Fluid & Gas Handling

Three Key Words in Hydraulic Hose Sizing: I.D., Dash Size and Nomogram

Sizing is the most basic and essential factor in hydraulic hose selection. Sizing specifications for hydraulic hose include inner diameter, outer diameter, and length. Outer diameter (O.D.) measures...
On August 17, 2017

IoT Solutions Reduce Time and Cost for Solar Panel Inspection

Solar panels do more than provide a company with a source of renewable energy. They reduce utility costs, protect the environment and improve the company’s image as an environmentally responsible...
On August 16, 2017

The Hydraulic Hose Mystery - How is it Made?

Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can result in a variety of hose styles. They design their hose and coupling components to fit their own tolerances. Hoses from...
On August 10, 2017

Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors

To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments, medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017

Not All Hydraulic Hose Crimpers are the Same

Hydraulic hose crimpers come in all different sizes, performance capabilities and cycle times. They range from simple, portable, handheld devices that are designed for piecework to...
On August 3, 2017

Four Ways to Use Hose in a Wet Method Silica Dust Suppression System

If the excitement of the construction industry takes your breath away, congratulations! You’re in the right business. But construction workers may have shortness of breath for a far more serious...
On August 1, 2017

The Advantages of No-Skive Versus Skive Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

Skiving refers to removing (or shaving) part of the hydraulic hose cover and/or inner tube prior to attaching hose ends. No-skive means the hose and fittings are designed to work without this step. In...
On July 27, 2017

Hose Assembly Crimping – Use This Proven Method to Succeed Every Time

Crimping is a crucial aspect of any hose assembly. When you have fluids or gases in motion over extended periods of time, the crimp must be just right otherwise there is a lot that can go wrong....
On July 25, 2017

The Complicated World of SAE Standards

Hydraulic hose construction and performance is covered by various national and international standards including ISO, BSI, SAE, DIN, API and CETOP. Most proprietary hoses conform to one standard...
On July 13, 2017

The 411 on How an Application Impacts Hose Selection

When specifying hydraulic hose, you need to fully analyze the application first and foremost. The application determines how your hose assembly is going to be used, which has a direct impact on hose...
On July 6, 2017

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