Fluid Gas Handling

Pump Design Solves Dry Run Failures for Facility Operators in Oil and Gas

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

Recycling Hydraulic Hose Can Be Tricky

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

Improve the Efficiency of Your Fleet Service Team

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 percent...
On March 15, 2018

Why are Brass Fittings Preferred by Truck Manufacturers?

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

Avoiding High Decibels to Monitor Motor Performance | Case Study

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

How to Change Your Engine and Machine Oil Faster, Cleaner and Safer

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

Optimize Hydraulic Systems with Top Fluid & Gas Handling Blogs of 2017

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

Tapping Into Water Quality at a Public Facility

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

Dental Office Potable Water Case Study - Choosing the Right Connectors

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

How to Select a Low-Pressure Push-on/Push Lok Hose

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

How to Easily Connect Users to the Digital Plant

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 helping...
On November 3, 2017

Hydraulic Hose User Safety

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

OSHA Rule Limits Silica Dust Exposure

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 silica...
On October 23, 2017

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