Tubing

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

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

Hydraulic Hose 101: Fast Facts

Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing high-quality hydraulic hoses. At Parker Hannifin Hose Products Division, we...
On March 30, 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

How to Choose a Heated Enclosure System Supplier for Power Generation

The surge of activity in new combined cycle power plant construction, retrofit, and expansion has led to a greater need for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services. Busy...
On December 1, 2016

Reducing Compressed Air Consumption in Beverage Manufacturing | Case Study

Air blowing activities consume almost half of all compressed air used in plants and can often become an unrecognized burden on a business’s resources. One of the largest soft drinks...
On December 1, 2016

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

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

10 Things Not to Do When Your Hydraulic Fitting Leaks

Myth and misapplication are abundant when it comes to hydraulic fitting leaks. From small operations to global corporations, we’ve seen and heard it all. Let’s clear up some misconceptions....
On June 24, 2015

What You Need to Know About Testing Your Hydraulic System for Particle Contamination

A $1 hydraulic fitting can ruin a $10,000 valve or other expensive component(s) in your system. Microscopic metal flakes that fall off tube fittings during installation can travel through the...
On April 6, 2015

New O-ring Face Seal Fitting Promotes Environmental Sustainability with Alternative Fuel Compatibility

Environmental sustainability is a hot-button topic in many industries that use Parker products. New technology needs to simultaneously improve the bottom line and ensure that our children will inherit...
On March 18, 2015

Faster Tubing Connections for Medium Pressure Applications

This new rapid-assembly ferrule-less connector concept can change the economics of liquid or gas applications demanding high integrity and/or higher pressure operation. The selection of fitting...
On January 17, 2014