Marine

Why Stainless Steel is Perfect When Corrosion Resistance is Vital

Hydraulic fitting materials need to have the strength and corrosion resistance necessary to safely withstand the challenges of hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Hose fittings aren't typically...
On July 26, 2018

Design Decisions Relating to EMC Shielding

When approaching the problem of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) the electronic design engineer quite often considers it to be a secondary issue that can be dealt with once the device is...
On May 22, 2018

Beyond Stainless Steel: Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Oil and Gas Industry

From surgical equipment to cooking pans to skyscrapers, stainless steel has transformed the world as we know it today. Stainless steel is present in our daily lives and has made a significant impact...
On May 14, 2018

Filtration Requirements for Downstream Oil and Gas Processes

Downstream oil and gas operations include refineries and petrochemical plants where crude oil is processed into finished products such as jet fuel, diesel, lubricants, and gasoline. Refineries operate...
On April 9, 2018

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...
On February 6, 2018

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....
On January 17, 2018

How to Choose a Water Treatment System Supplier for Power Generation

Today, ultra-pure water is a primary concern for operators of new and existing combined cycle power generation plants. Whether you are an EPC engineer designing a new power plant or an...
On January 10, 2018

A Wealth of Worldwide Opportunities For High Pressure Technology

There are many different industries that work with pressures over 10,000 psi, ranging from the oil and gas industry to laboratories and waterjet applications. With such high pressures and...
On November 24, 2017

Top Three Design Tips for Corrosion Resistant EMI Protection

Every design engineer should know that an EMI gasket must be installed between mating flanges to prevent electromagnetic radiation (EMI) from entering or leaving an electronic enclosure. But what if...
On September 11, 2017

New Coating Extends Cylinder Life Up to Eight Times Longer

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
On August 9, 2017

Extend the Lifetime of Your Cooling Solution in a Marine Environment

Are you trying to grow your business through operational excellence and by providing your customers with extended warranty? Cooling failure in hydraulic systems means automatic system shut down...
On July 14, 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

How Does a Smart User Interface Improve Machine Efficiency?

The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
On June 22, 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

Growing Leaders and Profits

Like many companies, Parker is focused on attracting and developing talented individuals who contribute value to the company over time. What's different about Parker is the landscape of...
On May 8, 2017

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

On 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...
On April 13, 2017

Bringing Tomorrow's Filtration Technology to the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket

  Parker Racor are original equipment (OE) filtration partners to some of the biggest names in the commercial vehicle business. Now we’re using our world-leading expertise to bring positive change to...
On March 1, 2017

How to Avoid Boil-off Gas in Cryogenic Vessels

The space-saving benefits of storing gas in liquid form were recognised back in the 19th Century, but a practical, commercially viable solution for storing liquid gases did not come about until around...
On February 21, 2017

Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear Bowls

Parker Racor gasoline spin-on filters with clear plastic collection bowls have helped protect engines for over 30 years. During that time, gasoline formulations changed, and Racor has changed...
On December 22, 2016

Dealing with Condensation and Filtration Problems: A Guide for Diesel Boat Owners

Many boat owners have little choice but to store their boats for fairly long periods of time, such as over winter. Often, that can lead to two major problems – condensation, and fuel...
On December 20, 2016