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Hints & Tips: 6 Simple Circuits To Reduce Air Consumption - Part 2 of 2

Did you know you can improve machine efficiency without reducing productivity by selecting pneumatic valves and pressure regulators strategically? Many times, the compressed air delivered to a...
On September 12, 2017

Hints & Tips: 6 Simple Circuits To Reduce Air Consumption - Part 1 of 2

Did you know you can improve machine efficiency without reducing productivity by selecting pneumatic valves and pressure regulators strategically? Many times, the compressed air delivered to a...
On September 12, 2017

Top Three Design Tips for Corrosion Resistant EMI Protection

Every design engineer should know that an EMI gasket must be installed between mating flanges to prevent electromagnetic radiation (EMI) from entering or leaving an electronic enclosure. But what if...
On September 11, 2017

Standard Testing for Hydraulic Hose and Fittings

The process for testing and evaluating hydraulic hose is defined by SAE and ISO Standards, which contains various test procedures including change in corrosion resistance, hose construction integrity,...
On August 30, 2017

Process of Elimination When Identifying Hydraulic Hose Fittings

Industrial machines and equipment are designed and manufactured in every corner of the world. The hydraulic systems alone use countless different types of fittings and adapters with different sealing...
On August 24, 2017

How to Ensure Proper Hose Measurement and Assembly Length Every Time

It is critical that you have the proper hose measurement in mind before cutting and crimping your hose, otherwise your assembly is not going to be as efficient as it can be. And, we all know...
On August 22, 2017

Three Key Words in Hydraulic Hose Sizing: I.D., Dash Size and Nomogram

Sizing is the most basic and essential factor in hydraulic hose selection. Sizing specifications for hydraulic hose include inner diameter, outer diameter, and length. Outer diameter (O.D.) measures...
On August 17, 2017

The Hydraulic Hose Mystery - How is it Made?

Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can result in a variety of hose styles. They design their hose and coupling components to fit their own tolerances. Hoses from...
On August 10, 2017

Four Ways to Use Hose in a Wet Method Silica Dust Suppression System

If the excitement of the construction industry takes your breath away, congratulations! You’re in the right business. But construction workers may have shortness of breath for a far more serious...
On August 1, 2017

The Advantages of No-Skive Versus Skive Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

Skiving refers to removing (or shaving) part of the hydraulic hose cover and/or inner tube prior to attaching hose ends. No-skive means the hose and fittings are designed to work without this step. In...
On July 27, 2017

Hose Assembly Crimping – Use This Proven Method to Succeed Every Time

Crimping is a crucial aspect of any hose assembly. When you have fluids or gases in motion over extended periods of time, the crimp must be just right otherwise there is a lot that can go wrong....
On July 25, 2017

HVACR Tech Tip: Considering a Refrigeration System Retrofit? Part 3

This is the third part of a three-part series of posts on high-glide refrigerants for refrigeration system retrofits. Part 1 covered calculating super-heat and subcooling with glide, and control of...
On June 20, 2017

Keeping Aircraft Fleets Healthy Around the Clock and Around the Globe

In 2016 more than 3.5 billion passengers flew on airplanes, and 2016 was the second-safest year on record for air travel. Modern air travel that is reliable and safe is only possible through vigilant...
On June 19, 2017

New Essential Handbook for EMI Shielding Applications

Selecting the right EMI shielding material for your application can be challenging. A new Conductive Elastomer Engineering Handbook published by Parker Chomerics offers detailed technical explanations...
On June 14, 2017

HVACR Tech Tip: Considering a Refrigeration System Retrofit? Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part blog series on high-glide refrigerants for refrigeration system retrofits. Part 1 covered calculating superheat and subcooling with glide, and control...
On June 1, 2017

HVACR Tech Tip: Considering a Refrigeration System Retrofit? Part 1

Refrigerant choices for refrigeration systems are undergoing significant change, including choices for retrofits and new systems. This article is Part 1 of a 3 part series addressing such retrofits,...
On May 10, 2017

How to Read a Test Report: 4 Most Common Rubber Test Report Misunderstandings

We've all done it at least once: looked at a report, read the numbers on it, and come up with exactly the wrong conclusion. Pass / fail limits and results are printed right there, but for some reason,...
On April 26, 2017

HVACR Tech Tip: Basic Troubleshooting Given Three Measurements

What if you are only given 3 measurements? As HVACR technicians, you need some ideas in your back pocket for basic troubleshooting in a refrigeration system. How about a simple chart that helps you...
On April 24, 2017

HVACR Tech Tip: What You Need to Know About Flooded Head Pressure Control

Below are six questions that will help you learn most of what you need to know about flooded head pressure control.   1. Why do you need a receiver? The flooded head pressure control valve maintains...
On April 4, 2017

How to Improve Steam Hose Safety in Petrochemical Refineries

Due to its size and complexity, a petrochemical refinery offers many potential safety hazards, one of which is rubber steam hose that blends into the scenery and presents many hidden-in-plain-sight...
On March 29, 2017