Choosing the Right Hydraulic Fitting

Hydraulic fittings can connect a variety of materials, including tubes, pipes or hoses to components such as pumps, valves or cylinders. Combined these components create a leak free system that hydraulic fluid can be transmitted safely. There’s a multitude of fitting configurations and variations to choose from, so designers have the ability to change the direction of flow, split flows and alter the elevation of lines.

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Metal Properties: Carbon Steel

Steel is one of the most crucial construction metals in the world. This may be common knowledge, but many do not understand the difference between carbon steel and other types of steel. Like any other specific type of steel, the carbon version of this metal not only contains specific properties unique to itself, but also boasts both unique advantages when compared to other types of steel.

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Metal Properties: Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Properties

Stainless steel covers a wide range of alloys with different properties. One property all stainless steels have in common is that they all contain at least 12 percent chromium. They can be divided into three main groups: Austenitic stainless steel, Ferritic stainless steel and Martensitic stainless steel.

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Choosing the Right Valve for the Job

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While valves are not necessarily the most exciting tool in any toolkit, they are not only heroes in their own right but absolutely vital to make any building’s management system run smoothly. Knowing what kind of valve you need when you’re working with a range of pressure applications is crucial.

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The Importance of O-Rings

An O-Ring is a mechanical gasket in the shape of doughnut-shaped ring. Designed to be seated in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, it is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section which creates a seal at the interface. The purpose of the O-Ring is to block a pathway that fluid or air may escape through, as it is a sealing device. They are one of the most common seals utilized in machine design today.

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Metal Properties: Brass

Quite often our customers will ask our team here at Bryan Hose & Gasket about the different types of metal, and what to look for when selecting grades, shapes and sizes. A metal is one of the basic elements in nature. Over three-quarters of the more known elements are metal. Metal is an ideal conductor of electricity and heat. Physically, metal is generally hard, heavy and tenacious. Brass, specifically, is a binary alloy composed of Copper and Zinc that has been produced for millennia and is valued for its workability, hardness, corrosion resistance and attractive appearance.

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Benefits of Using Copper Piping for Mechanical Systems

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Whether its in large diameters or small, for liquid or gas, for high- or low-pressure systems under a wide range of temperatures, you can depend on copper piping and reduce costs for any mechanical system.

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How Hydraulic Instrumentation Can Benefit You

Hydraulic Instrumentation

There are numerous things going on in your hydraulic system. Pressure readings, temperature fluctuations and fluid level can all alter the way your system operates. This is why having the right hydraulic instrumentation on your system is essential. These important tools assist in maintaining a high-quality hydraulic operation, so lets take a look at how these tools can benefit you.

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Benefits of Using Thermoplastic Piping Systems

The benefits of thermoplastic piping are significant and will turn manufacturing more and more in favor of its use. Features of thermoplastic can produce considerable cost savings while also increasing piping system reliability. This article will discuss a few of the many benefits of using thermoplastic piping systems.

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Benefits of Using Aluminum Piping for Compressed Systems

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Engineers typically have specified various piping materials for compressed air systems. These include black iron, galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and even plastic. In more recent years, aluminum piping has become an option considered by many contractors, architects and engineering firms. Aluminum piping provides many benefits for compressed air systems in many different applications.

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