Process Control

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,...
On July 9, 2019

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...
On June 18, 2019

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...
On April 18, 2019

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...
On April 9, 2019

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...
On February 27, 2019

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...
On January 15, 2019

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...
On December 4, 2018

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...
On November 28, 2018

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...
On October 31, 2018

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....
On October 17, 2018

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 14, 2018

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...
On March 29, 2018

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-recognised problem, especially...
On February 5, 2018

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,...
On January 30, 2018

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...
On January 17, 2018

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2017

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

Making Ash Analysis Simpler in the Field | White Paper

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

Smarter Instrument Mounting Using Close-Coupling Techniques

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

A Wealth of Worldwide Opportunities For High Pressure Technology

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

Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings

For over forty years, Parker has lead the development of the chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called Suparcase. This...
On September 29, 2017