Fittings

Extreme Temperatures Are No Issue for Parker's Patented Metal Seal for ORFS Fittings

The tiniest equipment components are as critical as those a thousand times their size. Particularly under extreme conditions, every link in the chain, big or small, is on trial.  The fluid conveyance...
On June 15, 2017

Reduce Combustion Turbine Downtime with Leak-Free Extreme Temperature Fittings

All around the world, the cost of turbine downtime is a critical issue. These tough environments that operate under constant stress can cause serious issues for your hydraulic fittings, which can lead...
On May 23, 2017

Beyond Stainless Steel: Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Oil and Gas Industry

From surgical equipment to cooking pans to skyscrapers, stainless steel has transformed the world as we know it today. Stainless steel is present in our daily lives and has made a significant impact...
On May 10, 2017

Non-Welded, Rapid Assembly Hydraulic Piping Solutions for Offshore Oil and Gas

Speed, consistency, durability, and safety: the four criteria you seek for your offshore oil and gas piping connections, particularly those occurring in deep water where extreme pressure presents...
On April 27, 2017

Certified Natural Gas Vehicle and Fueling System Products

As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 2017

AN 37° Flare vs Industrial 37° Flare Fittings: What's the Difference?

Over the years, we have received quite a few inquiries regarding "AN" fittings. AN (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Standard) and AND (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Design Standard) are standards used...
On April 19, 2017

Five Most Important Factors You Need to Consider for Hydraulic Fittings

OEMs and fitting manufacturers are constantly finding new ways to stump us with different threads and new ways to seal them. Generally, however, when making hydraulic fitting connection choices today,...
On April 18, 2017

Selecting Hydraulic Hoses and Fittings Just Got Easier

Selecting the right hose and fitting combination for a hydraulic system is a critical process that is often overlooked and underestimated. Choosing the right combination is critical to the overall...
On April 12, 2017

6 Tips to Improve Your Plumbing and Assembly of Hydraulic Tube, Hose and Port Connections

Designing a reliable, leak free, and easy to maintain hydraulic system is every engineer’s objective. Following these six basic techniques can ensure you achieve that objective every time.     1) Use...
On April 6, 2017

Hydraulic Hose 101: Fast Facts

Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing high-quality hydraulic hoses. At Parker Hannifin Hose Products Division, we...
On March 30, 2017

Overcoming Pneumatic Front Spoiler Lip System Design Challenges | Case Study

Originally manufactured for race and high-performance sports cars, a front spoiler is integrated into the front bumper of a vehicle and is aerodynamically designed to increase down-force — the...
On March 29, 2017

Tube End Preparation Best Practices for Leak-Free Hydraulic Tube Fitting Connections

Though often underestimated, tube end preparation is one of the most critical processes in obtaining an optimum seal of any flanged, brazed, flared or preset tube end connection. When properly...
On March 28, 2017

Step-By-Step Hydraulic Hose Assembly

Are you looking for step-by-step instructions for making a hose assembly? The basic method of making a hose assembly is the same for every machine and we’ve outlined the steps below or you can watch...
On March 9, 2017

Working Together: Safety and Maintenance Tips to Ensure Hydraulic Hose Success

Safety is of utmost concern when it comes to hydraulic systems, including the selection process, maintaining and replacing hoses. Hydraulic hoses are going to a cylinder that distributes power. So, if...
On December 1, 2016

Successful Hydraulic Hose Assembly Starts Here

To say that hose is an important part of a hydraulic system is a huge understatement. Hydraulics have become progressively more complicated. Pressures keep getting higher while hose dimensions become...
On November 9, 2016

What You Need to Know About SAE vs ISO Specification for Hydraulic Hoses

Why are there different hydraulic hose standards and what do they mean for you and your application? For decades, SAE J517 has published guidelines for 100R1 through 100R12 series hydraulic hoses....
On October 20, 2016

Best Practices: Tube Line Clamping for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Lubrication Systems

Although you might not think of it right away, assuring adequate tube line support is critical to keeping hydraulic, pneumatic or lubrication systems efficient, leak-free and easy to maintain. Once a...
On July 5, 2016

​Fast-Fill Compressed Natural Gas Dispenser

To reduce their environmental footprint and decrease fuel costs, many fleet operators are turning to natural gas (NG) as an alternative to gasoline or diesel. Natural gas provides comparable...
On April 29, 2016

CNG Fuel Systems for Heavy Duty Vehicles

When we think about emissions, we usually think about our vehicles and the new wave of personal electric vehicles. The reality is that heavy duty vehicles used for transportation of goods...
On April 29, 2016

Reliable and Cost-effective Alternative to Wire Locking

Energy companies are seeking to recover oil and gas from ever deeper offshore locations and the cost of retrieving subsea equipment for routine maintenance, repair or overhaul is escalating even...
On April 12, 2016