Fluid Gas Handling

Continuous Remote Monitoring vs. Route-Based Condition Monitoring Solutions

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

Choosing the Right Connector, Tubing and Accessories for Your Application - Part 1

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, softeners...
On September 5, 2017

Convoluted Tubing: Flexible Tubing for Tight Spaces

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 and...
On August 31, 2017

Standard Testing for Hydraulic Hose and Fittings

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 integrity,...
On August 30, 2017

Five Design Strategies for Food Packaging OEMs

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 well...
On August 25, 2017

Streamline Your Condition Monitoring Process

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 rates....
On August 24, 2017

Process of Elimination When Identifying Hydraulic Hose Fittings

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 sealing...
On August 24, 2017

Improve Solar Panel Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Efficiency

You can’t tame the wind, but you can make its damage easier to detect. Solar glass is pretty tough stuff. It’s built to withstand a lot, but a strong gust of wind can sometimes be enough to do serious...
On August 22, 2017

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

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