Corrosion. Rust. Metal fatigue. High-pressures. At Parker Tube Fittings Division, we recognize the harsh conditions where our products have to perform, so we established a state-of-the-art metallurgical lab where we test products in conditions that mimic our customers’ applications, using tools that include:
More than just testing components for strength and durability under harsh conditions, we also use magnification to understand how those conditions affect the microstructure of materials and surface treatments such as coatings. Our magnification tools include an optical microscope for 3D image reconstruction (up to 2,500 times magnification) and a Scanning Electron Microscope (magnification up to 300,000 times), for resolving features down to 3nm and chemical composition down to 100 nm.
Using this equipment, we perform tests in accordance with SAE, ISO, ASTM, API and ASME, and have also performed tests under the guidance of DNV.
Our metallurgical lab also enables us to develop the most robust products possible, supporting the newest technologies in fluid power which demand higher pressures with no compromise on safety.
Watch our video, “State-of-the-Art Metallurgical Lab,” to learn more about how Parker’s Tube Fittings Division partners with our customers globally to safely pioneer fluid conveyance solutions that exceed testing standards and redefine what is possible.
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