Transportation

New Optical-Based System Will Transform Aircraft Fuel Measurement

Modern aviation owes much of its success to gas turbine engines that convert fuel into massive thrust, enabling large passenger aircraft to travel long distances at high speeds. Jet engines, however,...
On July 5, 2018

Why are Brass Fittings Preferred by Truck Manufacturers?

Like many industrial markets, the heavy truck market utilizes brass fittings for a variety of applications. With composite fittings gaining traction in the arena, why do many truck OEMs continue...
On July 1, 2018

New Testing Results Give Way to Changing Specifications for Engine OEMs

Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system specification. We’ll tell you why.   Meeting the needs of changing...
On June 19, 2018

What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads?

Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered...
On June 16, 2018

An Economical and Lightweight Option for the Air Brake System

Composite DOT-certified push-to-connect fittings are manufactured with a polymer body and brass screw threads and holding mechanisms. They utilize a collet to grip tubing, plus an elastomeric...
On June 15, 2018

The Advantages of Cartridges in Transportation Applications

From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers, there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation applications.  Cartridges are used across many markets including industrial,...
On June 15, 2018

Three Key Reasons Why Gas Generators are the Safest Option in Laboratories

Laboratories around the world require a reliable and consistent mixture of quality gases for a range of applications including gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)....
On June 14, 2018

What Every Design Engineer of Rail Vehicles Should Know About EN 45545

The European standard EN 45545 was introduced in 2013 with a transitional period until 2016 and raises the level of requirements to the previous national standards, which have now been withdrawn. The...
On June 14, 2018

Choosing Air Brake Tube Fittings for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

Heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and trailers, use air brake systems to assure safe and effective stopping. Air brake tube fittings are a virtually invisible component on these vehicles, but they...
On June 7, 2018

New Heavy Duty Fueling Receptacle Makes Fast-Fill Faster for CNG Trucks and Buses

Many fleet owners are turning to alternative fuels to reduce their environmental footprint and decrease fueling costs. According to a 2016 Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking prepared by...
On April 24, 2018

Recycling Hydraulic Hose Can Be Tricky

While more traditional materials like aluminum, copper, and other metals are recycled without difficulty at your local scrap-metal dealer, there isn’t an equivalent hydraulic hose collection...
On March 28, 2018

Evolution of Fuel Tank Inerting for the Aerospace Industry

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) has been a major supplier of aircraft fuel tank inerting systems and components since the 1960s. Fuel tank inerting systems create a non-combustible...
On March 23, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: A Psychrometrics Reminder for the HVACR Technician

Here is information on Psychrometrics that should help remind the HVACR technician what this subject is all about... with perhaps a few tidbits the tech may not have known! Psychrometrics: the...
On March 13, 2018

A Simple Guide to Benefits of Electromechanical Technology

Linear actuators are typically grouped into two principal types: fluid power actuators that operate on differential pressure, and electromechanical actuators driven by an electric motor. Increasingly,...
On February 15, 2018

Most Popular Filtration Technology Blogs of 2017

2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018

On-line Condition Monitoring Prevents Bearing Failure | Case Study

Identifying potential issues before they escalate into fully developed problems offers obvious benefits in all industries, from manufacturing to sea-based commercial shipping. Preventive measures,...
On January 4, 2018

Installing a Hydraulic Hose? Follow These Rules to Save Time and Money

There’s more to installing a hydraulic hose than tightening metal connections. To maximize the life of the hose and its fittings, you’ll need to take into consideration a variety of factors about the...
On December 20, 2017

A Guide to Business Continuity Planning for Biomanufacturers

Picture the scene: Unprecedented rainfall and poor flood defences causes flooding to a biopharmaceutical facility, damaging equipment, making large areas of a site unsafe and inaccessible, and...

How to Innovate to Address the 4C Challenge for Rail

Looking at a complete system within the vehicle along with all its interfaces from a completely clean sheet will give us the opportunity to question, review and potentially improve that system (in...
On November 30, 2017

The Risks of Buying Counterfeit Engine Filtration Products

Whatever the engine, proper filtration is paramount to reliable and efficient system operation. To stay competitive, automotive and truck original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and design...
On November 3, 2017