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Posted on February 15, 2019

Hydraulic Hose Fittings: Skived vs Non-Skived

Special attention must be given to hose assemblies. The two preparation options to choose from are skiving or non-skiving of the hose.

SKIVING Skiving a hydraulic hose is the process of using special equipment and tooling to shave a predetermined depth of the OD and ID of the hose. Some medium pressure hose fittings require only external skiving (or single skive) in order for the ferrule and hose fitting to mate correctly.

Posted on February 11, 2019

Two Piece vs. One Piece Hose Fittings

A hydraulic system’s design needs to focus on the required working pressure of the application. To do so, the working pressure of the components must coincide with the system requirements. The components for the system are then selected to ensure safe and acceptable service life.

There are a number of factors to consider when selecting the hose fitting, including the compatibility of the fitting to the hose, one or two piece design and the correct assembly.

Posted on February 06, 2019

Common Fitting Types & Applications: Part II

This post is a continuation from our blog "Common Fitting Types & Applications: Part I"

Some additional common types of fittings include:

SAE J1453 O-RING FACE SEAL FITTINGS: The metal-to-metal seals of flare and flareless fittings are the best choice for many applications, yet they are not as reliable as O-ring seal fittings when it comes to maximum sealing in many lower pressure applications. 

Posted on January 30, 2019

Common Fitting Types & Applications: Part I

Each type of fitting connects to a tube, hose or a port.  A port connection is part of a component, such as a manifold or pump.  All fittings are made to industrial standards, the most common of which are:

Posted on January 28, 2019

How to Select Fittings Using the STAMP Method

The safety, reliability and service life of a system are only as good as its transfer lines and connections.  Tube fittings and adapters are critical components in tubing and hose connections, valves, hydraulic systems, pumps and cylinders.  The right connection of the fitting and tube or hose provides outstanding leak free service life, even at high temperatures, pressures, corrosive environments and steady vibration cycles.

Posted on December 24, 2018

Holiday Luncheon 2018

Last week, Brennan distribution centers hosted their annual holiday luncheons for all of our employees. After lunch, Brennan employees who have been with the company for more than 5 years were presented with service awards . Here are some photos from the holiday luncheon at Brennan's corporate office!

Posted on October 31, 2018

Visit Us at Bauma China 2018!

At the end of November, Brennan Industries will be exhibiting at Bauma China Expo 2018.

Bauma China 2018 will take place November 27-30 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China.

You can find Brennan's China team in Hall N2, Booth 535. We will be showcasing our nitrogen spring fittings, quick couplings, hydraulic valves, systems and more!

Posted on October 16, 2018

Specialty Alloys: Stainless & Super Duplex Stainless Steel

AdobeStock_52962891Specialty alloys range from common Stainless Steels to Super Duplex Stainless Steels. 

Alloy 316/316L Stainless Steel

Though there are a variety of grades of stainless steel, such as 301, 302, 303, 304, 309, 316/316L and 321.  We will focus on alloy 316/316L because of its wide use in specialty applications.  Alloy 316/316L stainless steel is an austenitic molybdenum-bearing stainless steel containing nickel.

Posted on October 12, 2018

Our Calgary Location Is Moving and Expanding!

We have some exciting news for our Canadian customers!

At the end of November 2018, we will be moving to a new space in Calgary that's more than double the size of our current Calgary distribution center!

Posted on October 11, 2018

A Memo To Our Customers Re: California Proposition 65

Brennan Industries and your company have a relationship that may be impacted by changes to California Proposition 65. We strongly recommend that you read this information and take appropriate action as needed to protect your organization, your partners, and your customers from potential legal action. 

Posted on October 10, 2018

5 Types of Superalloys

AdobeStock_205771969Superalloys, or high performance alloys, provide exceptional mechanical strength and creep resistance at high temperatures, corrosion and oxidation resistance and reliable surface stability.  Superalloys are used extensively in the oil and gas industry, chemical and petrochemical processing, power plants and many other harsh environment applications.  They include a number of special combinations of alloys to make up materials from Monel® to Hastelloy®.

Posted on October 08, 2018

Understanding the Most Common Alloys

Specialty Alloys – Composition &  Applications

All alloy steels are made from carbon steel and other alloying materials, including aluminum, chromium, copper, manganese, nickel, silicon or titanium.  These metals are combined with carbon steel to create specific properties that allow for increased hardness, strength and/or corrosion resistance.