Tube Fittings

A Closer Look at O-ring Face Seal, 37° Flare, and 24° Flareless Fittings

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

Choosing the Right Connector, Tubing and Accessories for Your Application - Part 1

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, softeners...
On September 5, 2017

Factors to Consider When Selecting Hydraulic Fittings and Tube

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 what...
On August 31, 2017

Counting the Cost of Cutting Corners in the Oil and Gas Industry

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

Extreme Temperatures Are No Issue for Parker's Patented Metal Seal for ORFS Fittings

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 conveyance...
On June 15, 2017

Mixing Materials in Corrosive Environments

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

Reduce Combustion Turbine Downtime with Leak-Free Extreme Temperature Fittings

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 issues for...
On May 23, 2017

Beyond Stainless Steel: Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Oil and Gas Industry

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 impact...
On May 10, 2017

Certified Natural Gas Vehicle and Fueling System Products

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

AN 37° Flare vs Industrial 37° Flare Fittings: What's the Difference?

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 used...
On April 19, 2017

6 Tips to Improve Your Plumbing and Assembly of Hydraulic Tube, Hose and Port Connections

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

Overcoming Pneumatic Front Spoiler Lip System Design Challenges | Case Study

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

Tube End Preparation Best Practices for Leak-Free Hydraulic Tube Fitting Connections

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 properly...
On March 28, 2017

Best Practices: Tube Line Clamping for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Lubrication Systems

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 a...
On July 5, 2016

Reliable and Cost-effective Alternative to Wire Locking

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 even...
On April 12, 2016

Tube Routing Tips for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Lubrication Systems

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

Open Access to 3.1 Certificates Gives Competitive Advantage

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 harsh...
On March 22, 2016

One Smart Solution For Preventing Corrosion Between Tubing

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

Turn vs. Torque? How Making the Right Choice Keeps Your Hydraulic Fitting Connections Leak-Free

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

State-of-the-Art Metallurgical Lab Helps Drive Product Safety and Reliability for Industrial Tube Fittings and Adapters

Corrosion. Rust. Metal fatigue. High-pressures. At Parker Tube Fittings Division, we recognize the harsh conditions where our products have to perform, so we established a state-of-the-art ...
On December 10, 2015