Oil & Gas

Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings

For over forty years, Parker has the lead the development of the chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called Suparcase. This...
On September 29, 2017

How to Determine the Ideal Metal Seal Part Number for an Application

Parker's metal seals are used in the most extreme environments that demand extreme temperature and pressure solutions. Metal seal technology is used in cryogenic, high temperature, hard vacuum, high...
On September 28, 2017

Distributing Parker’s Innovative Spirit in Latin America

It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to nearly 500...
On September 28, 2017

Medium Pressure Safety - All Tubing is Not Created Equal

In industrial applications where high pressures (over 6,000 psi) are used, safety is of paramount importance. Even well below these pressures, precautions are needed to ensure a safe...
On August 31, 2017

VFD Eliminates Bottleneck in Canning Plant

How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant?  Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a...
On August 30, 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

Counting the Cost of Cutting Corners in the Oil and Gas Industry

History is littered with examples of how cutting corners has led to near or actual disaster. Despite advances in instrumentation and tubing, small bore tubing assemblies still represent the...
On August 8, 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

Reducing Lost and Unaccounted Natural Gas

Lost and unaccounted for natural gas, particularly at pipeline custody transfer points, is becoming a focal point for both buyers and sellers. Even somewhat small measurement error can result in very...
On June 26, 2017

Innovations Drive Weight and Emission Reductions for Aircraft Engines

Engine makers face ongoing challenges in the areas of noise, fuel burn, and emissions. That’s why Parker Aerospace’s recent innovations in the areas of lubrication, combustion, and thermal management...
On June 14, 2017

Nine Reasons To Consider On-Site Nitrogen Generation

The majority of the world’s industrial nitrogen and oxygen is created through large scale cryogenic separation at an Air Separation Unit (ASU). The product these ASUs manufacture is normally sold to...
On June 12, 2017

The Love-Hate Relationship Between Hydraulic Hose and Chemical Compatibility

Chemical compatibility in regards to hydraulic hose can be complicated, however it is necessary for the performance and hose life. When selecting a hose, you must consider the chemical compatibility...
On June 7, 2017

HVACR Tech Tip: Considering a Refrigeration System Retrofit? Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part blog series on high-glide refrigerants for refrigeration system retrofits. Part 1 covered calculating superheat and subcooling with glide, and control...
On June 1, 2017

Mixing Materials in Corrosive Environments

Selecting materials for a given application is one of the main design steps towards a safe and cost efficient system, yet a commonly overlooked stage, mainly performed from a purely...
On May 31, 2017

The Importance of Maintaining CO2 Gas Quality in Bottling Applications | Case Study

  Snap open a bottle of soda or beer and you will see, hear and feel the familiar fizz and bubbles. These sensations are the result of carbon dioxide (CO2), a colorless, odorless, non-combustible gas....

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 10, 2017

New 20,000 psi Coupler Takes Offshore Drilling Operations Deeper

Withstanding the high pressures of deepwater reservoirs has been a challenge for offshore drilling operations limited by the capabilities of their equipment. Going after deep reservoirs with higher...
On April 27, 2017

Portable Rental Air Dryer for Short-Term Compressed Air Requirements

Compressed air is a major source of energy used in a wide variety of applications across many industries. A plant compressed air system can be costly to operate. Optimizing productivity while reducing...

Non-Welded, Rapid Assembly Hydraulic Piping Solutions for Offshore Oil and Gas

Speed, consistency, durability, and safety: the four criteria you seek for your offshore oil and gas piping connections, particularly those occurring in deep water where extreme pressure presents...
On April 27, 2017

The Importance of a Food Grade Compliant Nitrogen Gas Supply

Shoppers’ expectations for high quality, healthy and conveniently accessible food products result in an ever-increasing demand on producers and packers. In Europe, suppliers must adhere to a series of...
On April 26, 2017