Parker Complete Piping Solutions (CPS) system saves time and costs for developing, manufacturing, installing pipe connector systems from 16-273 mm (½“-10“).
The Complete Piping Solutions concept offers design, manufacture and assembly of high-value pipe connecting systems, all from one provider. Parker Complete Piping Solutions guarantee the user significantly more flexibility and clear cost savings from the manufacture of pipe connecting systems.
In the fields of mobile technology and also in maritime and industrial applications, there is a rising demand for system solutions with the corresponding know-how, for the manufacture of pipe connecting systems. For the machines and equipment being built by the customer are becoming ever larger and more powerful. On top of this, there is increasing cost pressure and the themes of safety and space-saving designs take on more importance.
Complete Piping Solutions – exemplary customer service, module by module
Worldwide Parker has several Complete Piping Solutions centers, in which pipe connecting systems tailor-made for the customer are developed and produced under one roof. The CPS system is built up of modules, i.e. the customer can himself decide whether he will take delivery of a complete solution from piping concept through to on-site assembly, or instead avail himself only of individual services.
Comprehensive engineering knowledge is worth its weight in gold
Usually Parker systems engineers first of all determine the customer’s exact requirement and then develop a tailor-made design. Then Parker specialists create the design using their decades-long project experience in various applications and pass on this valuable knowledge automatically into the new project.
Getting closer to the customer through worldwide Complete Piping Solutions manufacturing centres
When the customer has approved the design, pipes up to an outside diameter of 273 mm/10“ are made by cold-forming on CNC bending machines in the Complete Piping Solutions centers. Here, in accordance with requirements, bend radii of 2 x D and 3 x D can be achieved. The finish-machined and cleaned pipes are then supplied via Parker central stores. If the customer specially requires, Parker’s specialists will also undertake on-site assembly and final acceptance.
New: Parker OnSite service containers and wash units
In industrial applications and also in shipbuilding and the on- and off-shore sectors, there are complex projects where pipe connectors are manufactured and finally assembled over a prolonged period. It is exactly for this sort of requirement that Parker is offering its new OnSite Service Containers. They contain all the assembly machines which are needed for the preparation of pipes from 6 to 60 mm diameter. On request, larger pipes with an outside diameter of up to 10“/273 mm can also be made. This machine park covers all the fittings and flange systems offered by Parker, from EO-2 to high-performance flanges through to Parflange F37. All the assembly machines have precision tools so that from high batch quantities downwards consistent assembly results are achieved.
Thorough cleaning is worth its weight in gold
A further new element in the Complete Piping Solutions system is Parker flushing units. Before the pipelines are connected to the main consumer after manufacture, they are cleaned by these units. This process avoids the lines becoming limited in their function by residues such as e.g. metal chips, or even the complete system coming to a standstill.
These units are certified containers for offshore use in accordance with Lloyds 20Ft DNV 2.7-1 CSC. Hydraulic mineral oil is used as the washing medium; it is led through the lines from a tank capacity of 6,000 l and an output of 3,000 l/min at a pressure of 75 bar (adjustable pressure). Parker wash units are tested for pressures up to 640 bar and are driven by a total of 6 electric motors at 400 V, 50 Hz or 480 V, 60 Hz.
To summarise, the advantage of the Parker CPS system lies in its building-block concept. The customer can call up the performance portfolio which best suits his requirements, he profits from the decades-long experience of expert Parker engineers and can save his own resources at this point or use them more flexibly.
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Article contributed by Ramiz Selimbasic, Project Manager Piping - Parker Hannifin Manufacturing GmbH