Marine Gas Struts
316 stainless steel marine gas struts provides the high cleanliness and corrosion resistance required for seawater applications or in the marine, medical, chemical, and food service industries. Standard marine gas struts have fixed force levels. Marine gas struts and marine gas springs are best suited for applications that require the same force output for each cycle. If an application requires a specific force, Gastac will custom manufacture boat gas struts that are perfectly suited to your application.
Stainless Steel Gas Struts Parameter Range
How does a compression strut work?
As the name suggests, these gas springs rely on pressured gas – along with some oil-based lubricant – to support or oppose a range of external forces. The compressed gas offers a controlled way of storing and releasing energy as smooth, cushioned movement, transferred via a sliding piston rod.
What are the main advantages of stainless steel gas struts for boat hatches?
Enhanced durability and corrosion resistance
1,000 hours salt spray test
316L Stainless Steel Rods and Tubes
Suitable for marine, food, healthcare and pharmaceutical applications
Non-Magnetic/Medical Safe Option
Food safe oil available
Long life and wide range of uses.
completely self-contained unit
Adjust the size according to your application
Steel gas springs available
How to choose a gas spring that can replace the damaged one?
If you are looking to replace your old gas struts, use our Gastac website search engine to allow you to find one-on-one replacements for the current gas struts you need. To use the tool, you simply fill in the item number (section) on the pillar, and a product page of the same specification will appear. Click here to try to find boat hatch gas struts.
If no results are displayed, you can configure the replacement gas strut yourself, but this is only recommended if you know all the important indicators (e.g. required force in Newtons).
Another approach is to completely recalculate the marine gas springs application for the cabin door. In this case, you will need to provide all the necessary information about the cabin door, such as weight, dimensions, opening/closing angles, etc. Our professionals will calculate and give you the most suitable advice
What is the problem with gas struts?
One of the most common reasons for gas strut failure is a loss of pressure. This may be caused by a leak in the strut’s seal which allows gas to escape. If the leak is small, it may be possible to re-pressurise the strut using a special tool that injects gas into the strut.
Marine Gas Struts Application