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
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.
On June 12, 2017
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...
On May 31, 2017
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...
On April 21, 2017
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...
On March 23, 2017
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
On March 6, 2017
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
On February 21, 2017
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
On February 21, 2017
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...
On December 6, 2016
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...
On October 20, 2016
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...
On October 11, 2016
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...
On September 20, 2016
Step 6 – Material Selection Choice of the correct
material based on corrosion resistance, process fluid, temperature
and cost is essential. This can be discussed with the Parker team,
On September 9, 2016
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
On August 16, 2016
The zenith of rubber material technology is in perfluoroelastomer
compounds, also known as FFKM. Sometimes considered the rubber
version of PTFE, a perfluoroelastomer contains a fully...
On August 2, 2016
Tareq Abdelrazek, our Specification Manager for the Middle East
& North Africa, discusses the issue of standardisation on large
industrial projects. Oil and gas procurement can be an...
On July 8, 2016
In the second part of this post, Brigitte Pennington, Product
Leader at Parker Conflow looks at methods of reducing the effects
of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) and how to implement a
On May 31, 2016
Safety is vital in quarries and cement plants and dust inhalation
can be a major problem. Responsible quarries are taking notice
of HSE guidance and implementing dust suppression systems to...
On May 25, 2016