Process Control
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...
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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,...
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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...
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Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings
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 Suparcase. This...
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Medium Pressure Safety - All Tubing is Not Created Equal
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...
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Counting the Cost of Cutting Corners in the Oil and Gas Industry
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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How to Provide Power to Remote Locations Through Differential Pressure
Providing uninterrupted power generation for monitoring and control equipment is essential in many oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream applications, from a safety, economic and...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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10 Steps to Cost Effective & Safe Installation of Instrumentation Tube and Fittings Systems. Part 2
Step 6 – Material Selection    The choice of the correct material based on corrosion resistance, process fluid, temperature, and cost is essential. This can be discussed with the Parker team,...
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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 an...
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