Fittings
Michigan Street Bridge in Milwaukee Rehabbed with Parker Hydraulics
The Michigan Street Lift Bridge reopened to vehicular traffic Friday, July 31, 2020, after a yearlong rehabilitation project. The bridge spans the Milwaukee River and is one of many downtown bridges...
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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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No More Spills! 8 Reasons Why You Need a New Oil Change Process | Infographic
A routine oil change is anything but routine. Fleet engines and industrial machinery pose a variety of challenges that make conventional oil changes time-consuming, messy and hazardous for the...
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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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Critical Systems and Components for Ventilator Manufacturing
Today, the demand for life-saving ventilators is challenging medical equipment manufacturers’ production capacity and supply chains around the world to perform at levels well beyond...
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Supporting Medical Device Manufacturing With Business Critical Parts
For medical device manufacturers, it is now more important than ever to operate at the highest capacity in order to increase the supply of essential equipment used for patient care.   COVID-19 is...
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Your Basic Guide to Parker Non-Spill Quick Couplings
Quick connections for high-pressure, hydraulic applications have evolved immensely over time to satisfy new processes and operational needs. As industries advance their capabilities, the demand grows...
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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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Advances In SCBA Couplings Give Manufacturers Innovative Options
A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has long been standard equipment for firefighters, rescue personnel, and divers. SCBA has even found its way into the health care industry for use by...
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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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