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Utility Hoses in Refineries

March 8, 2023

We know what products are made from a barrel of crude oil and the general overview of crude oil, refined, but the different fluid transfer components required in oil refineries are often overlooked. There are 130 operable petroleum refineries in the U.S. These refineries…

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Virtual CNG Pipelines: An Overview

February 22, 2023

Everything these days is virtual. From doctor’s appointments and meetings to school and conferences, the ability to take an event and make it virtual is commonplace in today’s society. But did you know gas pipelines can also be virtual? What…

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Metric Hydraulic Fittings: DIN, JIS, and Komatsu

February 16, 2023

Hydraulic fittings with metric threads are the most common connectors worldwide. The three primary styles used in different regions and by specific OEMs are: The Various Styles of Metric Fittings Setting aside BSP and BSPP threads, in Europe and other regions, metric DIN…

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Proper NPT Threads Installation

February 8, 2023

HistoryThe onset of the industrial revolution increased the need for the standardization of screw threads. As new manufacturing processes emerged it became obvious just how many different types of threads existed. This caused compatibility issues between different manufacturers and users.…

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Brass Vs. Stainless Steel Fittings

February 1, 2023

While brass and stainless steel are commonly used in hydraulic and pneumatic systems, there are benefits to using one over the other. In this blog post, you will learn about the benefits of each, helping you to understand why one may…

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Pipe Flanges 101

January 25, 2023

Introduction to Pipe Flanges Whether it’s an oil and gas pipeline, irrigation in agriculture, or a piping system for chemical processing, connecting pipes is a common occurrence in a variety of industries. Regardless of the purpose and type of fluid being transferred, the connections…

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3 Choices of Hydraulic Hose

January 17, 2023

Hydraulic hoses are the arteries of a hydraulic system. They are used in a wide variety of equipment and industries, including oil and gas, mining, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, rail, automotive, food and pharmaceutical production, and much more. Hydraulic hoses are used…

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A History and Overview of GSM Armored Hose

January 10, 2023

An old proverb says necessity is the mother of invention. When an important need or problem arises and presents obstacles, we are challenged to create a solution. In a nutshell, this is how Dixon’s GSM Armored Hose came about. History…

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What Type and Size of Hose Clamp Do I Need?

December 13, 2022

Hose clamps are designed to secure the hose to the hydraulic fitting. It stabilizes the connection, which is why finding the correct size is essential. But before sizing a hose clamp, you need to ensure there will not be leakage or excessive…

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You got to love Nick

July 13, 2022

We love Nick here at the office. You should, too, especially when he orders too many hard hats. As you can see, we have lots of colors. And they are the ratcheting style. So call Nick (+1 (850) 478-9778) to…

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