As we look back on 2017, increased demand contributed to technology advancements and higher productivity across a range of industries including oil and gas, power generation, life science, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing. Design engineers and MRO managers placed a priority on the proper design, assembly and installation of fluid transfer components to ensure optimal performance of equipment and machinery. Here, we've compiled a list of the most read fluid and gas handling technology blogs for 2017 featuring tips, methods and solutions to optimize the function and reliability of hydraulic systems for maximum productivity and profitability. In these blogs you'll learn:
- How to correctly measure hydraulic hose
- Factors that go into manufacturing and testing hose
- Differences between skive and no skive hose
- Key nomenclature for hose sizing
- Testing and evaluating hydraulic hose
- How to identify hydraulic fitting orientation
- Materials used in hose construction
- Important factors to consider for hydraulic fittings
- Maintenance recommendations
- Ways to limit exposure to respirable crystalline silica
Many hose installers are not trained on how to correctly measure and specify hose length. As a result, a replacement hose may end up being either a little shorter or a little longer than the original part. When inches matter, the confusion about properly measuring hose length can result in delays and extra expense. In this blog, you'll learn how to correctly measure hose length.
Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing high-quality hydraulic hoses. Here are some fast facts that can make a difference for you and your productivity.
In this blog, you'll learn the differences between skive and no-skive hoses and the advantages of each.
Sizing is the most basic and essential factor in hydraulic hose selection. Here, we break down the inner diameter, dash size and nomogram for a hydraulic hose to ensure proper sizing in your application.
The process for testing and evaluating hydraulic hose is defined by SAE and ISO Standards, which contain various test procedures including the change in corrosion resistance, hose construction integrity, burst, and impulse test. Read about the specifics of these tests.
How do you determine the necessary hydraulic hose fitting when your application involves connecting two bent hoses? When your fittings are at an angle, understanding their orientation is critical. This blog presents the two methods used to simply identify the angle of a hose end.
Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can result in a variety of hose styles. Hoses from various manufacturers may have similar dimensions and constructions, but different rubber compounds and reinforcement materials make a huge difference when it comes to hose failures and every manufacturer's "recipe" is unique. Read this blog to get a look behind the scenes of hose manufacturing.
OEMs and fitting manufacturers are constantly finding new ways to stump us with different threads and new ways to seal them. When making hydraulic fitting connection choices today, there are several features to research and understand for your application. We highlight connections, attachment styles and the 5 most important factors you need to consider for hydraulic fittings in this blog.
Employees often overlook hoses during routine maintenance checks for material handling equipment, which can lead to machine downtime and lost productivity. If a hose fails, it creates a potentially hazardous situation for anyone operating the unit or in close proximity. Read these 8 simple tips to properly maintain your mast hose.
If the excitement of the construction industry takes your breath away, congratulations! You’re in the right business. But construction workers may have shortness of breath for a far more serious reason—exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS)—and that’s a grave problem that must be addressed immediately. Learn about it in this blog.
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