Oil - Gas Technology
A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections
Mixing 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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Variable Frequency Drives Benefit Constant Speed Applications
Using a variable frequency drive (VFD) can be beneficial in many constant speed applications driven by electric motors, such as those that require controlled starting and have been historically served...
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Challenged with Long-Stroke Hydraulic Cylinder Performance? Read This
Industrial OEMs and end users rely on traditional tie-rod cylinders to deliver power to industrial presses, mills, foundries, power generation, oil and gas exploration and other extreme, heavy...
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Reducing Fugitive Emissions - Meeting ISO Standards with Process to Instrument Valves
Managing emissions is a major challenge for many companies. In Europe alone, a typical refinery can lose between 600 and 10,000 tonnes of fugitive emissions every year; and the majority of...
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Meeting NACE Requirements for Materials Used in the Manufacture of Fittings
Since the NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) MR0175 standard was updated to ISO status in December 2003, there has been an air of confusion on what and how products conform to NACE....
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Piston Pumps Deliver New Levels of Efficiency to Oil & Gas Market
Over the last several years, the trend in the oil and gas market has been the near constant decrease in oil prices. As prices continue to drop, companies must find ways to remain profitable...
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Proper Assembly Steps for 37° Flare Fittings Using the Flats Method
Properly assembling your fitting connections help to ensure that your systems install and stay leak-free. This is why we have started a series of assembly posts/videos featuring the proper assembly of...
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Proper Assembly Steps for Parallel Thread Adjustable Style Port End Fittings
Properly assembling your fitting connections help to ensure that your systems install and stay leak-free. This is why we have started a series of assembly posts/videos featuring the proper assembly of...
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Western Canada Pressure Pumping Company Improves Reliability With PTS
One of the largest pressure pumping companies, (as measured by horsepower) worldwide was having problems coming up with a way to track hydraulic hose assembly history on their coil tubing and pressure...
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Assembly Instructions for Ensuring Leak-Free O-ring Face Seal Fittings
No matter what type of port, tube or hose ends your fittings have, it's important to know and use the proper assembly and installation steps. Today we are talking about O-ring Face Seal (ORFS)...
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Four Reasons 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...
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