Tube Fittings
Troubleshooting Leaks: Fixing a Leak Coming From a Tube or Swivel Nut
In our first post of this series, Troubleshooting Fluid System Connection Leaks, we gave an overview of how to troubleshoot a system that’s leaking and the areas to focus on. Now that the leak has...
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Troubleshooting Leaks: Fixing a Port End Connection Issue
In our first post in this series, Troubleshooting Fluid System Connection Leaks, we gave an overview of how to troubleshoot a system that’s leaking, and the connection areas to focus on. Now that the...
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Troubleshooting Fluid System Connection Leaks
Leaks can cause a multitude of issues both big and small. At a minimum, leaks cause a system to perform below its capacity which may lead to issues in rate of production or premature wear on...
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Important System Design Considerations for SAE J1926 Ports
Fitting and port dimensions are an exact science. For the design engineers incorporating these fittings into their systems, it may not be obvious what the Critical Dimensions are. Rest assured,...
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Leaking Ports? Troubleshooting for SAE J1926 and ISO 6149 Ports
Wondering why your existing SAE J1926/ISO11926 or ISO 6149 ports are leaking? We receive this question quite a bit. It’s important to know what to investigate when looking for the problem. In...
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Spatial Allowance for Fittings in Fluid and Gas Systems
We frequently get calls from our customers who find themselves in the late stages of development and have an unexpected complication with their design which requires our help. They are...
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Second Day with Fittings: Common Terms and Definitions
In our first post, we covered the first day basics - in a fittings 101 article. Now you’re on day two of the job and you at least know what fitting is - a great start. However, you are now...
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Parker Helps Guarantee Safe Refuelling at New CNG Bus Filling Station in Azerbaijan
Parker was recently approached by ENERAZ LLC, an engineering subcontractor of Azpetrol Ltd. LLC and the biggest operator of filling stations in Azerbaijan, to provide several site-critical CNG...
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How to Eliminate Water & Vacuum Leaks Between the Brine Valve and Brine Tank
Since the advent of the semi-automatic water conditioning control valve followed by the automatic control valve, a common weakness has been the brine tubing connections between the brine valve and the...
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First Day with Tube Fittings: Fittings 101 the Basics
It's your first day on the job in a new [to you] industry and you are faced with a large amount of information. Everyone is using terminology that you’ve never heard before and you are hit with...
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Metric Ports: Which Fitting Goes With Which Metric Port?
Choosing a port and a matching metric stud fitting can be confusing. While there are two popular types of metric parallel threaded ports, there are many different sealing methods for the mating male...
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Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing
When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
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Understanding the Universal Language of SAE Fluid Connector Part Numbers
It can be hard jumping into a new career or new field and having to catch up to the level of understanding that you feel you should already have. This post should help you add one more wrinkle in your...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings
Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings and Adapters provide reliable natural gas fuel conveyance in CNG applications with an O-ring face seal design that incorporates an elastomeric seal compound made of...
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Subsystems are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design
Life science instruments in the medical, analytical and diagnostics fields vary widely by technology and design. But one thing they all have in common is the complexity of their fluidic circuits....
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The Importance of Reliable Thermal Management in the Marine Industry
Reliable cooling is a decisive factor for production, particularly in the marine industry. It is responsible for ensuring adequate temperatures in the turbine, the electronics racks and on the...
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Not All O-ring Face Seal Fittings Are Created Equal
Stretch your mind back to the early 1980s… the first analog cell phone was released by Motorola measuring roughly 12 inches long, personal media players were bulky, playing only cassettes or CDs, and...
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Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling
Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand...
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Seal-Lok ORFS CNG Fittings Pass On-Vehicle Fire Safety Test
Plentiful in North America and relatively inexpensive, natural gas produces 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline or diesel, making it an ideal alternative fuel for a diverse range...
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Proper Assembly Steps for 37° Flare Fittings Using the Flats Method
Properly assembling your fitting connections help to ensure that your systems install and stay leak-free. This is why we have started a series of assembly posts/videos featuring the proper assembly of...
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