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

Aluminum Piping for Compressed Systems

Engineers typically have specified various piping materials for compressed air systems. However, recently, aluminum piping has become a popular option for many contractors, architects and engineering firms. There are many benefits of aluminum piping for compressed systems in many different applications, which we will discuss.

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Hydraulic Hose Applications


Inflexible or rigid pipes or tubes are used in many hydraulic systems to transfer energy-generating liquid between different components to form a complete hydraulic circuit. Pipes and tubes can be rigid to bridge small amounts of space in a controlled manner. For example, in a hydraulic circuit contained within a small casing, there is no extra room for piping. Therefore, connections must be rigid and contained within the casing. Some hydraulic circuits have much more liberal spacing accommodations or even require connection flexibility to facilitate faster replacement or range of motion operations. For instance, many construction machines have external, flexible hydraulic hose connections so the tools are free to move.

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Selecting the Proper Hydraulic Hose for Your Application


Within different industries, there are plenty of different types of hoses, all used for various purposes. There isn’t really such thing as “the best hose”, only a hose that can do its job and do it right. We here at Bryan Hose have possibly every hose you could require to get your job done the most efficient way possible. However, with the variety of hose options available many may be wondering which one to select for their specific application. This article will discuss a few attributes to consider when selecting the proper hydraulic hose.

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Importance of Compression Testing

Importance of Compression Testing: Metallic & Semi-Metallic Gaskets

There are various different ways to determine the functionality of a gasket. However, compression testing is one of the most common ways to see how heavy a load a gasket can take. Therefore, we have put together a few reasons for the importance of compression testing prior to application.

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What is a Hydraulic Hose?


A hydraulic hose is a high-pressure, synthetic rubber, thermoplastic or Teflon reinforced hose that carries fluid to transmit force within hydraulic machinery. Hydraulic machinery started being used in the early 1940s when engineers discovered that hydraulic systems were more compact, lighter in weight and self-lubricating. Development of hydraulic machinery for military applications sparked after World War II. The development of flexible hydraulic hoses further opened the way for development of a a wide range of new, high-powered machines based on hydraulic technology.

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Metallic, Semi-Metallic and Non-Metallic Gaskets


A gasket’s function is to interpose a semi-plastic material between the flange facings, the material which, through deformation under load seals the minute surface irregularities to prevent leakage of the fluid. Generally, gaskets can be divided into three main categories: Non-metallic gaskets, Semi-metallic gaskets and Metallic gaskets.

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Selecting the Appropriate Gasket Material


The majority of manufacturing sectors, including the automotive, aerospace, electronics, appliance and military industries, utilize gaskets in their production methods. Made of deformable material, a gasket is a sealing device usually designed in the form of a ring or sheet. They create a pressure-tight seam between multiple stationary components, relying on a compression seal to prevent unwanted gas or liquid emissions. Often times, these seals are intended to be resistant to pressure, temperature fluctuations and in some instances, electrical or electromagnetic forces. A gasket uses compression, so it is generally more malleable than the components it joins and is able to conform to the shape of the harder surfaces between which it is placed.

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