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
On January 23, 2020
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,...
On January 21, 2020
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...
On June 18, 2019
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...
On April 18, 2019
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
On April 9, 2019
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 February 27, 2019
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...
On January 15, 2019
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...
On December 4, 2018
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...
On November 28, 2018
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
On October 31, 2018
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....
On October 17, 2018
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
On May 14, 2018
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...
On March 29, 2018
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,
On February 5, 2018
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,...
On January 30, 2018
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
On January 17, 2018
2017 marked Parker Hannifin's Centennial year in business. It
all started back in March of 1917, in a machine shop which built
pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trains, buses and...
On January 9, 2018
Traditional coal ash sampling and analysis using a laboratory
facility can take a few hours if there is an on-site lab or days if
the samples are sent away for analysis. Using the Parker...
On December 12, 2017
Innovations in the design of primary isolation valves and manifolds
for mounting pressure instrumentation can deliver enormous pressure
control advantages to both instrument and piping engineers,...
On November 30, 2017
There are many different industries that work with pressures over
10,000 psi, ranging from the oil and gas industry to laboratories
and waterjet applications. With such high pressures and...
On November 24, 2017