Transportation Technology
Nine FAQs About Watermaker Installation and Maintenance
Pleasure craft owners and commercial ship staff rely on watermakers for their supply of purified water for drinking and process applications. Watermakers remove salt and contaminants from sea...
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Fuel Filter Water Separators - Building Water Bowl Design Guides
A lot has changed in the transportation industry since the introduction of fuel and its use in internal combustion engines in the late 19th century. As environmental concerns have driven...
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How to Protect Aviation Fuels for Safer Aircraft
Since the introduction of aviation fuel monitor cartridges in aviation fueling, super absorbent polymers (SAP) have been the essential materials used in the final stage of airport ground fueling...
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17 Frequently Asked Questions About Watermakers
Parker reverse osmosis (R.O.) watermakers remove salt and contaminants from seawater and brackish water to produce a continuous supply of fresh water and process water for use in leisure and...
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6 Things You Never Knew About Heavy Duty Hydrostatic Piston Pumps and Motors
Gold Cup Heavy-Duty Pumps and Motors have long been respected in the industry for technical excellence in hydrostatic transmission applications in marine, drilling, and shredding applications, among...
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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...
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Adopt the Advantages of Integrated Electric Motor Kits for Your e-Mobility Solutions
Today’s challenge for engineers is to continually improve the performance of electric vehicles. This is done through a process of incremental refinements that add up over time. One critical component...
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How to Keep Diesel Engines Operating in All Weather Conditions
Fuel contamination, either in the form of dirt or water, will invariably find its way into your fuel system no matter how careful you are. With modern engines injecting fuel at pressures up to 30,000...
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How An Alternative Axial Piston Pump Delivers Design Flexibility and Cost Savings - Infographic
Finding a cost-effective piston pump for a heavy-duty application with a shorter lead time and design flexibility can be very uncommon in the marketplace.  However, Parker's PVplus Axial Piston...
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How to Take Advantage of an Electric Power Take-Off
With the increased emphasis to reduce emissions, air pollution, resource waste, and traffic noise, government legislation is pushing towards the use of electric power to drive ancillaries in work...
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Truck Actuator Extends Nozzle Reach Into Dangerous Places
Firefighters have one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs in the public’s eye. They are called upon to face complex fires or natural disasters to save lives or property. Innovative technology to...
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3 Factors Driving the Adoption of Commercial Battery Powered Trucks
The U.S. transportation industry is rapidly evolving to meet the demand for clean energy. And for design engineers working at the forefront of truck electrification, this represents an opportunity to...
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High Performance Non-Weld Flange System Certified for Marine Market
The marine market is especially demanding when it comes to high pressure hydraulic connections. These need to withstand the harshest conditions and vibrations. With classic welded connections there...
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The Reason Truck OEMs are Switching to Straight Thread O-Ring Fittings
  When truck and trailer OEMs select DOT air brake fittings, a number of considerations frequently come into play including performance, price, assembly time and the ability to customize to their...
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Rotary Actuator Lowers Fire Boat to Fit Under Bridges
Considering that more than six million people live in the Philadelphia region, government officials realized they needed a fast-response emergency river vessel with both fire fighting and rescue...
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Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry
Around the world, transportation companies are making significant investments in new technologies to stay ahead and find ways to improve productivity and profitability. Advances in...
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Why Making the Right Tube Connections for LNG Plants Is Vital
Small and mid-scale LNG plants are dramatically changing the application sphere for natural gas as an alternative fuel for transportation, both onland and for marine shipping use. They are helping...
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Thermal Gels or Gap Filler Pads? Top 6 Things You Should Know
Thermal interface materials are used to eliminate air gaps or voids from adjoining rough or un-even mating surfaces. Because the thermal interface material has a greater thermal conductivity than the...
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Challenges of Commercial Vehicle Electrification
In 1933, Kenworth Motor Truck Co. became the first American truck manufacturer to introduce the Cummins 4 cylinder, 100 hp, HA4 model diesel engine as standard equipment. By 1938 the first...
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Improving Efficiency of Diesel Truck and Bus Fleets
Clean energy consultancy Gladstein, Neandross and Associates, in its recent report on sustainable fleets¹, predicts another decade of diesel-powered heavy trucks leading long-haul. Diesel...
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