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Posted on July 22, 2021

The Proper Way to Select Primary Instrumentation Components

Regardless of industry or application, the selection of instrumentation components such as fittings and valves is critical to proper system operation, safety and service life. The acronym STAMP, which you may have seen in previous blog posts, is an industrywide term for what to consider when selecting fluid and gas components: Size, Temperature, Application, Media, and Pressure. 

Posted on July 14, 2021

Markets and Applications for Instrumentation Valves & Fittings

As mentioned in our previous blog post, the industries using instrumentation vales and fittings are evolving which has paved the way for substantial growth in the instrumentation market. Each industry often uses different instrumentation products, has different applications and must adhere to specific industry standards. The following are some notable examples: 

Posted on July 08, 2021

How the Instrumentation Market is Growing and What to Expect

The size of the global instrumentation fittings and valves market is expected to grow from what was 2.9 billion USD in 2018 to 4.1 billion USD by the end of 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.1%. In addition, the overall process instrumentation and automation market, which includes fittings and valves, is expected to reach 17 billion by 2023.

Posted on June 10, 2021

What It Means to be Nadcap Accredited

In our last post, we talked about the importance of cybersecurity in the aerospace and defense industries. To support these industries, a company must also be Nadcap accredited. 

Posted on June 03, 2021

Breaking Down Cybersecurity Requirements in Aerospace and Defense

In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of safeguarding the aerospace and defense supply chain. For companies working with these industries, it is also critical to have strong cybersecurity regulations and protocols set in place to ensure that any sensitive information is being handled properly. 

Posted on May 26, 2021

The Purpose of Aerospace & Defense Certifications and Regulations

The aerospace and defense market comprises of passenger and military airplanes, helicopters, gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles, spacecraft, launch vehicles, satellites, and other aerospace fittings. In conjunction with the general defense industry, it is understandable their supply chains are subject to an abundance of certifications and regulations. These can range from compliance in the use of specialty metals, to the manufacture of firearm components, to cybersecurity measures — namely, the security of information technology data and an organization’s communications infrastructure. The very infraction FLIR committed.

Posted on May 07, 2021

Aerospace Certified Components Lay the Foundation for Successful Space Missions

In honor of Space Day, Brennan is reminiscing about successful space missions and the aerospace certified components that went into making them possible.

Posted on April 29, 2021

How BI Verify Nearly Eliminates Shipping Errors

Ensuring customers are receiving the correct order is an integral part of business. Shipping the incorrect parts has a negative outcome for everyone. In order to realize the true impact this has on both the business and the customer; you have to understand what issues arise on both ends.

Posted on March 25, 2021

Different Materials and Configurations of Push-to-Connect Fittings

Different Materials

There are two types of push-to-connect fitting materials commonly used; composite and brass.


The development of composite body push-to-connect fittings has provided a significant advancement over their brass counterpart. Though brass is still a common material, the polymer body and brass screw threads in a composite fitting are extremely durable and provide labor- savings, lighter weight and lower cost compared to brass push-to-connect fittings.

Posted on March 23, 2021

The True Role of Agriculture in Our Daily Lives

Have you ever thought about the true impact agriculture has on our daily lives? When you think of agriculture you probably think of cornfields, tractors, farms, and you would be correct. All of those things play a vital role in agriculture. But the impact of agriculture extends even further.

Posted on March 16, 2021

What is a D.O.T. Air Brake Fitting?

D.O.T. Air Brake Fittings

Another extremely important set of components to an air brake system are the fittings that connect the air lines. These fittings must be Department of Transportation compliant and are referred to as D.O.T. fittings.

Posted on March 11, 2021

Air Brake Components in Trucks and Buses

Foundation brakes are the most common air brake systems in trucks and buses. They use a triple-valve principle which charges air into the tank, applying the brakes, and releasing them. Pressure increases in the cylinder while applying the brakes and in turn decreases pressure in the reservoir. The majority of the vehicles with air brakes have a graduated release system which allows a partial increase in pressure that delivers a proportional release in the brakes.

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