Safety

What Is ISO 14001:2015 and Why Is It Important?

ISO 14001 is recognized as the international standard for environmental management systems and provides organizations/businesses with criteria to follow, which will identify, control, and reduce their...
On July 11, 2019

A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections

Mixing high- and medium-pressure fittings or incompatible parts makes systems unstable, inefficient and potentially dangerous. At worst, it can cause a potentially fatal explosion. At Parker,...
On July 9, 2019

Degradable Materials Simplify Well Completions in Oil & Gas Extraction

The emergence of degradable and dissolvable materials is providing oilfield service companies an opportunity to increase efficiencies and cut costs in the oilfield by simplifying well...
On July 3, 2019

What Does State-of-the-art Mean for Functional Safety Control Systems?

Machine builders in the European market know that their machines must meet the requirements of the machinery directive if they want to be CE marked and sold. This is not news to anyone. But are...
On June 19, 2019

How to Avoid Gas Turbine Shutdowns in LNG Processing Facilities

Today, the global supply and demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is approximately 300 million tons per annum (MTPA). Over the next five to ten years, demand is predicted to surpass supply. With...
On June 11, 2019

Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling

Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand...
On April 9, 2019

5 Key Selection Guidelines for Safety Exhaust Valves

In industrial environments, pneumatic lines can pose significant hazards to workers and associated equipment – both the lines themselves and the moving components they operate. Systems have been...
On March 25, 2019

4 Ways to Achieve Required Safety Levels with Pneumatic Exhaust Valves

To ensure optimum machine safety, design engineers need a solid understanding of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and how to comply with required safety levels.  A safety exhaust valve when...
On March 12, 2019

Avoid the Most Common Workplace Hazards with a New Way to Change Oil

We head into work each day with the expectation that we’ll put in our time and labor and then return home to our families safe and sound. The reality though is millions of Americans fall victim...
On March 6, 2019

Portable Ash Probe Provides Accuracy in Harsh Mining Environments

The Ash Probe is a portable instrument for measuring the ash content of coal, providing the user with highly accurate readings within seconds. Instantaneous readings can be made of coal quality on...
On February 27, 2019

Understanding the Machinery Directive

In every manufacturing industry, machine safety is always a top priority. When operating in Europe, utilizing machinery and components with CE certification is the best way to ensure the reliability...
On January 16, 2019

Reducing Fugitive Emissions - Meeting ISO Standards with Process to Instrument Valves

Managing emissions is a major challenge for many companies. In Europe alone, a typical refinery can lose between 600 and 10,000 tonnes of fugitive emissions every year; and the majority of...
On November 28, 2018

Position Sensing of Mechanical Components in Rail Increases Safety

Whether train driving is done manually or automatically, human being remains responsible for safety. Man is increasingly assisted by automatic means to control and communicate with his machine. This...
On November 14, 2018

Solutions for Reducing Noise on the Factory Floor

Maintaining a safe and productive work environment should be a top priority in any facility. More and more companies are putting programs in place to improve the working environment and...
On November 13, 2018

No More Spills! 8 Reasons Why You Need a New Oil Change Process

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...
On September 14, 2018

Utilizing Video Input to Improve Operational Safety of Heavy Equipment

The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery. Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018

Do You Know How Extreme Cold Affects Your Hydraulic Hose Properties?

Extremely cold environments with conditions such as snow, ice, and high wind speeds are a challenge for all rubber hydraulic hoses.  Frequently, hoses must withstand temperature ranges below -57 °C...
On July 19, 2018

Under Pressure: The Importance of Reinforcement in Hydraulic Hoses

Selecting the proper hose for a hydraulic assembly is critical to ensure that it meets the requirements for that specific application. One of the first steps in selecting the proper hose is to...
On July 12, 2018

Quiet Aircraft Initiative is Turning Down the Cabin Volume

For some customers, it's the ultimate white noise. For most, however, the incessant droning experienced in an aircraft cabin is not just annoying, it’s a potential health hazard.   According to a...
On June 29, 2018

Keep Employees Safe with Engineered Breathing Air Systems

In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining, hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of hazardous...
On June 20, 2018