The technical and business services organisation and maritime classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) with headquarters in London, United Kingdom updated the existing certification in May 2021.
It confirms that tube connectors with metallic-sealing and soft-sealing cutting rings from the STAUFF Connect range as well as connections using the STAUFF Form tube forming system fully meet the specifications and requirements of LR for use in marine, offshore and industrial applications. The type approval certificate now covers the use of STAUFF components in both Carbon and Stainless Steel.
The updated certificate is valid until 18 August 2025.
The STAUFF Connect product group is closely aligned with the market requirements and contains an extensive range of tube connectors made of carbon steel for metric tubes with outer diameters ranging from 4 to 42 mm in accordance with ISO 8434-1 / DIN 2353:
- 24° cutting ring fittings
- 24° taper fittings with O-ring
- 24° weld cones with O-ring
- 37° flared tube fittings
The product range is completed by check and alternating valves for inline installation, thread reducers as well as blanking plugs and screws.
Special product types and sizes as well as alternative materials, material combinations and surface coatings deviating from the standards can be supplied on request.
Automated assembly machinery and hardened, wearresistant tools enable the reliable assembly of tube connectors – both for series production in the workshop and on-site.
Because of its versatility and flexibility, the patented STAUFF Form tube forming system is undoubtedly the best solution for series production, in particular for applications with highest requirements with regards to safety, reliability and repeatability as well as process stability.
For the finishing of the tube connector range in carbon steel, STAUFF relies on the STAUFF Zinc/Nickel surface coating which has proven successful for many years. It provides reliable surface protection – even after transport, handling and assembly – and meets all current legal requirements.