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Posted on July 08, 2024

Hydraulic Hose Safety: 5 Common Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

Evolving regulations and industrial demands of fluid power and force amplification systems have led to deeper scrutiny of the reliability and durability of hydraulic systems and related components. Additionally, rapid modernization and automation of fluid power systems, while undeniably boosting their overall operation efficiency, make it easy to overlook maintenance schedules, safeguards, and best practices.

Recent 2023 incidents, such as the Air India Express Flight IX 385 ‘tail strike’ hydraulics failure and Hawaiian Airlines Flight 16 landing gear hydraulics malfunction, illustrate the need for proper and scheduled preventive maintenance of your hydraulics and fluid power systems. When properly maintained, hydraulic systems, including hoses and components, are expected to endure up to a million impulse cycles before showing signs of wear and tear.

In this blog, we’ll explore the five most common safety mistakes by industry professionals that you and your team should avoid when handling your hydraulic systems and components. It will help you discover different elements to consider and implement to ensure efficient and prolonged fluid power and hydraulic system operations.

Posted on May 29, 2024

Brennan Announces Strategic Expansion to Mexico with a New Distribution Facility

SOLON, Ohio, May 29, 2024 – Brennan Industries, Inc. (Brennan), a renowned global provider of hydraulic, pneumatic and instrumentation fittings, announces a strategic expansion to Mexico with the opening of a new distribution facility.  

Posted on May 10, 2024

Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques for Hydraulic Fittings

Experiencedprofessionals recognize that the reliability of hydraulic systems hinges on the quality of their fittings. These fittings must endure high pressures and remain compatible with both the tube or hose and the media being transported within the system. Therefore, it's crucial to maintain hydraulic systems diligently. While issues like improper torquing or incorrectly sized fittings are easily identifiable and rectifiable, advanced troubleshooting demands a solid understanding of hydraulic systems and possible failures.This blog dives into troubleshooting techniques tailored for hydrauliccomponent distributors.

Posted on April 17, 2024

The Strength and Versatility of Galvanized Malleable Iron Fittings

Water, natural gas delivery and efficient waste and sewage disposal are indispensable elements of both residential and commercial infrastructure. Behind the scenes, pipes and fittings ensure these essential systems work efficiently. At the core of this infrastructure are malleable iron pipe fittings, known for their durability and versatility. This blog takes you into the world of galvanized malleable iron pipes and fittings, explaining why they matter, how they’re made and the many ways they’re used across various industries. 

Posted on April 10, 2024

Brennan U.K. Introduces RHINO Hose Protection Line to Enhance Customer Productivity

The durability-enhancing product line will provide customers with a comprehensive range of hydraulic solutions 

Posted on March 21, 2024

Brennan and UCT Fluid Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership for Instrumentation Components

Brennan Industries, Inc. (Brennan), a leading manufacturer in hydraulic, pneumatic and instrumentation fittings, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with UCT Fluid Solutions with the Ham-Let portfolio of products and solutions.  Originating in Israel in 1950, UCT specializes in gas instrumentation fittings, valves, manifolds and innovative solutions designed for the ultra-high purity and process industries. 

Posted on February 27, 2024

Aerospace Exploration Unveiled: The Rare Solar Eclipse of 2024

On April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse will grace North America, traveling from Mexico’s Pacific coast and making its way northeast, crossing the U.S. from Texas to Maine. The celestial phenomenon will also cast its shadow over the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Posted on February 20, 2024

Hydraulic Systems in the Manufacturing Industry: 8 Equipment Examples

Hydraulic systems are found in equipmentat virtually every manufacturing facility, from operating robots, forging presses and packaging machinery to powering conveyors.

Energyis transferred through hydraulic hoses, tubes, and pipes all connected by hydraulic fittings or flanges.The power within a hydraulic system is regulated by actuators and valves which apply fluidpressure to operate manufacturing equipment.

In most applications a pump pushes hydraulic fluid through the system, passing through fittings, hoses,and control valves to createpressure thatoperatesa cylinder. The cylinder rod then converts hydraulic energy into mechanical energy to create movement of equipment parts or components, such as the arm on a large pick and place robot or ram on a forging press.

Posted on February 14, 2024

Hydraulic Systems: 2023 Recap & 2024 Forecast in Regulatory Landscape

The year 2023 witnessed a notable shift marked by the increased integration of advanced technologies. In this blog, we aim not only to briefly recap the year but also to delve into the reasons behind the surge in electrification in 2024—a trend that has significantly impacted various industries.As electrification undergoes further evolution, significant transformations in machinery are on the horizon, directly impacting daily life. This blog will examine key aspects, including stricter emission standards, the transition towards electrification, effects on traditional hydraulic equipment and the broader environmental implications associated with this transformative trend.

Posted on January 24, 2024

14 Steps to Ensure a Leak-Free Hydraulic System

Hydraulic systems are the backbone of various equipment in many industries. In manufacturing, they drive the equipment that makes everything from car parts to appliances and components for oil and gas extraction. Properly maintaining hydraulic fittings, hoses, valves, pumps and cylinders is essential to ensure reduced downtime and equipment service life.

Posted on January 17, 2024

Tips for Maintaining Hydraulic Fittings, Hose & Components in the Cold

Protecting hydraulic components from cold weather conditions is crucial. Hydraulic fittings, hoses and other components can become brittle, seize up or clogged during the frigid winters. On oil & gas equipment in North Dakota, oil rigs in the North Sea, or construction equipment in upstate New York, keeping your hydraulic components from freezing temperatures is crucial. In cold weather conditions, hydraulic lines and reservoirs must be insulated to maintain the components’ rated temperatures. Furthermore, fittings can become clogged if the fluid is viscous, though hydraulic fittings themselves can withstand very cold temperatures, whereas: 

  • Brass fittings are rated at -325°F (-198°C)
  • Carbon steel can withstand -65°F (-54°C)
  • Stainless steel fittings are suitable as low as -425°F (-254°C)
Posted on January 15, 2024

6 Hydraulic Industry Trends: a Year in Review

The hydraulic equipment industry covers components such as valves, fittings, hoses, pumps, motors, cylinders, filters and accumulators. End-use industries comprise primarily of aerospace and defense, automotive, machine tools, material handling, hydraulic presses, shipbuilding, construction, oil and gas, agriculture, forestry and plastics.

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