Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has expanded its Complete Piping Solutions (CPS) service with the addition of two new features: on-site containers and hot oil flushing containers. Parker’s CPS service supports the planning, manufacture and assembly of pipe connection systems. Its latest additions are designed to secure greater flexibility, time and cost savings for end users.
The demand for comprehensive system solutions, including design consultation, tailored manufacture and installation of hydraulic pipe systems, is increasing. As machines are becoming ever more productive and larger, equipment manufacturers are under greater cost pressures, space-saving demands and safety requirements.
Parker Hannifin has several CPS centres world-wide, where large format pipes and flanges are designed, produced, and fitted into complete systems for use in various applications including industry, machinery, vehicle and ship building, and wind power installations. Parker’s systems engineers initially develop an application-specific piping concept with corresponding drawings and documentation. After production, the complete pipe connection systems are supplied directly to the point of installation and assembled, hot oil flushed and reviewed on-site by Parker experts; all in accordance with customer requirements.
The latest addition of on-site service containers complements Parker’s CPS programme, offering greater flexibility for customers. The containers house all of the assembly machines required for pipes of various sizes; from those with a diameter from 06 to 60 mm, up to those with an outside diameter of 10 in. (273mm). Besides the standard configurations, the equipping of Parker’s on-site containers can be matched to customer requirements at any time. All standard connectors – from EO-2 to F37 Parflange through to high performance flanges (HPF) - can be manufactured with these machines with the guarantee of consistently good assembly results. Furthermore, on-site containers offer the advantage of assembly at the installation site, saving customers valuable time and transportation effort.
As part of the extended CPS service, Parker hot oil flushing units are being introduced to ensure that pipeline systems are clean and debris-free before going into operation. This procedure increases the safety of a complete pipe connection system and contributes to a reduction in future maintenance time and associated costs. The new Parker flushing units, which are driven by six electric motors, can clean pipelines with an outside diameter of up to 10in. (273mm). Washing capacity amounts to 3,000 litres per minute and it can be increased, if required, with additional units. An on-site Parker service technician ensures that the flushing process takes place smoothly and quickly.
With the addition of Parker’s on-site containers and hot oil flushing units, the CPS programme provides a more efficient means of manufacturing piping connector systems, offering end users a high degree of flexibility, quality of assembly and safety at a significantly reduced cost.