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Posted on June 19, 2019

Changes in the Heavy Equipment Market and What They Mean

Managing Fragmentation In Construction Equipment Parts Supply Chain 
According to a study by Zion Market Research “the global heavy construction equipment market was valued at $145 billion USD in 2018 and is expected to reach $231.3 billion USD by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% between 2019 and 2025."

Posted on May 28, 2019

4 Crucial Steps in ORFS Assembly

Proper assembly of the fittings is critical in all situations, but often in the field short cuts are taken that can be a detriment to system performance. It is important to take the following steps:

First: Inspect the fitting for possible contamination or damage that may have occurred in shipping or storage. Confirm the O-ring is properly installed into the groove in the fitting’s face.

Posted on May 22, 2019

Brennan Steel Topping Ceremony

 Last Friday, Brennan Industries invited employees and partners to come celebrate the steel topping of the new corporate headquarters building. The steel topping part of the construction process signifies that the building has reached maximum height. 

Posted on May 21, 2019

What is a Hydraulic System Leak Costing You?

While hydraulic connections that incorporate an O-ring face seal are the most reliable against leakage, it can still happen. Yet the cause is rarely the fitting itself. The primary contributors to system leaks and how often they occur include:

Posted on May 13, 2019

Common Applications of O-Ring Face Seals

O-ring face seal SAE J1453 fittings are popular in hydraulic lines onboard off road vehicles such as tractors, combines and other heavy equipment used in construction. Due to the frequent vibration and actuation of components in off-road vehicles, it is extremely important to reduce or eliminate the number of potential leak points and incidences of leakage. The SAE J1453 standard for ORFS fittings covers dimensions, threads, fitting and O-ring materials, and performance requirements of for use in hydraulic applications, as well as the interface of the O-ring face and nut portion of hose stem assembly.

Posted on May 08, 2019

Things to Consider When Selecting an ORFS Fitting

System design is the first consideration for leak prevention in hydraulic systems. The right components must be selected to reduce the incidences of leaks and connection failures. Typically O-ring face seal fittings are the best or sometimes only practical choice. The following are attributes that should be taken in consideration when selecting system connections in the design phase.

Posted on May 01, 2019

Meet our New Hires!

We are excited to welcome 7 new members to our team here at Brennan! Each of these individuals bring unique experience to our company and are more than qualified for the roles they will be entering. 

Posted on April 29, 2019

The Importance of a Leak-Tight Connection

ORFS Fittings Help Prevent Component Failure 

Many severe conditions can contribute to hydraulic component failure. Fittings and component assemblies are frequently required to work in very harsh environments, from corrosive off-shore applications to extreme heat and cold or frequent high pressure fluctuations. These are a few applications where ORFS fittings can provide leak tight connections to prevent failures. 

Posted on April 23, 2019

The Best Choice for a Leak-Free Connection

O-ring face seal (ORFS) fittings are a highly popular and reliable choice in hydraulic and tube connections. Well designed ORFS connections provide a seal that is highly reliable due to its elastomeric seal and is one of the best choices for a leak-free connection.

Posted on April 16, 2019

Come See Us at Offshore Technology Conference 2019!

May 6-9, Brennan Industries will be exhibiting at the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). Stop by and say hello at Booth 7111!

Posted on April 15, 2019

Flange Plugs: What are they?

Flange Plugs

 Among the category of flange fittings (or flange adapters) are flanges plugs, which are used to cap off or block the flow in the pipe. Flange plugs are basically a flange without a center hole which closes the end of a pipe when bolted to a standard mating flange. Depending on the system requirements, these plugs are typically gas or liquid tight. For gray water subsurface irrigation they are sometimes used to force waste through perforated holes in the pipe, driven by system pressure.

Posted on April 11, 2019

Which Type of Flange is Right for You?

Hydraulic connections mate pipes, hoses or tubes together or to components such as cylinders, pumps, valves or ports in other equipment. They are used to complete a leak free hydraulic fluid system. These components combine to ensure the system is free of leaks or other failure under high pressures. Because of certain connection configurations and applications, flange fittings or separate flanges are the best or sometimes the only practical solution to make an efficient and leak free connection.