pass. As such, U-bolts were measured
using pipe-work engineering speak. A U-bolt would be described by the size of
pipe it was supporting.