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
Manufacturing and operations professionals are focused on how to
deploy maintenance strategies that will provide advantages to their
operations on a global scale. Advanced digital and...
On January 16, 2020
As an engineer, the responsibility to adopt not just the latest,
but the safest technologies, never goes away. Protecting people and
machinery has become, quite simply, industry’s number one...
On October 25, 2019
ISO 14001 is recognized as the international standard for
environmental management systems and provides
organizations/businesses with criteria to follow, which will
identify, control, and reduce their...
On August 6, 2019
The emergence of degradable and dissolvable materials is providing
oilfield service companies an opportunity to increase efficiencies
and cut costs in the oilfield by simplifying well...
On July 3, 2019
Machine builders in the European market know that their machines
must meet the requirements of the machinery directive if they want
to be CE marked and sold. This is not news to anyone. But are...
On June 19, 2019
Today, the global supply and demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG)
is approximately 300 million tons per annum (MTPA). Over the next
five to ten years, demand is predicted to surpass supply. With...
On June 11, 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
In industrial environments, pneumatic lines can pose significant
hazards to workers and associated equipment – both the lines
themselves and the moving components they operate. Systems have
On March 25, 2019
To ensure optimum machine safety, design engineers need a solid
understanding of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and how to
comply with required safety levels. A safety exhaust valve
On March 12, 2019
We head into work each day with the expectation that we’ll put in
our time and labor and then return home to our families safe and
sound. The reality though is millions of Americans fall victim...
On March 6, 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
In every manufacturing industry, machine safety is always a top
priority. When operating in Europe, utilizing machinery and
components with CE certification is the best way to ensure the
On January 16, 2019
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
Whether train driving is done manually or automatically, human
being remains responsible for safety. Man is increasingly assisted
by automatic means to control and communicate with his machine.
On November 14, 2018
Maintaining a safe and productive work environment should be a top
priority in any facility. More and more companies are putting
programs in place to improve the working environment and...
On November 13, 2018
A routine oil change is anything but routine. Fleet engines and
industrial machinery pose a variety of challenges that make
conventional oil changes time-consuming, messy and hazardous for
On September 14, 2018
The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to
improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery.
Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018
Extremely cold environments with conditions such as snow, ice, and
high wind speeds are a challenge for all rubber hydraulic
hoses. Frequently, hoses must withstand temperature ranges
below -57 °C...
On July 19, 2018
Selecting the proper hose for a hydraulic assembly is critical to
ensure that it meets the requirements for that specific
application. One of the first steps in selecting the proper hose is
On July 12, 2018