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Profile Rails How To Choose Them and How To Use Them

A difficulty you might face when constructing pipelines is the challenge of supporting piping. You might choose to use profile rails and pipe clamps to achieve this, but knowing which to select can be a whole new challenge. There are several ways to know how to select a profile rail for your project. If you want to know how to select quality products, this article covers the qualities you should be looking for in a top-quality profile rail and how to attach components to them.

What do profile rails do?

Profile rails make rail assembly and pipe construction simple. Once you affix pipe clamps to the profile rails, they are capable of supporting piping; they are the best solution for the construction of pipelines in a quick, easy, modular way.

Which features should you look for in quality profile rails?

Seven key features indicate a profile rail’s quality. They should be robust, made of steel material, and easy to position. They should also be simple to assemble, galvanized, quality-assured, have a low transportation weight, and have a high load capacity. Profile Rails - How To Choose Them and How To Use Them

Robust steel material

When you choose quality materials, you are choosing a long-lasting, quality profile rail. The best profile rails will be made of robust materials, such as steel, to ensure they are durable and resistant to breakages or fractures. Robust steel materials are also resistant to UV.

Easy positioning

Choose profile rails that provide no problems when positioning them. You will know your profile rails offer quality even in situations where you are mounting ascending pipelines.

Simple assembly

Assembling your profile rail system should be fast and easy. With quality profile rails, you will be able to affix connecting parts, such as pipe clamps, with assembled bolts. When assembling the pipe clamps, you should have no problems when adjusting their height. With certain quality profile rails, there is no need for you to use other parts or accessories to mount clamps. Others facilitate the mounting of connection components as their design is flat.


A quality plant engineering product solutions company will provide you with galvanized profile rails. The pre-galvanized or hot-dip galvanized rails will have a longer service life and their structural integrity will last longer.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance is important when selecting a profile rail. Top plant engineering solutions companies will make sure profile rails are quality assured by quality checking bodies such as RAL Quality Marks. Quality checking bodies ensure manufacturers are offering products that are of exceptional quality. Check with your plant engineering solutions company to see if the profile rails have been quality assured.

Low transportation weight

The ideal profile rails have a low weight when it comes to transporting them. Although they are made of robust steel material and are hot-dip galvanized, they should also have a lightweight design.

High load capacity

Profile rails should have a high load capacity to support piping. This is made possible due to the simple connections between the components that are form-locked to the profile rail.

What is hot-dip galvanization and how does it strengthen profile rails?

Hot-dip galvanization involves coating a steel material with surface protection. The protective material is typically made of zinc, which coats the profile rails. The extra layer prevents the profile rails from sustaining corrosive damage.

Connecting four components: how do they fit together on profile rails?

You can affix key components to profile rails by using four types of connectors including: • Threaded bolts • Mounting bolts • Mounting plates • Threaded plates Here’s how to use them.

How to attach components with threaded bolts to profile rails

Effortlessly connect threaded bolt components to profile rails by inserting and carefully sliding them into position, applying light pressure. When positioned in the right place, tighten the hexagonal nut until it doesn’t move. You can affix pipe clamps to profile rails using other threaded bolts by following the above procedure. But you will need to twist some threaded bolts and tighten the hexagonal nut that is attached to the threaded screw. Once in place, attach the component (such as the pipe clamp). Adjust the height of the component after it has been affixed, then tighten the screw and hexagonal nut.

How to affix components with mounting bolts to profile rails

Align the two mounting bolts in between the rail’s trench and press down lightly on each. Twist the mounting bolts until they click into place, then slide them into position so they are side by side on the rail. Affix the mount onto the screws, then add two hexagonal nuts. Tighten them until they don’t move.

How to attach components with mounting plates to profile rails

Its flat construction makes it the ideal solution to mount connection parts; simply press the mounting plate lightly into the profile rail and twist it until it clicks. Line up the mount over the hole, then place the screw to join the mount to the plate. Tighten the screw until it doesn’t move.  

How to affix components with threaded plates to profile rails

Threaded plates are ideal for affixing pipe clamps regardless of the length of the threaded connection; do this by first aligning the threaded plate with the profile rail’s trench. Thread the screw into the hole, then measure and adjust its height. Affix the component and tighten it.

Select quality profile rails to make piping construction simpler

Quality profile rails are the perfect answer to piping construction. The best will be easy to transport due to their lightweight design. Remember to also look for profile rails that: • Have been galvanized • Have been quality assured • Are simple to assemble Find more quality engineering product solutions at for your project and complete it with ease.

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