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HVACR Tech Tip: Everything You Want to Know About 3-Way Heat Reclaim Valve Applications

Today more and more applications are utilizing “heat reclaim” as a means of providing a supplementary or even a primary heat source. Heat reclaim can significantly lower energy costs. Heat reclaim...
On November 14, 2018

Oil Changes Are Not So Traditional with QuickFit

Lubrication is essential to machine maintenance. Equipment properly lubricated reduces wear and tear during production, ensures temperatures are in check with operational standards,...
On November 1, 2018

How to Install Pneumatic Cylinders to Maximise Life and Performance

Installing a pneumatic cylinder correctly is a vital design consideration. Failure to address this properly can result in inaccurate operation, compromised reliability and premature failure. Depending...
On October 31, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Determine Total Refrigerant System Charge When Using Head Pressure Control

The design and operation of Parker Sporlan Head Pressure Control Valves are discussed thoroughly in Bulletin 90-30. Installation and service is covered in Bulletin 90-31. This Climate Control...
On October 24, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: Guidelines for How to Size Solenoid Valves for Split Condensers

As most of us know, sizing solenoid valves for split condensers seem to be more of an art, than a science. Many tangibles affect the calculations. This Climate Control blog will provide...
On October 10, 2018

Reducing Fugitive Emissions - Meeting ISO Standards with Process to Instrument Valves

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 October 4, 2018

Fluid Conveyance and Asset Tracking in Mining

As one of the leading suppliers to the mining market, Parker provides its customers with a broad portfolio of fluid handling technologies capable of increasing the efficiency and productivity of ore...
On August 31, 2018

Proper Assembly Steps for Parallel Thread Adjustable Style Port End Fittings

Properly assembling your fitting connections help to ensure that your systems install and stay leak-free. This is why we have started a series of assembly posts/videos featuring the proper assembly of...
On August 28, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Stop Hydraulic Hammering Noise in Heat Pump Systems

Customers have complained of hydraulic hammering noises on heat pump systems for years. Field people refer to it as the “knock-knock” noise. The complaints usually surface at the end of the heating...
On August 22, 2018

What Is My Part Number? 3 Nomenclatures for Ordering Custom Seals

Standard AS568 O-ring sizes are well known in the seal industry. Generally adding the compound with a standard O-ring size creates a smart part number for identification and purchasing purposes....
On August 15, 2018

Western Canada Pressure Pumping Company Improves Reliability With PTS

One of the largest pressure pumping companies, (as measured by horsepower) worldwide was having problems coming up with a way to track hydraulic hose assembly history on their coil tubing and pressure...
On August 14, 2018

How to Apply Conductive Foil Masking Tape Before Painting

EMI (electromagnetic interference) is the disruption of the operation of an electronic device when it is near an electromagnetic field in the radio frequency spectrum that is caused by another...
On July 31, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Properly Clean a Condenser Coil

Condenser coil cleaning is one of those subjects in which there is much misdirection and misinformation being propagated by some manufacturers/distributors that has caused unfortunate confusion in the...
On July 31, 2018

Why Stainless Steel is Perfect When Corrosion Resistance is Vital

Hydraulic fitting materials need to have the strength and corrosion resistance necessary to safely withstand the challenges of hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Hose fittings aren't typically...
On July 26, 2018

Do You Know How Extreme Cold Affects Your Hydraulic Hose Properties?

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

Under Pressure: The Importance of Reinforcement in Hydraulic Hoses

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 to...
On July 12, 2018

Tapered Thread Port Assembly Instructions for Hydraulic Fittings

  No matter what type of port or tube ends your fittings have, it's important to know and use the proper assembly and installation steps. Today we are talking about tapered thread ports, which include...
On July 9, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: Coil Cleaning Basics for the HVACR Service Technician

Cleaning air conditioner condenser and evaporator coils is a basic need for proper system maintenance. In fact, it is probably the number one performed maintenance task by air conditioning...
On July 2, 2018

Vibration Monitoring is Key to Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Machinery

Any of us who have driven a vehicle knows from experience certain mechanical issues produce symptoms that can be detected by our senses of touch and hearing. Vibrations felt in the steering wheel and...
On June 26, 2018

Brazil Terminal Operation Increases Predictive Maintenance Success With Asset Tracking

Located in the Rio Grande do Sul, the Port of Rio Grande is one of the main shipping ports for Brazilian products to the world. Geographically speaking, the Port of Rio Grande is ideally located and...
On June 23, 2018