The Benefits of Viega Press Fittings

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Viega press fittings are an innovative product that offers a reliable connection without the use of heat or welding during installation. These products can be used for multiple systems including sprinkler systems, ballast systems, fuel oil lines, compressed air systems and more. Due to their use of flameless technology, they can also be safely used with flammable fluids, fire suppression, industrial environments prone to explosion and other critical marine systems. Press fittings eliminate the need for sweating, welding, grooving and threading while creating a secure connection in less than seven seconds. Impressively, this product exceeds codes and standards, is backed …
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ISO/TS-17165-2 Hydraulic Hose Guidelines

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by
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ISO/TS 17165-2 aims to provide guidelines for the selection, routing, fabrication, installation, replacement, maintenance, and storage of hose and hose assemblies for hydraulic fluid power systems which are manufactured from hoses conforming to ISO 1436, ISO 3862, ISO 3949, ISO 4079 and ISO 11237 and hose fittings confirming to the six parts of ISO 12151. It is important to pay attention to the technical specifications of these hoses, as they are in place to promote safety whenever hydraulic hose assemblies are in use.

Hydraulic Hose Injuries

Due to their intense pressure, increased temperature and proximity to the assembly operator, hydraulic …
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Making the Switch to Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by
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The United States has recently begun to implement regulations in an effort to reduce water pollution from equipment below the waterline. In order to keep up with these regulations, operators of large commercial vessels must begin swapping out their mineral and oil based lubricants for more environmentally acceptable lubricants.

Under the 2014 Vessel General Permit (VGP), operators of commercial vessels that are more than 79 feet (24.08 meters) long must use environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) in any oil-to-sea interfaces when inside the 3-nm limit and in the Great Lakes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the new requirements cover …
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