Process Control

Reducing Lost and Unaccounted Natural Gas

Lost and unaccounted for natural gas, particularly at pipeline custody transfer points, is becoming a focal point for both buyers and sellers. Even somewhat small measurement error can result in very...
On June 26, 2017

The Importance of Natural Gas Product Certifications

To stay at the forefront of the competitive transportation markets, fleet managers are turning to alternative fuels that meet the environmental and economic needs of today and in the future.  Natural...
On June 12, 2017

Mixing Materials in Corrosive Environments

Selecting materials for a given application is one of the main design steps towards a safe and cost efficient system, yet a commonly overlooked stage, mainly performed from a purely...
On May 31, 2017

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...
On May 10, 2017

Certified Natural Gas Vehicle and Fueling System Products

As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 2017

How to Avoid Risk of Ignition When Oxygen is Present in Valve Applications

Manufacture of cryogenic valves where oxygen is present requires careful adherence to strict BAM and DIN standards to avoid ignition during use. It is a well known fact that oils and grease...
On March 23, 2017

Unravelling the Mystery of Supplying Instrumentation Products into Russia

In the past, the process of product manufacturers supplying into Russia was relatively straightforward. The manufacturer (ie. Parker) gained a GOST R certificate for the product, which was the state...
On March 6, 2017

How to Avoid Boil-off Gas in Cryogenic Vessels

The space saving benefits of storing gas in liquid form were recognised back in the 19th Century, but a practical, commercially viable solution for storing liquid gases did not come about until around...
On February 21, 2017

Choosing the Right Tube Clamps for High Temperature Environments

Instrumentation tubing clamps are often used in very arduous environments, where they are faced with severe environmental conditions and high temperatures. The correct specification of clamp is...
On February 21, 2017

How to Provide Power to Remote Locations Through Differential Pressure

Providing uninterrupted power for monitoring and control equipment is essential in many oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream applications, from a safety, economic and environmental point...
On December 6, 2016

Why Double the Seals has Double the Impact in Semiconductor Applications?

Graham Johnson, EMEA Product Manager for Parker Veriflo Ultra High Purity Fluoropolymer Valves, looks at the benefits of two point seal valves for semiconductor applications. The corrosive nature...
On October 20, 2016

How To Fit Tubes and Connectors Right First Time, Every Time

Jim Breeze, product manager, Instrumentation Connectors and Process Valves for Parker Hannifin, looks at how a clever, inexpensive innovation can help prevent fitting leakage and failure. In...
On October 11, 2016

Team Member Spotlight: Alex McDiarmid, Design Engineer

Alex McDiarmid, Design Engineer at Parker, Instrumentation Products Division Europe in Sheffield, has recently been shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards ‘Design Engineer of...
On September 20, 2016

10 Steps to Cost Effective & Safe Installation of Instrumentation Tube and Fittings Systems. Part 2

Step 6 – Material Selection    Choice of the correct material based on corrosion resistance, process fluid, temperature and cost is essential. This can be discussed with the Parker team, including a...
On September 9, 2016

10 Steps to Cost Effective & Safe Installation of Instrumentation Tube and Fittings Systems. Part 1

Here are some essential steps to help ensure your instrumentation tube and fittings system is as safe as possible. Step 1 – Consult the manufacturer One of the main causes of multiple leaks in...
On August 16, 2016

Perfluoroelastomer Materials Tailored for Your Needs

The zenith of rubber material technology is in perfluoroelastomer compounds, also known as FFKM. Sometimes considered the rubber version of PTFE, a perfluoroelastomer contains a fully...
On August 2, 2016

Why Standardisation Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry

Tareq Abdelrazek, our Specification Manager for the Middle East & North Africa, discusses the issue of standardisation on large industrial projects. Oil and gas procurement can be an...
On July 8, 2016

The Importance of Effective Dust Suppression in Quarries. Part 2

In the second part of this post, Brigitte Pennington, Product Leader at Parker Conflow looks at methods of reducing the effects of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) and how to implement a successful...
On May 31, 2016

The Importance of Effective Dust Suppression in Quarries. Part 1

Safety is vital in quarries and cement plants and dust inhalation can be a major problem. Responsible quarries are taking notice of HSE guidance and implementing dust suppression systems to...
On May 25, 2016

Reliable and Cost-effective Alternative to Wire Locking

Energy companies are seeking to recover oil and gas from ever deeper offshore locations and the cost of retrieving subsea equipment for routine maintenance, repair or overhaul is escalating even...
On April 12, 2016