Fittings
Critical Systems and Components for Ventilator Manufacturing
Today, the demand for life-saving ventilators is challenging medical equipment manufacturers’ production capacity and supply chains around the world to perform at levels well beyond...
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Supporting Medical Device Manufacturing With Business Critical Parts
For medical device manufacturers, it is now more important than ever to operate at the highest capacity in order to increase the supply of essential equipment used for patient care.   COVID-19 is...
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Your Basic Guide to Parker Non-Spill Quick Couplings
Quick connections for high-pressure, hydraulic applications have evolved immensely over time to satisfy new processes and operational needs. As industries advance their capabilities, the demand grows...
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Second Day with Fittings: Common Terms and Definitions
In our first post, we covered the first day basics - in a fittings 101 article. Now you’re on day two of the job and you at least know what a fitting is - great start. However, you are now...
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Parker Helps Guarantee Safe Refuelling at New CNG Bus Filling Station in Azerbaijan
Parker was recently approached by ENERAZ LLC, an engineering subcontractor of Azpetrol Ltd. LLC and the biggest operator of filling stations in Azerbaijan, to provide several site-critical CNG...
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How to Eliminate Water & Vacuum Leaks Between the Brine Valve and Brine Tank
Since the advent of the semi-automatic water conditioning control valve followed by the automatic control valve, a common weakness has been the brine tubing connections between the brine valve and the...
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First Day with Tube Fittings: Fittings 101 the Basics
It's your first day on the job in a new [to you] industry and you are faced with a large amount of information. Everyone is using terminology that you’ve never heard before and you are hit with...
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Metric Ports: Which Fitting Goes With Which Metric Port?
Choosing a port and a matching metric stud fitting can be confusing. While there are two popular types of metric parallel threaded ports, there are many different sealing methods for the mating male...
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Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing
When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
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Understanding the Universal Language of SAE Fluid Connector Part Numbers
It can be hard jumping into a new career or new field and having to catch up to the level of understanding that you feel you should already have. This post should help you add one more wrinkle in your...
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Advances In SCBA Couplings Give Manufacturers Innovative Options
A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has long been standard equipment for firefighters, rescue personnel and divers. SCBA has even found its way into the health care industry for use by...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings
Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings and Adapters provide reliable natural gas fuel conveyance in CNG applications with an O-ring face seal design that incorporates an elastomeric seal compound made of...
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The Must-Have Connection to Power Your Data Center Cooling
We’re in the midst of our own gold rush of sorts. Rather than fleeing to California in search of prosperity through extraordinary and precious assets, businesses are looking above to achieve...
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Subsystems are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design
Life science instruments in the medical, analytical and diagnostics fields vary widely by technology and design. But one thing they all have in common is the complexity of their fluidic circuits....
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The Importance of Reliable Thermal Management in the Marine Industry
Reliable cooling is a decisive factor for production, particularly in the marine industry. It is responsible for ensuring adequate temperatures in the turbine, the electronics racks and on the...
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Not All O-ring Face Seal Fittings Are Created Equal
Stretch your mind back to the early 1980s… the first analog cell phone was released by Motorola measuring roughly 12 inches long, personal media players were bulky, playing only cassettes or CDs, and...
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Replacement of Air Conditioning Hoses Made Simple
Air conditioning lines are one of the most critical components in an A/C system. They work as the central hub to deliver both gas and liquid refrigerant throughout the system. For a variety of...
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How to Choose the Right Quick Coupling
When selecting the right coupling, the frequency of hose connection and disconnection is a major factor in the type of coupler that should be used. For example, at workstations where pneumatic...
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Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling
Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand...
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Instant Fittings for Drinking Water Require KTW Certification
Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The materials of products in contact with drinking water can generate impurities and microbial growth. This makes a significant health risk...
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