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Leading Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry

Top Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry - Top 10 Oil and Gas Blogs - Parker HannifinUnpredictable weather, stringent government regulation, and dramatic changes in market conditions challenge the oil and gas industry. Whether upstream or downstream, on land or at sea, the most complex and critical applications demand solutions to control systems in deeper waters, at higher temperatures and pressures, and in the harshest environments with industry-leading efficiency and reliability. In this post, we've collected the top ten blogs of 2020 that showcase essential ways our core technologies are helping oil and gas companies increase throughput and meet their customers’ needs. 

 

Troubleshooting Leaks: Fixing a Port End Connection Issue

By Tech Connect Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - Troubleshooting Leaks - Parker HannifinIn our first post in this series, Troubleshooting Fluid System Connection Leaks, we gave an overview of how to troubleshoot a system that’s leaking, and the connection areas to focus on. Now that the leak has been located and the probable causes are narrowed down, what should you do to fix it? In this post, we’re going to take a deeper dive into what a Leakage from the Port End means and what you can do about it. 

When it comes to leaks, you should make no assumptions. It is worth your time to at least consider every possible cause before jumping in and fixing a leak. Often, only the symptom is what is most visible and, if a fix is completed based solely on that, the true cause could be missed which can lead to more costly leaks and fixes in the near future. Continue reading.

 

5 Benefits of Smart Technology In Extreme Duty Hydrostatic Pumps - Infographic

By Hydraulics Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - 5 Benefits of Smart Technology in Extreme Duty Hydrostatic Pumps Infographic - Parker HannifinHow can an extreme duty hydraulic system become smarter? Combine the brawn of Gold Cup® series pumps with the intelligence of Gold Cup - IE's operational sensors and a fully connected, predictive analysis engine, offering insights into pump performance and operational usage while maximizing up-time and the life cycle of your product. Gold Cup - IE's intelligence is built-in with on-board sensors monitoring fluid, pressure, temperature, and more, analyzing performance and alerting you when there is a risk of failure. Continue reading.

 

A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections

By Process Control Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections - Parker HannifinMixing high- and medium-pressure fittings or incompatible parts makes systems unstable, inefficient and potentially dangerous. At worst, it can cause a potentially fatal explosion. At Parker, we’re all about making our products safe as possible and helping customers to minimise risk. Safety doesn’t happen by accident, so you need to know how to avoid the risk and what to do if you come across a mixed-pressure connection that could be hazardous. Continue reading.

 

 

Essential Umbilicals Take a First-Class Flight from Ohio to Norway

By Fluid and Gas Handling Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - Essential Umbilicals Take a First-Class Flight from Ohio to Norway - Parker HannifinParker's unrivaled industrial distribution network extends to approximately 13,000 locations globally. Through this extensive network of local, independent businesses, Parker brings its products and services to customers in 104 countries. Flux Active Service is a Parker distributor located in Stavanger, Norway, providing hose, couplings and related services for fluid power, power and control solutions for the oil and gas sector and maritime industry. In March 2020, as the global pandemic caused major disruptions in the United States, Flux Active Services placed an order with Parker's Parflex Division for an 88 line, 2,000 ft. blowout preventer (BOP) umbilical and 300 ft. jumper bundle. Continue reading.

 

Enhancing Safety Through Small Bore Instrumentation Training

By Process Control Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - Enhancing Safety Through Small Bore Instrumentation Training - Parker HannifinThe Oil and Gas industry sector is driven by safety and has been for over 60 years around the globe. Whilst the industry has had issues with incidents, it has been proven that by adhering to good working practices and following recommended installation techniques and procedures, these incidents can be minimized. In summary, well trained, skillful engineering teams can help to reduce incidents and improve safety on Oil and Gas facilities. The key to this is for owner-operators to ensure their personnel are well trained and competent in their roles. Continue reading.

 

 

Meeting Marine and Offshore Approvals is Key to Delivering Safety at Sea

By Hydraulics Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - Meeting Marine and Offshore Approvals is Key to Delivering Safety at Sea - Parker HannifinThe safe navigation of ships in challenging marine environments is a testament to the skill of the crew and the performance of the equipment they use. In offshore applications, the ambient environment can become hugely unpredictable, with wildly fluctuating temperature, humidity and vibration. This puts instrumentation and automation equipment under extreme duress, at a time when the performance of such systems is most critical to operators. Fortunately, mandatory marine type approval exists to ensure that safety-critical apparatus installed on any classified vessel is fit for the task at hand. Continue reading.

 

Smarter Instrument Mounting Using Close-Coupling Techniques

By Process Control Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - Smarter Instrument Mounting Using Close-Coupling Techniques - Parker HannifinInnovations in the design of primary isolation valves and manifolds for mounting pressure instrumentation can deliver enormous pressure control advantages to both instrument and piping engineers, ranging from significantly enhanced measurement accuracy to simpler installation and reduced maintenance. Parker created a comprehensive range of instrument manifold mounting solutions for the main types of pressure instrumentation, employing close-coupling techniques that eliminate impulse lines and tube fittings to improve overall instrument performance and reliability. Continue reading.

 

BRE Compounds Bridge Gap Providing Improved Properties Over FKM & Aflas®

By Sealing and Shielding Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - BRE Compounds Bridge Gap Providing Improved Properties Over FKM & Aflas® - Parker HannifinFluids play a critical role in sustaining life. Keeping animals and humans hydrated and helping plants grow are obvious ways. Less obvious ways include moving cargo around the world and keeping equipment operating (hydraulic oils, coolants, engine oils, etc.). All these applications require seals of some sort ranging from public water systems to hydraulic pumps. What happens when these fluids become aggressive? People typically think of acids as being an aggressive media, but for many fluoroelastomers, bases are more aggressive presenting severe challenges. Using material science and technology, Parker has created a new class of Base Resistant (fluoro) Elastomer (BRE) compounds. Continue reading.

 

Desalination System Provides Ultra-Pure Water for Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs

By Filtration Team


Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - Desalination System Provides Ultra-Pure Water for Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs - Parker HannifinOn offshore oil and gas platforms and vessels, a supply of fresh water is essential, not only for drinking but also to keep critical machinery and equipment operational. Rig managers, water quality managers and design engineers face several challenges when it comes to finding the right desalination solution for generating potable and ultra-pure water. Since watermakers come in all sizes, getting help on sizing and selection is key. Before selecting a system, consider the following factors. Continue reading.

 

Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling

By Process Control Team

Technology Trends in the Oil and Gas Industry - Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling - Parker HannifinWhy Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling_Power generation plant_Parker Instrumentation Products DivisionIndustrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognized as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand highly precise, leak-free technology to ensure protection from vibration and thermal cycling. For example, in power generation, nuclear and chemical plants, worker and atmospheric safety is business-critical. Continue reading.

 

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After more than a century of experience serving our customers, Parker is often called to the table for the collaborations that help to solve the most complex engineering challenges. We help them bring their ideas to light. We are a trusted partner, working alongside our customers to enable technology breakthroughs that change the world for the better.

 

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