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Posted on February 26, 2018

What You Don't Know About O-Ring Storage

Your Connection is Only as Good as its O-ring

Posted on November 11, 2016

Instrumentation Valves for Power Generation Applications

Brennan offers a full line of instrumentation valves and fittings for your power generation applications. Offered in both stainless steel & brass, Brennan's single and double ferrule valves are designed to be iso-mounted to fit any actuator. Standard in both 2-way & 3-way, these value added products are stocked at any of our 6 domestic distribution centers country wide. Fill out the comments section below and your local Brennan representative will be happy to assit you!
Posted on August 08, 2016

Reduce Costs with Proper Hydraulic System Maintenance

There is a lot to consider for an effective hydraulic system maintenance program. Though hydraulics can be complex systems, it is best to keep the program simple, have a plan and follow it. Remember that hydraulic fluid and systems are dependent on each other, so it’s critical to ensure procedures are put into place for both.

Posted on July 14, 2016

Ensuring Fitting Performance

Today we are sharing with you the results of some recent hydrostatic burst testing performed at our Cleveland manufacturing facility. The takeaway from this test is that the Brennan fittings held strong well beyond the burst pressure of the tubing, in fact, 4 times higher than the burst pressure up to a remarkable 20,000 PSI when the tubing iteself failed (at about 1:40 in the video).

Posted on July 13, 2016

Controlling Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

Hydraulic fluid acts as the lubricant between moving parts and often provides the necessary resistance in components.  Heavy equipment that is exposed to harsh and temperature fluctuating environments such as off-road earth moving equipment and farming equipment require regular monitoring of fluid contamination.  In an industrial plant, the machinery that encounters regular actuation or travel may also be subject to contaminates.
Hydraulic fluids are formulated with additives developed for the specific application.  These additives are typically made by companies who specialize in petroleum based materials.  Additive manufactures develop specialized additives made specifically for hydraulic oil for construction equipment.  The additives consist of chemical compounds that protect the base stock of natural mineral oil-based fluids.