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Posted on December 15, 2017

'Tis the Season to Spread Some Joy

The arrival of the holiday season often means spending time with family, buying and receiving presents and enjoying meals with loved ones. It's also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving back. 

Posted on December 11, 2017

What to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Valves

There are fundamental factors that need to be considered when selecting an instrumentation valve.  Some of the most important criteria required for valve selection are listed below.  Each application will place higher importance for each of the following factors:

Posted on December 05, 2017

Four Types of Instrumentation Tube Fittings

Process measurement and control instrumentation is a vital part of most primary industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, chemical processing, oil & gas, petrochemical, alternative fuels, shipbuilding and medical equipment.

Posted on December 01, 2017

New Strategic Partnership Means More DIN Choices

DIN Fittings and Adapters by Volz Now Available through Brennan

Based in Germany, Volz Group is a leading manufacturer of stainless and carbon steel DIN fittings. Brennan has entered into a strategic alliance with Volz to bring these high quality fittings to the North American marketplace. Volz’s German manufacturing standards, innovative plating technology and wide DIN and Metric product range are now available to you through Brennan.

Posted on November 30, 2017

Flared vs Flareless Fittings in the Aerospace Industry

Both flared and flareless fittings are commonly used in the aerospace industry, depending on the application. The AN (Army-Navy) military standard calls for tighter tolerances and defines all fitting types, where the JIC uses AN specifications as the base line for their own standards and covers fewer sizes. 

Posted on November 28, 2017

O-Ring Boss Fittings in the Aerospace Industry

In the aerospace industry,  O-rings are very popular among equipment designers because of their leak-tight connections, typically using a 90 durometer, Buna-N (Nitrile) O-ring. There are two primary types of O-ring boss fittings:

Posted on November 02, 2017

Six Common Types of Aerospace Fittings

Fitting Types

In the aerospace industry,  sections of tubing are usually attached with flared or flareless (compression type) fittings, unlike steel pipe. The SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes the requirements for fittings that are used in all types of fluid systems. 

Posted on October 23, 2017

Georgia Tech Space Program Develops Liquid Rocket Engines

The Yellow Jacket Space Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology is a collegiate team that is working to develop liquid rocket engines and sounding rockets for their university run space program.