It was a roller coaster year for the global industrial manufacturing and engineering community. At Parker, we are making a difference by sharing knowledge across each of our technology platforms to help you do your job better. Need to learn about specialty fittings? Have an application in the wine industry requiring gas generation? Solutions to those challenges and more can be found in the application articles and technical posts featured below in our list of most-read blog posts for 2015.
The Importance of Using an Air Receiver Tank in a Compressed Air System [Filtration – Compressed Gas Air Treatment ]
An air receiver tank is an integral and important part of any compressed air system. In a compressed air system, a receiver tank provides the following key benefits: acts as a reservoir of compressed air for peak demands; helps remove water from the system by allowing the air a chance to cool; and minimizes pulsation in the system caused by a reciprocating compressor or a cyclic process downstream.
Selecting the best linear drive technology for your additive manufacturing (3D Printing) machine, or any other application, should be a process driven by the balancing of cost with performance, and not with blinders focused on the latest technology.
Use of Suction Line Filter-Driers for HVAC Clean-up After Burnout [Climate Control]
The Suction Line Filter-Drier method of cleaning up a system after a hermetic motor burnout is favored by service technicians and recommended by manufacturers throughout the HVAC and refrigeration industry. This method gives the most practical and positive protection of the new compressor, since the refrigerant lubricant mixture is filtered and purified just before it returns to the compressor.
Why Nitrogen Is Better than Argon for Wine Production [Filtration – Gas Generation]
A common question in the wine industry is: Which is better for wine production, nitrogen or argon? Both are inert gases at room temperature and are used for blanketing wine and flushing or purging tanks.
Best Practices for Hose Installation and Routing Rules [Fluid and Gas Handling]
Routing and installing a hydraulic hose is more than simply tightening the metal connections. Hoses don’t last forever, but by observing a few routing rules before final installation you can help maximize their service life.
Selecting the Right O-Ring Seal Squeeze Ratio [Sealing and Shielding]
One of the decisions equipment designers need to make when installing O-ring seals in their applications is how much the O-ring will be squeezed by its mating hardware to create an effective seal.
BSPP 60° Cone Fittings: Looks Can Be Deceiving [Fluid and Gas Handling – techConnect]
Not all BSPP 60° cone fittings are created equal, nor are they always interchangeable. Questions often arise regarding compatibility and interchangeability between different kinds of BSPP 60° cone fittings, which typically serve as hose adapters on ‘low-cost’ hydraulic systems from Asia and Europe. This is similar to how NPSM pipe swivels are typically used in the U.S. on equipment such as log splitters and other low-end hydraulic farm machinery.
Nitrous Oxide Nasal Mask and Breathing Circuit Increases Patient Comfort [Fluid and Gas Handling]
A renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Phoenix, Arizona approached Parker's Porter Instrument Division in 2011 with a prototype design for an improved nitrous oxide mask. Robert Guyette, D.M.D., M.D. set out to create a mask that allowed better access to the oral cavity during dental procedures since current masks were bulky and often uncomfortable for his patients.
How to Use the Smart Service Tool Kit for HVACR Diagnosis [Climate Control]
Calculating Superheat and Subcooling used to require cumbersome equipment, recording temperature and pressure readings, converting pressure readings using a PT chart, and finally subtracting totals to arrive at actual levels...until today. Now several of your common diagnostic/service problems for HVAC/R can be solved with one simple and efficient product: the SMART Service Tool Kit.
The first line of defense in reducing failure of a hydraulic system is to incorporate contamination measurement and control protocols as an integral element of your Preventive Maintenance (PM) program. This is not to suggest that your shop has to be a clean room; the goal is to recognize the sources of contamination and ways to reduce them.
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