Facility operators in the oil and gas industry have raised concerns
on how to solve their top failure modes: extremely short or
non-existent dry run pump time limits and unacceptable levels...
On March 29, 2018
While more traditional materials like aluminum, copper, and other
metals are recycled without difficulty at your local scrap-metal
dealer, there isn’t an equivalent hydraulic hose collection...
On March 28, 2018
The trucking industry is experiencing tremendous growth. According
to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for diesel
service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow by 12
On March 15, 2018
Like many industrial markets, the heavy truck market utilizes brass
fittings for a variety of applications. With composite fittings
gaining traction in the arena, why do many truck OEMs continue...
On March 15, 2018
Safety in your factory or test stands should always be a priority.
Anywhere high pressure or high velocity are at play, being able to
monitor the process and changing conditions, with accuracy,...
On March 1, 2018
Changing the oil in your engines and machines sounds simple right?
But we know the process can be complicated, messy and dangerous.
Even routine maintenance oil changes bring challenges such...
On February 26, 2018
As we look back on 2017, increased demand contributed to technology
advancements and higher productivity across a range of industries
including oil and gas, power generation, life...
On January 20, 2018
Having potable water at our fingertips is something many of us take
for granted. For those in facility management, this can be a
significant challenge. Water pressure, temperature,...
On December 14, 2017
Potable water systems, whether in water filtration, beverage
dispensing, life science, bottling or semiconductor are much more
than the sum of their individual parts. A thorough analysis of...
On December 13, 2017
Selecting a low-pressure hose often means the choice between rubber
or thermoplastic. Both offer distinct advantages however, choosing
a hybrid hose can maximize all the benefits in one...
On November 30, 2017
IoT has given way to breakthroughs in everything from safety and
efficiency to better decision-making and increased revenue
generation. In power generation, the rise of the digital plant is
On November 3, 2017
One of the most dangerous situations for hydraulic equipment is a
hose burst. Whether it is a pinhole leak or a full blow burst, the
danger is imminent. Hydraulic hose bursts create...
On October 26, 2017
In an effort to improve worker safety, the United States
Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has issued a
Final Rule to limit occupational exposure to respirable crystalline
On October 23, 2017
Without question, the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way
we look at condition monitoring and diagnostics. Many now consider
checking analog gauges and jotting down measurements on a...
On October 20, 2017
Before the advent of thermoplastic fittings, the water conditioning
industry was basically limited to brass, bronze, galvanized and
copper tubing for connecting Point-of-Entry (POE) filters,
On September 5, 2017
PTFE convoluted tubing is used when customers need a very flexible
tube that can withstand constant flexing, for high-temperature
fluid handling applications and for applications where other wires
On August 31, 2017
The process for testing and evaluating hydraulic hose is defined by
SAE and ISO Standards, which contains various test procedures
including change in corrosion resistance, hose construction
On August 30, 2017
If you read my recent blog post, “The Quiet Revolution in Food and
Beverage Packaging Machines” you know why I believe the global
market for food and beverage packaging machinery is growing, as
On August 25, 2017
Condition monitoring isn’t a new concept. Since industry has
automated the machining process, companies have constantly sought
ways to maintain high product quality while improving production
On August 24, 2017
Industrial machines and equipment are designed and manufactured in
every corner of the world. The hydraulic systems alone use
countless different types of fittings and adapters with different
On August 24, 2017