Oil & Gas

How to Streamline Inventory Management Through Digital Asset Tracking

As a packaging OEM, it's likely you're under intense pressure to provide the best level of service to your end customers as possible, from entire processing lines to the smallest of critical parts. At...
On November 14, 2019

Is an ASTM Callout the Best Way to Specify Your Elastomer Needs?

I have had many discussions with customers as to the value of using an ASTM elastomer compound description on their prints to define a specific application or elastomer requirement versus listing...
On November 5, 2019

Large-Size PTFE Seals Withstand Aggressive Media and High Temperatures

Seals made of the fluoropolymer PTFE are used where many other sealing materials (such as rubber elastomers, polyurethanes, fabric-reinforced elastomer seals, etc.) reach their limits in terms of...
On October 23, 2019

How Digital Assets Advance Inventory Management and Customer Retention

You've heard about digital asset tracking, and its ability to serialize parts for OEMs when they order them. But what about the longer-term benefits of these digital asset management programs? How can...
On October 23, 2019

New Hydraulic System on Sugarcane Harvester Exceeds Performance Goals

Over the past few years, market demand has increased for mobile equipment that is powerful and more efficient. In response to this trend, an OEM of sugarcane harvesters began a redesign of...
On October 9, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Protect your System During Install With These Steps

In today’s world where time is precious, doing the job right the first time is critical. Your customers want reliability and appreciate the attention to detail that will ensure their system provides...
On October 2, 2019

The Strategic Approach to Fleet Optimization for Heavy Equipment

With the ongoing pressure to improve safety, increase output, decrease downtime, and obtain optimal product lifecycles, careful management of heavy fleet equipment has become more critical than ever...
On September 24, 2019

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 9, 2019

Industrial Machine Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring

A condition monitoring system is concerned with the early detection of failure. Vibration monitoring systems, whether they use traditional techniques based on displacement or acoustic emission sensor...
On July 31, 2019

Benefits of Compact Closed-Circuit Pumps for Mobile Hydraulic Applications

Doing more with less is a common theme in business and the pump market for medium-duty applications is no exception. With the overall hydraulic system size becoming increasingly smaller and smaller,...
On July 24, 2019

What Is the Difference Between Full Port or Standard Port Ball Valve?

Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for processing,...
On July 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

Air Preparation for High-Precision Manufacturing

Today's global industrial, industrial and electronics manufacturing environment is uncompromising. To remain at the forefront, suppliers must meet a multitude of demands - shortest lead time, highest...

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...