Fluid & Gas Handling

How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments

Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?    All motion...
On January 23, 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

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2017

2017 marked Parker Hannifin's Centennial year in business. It all started back in March of 1917, in a machine shop which built pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trains, buses and...
On January 9, 2018

Parker Onsite Services Team Helps Oil and Gas Partners to Address Modern Business Challenges

While the recent sharp decline in crude oil prices is welcomed by many drivers who are experiencing lower prices at the pump, the shift is creating immense pressure for businesses throughout the oil...
On January 9, 2018

To Replace a Hydraulic Hose, Remember: S.T.A.M.P.

So, you have a hydraulic hose that needs to be replaced. This is the perfect time to follow the acronym S.T.A.M.P. (for Size, Temperature, Application, Media and Pressure) to be sure you install a new...
On December 28, 2017

Installing a Hydraulic Hose? Follow These Rules to Save Time and Money

There’s more to installing a hydraulic hose than tightening metal connections. To maximize the life of the hose and its fittings, you’ll need to take into consideration a variety of factors about the...
On December 20, 2017

Innovation Takes Center Stage in 2017 Best Mousetrap Competition

Each summer, Parker engineering and business development experts from around the world gather at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio to showcase their group’s portfolio of innovative new...
On December 16, 2017

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

MegaBots Development Is Faster and More Efficient with ParkerStore Onsite Container and PTS

MegaBots’ Eagle Prime is a 16-foot-tall, internally piloted humanoid fighting robot that battles on an epic-scale. MegaBots’ giant fighting robots are the brainchild of engineers Gui Cavalcanti and...
On October 24, 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

A Closer Look at O-ring Face Seal, 37° Flare, and 24° Flareless Fittings

When a customer asks me which fitting to use, I start by asking for more details about the application. Some of the things I tell them to consider are ease of installation, temperature, reusability,...
On September 19, 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

Factors to Consider When Selecting Hydraulic Fittings and Tube

Creating reliable and leak-free connections should always be a primary goal for any hydraulic system. There are many different types and styles of fittings from which to choose. Regardless of what...
On August 31, 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