Fluid Power Journal

Hydraulic Accumulators Pre-Charge Maintenance

By Rao Choday, VP Sales & Engineering, Servi Fluid Power, Inc. A very common question asked by people in the fluid power industry is: How often should …

Land & Sea: Adapting Land-based Pressure-sensing to Deepsea Technologies

By Greg Pinto, Product Manager, Electronics (Sensors and Diagnostics), Hydac USA Some advances in safety and innovation in the Oil & Gas industry were …

Understanding the Application of Fluid Conditioning: The Effect of Contamination

Water: In hydraulic fluids, excess water can degrade the fluid and the system in numerous ways, even  though water may be present in small quantities. In …

Using Incremental Costs for Compressed Air Projects

By Ron Marshall Nobody likes when a compressor goes down and needs to be replaced due to some sort of age-related component failure. Then comes the challenge …

OTC 2018

30 APRIL–3 MAY 2018  ///  NRG PARK  ///  HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange …

Double Acting Telescopic Cylinder Halves Oil Rig Decommissioning Time

By Steven North, Design and Project Engineer, Apex Hydraulics Ltd Dismantling expired oil rigs is a costly and time-consuming operation. After decades in the …

High-Flow Coolant Control Valves: Keeping Diesel Exhaust Fluid Flowing in Cold Weather

By Rachel Lahr, Director of Sales and Marketing – Commercial Vehicles, IMI Norgren  Diesel exhaust slush! That’s what you get when diesel exhaust fluid …

2018 IFPS Spring Meeting Recap

Special thanks to the IFPS members who recently met in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to conduct the IFPS 2018 spring meeting. These dedicated members steer the …

Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines

This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This …

Designing a Reliable and Efficient Vacuum System

By Mike Tuohey, Sales & Marketing Communications Manager, Piab USA Inc. A vacuum system is made up of more than a pump, and its design is dependent on the …

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