Across pressure piping systems, fluids flow in many directions, requiring special tubing to allow for smooth change from one direction to another. Unlike classic, straight pipes, elbows are designed with a bend, and they connect to two pipes on either end which may have the same or different diameter. While useful, employing an elbow also comes with added factors to consider, as flow direction impacts system pressure due to fluid impact, friction, and re-acceleration. Given their varying designs, this blog will take a closer look at different types of elbows and their unique functions.


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Hydraulic couplers are mechanical devices designed for attaching hoses and fittings to one another in high-pressure hydraulic systems. However, they also control and prevent spills and air inclusions. Hoses and other fittings that need to be connected to one another also can prevent spills and inclusions with the help of a coupler. These typically large devices are made from non-ferrous metals like brass and aluminum alloys. In particular, hydraulic couplers are used in higher-pressure oil systems which are very aggressive. They are built to consistently tolerate large amounts of high pressure, hot temperatures, and intense oil degradation. In addition, they have to be fire-resistant because of the extremely flammable oil moving through the network.


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Various industries make use of pipes in their daily operations to transport gasses and liquids. In systems that rely on straight lengths of pipe, pipe fittings are used to join sections and regulate the flow of fluids. Depending on the particular needs of a system, you will require different types of pipe fittings. With various shapes and sizes available on the market, it is useful to know the functions of each as well as some common classifications of pipe fittings. For your better knowledge, this blog will explore some commonly used pipe fittings and their general purposes in fluid transport systems.


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In the course of their journey through the air, it is crucial that pilots have timely, accurate information about various flight conditions with some of the most important being the speed and altitude of their aircraft. For this information, pilots generally rely on a grouping of pressure-sensing devices called the pitot-static system. These systems consist of a pitot tube and static tube, working in combination to tell the pilot valuable information about the airspeed, altitude, and vertical speed of their aircraft. For more information about this valuable system, read on as we discuss the inner workings and uses for pitot tubes and static tubes.


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Whether you are working with vacuum hose assemblies in an aircraft or the tubing of a building, it is often very important that such products are well secured to prevent various issues like damage or leaking. For vacuum hoses in particular, leaking is highly detrimental as it will result in a loss of the vacuum. As such, vacuum hose components need to be secured at their mating surface, that of which is done with the use of a loop clamp. Loop clamps can be found in a number of applications and areas, always securing and sealing mating surfaces of tubing to prevent leaks.


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Keeping aircraft clean inside and out is more detrimental to flight safety and efficiency than most people realize. In fact, neglecting proper cleaning procedures can have serious consequences, such as leading to corrosion and vital part malfunctions. From general surface cleaning to specific part cleaning, there are a wide variety of materials that help in carrying out such tasks on the market. For your understanding, we will further break these materials down into five categories: solvent cleaners, emulsion cleaners, soaps and detergent cleaners, mechanical cleaning materials, and chemical cleaners. This blog will explore the options under each category as well as their specific purposes.


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Hydraulic accumulators are energy-storing or “vitality-stockpiling” devices akin to rechargeable batteries in electrical systems. They are designed to store energy provided by pressurized fluid whenever needed which can be later extracted as required, making them an indispensable tool for efficient aircraft hydraulic systems used in landing gear. The advantages of using hydraulic accumulators include, but are not restricted to, lesser power requirements, reductions in systemic heat, and readily available energy. Thus, seeing how accumulators can be beneficial in contributing to aircraft efficiency, learning about them is imperative.


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Retaining rings are metal fasteners installed in grooves to create a shoulder for holding an assembly together. They have a compact design and are very light as compared to other fasteners. Retaining rings can also be referred to as circlip rings or snap rings. Retaining rings are commonly used in fitness equipment, storage brackets, wind turbines, bicycles, gas pumps, doorknobs, office equipment, and many other applications.


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An accumulator is a storage reservoir containing an incompressible hydraulic fluid that is pressurized by an external source of mechanical energy. This mechanical energy is often supplied by an engine, a spring, and a compressed gas. Accumulators offer a number of benefits, some of which will be outlined in this blog.


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The pump is one of the most versatile tools in any industry, and it is used for numerous applications across varying verticals. We all have seen a pump in our house which is used for domestic purposes like transporting water and waste for appliances. Regardless of the application, a pump is a mechanical device used to draw fluid by converting mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. They create pressure differences between their intake and discharge valves, and pump fluids at high pressure.


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