What are the advantages of using Triclad® as opposed to “traditional” methods of joining?
|Permanent, maintenance free, "fit and forget".||Generally require use of bolts or rivets , plus gaskets. Can work loose, due to flexing of the hull, creating gaps in which corrosion develops.
Rivet or bolt needs to be insulated from aluminium.
|Can be installed by one operative.||Generally, two operatives necessary.|
|Continuous joint, even stress distribution.||Rivets/bolts give uneven stress.|
|Rigorously tested approved product.||Difficult to assess quality of joint.|
|Watertight. Any corrosion self extinguishing.||Tend to leak.|