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Parker high pressure relief valves

Parker HPRV User Guide

A Parker High Pressure Relief Valve (HPRV) is an automatic protection mechanism, most commonly used for process instrumentation systems. As an important pressure safety mechanism, it is important that the relief valve is correctly maintained, to ensure effective machinery operation. This Parker HPRV user guide has been designed to help you correctly choose a high-pressure relief valve, by offering helpful information regarding the features and...
Solenoid Valves

Maxseal Solenoid Valves

About Maxseal Solenoid Valves Maxseal solenoid valves are a range of top-quality stainless-steel solenoid valves. Acting as an umbrella brand of the popular engineering and manufacturing giants Norgren, Maxseal produces solenoid valves that promote reliability and durability. Well known for performing immensely well in extreme and hazardous environments, Maxseal solenoid valves have been installed in plants all over the world for many years....
Parker tube fittings

Types Of Tube Fittings

When it comes to Flow systems, Tube fittings play a crucial role in connecting and controlling the flow of fluids. These fittings ensure the integrity and efficiency of the system. All different industrial applications will require different types of fittings to meet the specific requirements of the application.  In this blog post, we will explore the different types of fittings, their uses, benefits, and design. We will also take a closer...
Flow Controllers

What does flow control do and what are its purposes?

In simple terms, flow control is the term used to describe the regulation of the flow or pressure of liquid. Within fluid dynamics, flow control is a fundamental concept that involves regulating the rate of flow of fluids, most commonly liquids or gases, through a specific system.  In this article, the expert team here at Fluid Controls has put together this helpful guide on what a flow control system does and how it functions within industrial...
Parker tube fittings

How Parker tube fittings can benefit your processes

For guaranteed leak-free and secure connections, there are no better industrial tube fittings on the market than Parker tube fittings. As a revered name in the manufacturing world, Parker flow control equipment is synonymous with innovation - a quality that extends to their industrial tube fitting range.  Here, Fluid Controls discusses how you can improve your processes by using high-performance tube fittings from Parker. We’ll also highlight...
Parker hose fittings

Which Parker hose fittings are right for your application?

As UK distributors of Parker Hannifin Fittings, Fluid Controls can supply businesses with a variety of Parker hose fittings. Available in a range of materials and sizes, Parker hydraulic and industrial hose fittings boast long- lasting durability and high- performance transfer capabilities. With wide operating pressure ranges, they are suitable for a number of different applications.  But which is the right one for you? Here, we discuss...
Parker hydraulic fittings

Why use stainless steel hydraulic fittings from Parker?

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of control and instrumentation solutions, Fluid Controls supplies an extensive range of fluid control products for industrial applications. We stock a broad range of Parker products suitable for eight major technologies: hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanical, filtration process control, fluid and gas handling, sealing and shielding, climate control and aerospace. Instrumentation fittings from Parker Parker...
Stainless steel compression fittings

Which is best? Brass vs stainless steel compression fittings?

At Fluid Controls, we supply many types of compression fittings, from A-Lok and buttweld pipe fittings from Parker, to sanitary pipe fittings from Bürkert, and high-purity fittings from Parker’s Vacuseal range. We can also supply push-in fittings from Legris and Norgren. In this article, we’ll address the question of which is best: brass vs stainless steel compression fittings? What are compression fittings? Put simply, a compression...
Parker push to connect fittings

How reliable are Parker push-to-connect fittings?

Parker push-to-connect fittings are the gold standard in tube fittings. Their range of push-to-connect fittings offer easy assembly, optimal gripping, a wide range of functional seal materials and a guaranteed positive seal in both static and dynamic applications. In this article, Fluid Controls explains why Parker push-to-connect tube fittings are the most reliable choice on the market. Parker push-to-connect fittings are the most intuitive...
Push fit water fittings

Eco-friendly push-fit water fittings from Parker

When choosing push-fit water fittings for any type of water-based application, you want to be absolutely certain that your fittings will not only deliver leak-free performance but will do so without any danger of contaminating the end product. Parker LIQUIfit fittings deliver massively on both counts, with patented sealing technology and a sustainable plant-sourced polymer construction that is as clean as it is green. Read on to find out more. Parker...
Parker high-performance check valve suppliers

High-performance check valves to go the extra mile

Unidirectional flow control is an ever-increasing requirement for demanding applications within the process industry. The ability to enable a singular flow of fluids or gasses within high-pressure instrumentation allows for a much more streamlined process. To get the best out of your applications, we recommend implementing high-performance check valves within your processes.  High-performance check valves are ideal flow control solutions...
High pressure ball valves from Parker

How high pressure ball valves can benefit your application

Ball valves are easier to operate at higher pressures due to the control surface being spherical. This means less loading therefore requiring less torque to close the valve, even under extremely high flow rates. This, combined with their quarter-turn configuration, makes high pressure ball valves extremely beneficial in applications such as shut-offs or multiple source selection valves.  Parker high pressure ball valves from Fluid Controls...
Check Valve Types

Why use high purity check valves from Parker Veriflo?

Parker Veriflo produces the highest quality check valves for every application, including the best-selling and highly versatile F9 high purity check valve. In this blog, Fluid Controls explains the revolutionary technology behind the F9 series and why you should make them your valves of choice. What is a high purity check valve? Check valves are an extremely unique product because they are totally self-reliant and do not need to be...
Parker high pressure relief valves

Fluid Controls stock of Pressure Relief Valves

What is a pressure relief valve A pressure relief valve is a safety mechanism used to relieve intense pressure when systems reach a certain point. This open-close feature is an easy way to avoid accidents and quickly restore normal pressure levels. At Fluid Controls, we distribute only the best pressure control products throughout our entire product range. The only supplier we use for relief valves is the reputable Parker Hannifin and their Parker...
Pressure Regulators & Control Valves - Fluid Controls

Fluid Controls works with the best pressure control suppliers

Fluid Controls is one of the UK's leading distributors of high quality instrumentation and pressure control equipment. We represent many worldwide recognised companies, the largest being Parker Hannifin’s Instrumentation Division and their complete range of instrumentation tube fittings such as A-lok and CPI; valves such as ball, plug, needle, metering, check and relief valves; and manifolds such as the H series and the Hi Pro range. The...
Balston air dryers and filters

Introducing Balston’s range of filters and air dryers

In our latest article, Fluid Controls gives you an insight into our various models of Balston filters and air dryers. Being partnered with Balston, we can provide their entire range of Balston Filter Products. Who is Balston? Parker Balston is a division of Parker and has been providing engineered solutions for a wide variety of markets for over 30 years. Balston’s main focus is filtration and air products, providing compressed air filters, air...
Parker electro pneumatic regulators

Introducing Parker’s EPP range of regulators

Fluid Controls gives you an insight into our various models of pneumatic regulators from industry experts Parker, in our latest product focussed blog. As we are partners with Parker, we can supply their complete range of exceptional electro-pneumatic regulators. Electro-pneumatic regulators from Parker Parker offers a variety of different electro-pneumatic regulators that can be used for a number of applications in a variety of different systems...
Parker filter regulators

Pressure Regulators from Parker

In our latest product driven article, Fluid Controls gives you an insight into our various models of Pressure Regulators from industry experts Parker and their subdivision Veriflo. As we are partners with Parker, we can supply their entire high quality range of Parker Pressure Regulators, Parker Filter Regulators and Veriflo Inlet Pressure Regulators. Why choose Parker Pressure Regulators? Parker has been established for over 100 years and is a...
Parker SAE aluminium fittings

First look at Parker’s new products for 2017

After Parker’s successful 2016, this year is set to be another productive one for Parker. In our latest brand driven article, Fluid Controls gives you a look at some of Parker’s new product ranges for 2017, including their exceptional high-quality Parker Fittings and Parker Adapters. As we are partnered with Parker Fluid Controls can provide their full range of fittings, adapters and more. New Parker Products for 2017 Parker’s new product...
Parker Pro-Bloc Manifold

Introducing the Parker Pro-Bloc Manifold

Parker’s Pro-Bloc Manifold allows you to combine several valves within a single manifold, providing a one-piece solution that reduces leak paths and installation costs. In this blog, Fluid Controls explains the features and benefits of specifying a Parker Pro-Bloc Manifold for your application. All of our double block and bleed valve manifolds are from the Parker range. Here, we concentrate specifically on the features and advantages of their...
What is a Valve Manifold

What is a Valve Manifold?

If you’ve ever wondered what a valve manifold is and how they work, then Fluid Controls can give you some pointers in our latest blog. Here, we’ll talk you through the design and functions of regular valve manifolds, as well as explaining their advantages and some of the key features of our range of manifold products from Parker. Understanding valve manifolds Firstly, we must gather a basic understanding of what a valve manifold is. A manifold...
What is a Double Block & Bleed Valve

What are double block and bleed valves?

Parker Hannifin offers the most comprehensive range of two valve block and bleed manifolds to suit all types of applications. As a trusted UK distributor, Fluid Controls can provide the complete ‘H’ Series range to you. In this blog, we outline some of the popular different models and their features. What is a double block and bleed valve? Double block and bleed valves replace traditional techniques employed by pipeline engineers to generate...
Needle valve

What is a needle valve?

Needle Valves allow for precise regulation of flow, albeit generally at relatively low flow rates. In this article, Fluid Controls gives you an overview of the function, design and applications of a needle valve, and highlights some of our popular needle valves from Parker. A typical Needle valve design features a tapered pin to gradually open a space for fine control of flow, which can be controlled and regulated with a spindle. A needle...
Pneumatic fittings

Push-fit fittings from Parker and Norgren

Our push in fittings from Parker and Norgren are designed to make your life easier. These user-friendly fittings promise quick and reliable leak-free connection and disconnection without the need for tools. Our broad range of user-friendly push-fit fittings from Parker and Norgren covers a wide variety of materials and connections. The real advantage though is their tool-free installation, which will save you that most precious of commodities: time! Legris...
Burkert check valve

What is a check valve?

Check valves are a useful type of valve that can be used in a fluid or gas control application to prevent the flow of fluids from moving in more than one direction. Due to their size and versatility, check valves are a helpful addition to a wide array of fluid and process control applications. So, if you’ve ever found yourself wondering what are check valves or how does a check valve function, read our handy guide below. Find out more about...
Parker face seal fittings

Ultra High Purity Fittings from Parker

If you have an application that requires high purity fittings, Fluid Controls has the perfect solution for you. Our Ultra High Purity fittings include face seal, Buttweld and MiniButtweld fittings that are electro polished and cleaned to provide the highest standards. Our range of Ultra High Purity (UHP) fittings from Parker Vacuseal, TK Fujikin and Valex covers the complete spectrum of face seal fittings, Automatic Buttweld and MiniButtweld...
Pipe fittings

Instrument Pipe Fittings from Parker

Parker has been providing dependable fluid power technology since 1929. Much of this pipe fittings manufacturer’s expertise lies with their precision-made industrial and general purpose fittings, which is why Fluid Controls recommends their products. With more than 80 years of experience in product design, engineering, applications technology and manufacturing, Parker leads the industry in delivering high quality pipe fittings for a diverse...
Parker A-lok Tube Fittings

A-LOK Tube Fittings from Parker

Fluid Controls is proud to supply Parker’s A-LOK two ferrule compression tube fittings. These highly configurable tube fittings provide exceptional leak-free connections and come in a wide range of sizes and corrosion resistant materials. What are A-LOK tube fittings? Parker’s A-LOK tube fittings are designed to provide reliable leak-free connections for instrumentation, process and control, and analyser applications. Manufactured to the...

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