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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

What is SafetyWorks Training and Why is it Important?

Many of our ParkerStore customers, like you, work in applications every day with hydraulics, compressed air and pressurized fluids. Fluids under pressure and systems in motion can be very...
On March 29, 2017

8 Simple Tips for Maintaining and Replacing Your Mast Hose

Does your mast hose look like this? Employees often overlook hoses during routine maintenance checks for material handling equipment, which inevitably leads to machine down time and lost...
On March 20, 2017

3 Easy Steps to Configure a Wetline Kit for Your Work Truck

When you think of dump trucks, moving floors, oil transfers, lowboys, live floors and roll-offs, your first thought might not be Wetline Kits. Instead, you probably think about the function of each of...
On March 6, 2017

HVACR Tech Tip: Principles of Thermostatic Expansion Valves

In order to understand the principles of thermostatic expansion valve operation, a review of its major components is necessary. A sensing bulb is connected to the TEV by a length of capillary tubing...
On February 22, 2017

Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear Bowls

Parker Racor gasoline spin-on filters with clear plastic collection bowls have helped protect engines for over 30 years. During that time, gasoline formulations changed, and Racor has changed...
On December 22, 2016

What You Should Know About Boating Fuel System Maintenance

Spring will be here soon and it’s almost time to go boating! But let’s be safe boaters while we’re having fun. Prepare your boat properly and take the time to ensure all components are in...
On December 7, 2016