Parker Hannifin covers a ton of ground, technology speaking. From filtration to pneumatics to process control, they manufacture products for countless applications – and have the know-how required to engineer for all of them.
So, it goes without saying that they write some great content about trends, products, technology, maintenance, and more.
Here are the most popular blogs Parker Hannifin published last year in their nine focus areas of aerospace, climate control, electromechanical, filtration, fluid and gas handling, hydraulic, pneumatic, process control, and sealing and shielding.
Back in the mid-1990s, the Parker Aerospace Fluid Systems Division (FSD) was chosen to provide the fuel system and the onboard inert gas generating system (OBIGGS) for the F-35 Lightning II program. Parker was responsible for developing:
- the system architecture
- system analysis
- qualification of all the components within the fuel
- fuel tank inerting systems
No small task. In this article they talk about the strategy for overcoming obstacles like how to design the fuel and inert gas generation system for three different aircraft variants (each variant needed different performance requirements which drove different fuel and inerting system architectures).
HVACR Tech Tip: How to Properly Clean a Condenser Coil
If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these, questions, this is the blog for you:
- Why do condenser coil cleaners foam and evaporator coils usually don’t?
- What is the difference between the acid and non-acid condenser coil cleaners?
- How much foam do I need to clean the coil?
Condenser coil cleaning can be a murky subject – it seems misinformation and conflicting information is everywhere.
How VFD Technology on Hydraulic Power Units Helps Improve Performance
Everyone wants to get the best performance out of their equipment. What can you do to ensure that happens? Here Parker gives you a rundown of how the hydraulic power unit (HPU) can be optimized by the help of VD (variable frequency drive) technology.
When the two come together, the create what is known as a DCP–Drive Controlled Pump. A happy marriage indeed. Plus, Parker shares a 3-minute video on a hydraulic power unit build!
Did you know that approximately 36% of nitrogen gas supplied by gas companies is delivered in high-pressure cylinders? In this post, Dave Sykes, gas generation technology blog team member, and Phil Green, industrial gas application manager, Parker Gas Separation and Filtration Division walk you through three safety inspections for high-pressure cylinders:
1. Colour coding and labels
2. Cylinder valve
3. Pressure regulator
Fluid and Gas Handling
What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads?
You likely know all about American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads (NPTF). In this post, Parker delves deep into a question asked all the time in this industry: what pipe thread fittings are needed for these ports? You’ll get a breakdown of tapered threads vs. straight threads, and learn a few disadvantages of pipe threads (like voids in the connection).
Rising temperatures are a problem in many ways. Specifically for wind turbines, high temperatures lead to water evaporation and loss of coolants in critical wind turbine cooling systems, which in turn may then cause overheating in 1.5 MW wind turbines. Fortunately, Parker has a solution to help keep wind turbines running the way they should, and can help avoid overheating.
Parker provides info on the KleenVent KV-CEI, “part of a larger family of products designed to isolate hydraulic systems from airborne contaminants, dust, chemicals and water vapor evaporation.” According to Parker, the KV-CEI enclosure solution works by “closing off the coolant loop system from the outside atmosphere (where evaporation escapes) with a breather bladder.”
Predictive maintenance can save countless dollars and precious time. Smart sensors are the answer to many prayers on how to monitor equipment and avoid downtime. Parker focuses here on fluid power applications, and how the latest generation of smart sensors can help you when it comes to making decisions around:
- scheduling downtime
- maintenance operations
- maximizing productivity
Sealing and Shielding
O-Ring Selection Made Easy with the Parker O-Ring Selector
The right size and the right material can make or break an o-rings performance. For that reason, choosing the right one isn’t a task to take lightly. Parker created an O-Ring Selector to ease that important decision. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is “an engineering tool that enables users to make the right material and size selections easily, quickly and reliably – in a single application.”
Find out more by exploring www.parker.com/o-ring-selector!