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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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-recognized problem, especially...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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