Fluid & Gas Handling

An Effective Way to Identify Hydraulic Fitting Orientation

How do you determine the necessary hydraulic hose fitting when your application involves connecting two bent hoses? When your fittings are at an angle, understanding their orientation is critical....
On June 27, 2017

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

The Importance of Natural Gas Product Certifications

To stay at the forefront of the competitive transportation markets, fleet managers are turning to alternative fuels that meet the environmental and economic needs of today and in the future.  Natural...
On June 12, 2017

The Love-Hate Relationship Between Hydraulic Hose and Chemical Compatibility

Chemical compatibility in regards to hydraulic hose can be complicated, however it is necessary for the performance and hose life. When selecting a hose, you must consider the chemical compatibility...
On June 7, 2017

Decoding a Hydraulic Hose Layline

Have you noticed all the writing on your hydraulic hoses? To most people it looks like a bunch of words, to others it is an indispensable source of information about hose identification. The layline...
On May 30, 2017

Reduce Combustion Turbine Downtime with Leak-Free Extreme Temperature Fittings

All around the world, the cost of gas turbine downtime is a critical issue in power generation applications. These tough environments that operate under constant stress can cause serious issues for...
On May 23, 2017

New 20,000 psi Coupler Takes Offshore Drilling Operations Deeper

Withstanding the high pressures of deepwater reservoirs has been a challenge for offshore drilling operations limited by the capabilities of their equipment. Going after deep reservoirs with higher...
On April 27, 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

Can Lighter, Greener Heavy-Duty Trucks Become a Reality?

Today, virtually everything we buy has at some point been on a commercial freight truck, traversing countries and even continents to reach us, the consumer. Commercial vehicle manufacturers are...
On April 25, 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

Wireless Transmission of Performance Data Extends Equipment Life

Monitoring equipment performance is a key part of controlling costs and keeping power-generation facilities running smoothly. Field technicians record and track metrics to assess equipment performance...
On April 20, 2017

Application-Specific Sensors Make Temperature Monitoring Easy

Whether you’re running injection molding equipment or installing a new compressed air system, monitoring the assets’ in-line and ambient temperature is the best way to prevent overheating, and...
On April 20, 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

Measure Displacement and Strain Like Never Before

As the Internet of Things continues to set the pace for innovation in condition monitoring and diagnostics, it’s important to recognize potential where little existed before. Developing solutions to...
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

How to Improve Steam Hose Safety in Petrochemical Refineries

Due to its size and complexity, a petrochemical refinery offers many potential safety hazards, one of which is rubber steam hose that blends into the scenery and presents many hidden-in-plain-sight...
On March 29, 2017

What is SafetyWorks Training and Why is it Important?

Many of our ParkerStore customers, like you, work in applications every day with hydraulics, compressed air and pressurized fluids. Fluids under pressure and systems in motion can be very...
On March 29, 2017