Process Control
Best Practices for Dust Suppression in Underground Coal Mines
Prevention is better than a cure. In coal mining, these words offer particularly good guidance. Underground mining presents numerous hazards ranging from structural collapses, flooding and...
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Enhancing Safety Through Small Bore Instrumentation Training
The Oil and Gas industry sector is driven by safety and has been for over 60 years around the globe. Whilst the industry has had issues with incidents, it has been proven that by adhering to good...
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The Route to Reliability - How to Specify the Right Product for Transport Safety and Performance
One of the biggest challenges faced by transport managers is how to decide exactly which product you require to meet your needs. It all depends on what your vehicles are running on and carrying;...
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Parker Helps Guarantee Safe Refuelling at New CNG Bus Filling Station in Azerbaijan
Parker was recently approached by ENERAZ LLC, an engineering subcontractor of Azpetrol Ltd. LLC and the biggest operator of filling stations in Azerbaijan, to provide several site-critical CNG...
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Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing
When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
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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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Compressed Air Networks Are Under Pressure to be Connected
Representing up to 40% of the electricity consumed by a company, compressed air is a fluid with many challenges. Poor management of this fluid and/or the design of its distribution network results...
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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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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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Portable Ash Probe Provides Accuracy in Harsh Mining Environments
The Ash Probe is a portable instrument for measuring the ash content of coal, providing the user with highly accurate readings within seconds. Instantaneous readings can be made of coal quality on...
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Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018
2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
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Manufacturing Apprenticeship Scheme - Earn, Learn and Qualify.
The quest to find and retain skilled machinists and engineers is harder than ever with Eurozone countries experiencing their lowest ever levels of unemployment. Instrumentation Products...
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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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THM Analysis Applications in Water Treatment
The quick, accurate, and inexpensive measurement of Trihalomethanes (THMs) creates numerous opportunities to improve the water treatment process. THM levels can be lowered throughout the distribution...
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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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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...
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Pump Design Solves Dry Run Failures for Facility Operators in Oil and Gas
Facility operators in the oil and gas industry have raised concerns on how to solve their top failure modes: extremely short or non-existent dry run pump time limits and unacceptable levels...
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Avoiding Corrosion Offshore
If you are an instrumentation engineer designing systems for offshore oil and gas platforms, you don’t need us to tell you about corrosion damage. It’s a huge and well-recognized problem, especially...
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Three Reasons Why You Should Include Bolts in Material Specification
There are many reasons why bolts should be included in the material specification, particularly in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry. In this latest blog from the Process Control team,...
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10 Tips to Ensure Best Practice in the Installation of Condensate Pots
Condensate pots play a key role in maximising the accuracy of differential pressure flow measurement on steam or vapour applications. When installed correctly, these simple devices can significantly...
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