Hose clamps are used in a variety of different industries and for a number of different purposes. Typically, however, they are used to attach a hose to a barb or nipple so the hose can pass materials through it. When a hose is improperly sealed or attached, it can cause all sorts of problems, especially when liquids are passing through.
Importantly, there are a number of different kinds of hose clamps, as there are a number of different sizes of hoses, barbs, nipples and other things hoses attach to. For instance, sometimes people require large hose clamps for larger hoses, or when high quantities of a material or liquid need to be used regularly.