Tube Fittings

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

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

Reliable and Cost-effective Alternative to Wire Locking

Energy companies are seeking to recover oil and gas from ever deeper offshore locations and the cost of retrieving subsea equipment for routine maintenance, repair or overhaul is escalating even...
On April 12, 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

How New LNG and Natural Gas Fuel System Architecture is Advancing the ‘Golden Age of Gas’

Four years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) asked “are we entering the golden age of gas?” Today, the North American shale gas boom, expansion of LNG trade, and new LNG and natural gas...
On October 29, 2015

How Fittings with ToughShield Help Customers Save in Industrial Applications

We know, based on our long history of working closely with our customers, that one of the biggest enemies to productivity is rust. That’s why we developed ToughShield 1000 (TS1000) plating, which...
On September 16, 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

Hydraulic Power Units Control All Functions of Hydro-electric Turbine

Hydroelectric plants, Parker and their distributors / integrators make powerful teams in the area of power generation support and technical expertise. Carter Lake Hydroelectric, adjacent to...
On May 21, 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

Hydraulic Connectors That Are as Extreme as Their Environment

Cryogenic applications such as liquid natural gas (LNG) or high-temp applications such as gas combustion turbine fuel supply lines require specialized tube fittings capable of handling...
On March 25, 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

Three Tips to Tighten Up Your Engineering Training

Achieving leak-free connection and minimising waste are major priorities in engineering training today. The right provider, learning objectives and environments are critical to business success....
On January 13, 2015

Hydraulic Piping Solutions Save Time and Money

Parker’s Complete Piping Solutions programme starts with expert design advice and tubing pre-assembly and extends through to delivery and system installation. Developments in hydraulics...
On February 11, 2014

Wireless Remote Monitoring System Suits a Variety of Applications

What if there was a way to significantly increase efficiency in managing your key process parameters without a hardwired system?  Wouldn’t that save your company time and money?  Consider the...
On February 1, 2014

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