Potable water systems, whether in water filtration, beverage
dispensing, life science, bottling or semiconductor are much more
than the sum of their individual parts. A thorough analysis of...
On December 13, 2017
When a customer asks me which fitting to use, I start by asking for
more details about the application. Some of the things I tell them
to consider are ease of installation, temperature, reusability,...
On September 19, 2017
Before the advent of thermoplastic fittings, the water conditioning
industry was basically limited to brass, bronze, galvanized and
copper tubing for connecting Point-of-Entry (POE) filters,
On September 5, 2017
Creating reliable and leak-free connections should always be a
primary goal for any hydraulic system. There are many different
types and styles of fittings from which to choose. Regardless of
On August 31, 2017
History is littered with examples of how cutting corners has led to
near or actual disaster. Despite advances in instrumentation and
tubing, small bore tubing assemblies still represent the...
On August 8, 2017
The tiniest equipment components are as critical as those a
thousand times their size. Particularly under extreme conditions,
every link in the chain, big or small, is on trial. The fluid
On June 15, 2017
Selecting materials for a given application is one of the main
design steps towards a safe and cost efficient system, yet a
commonly overlooked stage, mainly performed from a purely...
On May 31, 2017
All around the world, the cost of gas turbine downtime is a
critical issue in power generation applications. These tough
environments that operate under constant stress can cause serious
On May 23, 2017
From surgical equipment to cooking pans to skyscrapers, stainless
steel has transformed the world as we know it today. Stainless
steel is present in our daily lives and has made a significant
On May 10, 2017
As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging
with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion
of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 2017
Over the years, we have received quite a few inquiries regarding
"AN" fittings. AN (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Standard) and
AND (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Design Standard) are standards
On April 19, 2017
Designing a reliable, leak free, and easy to maintain hydraulic
system is every engineer’s objective. Following these six basic
techniques can ensure you achieve that objective every
time. 1) Use...
On April 6, 2017
Originally manufactured for race and high-performance sports cars,
a front spoiler is integrated into the front bumper of a vehicle
and is aerodynamically designed to increase down-force — the...
On March 29, 2017
Though often underestimated, tube end preparation is one of the
most critical processes in obtaining an optimum seal of any
flanged, brazed, flared or preset tube end connection. When
On March 28, 2017
Although you might not think of it right away, assuring adequate
tube line support is critical to keeping hydraulic, pneumatic or
lubrication systems efficient, leak-free and easy to maintain. Once
On July 5, 2016
Energy companies are seeking to recover oil and gas from ever
deeper offshore locations and the cost of retrieving subsea
equipment for routine maintenance, repair or overhaul is escalating
On April 12, 2016
Hydraulic, pneumatic or lubrication systems should be efficient and
leak free. Sometimes, they are not, because of improper tube line
routing—the result of either lack of knowledge, or corners cut...
On March 24, 2016
More and more users are specifying high-performance alloys and
metals - for purposes such as minimizing the risks from corrosion
damage and extending the lifecycles of processing equipment in
On March 22, 2016
According to a nationwide report conducted in the USA, corrosion
costs industry over $276 billion every year. Understanding how to
control it is paramount to running a safe, productive...
On March 16, 2016
Question: So, does it really matter which technique you choose? In
front of you is an NPTF tapered thread assembly. The recommendation
is to ‘turn,’ not ‘torque,’ to assemble the connection. But all...
On February 11, 2016