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Posted on January 20, 2022

Hydraulics in Oil and Gas Operations

Oil and gas drilling are intensive operations that require enormous amounts of energypowered by hydraulic systems.  When hydraulic units break down there can be catastrophicproblems or at the very least the system will not perform to its maximum efficiency, often causing costly downtime. 

Posted on January 12, 2022

Brennan’s Findings Concerning Remote Work and Logistic Pileups

The manufacturing arena is facing many challenges. Some of these include demand and supply inconsistency, extended response times and quality communication between partners. In normal circumstances, you can miss out on important conversations when not communicating about procurement and supply issues. But now, more than ever, you not only must make yourself available, but you also must make yourself virtually present.

Posted on December 30, 2021

Poly Alloy Vs. Brass PEX Fittings

PEX refers to cross-linked polyethylene Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer with a variable crystalline structure and a vast range of applications and is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world.  The two primary types are low density (LDPE) and high density (HDPE).  Where LDPE is used in film applications ranging from trash bags to frozen food packagingHDPE is more tightly packed and stiffer than LDPE.  Therefore, PEX fittings and tubing are made from HDPE. 

Posted on December 27, 2021

Automated Retractable Chemical Injection Quills

Chemical Injection

Chemical injection is required in a wide range of applications and industries including oil pipelines, gas processing, water, and wastewater as well as mining. A chemical injection system is comprised of equipment which injects chemicals into the system at a specific pressure for the system application and provides chemical dosing to avoid process line failures. The process may operate intermittently or continuously in both upstream or downstream systems and is used in corrosion prevention, well cleaning, pipeline flow enhancement and oil recovery.

Posted on December 15, 2021

What You Need to Know About Applications for Stainless Steel Fittings

There are many different types of steel, with the two most common in industrial applications being stainless steel and carbon steel. They often look very similar, sometimes indistinguishable from one another, yet they are vastly different in the functions they serve.

Posted on December 09, 2021

Why Certain Tube Fitting Connections Are Better Than Others

Instrumentation is all about measurement and control. Instrumentation engineering is the specialization focused on design and configuration of process systems. And the instruments in a process system are the devices which are used in measuring system attributes. These instruments and their components can include valves, actuators, pressure gauges and even IIoT-enabled valves which can sense and transmit data about the matter that passes through them as well as their environmental conditions.

Posted on November 30, 2021

Material Selection Mistakes Can Lead to Disaster

It’s important to find material that best fits your hydraulic system to ensure safe operation and superior performance. Many factors must be understood before selecting, and those include structural, material properties and environmental impact.

Posted on November 18, 2021

Why Aircraft Service Support is Necessary for Aerospace

We all know that regular maintenance of your aircraft will extend the life and ensure safe performance. But to take preventative measures, you must go through different levels of aircraft service support; and the most important levels pertain to structural and component maintenance. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the maintenance of a hydraulic system and its components.

Posted on November 11, 2021

Global Distribution of Hydraulic Fittings

As we are all aware, current supply chains in virtually all product categories are experiencing severe disruptions, backlogs, and instability due to labor and material shortages, with most U.S. ports bottlenecked to historical proportions.

Posted on November 09, 2021

The Evolution of Aerial Refueling Solutions

Air refueling (AR) is the use of inflight refueling aircraft to keep strike and surveillance aircraft in the air for long periods to observe adversaries, refuel airlifters (delivery of supplies or personnel), and support sustained airstrike operations.

Posted on November 04, 2021

Hydraulic Hose: Color Coding, Ferrules & Skiving

Hydraulics have many uses; from mechanical systems which lift or push heavy objects, to landing gear in an aircraft for moving the wheels into place for cushioning the landing, to operating the bucket on a backhoe. And hydraulic hoses perform a vast number of critical functions in any system, from low to medium to high pressure applications, hoses are the arteries of a hydraulic system.

Posted on October 21, 2021

Customer Experience (CX): Seamless Manufacturer - Distributor Interaction

As We Covered in Part 1 of this Series: What we now refer to as customer experience (CX) enables the collective result of every interaction a business has with its customers to be seamless, such as the interactions between and manufacturer (OEM) and distributor.  Because in most cases the manufacturer’s customer is the distributor, data sharing is imperative to their mutual success.  Leveraging a CX platform allows for the development and implementation of points of contact, or “touchpoints”.   A CX platform monitors those touchpoints for their individual performance in order to constantly improve them, measuring the weight of importance of each, creating, and continuously adjusting the relevant hierarchy of communications.

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