Process Control

Making Ash Analysis Simpler in the Field | White Paper

Traditional coal ash sampling and analysis using a laboratory facility can take a few hours if there is an on site lab or days if the samples are sent away for analysis. Using the Parker...
On December 12, 2017

Smarter Instrument Mounting Using Close-Coupling Techniques

Innovations in the design of primary isolation valves and manifolds for mounting pressure instrumentation can deliver enormous pressure control advantages to both instrument and piping engineers,...
On November 30, 2017

A Wealth of Worldwide Opportunities For High Pressure Technology

There are many different industries that work with pressures over 10,000 psi, ranging from the oil and gas industry to laboratories and waterjet applications. With such high pressures and...
On November 24, 2017

Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings

For over forty years, Parker has the lead the development of the chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called Suparcase. This...
On September 29, 2017

Medium Pressure Safety - All Tubing is Not Created Equal

In industrial applications where high pressures (over 6,000 psi) are used, safety is of paramount importance. Even well below these pressures, precautions are needed to ensure a safe...
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

Reducing Lost and Unaccounted Natural Gas

Lost and unaccounted for natural gas, particularly at pipeline custody transfer points, is becoming a focal point for both buyers and sellers. Even somewhat small measurement error can result in very...
On June 26, 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

How to Avoid Risk of Ignition When Oxygen is Present in Valve Applications

Manufacture of cryogenic valves where oxygen is present requires careful adherence to strict BAM and DIN standards to avoid ignition during use. It is a well known fact that oils and grease...
On March 23, 2017

Unravelling the Mystery of Supplying Instrumentation Products into Russia

In the past, the process of product manufacturers supplying into Russia was relatively straightforward. The manufacturer (ie. Parker) gained a GOST R certificate for the product, which was the state...
On March 6, 2017

How to Avoid Boil-off Gas in Cryogenic Vessels

The space saving benefits of storing gas in liquid form were recognised back in the 19th Century, but a practical, commercially viable solution for storing liquid gases did not come about until around...
On February 21, 2017

Choosing the Right Tube Clamps for High Temperature Environments

Instrumentation tubing clamps are often used in very arduous environments, where they are faced with severe environmental conditions and high temperatures. The correct specification of clamp is...
On February 21, 2017

How to Provide Power to Remote Locations Through Differential Pressure

Providing uninterrupted power generation for monitoring and control equipment is essential in many oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream applications, from a safety, economic and...
On December 6, 2016

Why Double the Seals has Double the Impact in Semiconductor Applications?

Graham Johnson, EMEA Product Manager for Parker Veriflo Ultra High Purity Fluoropolymer Valves, looks at the benefits of two point seal valves for semiconductor applications. The corrosive nature...
On October 20, 2016

How To Fit Tubes and Connectors Right First Time, Every Time

Jim Breeze, product manager, Instrumentation Connectors and Process Valves for Parker Hannifin, looks at how a clever, inexpensive innovation can help prevent fitting leakage and failure. In...
On October 11, 2016

Team Member Spotlight: Alex McDiarmid, Design Engineer

Alex McDiarmid, Design Engineer at Parker, Instrumentation Products Division Europe in Sheffield, has recently been shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards ‘Design Engineer of...
On September 20, 2016

10 Steps to Cost Effective & Safe Installation of Instrumentation Tube and Fittings Systems. Part 2

Step 6 – Material Selection    Choice of the correct material based on corrosion resistance, process fluid, temperature and cost is essential. This can be discussed with the Parker team, including a...
On September 9, 2016

10 Steps to Cost Effective & Safe Installation of Instrumentation Tube and Fittings Systems. Part 1

Here are some essential steps to help ensure your instrumentation tube and fittings system is as safe as possible. Step 1 – Consult the manufacturer One of the main causes of multiple leaks in...
On August 16, 2016

Why Standardisation Matters in the Oil and Gas Industry

Tareq Abdelrazek, our Specification Manager for the Middle East & North Africa, discusses the issue of standardisation on large industrial projects. Oil and gas procurement can be an...
On July 8, 2016