Oil & Gas

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...
On July 18, 2019

Degradable Materials Simplify Well Completions in Oil & Gas Extraction

The emergence of degradable and dissolvable materials is providing oilfield service companies an opportunity to increase efficiencies and cut costs in the oilfield by simplifying well...
On July 3, 2019

How to Choose the Right Quick Coupling

When selecting the right coupling, the frequency of hose connection and disconnection is a major factor in the type of coupler that should be used. For example, at workstations where pneumatic...
On June 18, 2019

New Composite Engine Reservoirs Save Weight and Lower Emissions

Airframers and engine builders alike are increasingly using composites to lower aircraft weight. It is no surprise, then, that the Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division (GTFSD) of Parker Aerospace is also...
On June 11, 2019

How to Avoid Gas Turbine Shutdowns in LNG Processing Facilities

Today, the global supply and demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is approximately 300 million tons per annum (MTPA). Over the next five to ten years, demand is predicted to surpass supply. With...
On June 11, 2019

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...
On June 11, 2019

Optical-Based System Advances Aircraft Engine Pressure Monitoring

Modern commercial aircraft rely on powerful turbofan engines to provide the high thrust needed to get airborne and travel long distances economically. Thrust is a result of the engine’s ability to...
On June 4, 2019

Why Should I Change My Compressed Air Filter Element?

Often nicknamed manufacturing’s fourth utility alongside electricity, gas and water, compressed air is used in over 90% of the world’s manufacturing facilities. As with the other utilities, it is a...

Innovative Dissolvable and Degradable Materials Optimize Oil and Gas Extraction

Dissolvable and degradable materials are used in oil and gas operations to create high pressures in hydraulically fractured wells, while also minimizing well intervention keeping wells flowing and...
On April 30, 2019

Reduce Maintenance Costs When Sealing Dry Running Equipment

My grandpa used to have a rusty, old air compressor in his shop. As a child, when my siblings and I would visit him, he’d use it to power air wrenches, grinders, and inflate flat soccer balls for...
On April 25, 2019

It's Time to Recognise Integral Ended Connections on Instrument Manifolds

Securing leak-free connection of impulse lines to manifolds for applications that use differential pressure flowmeters is a subject that has taxed instrumentation engineers for more than a...
On April 18, 2019

New High Pressure Hydraulic Hose Replaces Rubber Hose in Oil and Gas Applications

Products used in the rigorous oil and gas industry must be resilient and of high quality to properly support these complex operations. Hoses and connections need to be safe, versatile and efficient....
On April 10, 2019

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

Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand...
On April 9, 2019

Parker's Low Temp FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

Technology advancements and new to world discoveries are constantly creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are being...
On April 3, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Apply Filter-Driers on Heat Pumps for System Protection

To obtain long term system life, it is important to keep contaminants to a minimum. This is particularly true of a heavy duty application such as a heat pump. Therefore, all heat pumps should have at...
On February 20, 2019

Instant Fittings for Drinking Water Require KTW Certification

Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The materials of products in contact with drinking water can generate impurities and microbial growth. This makes a significant health risk...
On February 20, 2019

Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?

Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019

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, 2019

Unique Team Effort Completes Upgrading of Pressure-Relief Valves at Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam -- one of the most impressive engineering feats of the 20th century – generates hydroelectricity for millions of homes and businesses across the Southwest, and it’s a constant challenge...
On January 7, 2019

Reduce Microbial Hazards in Dairy Manufacturing with Pharmaceutical Best Practices

When it comes to the use of sterile gas for product contact purposes – such as aseptic packaging or product purge applications – no clear guidelines have been adopted by the dairy industry regarding...
On January 4, 2019