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
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
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
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
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
For over forty years, Parker has led the development of the
chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and
seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called
On September 29, 2017
In industrial applications where high pressures (over 6,000 psi)
are used, safety is of paramount importance. Even well below these
pressures, precautions are needed to ensure a safe...
On August 31, 2017
History is littered with examples of how cutting corners has led to
near or actual disaster. Despite advances in instrumentation and
tubing, small bore tubing assemblies still represent the...
On August 8, 2017
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
On June 26, 2017