'Flared cone' brings enhanced safety

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

A breakthrough in high integrity tube connection technology offering instrumentation system designers and installers performance and time-saving advantages is available from Parker Hannifin.

The 'flared cone' technology, designed for working pressures as high as 22,500 PSI (1,550 bar), advances the performance of compression style tube connections. It provides users with a means of speeding the assembly of instrument tubing systems for use in high pressure applications in the oil and gas industries.

Michael O'Keane, product marketing manager for Parker Autoclave Engineers, said: "Our FCC technology combines the make-up and installation simplicity of compression style connections with the strength of cone and thread, and has more features and higher pressure capabilities than similar technologies."

Parker's tube connection technology uses a flared cone design that prevents tube ejection and forms the primary metal-to-metal seal, with the compression sleeve providing a redundant, second metal-to-metal seal for enhanced safety.

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