Hydraulic & Lubrication Filtration
Innovation Center Delivers Filtration Engineering Breakthroughs
The Parker Filtration Innovation Center houses the research and development for all of Parker Hannifin's filtration products. This 82,000 square foot facility is dedicated solely to the discovery of...
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Perform a Cat Fines Test for Sail or no Sail Indication
Cat fines can still remain undetected in heavy fuel oil (HFO) and consequently enter the marine engine system, even when the ignition and combustion characteristics of fuel have been tested and proven...
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How to Perform a Ferrous Wear Test for Oil Samples
Do you need to detect ferrous wear particles in machinery? Are you working remotely, onboard a vessel, or onsite in a less than ideal environment? Ferrous wear meters allow users to measure ferrous...
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How to Perform a Cold Corrosion Test for Cylinder Oil
The oil used to lubricate the cylinders of large 2-stroke marine diesel engines has to contend with high temperatures and acidic products formed during the combustion of sulphur-rich bunker...
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Fuel Monitoring Matters
Whether you choose distillates, liquefied natural gas (LNG) or scrubbers to meet the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel regulations in 2020, it will be even more critical to regularly...
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How to Prevent Damage in Marine Fuel Systems From Cat Fines
Container ships and other large marine vessels face a challenge in complying with regulations of marine air pollution, meeting shipping deadlines and waiting for laboratory analysis results of fuel...
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Prepare for the Upcoming Change to the Permissible Sulphur Content of Marine Fuels
​The maritime industry is currently going through significant changes due to the introduction of tighter emission regulations. A stronger awareness in preserving the environment has pushed...
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Meeting New Sulphur Limits for Marine Fuel Oil
The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel oil onboard a ship will help shipowners and operators ensure compliance with the latest IMO (MARPOL) regulations. From January 2020 the...
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The Importance of Condition Monitoring to Your Business
Condition monitoring has a key role to play in every maintenance programme and can be a valuable tool for optimising safety standards, maximising operational efficiency, and enhancing profitability....
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Reliability Centered Maintenance Reduces Costly Downtime in Oil & Gas Applications
Downtime from equipment failures can cost oil and gas companies hundreds of thousands of dollars each day and pose significant risk to the safety of crew members. Systems do not break down and fail on...
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On-line Condition Monitoring Prevents Bearing Failure | Case Study
Identifying potential issues before they escalate into fully developed problems offers obvious benefits in all industries, from manufacturing to sea-based commercial shipping. Preventive measures,...
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Meeting ISO 4406 Cleanliness Standards with Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel
Diesel and Biodiesel fuels may leave a refinery clean, but fuel quality can vary at the time it is dispensed due to contamination accumulated during transport and storage. Operators and...
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Bunker Quality: Why Changes to ISO 8217 Increase the Need for Condition Monitoring
Compared to their land equivalents, marine engines have to shoulder a much heavier burden. With highly capricious and volatile weather that can vary from Arctic cold to equatorial heat, the...
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Rising Tide of Clean Power
Gearbox lubrication and thorough sealing of equipment in the Atlantis project. Turning on the lights is taken for granted by most, yet with a quarter of electricity generating capacity being lost over...
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In Oil and Gas, Condition Monitoring Curtails Costly Downtime to Drive Profitability
The global oil and gas industry is a highly competitive market in which companies must be willing to adopt cutting-edge technologies to get the most out of oil reserves, keep their operations...
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Fuel Switching: Monitoring to Prevent Damage
As of January 2015, ships working in emission control areas (ECAs) have been obliged to comply with the 0.1% sulphur content for fuels. With the ECA limits on sulphur now in much wider use, more ships...
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Oil Drying System Ideal for the Power Generation Market
Oil dryers are used in a variety of power generation applications including lubrication systems for steam and gas turbines and gas engines, gearboxes, and hydraulic and seal monitoring systems....
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Ultra Efficient Technology Featured at Power-Gen Europe 2015
Faced with significant challenges within their power generation sectors, countries are looking for smarter energy systems and more creative renewable energy solutions at Power-Gen Europe. Systems that...
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Clean Hydraulic Fluids Are the Key to Top Performance
For optimum renewable energy performance, power generation equipment including transmissions, EHC drives, turbines, and transformers depend on clean hydraulic fluids and oil. When a hydraulic system...
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Optimising Feed Rate in the Fight Against Cold Corrosion
Cold corrosion is an unintended consequence of progress. Longer piston strokes in new generation, fuel-efficient engines bring a change in operating conditions within the cylinder liner resulting in a...
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