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What Is ISO 14001:2015 and Why Is It Important?

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 July 11, 2019

A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections

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 July 9, 2019

How to Prevent Damage in Marine Fuel Systems From Cat Fines

Container ships and other large marine vessels face a challenge in complying with regulations of marine air pollution, meeting shipping deadlines and waiting for laboratory analysis results of fuel...
On July 9, 2019

Choosing an Efficient Electric Motor for Your Hydraulic Pump: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part post explaining how to determine the best size for a hydraulic pump motor and how to scale the size and cost with RMS loading and Hp limiting. In Part 1 of this post,...
On June 28, 2019

Replacement of Air Conditioning Hoses Made Simple

Air conditioning lines are one of the most critical components in an A/C system. They work as the central hub to deliver both gas and liquid refrigerant throughout the system. For a variety of...
On June 20, 2019

Filter Upgrade Improves Bin Vent Dust Collector Performance

From food processing to coal handling to cement manufacturing, silos are used for bulk material storage in many industries.  Proper ventilation is critical to the preservation of the materials stored...
On June 18, 2019

How to Choose the Right Quick Coupling

When selecting the right coupling, the frequency of hose connection and disconnection is a major factor in the type of coupler that should be used. For example, at workstations where pneumatic...
On June 18, 2019

Aircraft Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Actuation Systems

The evolution of fly-by-wire flight control actuation systems has dramatically changed the way an aircraft performs many of its functions. A pilot’s actions are now converted to electrical signals...
On June 12, 2019

Partnership with Piaggio Results in Reduced Maintenance Costs

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of innovative braking products and systems, Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division strives to keep its customers’ aircraft fleets operating as...
On June 12, 2019

Meeting New Sulphur Limits for Marine Fuel Oil

The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel oil onboard a ship will help shipowners and operators ensure compliance with the latest IMO (MARPOL) regulations. From January 2020 the...
On June 11, 2019

Innovative Rod Seals Enhance Performance of Actuators in Aviation

Hydraulic sealing systems used in aviation technology applications are exposed to particularly challenging ambient influences such as extreme temperature fluctuations and aggressive pressure...
On June 7, 2019

How Parker Stratoflex Is Zeroing in to Zero out Defects

Some are fond of saying that “it’s not the destination but the journey that counts.” The Stratoflex Products Division (SPD) of Parker Aerospace might argue that it is both. The division has spent the...
On June 5, 2019

Why Should I Change My Compressed Air Filter Element?

Often nicknamed manufacturing’s fourth utility alongside electricity, gas and water, compressed air is used in over 90% of the world’s manufacturing facilities. As with the other utilities, it is a...
On May 28, 2019

Putting Filter Blockages Under the Microscope

Filter blockages in a beer production process can cause serious problems for breweries which can include increased expenditure on replacement filter cartridges and a significant amount of downtime in...
On May 9, 2019

Easy Steps to Installing and Configuring a CPS Sensor

This blog post will describe current best practice or optimising the installation of a continuous position sensor (CPS) on to a pneumatic linear actuator.   For the purposes of the guidance, we’ll use...
On April 11, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: What is Important in Refrigerant Distributor Performance?

A refrigerant distributor is a device connected to the outlet of an expansion valve when paired with a multi-circuit evaporator. The outlet of the distributor is machined to accept tubing...
On March 19, 2019

Portable Ash Probe Provides Accuracy in Harsh Mining Environments

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...
On February 27, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Apply Filter-Driers on Heat Pumps for System Protection

To obtain long term system life, it is important to keep contaminants to a minimum. This is particularly true of a heavy duty application such as a heat pump. Therefore, all heat pumps should have at...
On February 20, 2019

Surface Preparation for Painting Conductive Coatings

Did you know that up to 80% of conductive coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation? Not properly preparing your surfaces for spraying or adherence is...
On February 14, 2019

Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?

Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019