Process Control

New Faster Tube Connection Technology For Medium Pressure Applications

The demands on instrumentation systems designed for offshore applications continue to mount inexorably. There is a renewed focus on safety and reliability, driven by high profile accidents such as the...
On November 27, 2015

Equipment Winterization Techniques

In recent years, the number of large-scale oil and gas processing plants sited in remote locations such as the Arctic regions has increased significantly. As well as exceptionally low...
On November 6, 2015

The Choice Between LNG and CNG as Transportation Fuel

Of the many transport fuel choices available today, none plays a more strategic role than natural gas in having an immediate and major positive economic and environmental impact. But of the two most...
On November 3, 2015

How New LNG and Natural Gas Fuel System Architecture is Advancing the ‘Golden Age of Gas’

Four years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) asked “are we entering the golden age of gas?” Today, the North American shale gas boom, expansion of LNG trade, and new LNG and natural gas...
On October 29, 2015

Embracing High Pressure Demands in the Marine Sector

In recent years, Emissions Control Area (ECA) legislation and the high price of fuel has led to a need for ship owners to seek alternatives to oil as a marine fuel. Liquid natural gas (LNG) has been...
On October 5, 2015

North Sea Expertise Provides Key Benefits for Customers

Parker Instrumentation Products Division has been actively involved with oil and gas companies operating in the North Sea throughout the 50+ year history of exploration and production. During...
On August 26, 2015

Instrumentation Solution Ideas – Delivered to Your Door

Keeping up to date with the instrumentation connection technology that helps you to do your job might seem onerous at times. Despite the omnipresent web, you may well be reluctant to click on...
On August 17, 2015

Parker Veriflo CNG Dispensers Support Cleveland's Transition to CNG Buses

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Cleveland, Ohio recently unveiled the first of 90 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses which will be added to its fleet this year, with 25...
On June 18, 2015

How to Avoid H2S Embrittlement in Instrumentation Connections

Development of sweet – CO2 containing – oil and gas fields is fast becoming a thing of the past. Depleted reserves mean that energy companies are now being forced to develop more and more sour fields,...
On June 16, 2015

Manifold Connector Technology – Why Settle for Second-best?

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 May 26, 2015

Hanover Fair 2015: Advanced Sealing Technology Centered on Leading-Edge Materials Expertise

The presentation of the Parker Engineered Materials Group at the Hanover Fair this year will be focused on the company’s in-house materials expertise. The world debut of a new family of materials with...
On March 31, 2015

NORSOK M650 Compliance – An Essential Prerequisite for the Offshore Industry

High quality standards form the mainstay of the offshore oil industry’s drive to improve reliability and prevent accidents. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the industry and its suppliers have made huge...
On March 19, 2015

5 Benefits of Single-Use Technology vs Stainless Steel

Single-use technology is quickly gaining in popularity around the world because of the financial and operational benefits over traditional process methods using stainless steel.  So, why should a...
On February 27, 2015

Can Process Control Impact the Effectiveness of Mycoplasma Filtration?

Mycoplasma contamination events, although infrequent, can have an enormous and immediate negative impact in terms of lost product batches, in addition to longer-term restrictions upon...
On November 3, 2014

Understanding and Controlling Bioprocess Variation

A key characteristic of biological structures is that they tend to be extremely large molecules with complex three dimensional structures, which are critical for their functional activity within the...
On September 4, 2014

Ten Steps to Leak-free Connections in Oil and Gas Applications

Achieving a leak-free connection in offshore oil and gas environments is the Holy Grail for many piping and instrumentation engineers. But traditional hookups use a multitude of valves and fittings &...
On August 4, 2014

High-Resolution, High-Speed Syringe Pumps Reduce Diagnostic Costs

There is always pressure on clinical diagnostics and analytical chemistry labs to reduce the costs of laboratory instrumentation and cost per sample. Pressure to be profitable, in addition to limited...
On May 16, 2014

IFPE 2014 Showcases Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Design

The co-located IFPE and CONEXPO-CONAGG show, which occurs every three years in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among the largest tradeshows in the world. This year the international expo attracted...
On March 24, 2014

Faster Tubing Connections for Medium Pressure Applications

This new rapid-assembly ferrule-less connector concept can change the economics of liquid or gas applications demanding high integrity and/or higher pressure operation. The selection of fitting...
On January 17, 2014

Improving Performance of Stream Switching Systems Under Low Air Conditions

As a user of analytical equipment such as process analyzers or gas chromatographs, are you affected by the vagaries of your compressed air supply? How often does a drop in its pressure affect...
On December 10, 2013