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IN THIS ISSUE

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Features 8

USING INCREMENTAL COSTS for Compressed Air Projects

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12 UNDERSTANDING THE APPLICATION OF FLUID CONDITIONING: The Effect of Contamination 15 CELEBRATE FLUID POWER PROFESSIONALS' DAY

Departments

16 LAND & SEA: Adapting Land-based Pressure-sensing to Deepsea Technologies

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32 2018 IFPS Spring MEETING RECAP

10 RESEARCH TO WATCH 19 FIGURE IT OUT

34 HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATORS: Pre-Charge Maintenance

20 IFPS UPDATES 27 WEB MARKETPLACE

36 TECHNICAL CLEANLINESS: Examining the Use of ISO 18413 for Pressure Rinsing

29 NFPA UPDATES 30 ECONOMIC REPORT 38 NFPA UPDATES

48 OTC 2018 COVERAGE 52 DOUBLE ACTING TELESCOPIC CYLINDER Halves Oil Rig Decommissioning Time

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41 INDUSTRY NEWS 42 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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Welcome to the Future of Fluid Power! BY DAN HELGERSON, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMT, CFPECS, CFPSD

After many years with little or no change in the components or approaches to the application of fluid power, some new ways of thinking and some new products are bursting onto the scene.

BENEFITS OF THE NEW PRODUCTS Digital pneumatics, Digital Displacement® pumps and motors, and smart motors with Pulse Frequency Modulation (PFM) are changing the way energy is supplied from the source and received by the actuators. The Fixed Displacement Transformer (FDT), formally referred to as a rotary flow divider or turbo-charger, is being re-examined to provide synchronization, pressure intensification and flow augmentation with surprising energy benefits. The introduction of the Variable Displacement Transformer (VDT) expands the capabilities of the FDT for velocity control, energy distribution and energy recovery for both hydraulics and pneumatics. Engineered fluids that have a wide viscosity range, great lubricity, no significant environmental impact, and are fire-retardant, allow us to push the envelope of operating temperatures. Remarkably small reservoirs make it practical to absorb the additional cost of the improved fluids, have smaller footprints, and reduced weight. Load sensing air pressure regulators allow an actuator to draw only the energy needed under varying loads.

THINKING DIFFERENTLY New concepts such as pressure/volume (p/V) energy units and pressure/flow (p/Q) units of power enable us to think differently about efficiency, energy storage, and energy release. They cause us to analyze energy usage in terms of units needed compared to units consumed. They provide a vocabulary for explaining and applying the right amount of energy at the correct rate for more efficient usage of stored energy, both hydraulic and pneumatic. With competitive means of transferring energy nipping at our heels, environmental concerns weighing heavily on the minds of everyone and huge economic issues at stake, we cannot afford to remain idle or complacent. Fluid power can and must continue to be a major player in the transfer of energy that is so necessary for our economic health. We must continually improve our efficiency, sometimes by doing what we already know how to do, and sometimes by creating new products and approaches to energy transfer. We need to think of ourselves as Energy Professionals specializing in Fluid Power. We need to think about the entire energy transfer system; from the combustion engine or electric motor to the work being performed. We need to view every kW wasted, every Nlpm tossed away, and every Btu removed as an opportunity for improvement. To do less would be a disservice to our profession and to those who depend on our expertise.

WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE With change comes opportunity. Implementing the new products and concepts will require a skilled, forward thinking workforce. There will be increased demand for mechanics, technicians, and specialists, as well as engineers having an IFPS certification that validates their understanding and skill. These concepts and products have been, or soon will be, covered in the Fluid Power Journal. So, join us as we pursue the best in fluid power. Welcome to the future! Contact Dan: Dan@DanHelgerson.com • www.DanHelgerson.com

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By Ron Marshall

Nobody likes when a compressor goes down and needs to be replaced due to some sort of age-related component failure. Then comes the challenge in choosing the new unit, and figuring out how to pay for it. But, you should be aware that this may also be a time of great opportunity, where a new, more efficient system might be put into place with only a slight increase in cost. Perhaps the use of incremental costs on the project estimate, and some available utility incentives, might help persuade your management to let you upgrade to a more efficient system that might pay for itself in a few short years.

INCREMENTAL COSTS Incremental costs are expenditures that are over and above what you would normally spend on a “business as usual” project. Perhaps you have money in the budget to replace your existing, aging fixed speed compressor with a newer unit, exactly the same size and type. This is the base cost, completing a project like this will typically get you the same electrical operating costs as you had with the previous compressor. But, you could possibly do more. Instead of a fixed speed compressor, you may consider purchasing a more efficient variable speed unit that consumes less power. You may also want to look at upgrading the compressor connection piping to a larger size and the compressed air filters to units with a lower pressure differential. You could also consider purchasing a new cycling air dryer that may save you some power consumption, and a larger storage receiver capacity to stabilize your plant pressure. All of these will add to the cost of the project, but the costs are incremental, small additions to what you would have spent anyway.

SAMPLE PROJECT Let’s consider a sample project at a heavy equipment service shop. The project involved the replacement of a failed 15 hp lubricated screw compressor with smaller than required storage receiver capacity. System measurements with data loggers showed the unit and its associated air dryer ran all the time on a 24 x 7 basis,

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This variable speed compressor paid for itself in less than a year.

mostly unloaded, consuming $7,400 worth of electricity per year while producing only an average of 10 cfm. The replacement cost of purchasing and installing a new compressor similar to the old was estimated at about $15,000. This compressor, over ten year period, would have consumed about 5 times its purchase and install cost in electricity. Installing a new, more efficient variable speed compressor with an internal cycling dryer will cost more initially, an estimated $22,600. This unit will run much more efficiently, however, starting and stopping during light loads, and running in variable mode at higher flows. The newer design of this unit consumes less power than the original, and operating the unit at lower pressure saves power. This compressor, under similar conditions, will consume only $2,300 in annual electrical costs due to the elimination of wasteful unloaded run time, about one third the previous consumption, saving $5,100 in annual electricity costs. And the operating time will be about 80% less than the previous compressor, saving maintenance costs. If this project was evaluated on the total purchase price, the simple payback of the project works out to 4.4 years, not all that attractive to the bean counters, but still quite good, equivalent to a bank account interest rate of about 22 percent. But, if evaluated on the incremental costs, you are spending just $7,600 more, and the simple payback works out to 1.5 years, an

interest rate of about 67 percent on the extra money invested. That will get the attention of management! And if the project can gain some additional utility incentive, it may be possible to achieve a payback on the incremental costs of less than a year. Over the years many compressed air users have invested this kind of money and achieved similar proven savings when upgrading their systems to more modern energy-efficient design. This should be considered when it comes time to replace your air compressor in the future. Many times your service provider will be able to help monitor the efficiency of your existing system and calculate what savings could be gained. Call them in today and set yourself up for future savings.

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This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This research will help give insight into the future direction of fluid power.

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) holds a monthly forum, highlighting research, workforce, and special topic presentations. CCEFP is a network of fluid-power-research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at nine universities. It is also a National Science Foundation Research Center. For more information on CCEFP, visit www.ccefp.org. Since 2014, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Foundation has supported and is helping to expand the pre-competitive fluid-power-research activities of the CCEFP, dramatically increasing the number of institutions and students impacted by its research program. For more on NFPA, visit www. nfpa.com/aboutnfpa/ missionfocus.aspx.

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PURPOSE The goal of the project is to provide an efficient, clean and flexible fluid power source for mobile applications, including both on-road vehicles and off-road heavy machineries. Due to its compact architecture, small inertia, high power density, and ultimate freedom on the piston motion, the hydraulic free-piston engine (HFPE) is selected as the solution to achieve the aforementioned goal. This project has focused on the design, control, and testing of free piston engine pumps for off-road vehicles, a potentially transformational architecture. It has differentiated itself from existing technology approaches by controlling the hydraulic engine, in lieu of variable pumps, to generate the required pressure and flow for the vehicle’s hydraulic actuation systems, including both linear and rotary motions.

PROGRESS Simulation results show that with proper control of valve command and fuel injection, the free-piston engine (FPE) can work as a digital fluid power source with very short response time. Efficiency analysis shows optimal working conditions can be found, and overall system efficiency is higher than in the current solutions. With the supercharger system, the scavenging process is improved, and repeatable combustion looks promising.

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500 to 1,000 ppm (0.05 to 0.1 %) at 180°F. This water is not visible when in solution, but appears as a cloud in the oil as temperature is lowered to the critical temperature that begins to force the water out of solution.

AIR AND GAS: Air affecting hydraulic sys-

UNDERSTANDING THE APPLICATION OF FLUID CONDITIONING THE EFFECT OF CONTAMINATION

WATER: In hydraulic fluids, excess water can

degrade the fluid and the system in numerous ways, even though water may be present in small quantities. In general, water content up to 700 ppm (parts per million) may be tolerated. However, some tests and types of fluid indicate that levels as low as 140 ppm can significantly reduce pump and fluid life under certain circumstances. Water can cause serious degradation in system performance and life because of its effects on the fluid. Effects could include changes in viscosity and lubricity, increase in oxidation rate, precipitation of additives, and combination with chemicals to form acids. It is important to prevent water entry into the system and to be prepared to remove any that might find its way in. Water typically exists in three forms in hydraulic oils - free water, emulsified water, and water in solution. Free water is water which can readily separate from the oil. This water will usually settle to the bottom of the reservoir and should be removed by periodic draining. Water can enter the system as free water during external cleaning, rain, sprinkler system operations, defective heat exchangers, and so forth. It can enter the system as water vapor from the atmosphere through a vented reservoir.

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Emulsified water is the result of the mixing action of the pump on water-contaminated fluid or from high turbulence or violent agitation at points in components or fluid conveyors. These actions cause the water droplets to reduce in size so that they will not readily separate by settling or centrifuging. Some additives, including detergents, polar rust inhibitors and EP (extreme pressure) additives, can increase emulsification. Emulsified water in fluid imparts a milky appearance to the fluid. Severe emulsification (high water content) may give the oil a gelatinous texture. Water in solution is dependent on the type of oil, base stock, additives, and temperature. The amount of water in solution typically ranges from 60 to 300 ppm (0.006 to 0.03%) at 100°F to

tems can be classified as dissolved, entrained, foam, and free. All hydraulic fluids contain dissolved air. This is air that is in solution; that is, the air molecules occupy the spaces (interstices) between the molecules of the liquid. The amount of air present is measured as a percentage of the liquid volume and varies with pressure. At sea level, the amount of dissolved air may be as high as 10%. One liter of hydraulic fluid could contain 100 mm of air. A minor drop in pressure will cause air to be drawn out of solution and become entrained. Entrained air consists of bubbles that are less than 1 mm in diameter. A drop in pressure is one cause. It can occur locally during turbulent flow, when fluid returns to the reservoir, or when there is low inlet pressure to a pump. It can also be caused by hydraulic fluid entering the reservoir above the fluid level as the liquid stream drags air with it into the reservoir (see Figure 1). Foam is a condition where large numbers of air bubbles rise to the surface and gather together surrounded by an oil film. Free air is the air above the fluid level in a reservoir, or pockets of air that are trapped somewhere in the circuit. This is the air that can be drawn into the hydraulic fluid and become entrained or produce foaming. Air in the system can be the cause of a number of problems. Dissolved air can come out of solution as the liquid circulates through the system. The resultant air bubbles reduce the bulk modulus of the hydraulic fluid, leading to sponginess and erratic behavior of actuators. Air reduces the lubricating film between the moving parts in the system. Air bubbles will suddenly collapse under high pressure, causing locally high temperatures that can damage equipment. If foaming occurs, it can spill out into the environment, wasting fluid and making a mess. At approximately 70°F (21°C), a vacuum of 5 in. Hg will pull the entrained air out of the oil.

FIG.1: AIR IN OIL

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PARTICULATE MATTER: different sized par-

ticles affect clearances in different ways. If the particle is larger than a clearance or orifice, it may not enter the clearance and· cause interference, but it could block the opening. This could present a serious problem in the case of small damping or control orifices in components. Particles that are close to the size of the clearance may get caught between clearances and cause abrasive damage or jamming of the component. Very small particles, typically smaller than 4μ, are called silt. These particles usually pass through most clearances, but in high fluid velocity, turbulence or impingement on surfaces when flow direction changes, they may erode metal surfaces or metering control edges. This can reduce efficiency and create heat by increasing internal leakage. It can also affect response, control and reliability. This type of erosive damage generates additional wear particles that further aggravate contamination damage and failures.

VISCOSITY: Properties that affect the per-

formance of a hydraulic fluid include viscosity, specific gravity, viscosity index, pour point, neutralization number, flash point, fire point, auto ignition temperature, anti-wear properties, resistance to oxidation and rust, anti-foaming, and detergent dispersing properties. Of these factors, viscosity is the most important operational property.

The molecular structure of any fluid causes it to resist flow. This resistance is the viscosity. The higher the viscosity, the greater is the resistance to flow. Viscosity is measured either in Saybolt universal seconds (SUS), where a specific volume of fluid is timed as it runs down a calibrated tube at a controlled temperature, or in Centistokes, where a ball is dropped into a tube of fluid and timed as it descends. Hydraulic

THE EFFECT OF FLUID TEMPERATURE:

Hydraulic fluids are typically not considered high temperature fluids. Their useful life, as well as maintenance of viscosity, chemistry and the other attributes, is based upon continuous operation below a critical temperature. This critical temperature is 150°F (66°C). Every 18°F increment (10°C) higher than 150°F effectively doubles the oxidation rate of the hydraulic fluid (petroleum base) thus cutting its useful life in half. For example, running a system at a consistent 176°F (80°C) would reduce the useful life of the fluid by 75%. Most fluid manufacturers specify optimum ranges of temperature for their products, typically from 90°F to 120°F (32°C to 49°C) or 100°F to 130°F (38°C to 54°C) even though many fluids are operated in excess of these temperature ranges. The effects of temperature on the fluid are the same, regardless of the source of heat. As the fluid heats up, it gets thinner. This increases internal leakage which in turn heats the fluid more. With most water based fluids, heat will cause evaporation of the water, change the ratio of water to base, and will increase viscosity. On the other hand, when temperatures are too low, the fluid thickens, increasing the energy required to move it through the system. This can cause pump cavitation and/or sluggish behavior of actuators. Water-based fluids will freeze and shut down the whole system if the temperature is low enough.

THERMAL SHOCK can occur when fluid that

has been warmed is directed to an actuator that is very cold, as in hydraulically driven ski lift equipment. The dissimilar metals within a hydraulic motor, for example, may expand at different rates and, because of close tolerances, could lock up.

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fluid is formulated to utilize this resistance to flow as a means of lubrication for the closely fitted parts that make up hydraulic components. The fluid adheres to surfaces, creating the thin film of lubricant necessary to allow the parts to slip by each other with maximum ease and minimal wear. Viscosity is directly related to temperature. As the fluid warms up due to ambient conditions and inefficiencies, it becomes less viscous, making it easier to flow but reducing its ability to lubricate. Where there is a wide variation in the operating temperature of the fluid, it becomes necessary to use a multi-viscosity fluid that is less viscous at low temperatures and more viscous at higher temperatures. The rate of viscosity change due to temperature is called the viscosity index (VI). There is no universal recommendation for the viscosity of hydraulic fluid. The requirements of the equipment manufacturer should be known and followed.

ENERGY TIP: Energy is required to overcome

the resistance to flow. This energy is a parasitic loss that detracts from the efficiency of a system. It is important to choose the fluid with the optimum viscosity for the application.

CLEANLINESS: Viscosity is the most important

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functional property of hydraulic fluid but cleanliness is the most important operational property. The wrong viscosity can cause premature wear or excessive energy loss but contamination, even in properly viscous fluid, can quickly destroy components. For this reason, target cleanliness levels have been established for various classes of components. When these cleanliness levels are met and the optimum hydraulic fluid is used, long and efficient life can be expected.

TEST YOUR SKILLS 1. Water typically exists in three forms in hydraulic oils: a. Ice crystals, gas, and condensation. b. Free water, emulsified water, and water in solution. c. Entrained water, milky water, and steam. d. Cloudy oil, milky oil, and foam. e. Liquid, gas, and solid.

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2. Air affecting hydraulic systems can be classified as: a. Dissolved. b. Entrained. c. Foam. d. Free. e. All of the above. 3. What are the most important operational and functional properties of a hydraulic fluid? a. Viscosity and cleanliness. b. Flash point and environmental impact. c. Specific gravity and specific heat. d. Pour point and vapor point. e. Neutralization number and centistoke.

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LAND&SEA ADAPTING LAND-BASED PRESSURE-SENSING TO DEEPSEA TECHNOLOGIES BY GREG PINTO, PRODUCT MANAGER, ELECTRONICS (SENSORS AND DIAGNOSTICS), HYDAC USA

Some advances in safety and innovation in the Oil & Gas industry were first made with land-based technology and then adapted to subsea technology. For example, let’s consider the areas of pump control and circuit status switches. The critical part of isolating a dangerous well kick due to piercing a gas pocket or a downhole explosion is the BOP (Blowout Preventer) system. In both existing and legacy-design BOP systems, pressure switches that were very popular— adjustable, mechanical pressure switches indicating circuit status sensing and pump control motor starter firing—were used. This is now an extremely antiquated technology. These switches have bi-metal spring or Bourdon tube components for their repeatable set points and are affected by aging metals, rusting, humidity effects as well as shock and vibration. This constant “change” causes set points to drift and require a constant check/re-check process to be sure set points haven’t drifted from acceptably safe levels. Our invention of electronic switch technology nearly 40 years ago eliminated the issues associated with mechanical switches. Even so, relative to the Oil and Gas market, change comes very slowly with electronic devices. Once we had switches approved by ATEX, IECEx and CSA as explosion/flameproof, customers began their integration and wondered why they waited so long to change. Our feedback is they prefer the tech advancement, stating once they install an electronic switch, it’s checked and verified during the factory acceptance test (FAT) and then it’s ready for years of trouble-free service. Once in-the field, the electronic switch does not have to be continually monitored. Remember, a pressure switch is a pressure transducer with only an additional switch ASIC (Application-specific Integrated Circuit Board).

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Even though the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Minerals Management Service (MMS) each requires a quarterly check of sensor accuracy and switch points, electronic setpoints rarely need attention. Another benefit of electronic pressure switches is the ability they give you to set your normally open, normally closed functionality electronically and to set points from 5-100% of the pressure range. The expected life of 100 million cycles confirms the “set-it-and-forget-it” capability. A simple program allows you to reset on the fly (takes 45 seconds) without the need to pressurize a circuit to be able to set the switch(s) points (which could take 10-20 minutes each). The program also gives you the capability to specify a delay of up to 2 seconds between the set point of the pressure and the actual

change of state of the switch, allowing the user to eliminate the switch on/switch off of pump relays, motor starters and circuit status lights which cause uneasiness and can damage components in a system. This same pressure switch/transducer design criteria used in land-based technology has been integrated into our Subsea Deepwater pressure sensing technology with one enhancement, seawater depth compensation. This compensation can be accomplished using the DCA filled compensated pressure OR the direct seawater as direct compensation technology. When we first witnessed how Deepwater pressure transducers require a second transducer to sense water depth pressure and then “subtract it” from the system process pressure, we felt we needed a better approach since currently there were Fig 1

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additional costs in programming and components to do a simple pressure reading. As a result, we took the initiative and involved our Research & Development department to develop a better solution. Our goal was to eliminate this extra step by removing the water depth head pressure within the transducer itself, outputting the system pressure via one, 4-20 mA signal. This was the birth of the direct compensated transducer. This quantum leap in technology quickly simplified the pressure-sensing challenge for subsea systems on production, drilling, and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) applications. In addition, coupled with this direct compensation transducer (DCT), one customer asked us to go one step further and supply a subsea transducer suitable for use in a system that requires Safety Integrated Level SIL2 or Performance Level D. We were also able to realize this utilizing a dual cell, (with or without) a galvanically separated set of individual outputs from the same transducer; this accomplished the redundancy requirement to achieve suitability for use in systems that require Performance Level D or

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direct compensation which allows for relocation of a drilling or production system “on the fly” without requiring any reprogramming or resetting of any feedback technology from sensors since the depth is automatically adjusted as depth changes occur. In addition, we

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Oil-heater Problems with a Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) Located in an Unheated Shed A metal fabrication shop has a 30-year-old bending press that can bend wide flange beams to a semi-circular shape. The machine was up-graded to bend larger beams and required additional floor space. The contractor located the HPU just outside the building in an unheated shed. The contractor told the customer that the unheated shed would not cause problems because the contractor added a Chromalox brand electric heater to the reservoir, and there was a 230-volt 3-phase electrical supply close buy. Within a month, a fork truck damaged the heater where it projected from the tank. The customer could read most of the part number and ordered another 230-volt unit. During the upcoming winter months in the Chicago area, when they started up the pump that was mounted on top of the unit, the pump started to cavitate badly. They determined the Chromalox heater was not heating the oil. They confirmed that the heater was getting 230 AC volts to the heater connection so they un-screwed the heater and had difficulty getting it out. The unit looked like a 4 to 5-inch lead pencil from the threads to the tip of the elements. The black coating was brittle and broke off into chunks that an old timer said looked like chunks of coal. They checked the name tag, and everything seemed to be connected properly, as before. Any idea what went wrong? BY ROBERT SHEAF, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM, CFC INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

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CLAMP AND DRILL CIRCUIT WILL NOT RELEASE THE PART This problem represents a common situation we are faced with probably 30% of the time. The circuit shown was given to us as the existing schematic. What they did not tell us was that the “A and B” hoses were returned to their original position when the engineer switched the coil signals. We kept telling them there was something wrong and that the circuit as shown would not reduce the cap end pressure. Now that we had the correct circuit, we were able to determine that the pressure reducing valve needs to be mounted above the pilot operated checks. The drain line was pressurizing the rod side, causing both pressure build up on the rod side that intensified the cap end pressure, and causing the reducing valve setting to increase. Switching the two module positions fixed the problem. VISIT FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM TO VIEW PREVIOUS PROBLEMS.

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IFPS Receives NFPA Legacy Builders Award

The IFPS was recently inducted into the National Fluid Power Association’s (NFPA) Education and Technology Foundation Legacy Builders Club. This recognition is for all donors to the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation whose cumulative donations have reached $25,000 or more. Each year, a new class of Legacy Builders is inducted into this elite club. The IFPS was inducted into the Class of 2018 during NFPA’s recent Annual Conference. “The IFPS is honored to receive this prestigious award. Part of the IFPS mission is to ensure the longevity and sustainability of fluid power technology. We believe education and training play a big part,” said Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director. NFPA’s Education and Technology Foundation works to create more educated fluid power technicians by funding student outreach and education programs designed to create a pathway into the fluid power industry. It also helps create more educated fluid power engineers by funding research and education programs designed to better engage academic faculty in the teaching of fluid power. Its programs include Fluid Power Action Challenge events for middle school students, and scholarships for high school, technical school and university students, as well as grants to 2-year technical schools and 4-year universities to help support training labs and develop curriculum. Both the IFPS and the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation are 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organizations. All donations are fully tax deductible.

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Newly Certified Professionals MARCH 2018 ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR (AI) Jean Granade, Hyspeco Steve Miller, Parker Hannifin Corporation Steven Downey, Attica Hydraulic Exchange Corp. Jamie Lucas, Altec Industries, Inc. Theron Pendley, Altec Industries, Inc. Marti Wendel, Wendel Engineering, LLC AUTHORIZED JOB PERFORMANCE PROCTOR (AJPP) Steven Downey, Attica Hydraulic Exchange Corp. Jamie Lucas, Altec Industries, Inc. Theron Pendley, Altec Industries, Inc. Andrew Smith, Altec Industries, Inc. Bill Navarre, Controlled Fluids, Inc. AUTHORIZED JOB PERFORMANCE PROCTOR CC (AJPPCC) Bill Navarre, Controlled Fluids, Inc. ENGINEER (E) Todd Zuberbier, Ellicott Dredge Technologies HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST (HS) James Bjerke David Black

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Congratulations! Congratulations to our newly Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructors (CFPAI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctors (CFPAJPP.) Approved candidates hold at least one certification, conducted a pre-planned presentation, and were evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts and peers during the recent Instructor Training Workshop in Detroit, Michigan. Steven Downey, CFPHS, CFPIHM, CFPIHT Attica Hydraulic Exchange Corp. (CFPAI, CFPAJPP) Jean David Granade, CFPS, Hyspeco (CFPAI) Jamie Lucas, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, Altec Industries, Inc. (CFPAI, CFPAJPP) Steve Miller, CFPPS, Parker Hannifin Corporation (CFPAI) Bill Navarre, CFPMM, CFPCC, Controlled Fluids, Inc. (CFPAJPP, CFPAJPPCC) Theron Pendley, CFPMHM, Altec Industries, Inc. (CFPAI, CFPAJPP) Andrew Smith, CFPMHM, Altec Industries (CFPAJPP) Marti Wendel, CFPE, Wendel Engineering, LLC (CFPAI) If you would like to become an AI or AJPP, register for our upcoming Instructor Training Workshop being held October 15-18, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Register by visiting www.ifps.org or by calling 800-308-6005.

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SAVE THESE DATES! IFPS 2018 Annual Meeting September 17-20, 2018 • Williamsburg, Virginia IFPS 2019 Spring Meeting February 25-28, 2019 • New Orleans, Louisiana IFPS 2019 Annual Meeting September 23-27 2019 • Seattle, Washington

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Thomas Blansett, CFPS, CFPAI Joins the IFPS Staff as Technical Director Tom has been working in the Fluid Power and Motion Control industry for almost 40 years. His career in fluid power started while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist’s Mate Chief Petty Officer. In this position, he was involved with the maintenance and operation of shipboard propulsion and auxiliary support systems; however, it was while he was on a nuclear submarine that he first gained experience in hydraulic and pneumatic systems. He later served as a Naval Instructor for engineering systems. Tom extensive civilian experience in engineering, sales, application support, and training will provide the IFPS with technical expertise for the many new initiatives the IFPS has planned. Tom has contributed as a subject matter expert on numerous IFPS technical subcommittees and has been serving as a technical consultant for the IFPS. He holds the Fluid Power Specialist (hydraulics and pneumatics), Industrial Hydraulics Technician, and Connector & Conductor Certifications; he is also certified by the IFPS as an Accredited Instructor and Authorized Job Performance Proctor. Tom can be reached by e-mailing tblansett@ifps.org. Tom Blansett will conduct a full-day, pre-conference workshop on “Advanced Hydraulics Training” on May 14, 2018 during the upcoming Fluid Power Technology Conference in being held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Registration can be found by visiting www.ifps.org.

AVAILABLE IFPS CERTIFICATIONS

CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor CFPAJPP Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor CFPAJPPCC Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS) CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist CFPPS Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist CFPECS Certified Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist CFPMT Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT)

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ELECTRONIC CONTROLS SPECIALIST (ECS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

Fairfield, OH

October 22-25, 2018

October 25, 2018

HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST (HS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

Eden Prairie, MN Fairfield, OH Bethlehem, PA

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PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST (PS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

Fairfield, OH Fairfield, OH

June 25-27, 2018 December 12-14, 2018

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CONNECTOR & CONDUCTOR (CC) REVIEW W/ JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

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June 18-20, 2018 August 8-9, 2018 November 26-28, 2018

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INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (IHM) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

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June 12-15, 2018

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September 10-13, 2018

September 12 & 13, 2018

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JOB PERFORMANCE ONLINE REVIEW

CFC Industrial Training offers online JP Reviews which include stations 1-6 of the IFPS mechanic and technician job performance tests. Members may e-mail askus@ifps.org for a 20% coupon code off the list price or get the code in our Members’ Only area for the entire IFPS Job Performance Review; test not included. Register and purchase through CFC Industrial Training.

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CFPIHT Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician

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Since 1969, Doering Company has built a worldwide reputation for precisiondesigned, quality constructed valves and pumps. The company specializes in unique industrial products to meet the most demanding performance requirements. Products are offered in a wide variety of materials, including stainless steel and Teflon®. Industry knowledge and an investment in emerging manufacturing technologies result in the development of valves and pumps previously unavailable. Doering products are offered through a network of fluid-power distributor representatives.

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Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process control and factory automation solutions. Celebrating over 40 years of innovation in the United States and over 80 years globally, Festo continuously elevates the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions.

Hydraulex provides the largest offering in the industry of Remanufactured, Aftermarket, and OEM hydraulic components and parts such as pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and PTOs. We also offer complete hydraulic repair services for almost every make and brand of hydraulic component. Whatever your needs, we’re sure to be able to help. Visit our NEW website for more information (www.hydraulex.com), give us a call (1-800-422-4279, or email us at sales@hydraulex.com.

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La-Man Corporation is a leading manufacturer of compressed air filtration products. With over 30 years of experience, we truly understand the importance of protecting valuable machinery, tools, and finished products from dirty, wet, contaminated air. La-Man’s line of products include the patented Extractor Dryer, .01 micron filter, as well as, LA-MAN-Air Breathing Systems™, SuperStar™ Membrane Dryers, and the Refrigerated Extractor/Dryer. PO BOX 328 • Mazeppa, MN 55956 800-348-2463

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LINDE HYDRAULICS

Linde Hydraulics is a global developer and supplier of modular drive systems consisting of hydraulics, power transmissions and electronics. As a leading technology provider in the field of high pressure hydraulics, the systems produced by Linde Hydraulics set the standard for reducing fuel consumption and CO2. Our product range comprises hydraulic pumps and motors, valves, electronic controls, rotary drives and electric motors. Visit www.Linde-Hydraulics.us or email info@linde-hydraulics.co for more information.

OIL-RITE CORPORATION

Oil-Rite manufactures 303 stainless steel flow sights which permit visual observation of liquid flow, clarity, and condition in low-pressure oil lines. Stainless steel is becoming a preferred material in industrial settings because of its corrosive resistant properties. They are available with or without a nylon ball for gauging the direction of fluid movement. Consult Oil-Rite’s online product catalog. Oil-Rite Corporation P.O. Box 1207, Manitowoc WI 54221-1207 (920)-682-6173 • sales@oilrite.com

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Polyconn specializes in developing and supplying high quality pneumatic hose, pneumatic hose fittings, and pneumatic components. Our inventory includes pneumatic manifolds, PosiLink™ couplings, the unique Duratec® Pipe system and more. We can produce pneumatic hose and other pneumatic products to match your exact specifications. Our proficient engineering and quality management, means Polyconn delivers high quality pneumatic components at competitive prices.

Rotor Clip manufactures a full line of inch, DIN, ANSI metric and JIS retaining rings to world standards, as well as a complete line of constant section rings, spiral retaining rings, and wave springs. There are over 50 different styles and over 1000 part numbers to fit virtually every application. Rotor Clip supports its market with a full line of installation tools including applicators, pliers, dispensers and automated assembly equipment.

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Market information questions?  Contact Eric Armstrong at earmstrong@nfpa.com or 414‐778‐3372.    Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments  Raw Index Data, Index: 2013=100  HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SHIPMENTS Raw Index Data, Index: 2013=100 130.0

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Pneumatic, Mobile and Industrial Hydraulic Orders Index  This graph of raw index data is generated by the total dollar volume reported to NFPA by CSS participants and compared to the average monthly This graph of raw index data is generated by the total dollar volume reported to NFPA by CSS participants and compared to the average monthly 

dollar volume in 2013. For example, the February 2018 total dollar volume for pneumatic shipments are 100.6% of the average monthly dollar volume dollar volume in 2013.  For example, the February 2018 total dollar volume for pneumatic shipments are 100.6% of the average monthly dollar  in 2013. (Base Year 2013 = 100) volume in 2013.  (Base Year 2013 = 100) 

Pneumatic, Mobile and Industrial Hydraulic Orders Index    140.0 PNEUMATIC, MOBILE AND INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC ORDERS INDEX   130.0   140.0   120.0   130.0   110.0   120.0   100.0 110.0     90.0 100.0   80.0   90.0   70.0   80.0   70.0

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The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for February 2018 increased 7.8% compared to February 2017, and decreased 5.5% when compared to last month. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments increased in February 2018 when compared to February 2017. Mobile hydraulic and pneumatic shipments decreased, while industrial hydraulic shipments increased when compared to last month. These charts are drawn from data collected from more than 85 manufacturers of fluid power products by NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. Much more information is available to NFPA members, which allows them to better understand trends and anticipate change in their market and the customer markets they serve. Contact NFPA at 414-778-3344 for more info.

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Mobile Hydraulic

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Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders.  Each point can be  Total Pneumatic Mobile Hydraulic Industrial Hydraulic read as a percentage.  For example, 111.8 (the January 2018 level of the industrial hydraulic series) indicates that industrial hydraulic orders  received from February 2017 to January 2018 were 111.8% of the orders received from February 2016 to January 2017.  (Base Year 2013 =  Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders.  Each point can be  Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders. Each point can be read 100)  as a percentage. For example, 111.8 (the January 2018 level of the industrial hydraulic series) indicates that industrial hydraulic orders received read as a percentage.  For example, 111.8 (the January 2018 level of the industrial hydraulic series) indicates that industrial hydraulic orders  from February 2017 to January 2018 were 111.8% of the orders received from February 2016 to January 2017. (Base Year 2013 = 100) received from February 2017 to January 2018 were 111.8% of the orders received from February 2016 to January 2017.  (Base Year 2013 =  Total ‐ Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments  100) 

TOTAL - HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SHIPMENTS

Total ‐ Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments  110 110 100 100 90

Total Pneumatic Nov 2017

12.9

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12.4

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12.8

The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes. These changes refer to the percent difference between the relevant cumulative total for 2018 and the total for the same months in 2017. For example, January 2018 pneumatic shipments figure of 12.8 means that for the calendar year through January 2018, pneumatic shipments increased 12.8% compared to the same time period in 2017. (Base Year 2013 = 100)

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Total Hydraulic

This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in February 2018, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments increased. (Base Year 2013 =  This graph of 12-month moving averages shows that in February 2018, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments increased. (Base Year 2013 = 100) Total Fluid Power Total Pneumatic Total Hydraulic 100) 

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Total Pneumatic

This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in February 2018, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments increased. (Base Year 2013 =    MAY/JUNE 2018 29 100) 

   


ECONOMIC REPORT

Global Manufacturing Update BY CHAD MOUTRAY, PH.D., CBE CHIEF ECONOMIST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS

Financial markets have been quite volatile over the past few weeks. Fortunately, the global manufacturing sector continues to be healthy. In February, all of the top-20 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods expanded, illustrating the strength of the international economy once again. In addition, the J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI edged down from 54.4 in January to 54.2 in February, and it remained just shy of December’s pace, which represented the fastest pace since February 2011. New

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orders, output and exports were somewhat softer in February but still quite positive. Hiring growth was not far from the December reading, which—like the headline index—was the best since early 2011. Manufacturing leaders remain very upbeat in their global outlook for the next six months, with the measure for future output at a three-year high. As has been the case for several months, Europe once again dominated the list of top export markets with strong manufacturing growth. However, other regions were also well represented. Those countries with the highest PMI readings in the sector in February included Switzerland, the Netherlands (an all-time high), Germany, Italy, Taiwan, France, Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Looking just at Europe, the IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI has fallen from 60.6 in December—its best reading since the survey began in June 1997—to 59.6 in January to 58.6 in February. Although that was a fourmonth low, the data remain consistent with strong growth overall for European manufacturers. Along those lines, the Eurozone index for future output (down from 68.2 to 67.1) eased from January’s reading, which was the highest since the question was added in July 2012. The index remains very promising for production over the next six months. The U.S. dollar has trended higher over the past few weeks, up 1.9 percent since January 25. The trade-weighted U.S. dollar index against major currencies from the Federal Reserve Board has risen from 84.6338 on January 25— its lowest level since December 18, 2014—to 86.2256 on March 2. This index reflects currency units per U.S. dollar, suggesting that the dollar can now purchase somewhat more than it could before. The index registered 75.7513 on June 30, 2014, illustrating the dollar’s continued strength, up 13.9 percent over that time frame. With that said, one of the most significant stories last year was the depreciating U.S. dollar. Since the end of 2016, it has declined 9.9 percent against major currencies. The weaker dollar—and a strengthened global economy—in 2017 helped to spur more export growth, which benefited manufacturers in the United States. According to seasonally adjusted data from TradeStats Express, U.S.-manufactured goods exports totaled $1.32 trillion in 2017, up 4.66 percent from 2016. That was much better than the declines of 6.20 percent and 4.04 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively. More importantly, exports have started 2018 on a positive note, extending the nice rebound seen in 2017. In the most recent non-seasonally adjusted data, U.S.-manufactured goods exports were $86.36 billion in January, up 3.94 percent from $83.09 billion one year ago. In addition, trade volumes have risen significantly over the past year as the international economy has improved. The Senate confirmed several trade nominees, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its 2018 Trade Policy WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

Agenda. President Donald Trump prepares coming trade actions on steel and aluminum imports, while other investigations are ongoing. Negotiations to update and modify the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) made progress on noncontroversial issues, but remain stalled on major issues. Manufacturers continue to press for quick action to enact the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) and to ensure a fully functioning Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Political changes in China are being watched closely.

Excerpt reprinted with permission. For the full report, which includes links to the press releases used to compile this information, visit www.nam. org. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.nam.org.

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2018 IFPS SPRING MEETING RECAP Special thanks to the IFPS members who recently met in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to conduct the IFPS 2018 spring meeting. These dedicated members steer the Board of Directors meeting, committee meetings, and strategicplanning sessions, and are instrumental in driving the IFPS forward in its mission. In addition to board and committee meetings, attendees enjoyed an adventure on the Sandia Peak Tramway where travelers had an aerial view of deep canyons and breathtaking terrain. Our industry tour was of Sierra Peaks, a leader in design, engineering, development, manufacturing and testing of unique electro-mechanical systems.

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Hydraulic Accumulators – Pre-Charge Maintenance By Rao Choday, VP Sales & Engineering. Servi Fluid Power, Inc.

ACCUMULATORS

PRE-CHARGE MAINTENANCE

pre-charge pressure depends on several factors that should be considered. Reduction in  usable  volume  due  to  loss  of  pre-­‐charge   gas. 900 800

Pre-­‐Charge Pressure  (psi)

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A very common question asked by people in the fluid power industry is: How often pre-charge maintenance doneinfor accumulators. Typically, Ashould very common question asked by be people thehydraulic fluid power industry is: How often should prenitrogen gas is used as the medium for pre-charge due to the fact that its properties charge maintenance be done for hydraulic accumulators. Typically, nitrogen gas is used as the are close those of andue inert gasfact but that it is not a true inert gas. There is anof inherent medium fortopre-charge to the its properties are close to those an inert gas but it i problem with loss of pre-charge gas pressure, primarily due to permeation of nitronot a true inert gas. There is an inherent problem with loss of pre-charge gas pressure, primarily gen gas through a rubber bladder or a diaphragm membrane into the system fluid. due to permeation of nitrogen gas through a rubber bladder or a diaphragm membrane into the This loss of pressure must be replenished to ensure optimum performance of the system fluid. This loss of pressure must be replenished to ensure optimum performance of the accumulator and avoid any premature failure of the accumulator. The maintenance accumulator and avoid any premature failure of the accumulator. The maintenance interval of interval of pre-charge pressure depends on several factors that should be considered.

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Loss of pre-charge gas happens with all three common types of accumulators — piston, bladder, and diaphragm. The loss due to permeation of gas is negligible in a piston type, but it is an inherent problem with bladder and diaphragm types. Although piston types are impervious, the loss of pre-charge can happen due to normal seal wear, especially with contaminated hydraulic fluid that may result in a damaged cylinder honed surface. Bladder and diaphragm accumulators experience a greater loss of pre-charge pressure due to permeation through the bladder or membrane wall. The permeation rate depends on many factors that will determine the service interval for pre-charge maintenance. Although bladder and diaphragm types are considered high maintenance accumulators compared to the piston type, they are still a preferred choice for applications that require quick response time and rapid cycling. These

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This chart depicts the loss in usable volume as pre-charge is lost due to permeation in a 15 gallon accumulator based on 1000 psi minimum and 2000 psi maximum operating psi pre-charge pressure. applications include, but arepressures not limitedwith to, 800 TYPE OF RUBBER COMPOUND

     

blowout preventers (BOP), closing units in the oil & gas market, stabilizers and steering control The most common type of bladder or diaLoss pre-charge gas happens and withbreak all three common types of accumulators such as piston, in theofmarine market, suspension phragm used in the industry today is the nitrile bladder, diaphragm type. The loss due compound, to permeation is negligible inwith a piston type bu system inand the mobile market, and volume and whichofis gas a superior compound compensation injection molding some of the best properties in terms compatispressure an inherent probleminwith bladder and diaphragm types. Although pistonoftypes are impervious machines. Accumulator sizing programs used ibility with various fluids, operating temperathe loss of pressure can happen due to normal seal wear, especially with contaminated hydraulic to size accumulators typically take the change tures, physical properties, and reasonably good fluid may result in a damaged cylinder honed surface. Bladder and to diaphragm in gasthat pressure into account due to variation permeation resistance compared most of the accumulator of temperature and compensate for that, they other compounds. The chart on the next page don’t take the loss of gas pressure due to permeillustrates the rate of permeation measured with ation into account. Therefore, it is important to helium at 230°C. Fluorocarbon (FKM) is a supemaintain the correct pre-charge pressure for rior compound in terms of compatibility with optimum performance to avoid any downtime. some of the aggressive fluids, but its permeation Permeation of gas through a bladder or diarate is very poor, requiring shorter maintenance phragm accumulator depends on the following intervals. A low temperature nitrile bladder is factors: widely used in the industry today, especially in • Type of rubber compound low ambient temperature conditions, but the • Operating temperature rate of permeation is much higher (see chart • Exchange fluid volume on next page). • Number of cycles

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Permeation Rate   By  Compound  Characteristics FKM Butyl EPR Hydrin  (ECO) High  Temp  Nitrile Nitrile Low  Temp  Nitrile

Helium Permeation  Rate At  Room  Temperature OPERATING TEMPERATURE The rate of permeation of gas through a

reason, accumulators in high-cycling applications, such as plastic injection molding machinery, require frequent maintenance of nitrogen pre-charge compared to an emergency stand-by application, suchwith as blowout rubber compound increases increasing preventers (BOP).

Operating Temperature rubber compound increases with increasing temperature and vice versa.of The temperature The rate of permeation gas through a temperature affects the diffusion of gas drastically. At and vice versa. The temperature affects the diffusion of gas drastically. At lower temperature, a lower temperature, a gas molecule travels gas on average a lowerPRE-CHARGE speed and has lower kinetic energy. An increase in onmolecule average at travels a lower speed and hasatlower MAINTENANCE kinetic energy. An increase temperature temperature increases theinaverage speed and kinetic energyINTERVAL in which the gas molecules move. increases the average speed and kinetic For this reason, applications whereeneraccumulators are working at a high operating temperature It is recommended to check pre-charge gy in which the gas molecules move. For this require maintenance intervals to replenish pre-charge. pressure after 1 week of commissioning and reason,shorter applications where accumulators are working at a high operating temperature

then after 3 months into operation. Thereaf-

Exchange Fluidmaintenance Volume intervals to ter, depending on the measured loss of presrequire shorter sure and performance, be scheduled replenish pre-charge. Permeation rate is also affected by how much fluid is stored this andcan restored from the accumulator. from 3-6 months or even longer. The higher this volume, the greater the permeation rate. When the compression ratio between EXCHANGE FLUID VOLUME the maximum hydraulic pressure and the pre-charge pressure is high, the accumulator stores and restores more fluid each cycle. Permeation rate isduring also affected by how The higher the compression ratio, the greater is the much fluid and restored from the surface areaisofstored the bladder exposed to the stored fluid, thereby increasing the rate of permeation accumulator. The higher this volume, the through the bladder wall. Therefore, applications where accumulators are working with a larger greater the permeation rate. When the pressure differential between the maximum hydraulic pressure and the minimum hydraulic compression ratio between the maximum hydraulic pressure and the pre-charge prespressure should expect a greater loss of pre-charge, requiring shorter maintenance intervals. sure is high, the accumulator stores and

restores more fluid during each cycle. The Number of Cycles higher the compression ratio, the greater is High-cycling applications tend to experience a greater permeation rate than do low-cycling the surface area of the bladder exposed to the applications. The bladder surface is of exposed to the fluid during each cycle, causing the nitrogen stored fluid, thereby increasing the rate The general recommendations for nitrothe bladder Theretopermeation permeate.through For this reason,wall. accumulators in high-cycling applications, such as plastic injection gen pre-charge vary by application and are fore, applications where accumulators are molding machinery, require frequent maintenance of nitrogen pre-charge compared to an as follows. working with a larger pressure differential emergency application, such as blowout preventers (BOP). • Energy Storage – 90% of the minimum between thestand-by maximum hydraulic pressure and the minimum hydraulic pressure should expect a greater loss of pre-charge, requiring shorter maintenance intervals.

NUMBER OF CYCLES High-cycling applications tend to experience a greater permeation rate than do low-cycling applications. The bladder surface is exposed to the fluid during each cycle, causing the nitrogen to permeate. For this

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system operating pressure, taking temperature effect into account • Shock Absorption – 60%-75% of the normal working pressure, taking temperature effect into account • Pulsation Dampening – 60% - 80% of the normal working pressure, taking temperature effect into account A properly maintained accumulator with pre-charge pressure ensures optimum performance with less downtime.

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ISO STANDARDS AWARENESS FOR FLUID POWER PROFESSIONALS

Technical Cleanliness:

EXAMINING THE USE OF ISO 18413 FOR PRESSURE RINSING By Brian Schreiber, CFPS, HYDAC Technology Corporation

1 INTRODUCTION

In the Fluid Power Industry, hydraulic fluid cleanliness is most commonly associated with ISO 4406. This widely used and accepted standard provides guidelines for characterizing and establishing a particular fluid’s cleanliness level, based on particle counts of the contaminants within the fluid. But what about the cleanliness of the components that make up the hydraulic circuit (pumps, valves, accumulators, fittings, etc.); how is the cleanliness of fluid power assemblies and individual components determined? ISO 18413 is one standard that provides a controlled and validated way to establish the cleanliness of such components. Within this standard, there are four extraction methods detailed to test a variety of assemblies and components. Outlined below is one of these methods and the basic principles used to validate, qualify, and perform a correct extraction on a given part. A commonly used extraction in ISO 18413 is the pressure-rinse technique. By means of a relatively low pressurized stream of solvent, controlled surface

areas of a part are rinsed of contaminants. The extracted contaminant is then analyzed for concentrations such as mass, particle size and number of particles. The HYDAC CTU1000 Series Contamination Test Unit is one piece of equipment that can effectively validate and perform pressure rinse extractions. Its circuit allows for filtered solvent (1.9 mm2/s at 25 C) to be dispensed via one of two available spray guns in a controlled test chamber. The test chamber is under vacuum, and the contaminated solvent is directed to a filter membrane during the process. The solvent is then directed to a cleanup filter before returning to the storage reservoir.

2 BLANK VALUE

In order to begin any extraction, a blank value of the test chamber being used must be obtained. A blank value is required to verify that the equipment is not contributing a significant amount of contaminant in the extraction. The HYDAC CTU extraction chamber is thoroughly rinsed and the blank value can be established for mass and/or particle

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the minimum amount of allowable containment is 7 mg on a given test part, the blank value must be 0.7 mg or lower. It is important to use the same parameters in the blank value as in the extraction. If the blank value is not successful on the first try, additional and thorough cleaning of the chamber must be performed, after which validation is again checked. Alternatively, the parts may be too clean for a blank to be obtained; therefore the number ofExample test parts must be Extraction Curve increased. Based on Particle Counts

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Once the blank value is obtained, qualification of the extraction parameters can begin. An extraction curve (or decay curve) is used to validate the selected parameters of the rinse on the part under test. With the HYDAC CTU, a selection of pressure (for example in the 100 to 400 kP a range) and volume of solvent (measured in l) is selected to rinse a given part. size. The chamber is validated to ensure that the blank level is 10% of the presumed or

amount. For example, if theisminimum amount allowable containment is 7 mg Using required the spray guns, solvent directed to of the controlled areas of the part, on a given test part, the blank value must be 0.7 mg or lower. It is important to use the same making careful attempts to completely wash the surface. Controlled surfaces parameters in the blank value as in the extraction. If the blank value is not successful on firstcome try, additional thorough cleaning the chamber must(hydraulic be performed, after are those the that into and contact with theofsystem fluid system) durwhich validation is again checked. Alternatively, the parts may be too clean for a blank to ing normal operation. Areas that are not in contact with the system fluid are be obtained; therefore, the number of test parts must be increased. not subject to these procedures. Once the part has completed the extraction VALIDATION OF EXTRACTION process, the interior surfaces of the cabinet are rinsed, and all collection solvent Once the blank value is obtained, qualification of the extraction parameters can begin. is pulled though the filter membrane by vacuum. An extraction curve (or decay curve) is used to validate the selected parameters of the rinse

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on the part under test. With the HYDAC CTU, a selection of pressure (for example in the 100 to 400 kPa range) and volume of solvent (measured in l) is selected to rinse a given part. Using From this collected contaminant, the total contaminant, the spray guns, solvent is directed to the controlled areas ofcumulated the part, makingmass careful of attempts to completely wash the surface. Controlled surfaces are those that come into contact with or number of particles, is established. Continue to rinse the partthe(collecting system fluid (hydraulic system) during normal operation. Areas that are not in contact with the contaminants between rinses) Once andthedivide result of the last samsystem separately fluid are not subject to these procedures. part has the completed the extraction process, the interior surfaces of the cabinet are rinsed, and all collection solvent is pulled through once this ple by the sum of all the measurements made. Validation is obtained the filter membrane by vacuum. From this collected contaminant, the total cumulated mass value is 0.10 of sample Sn . of particles, is established. Continue to rinse the part (collecting of contaminant, or number contaminants separately between rinses) and divide the result of the last sample by the sum of all the measurements made. Validation is obtained once this value is 0.10 of sample Sn.

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The results from an extraction can becan graphed presented in tabular form. The chart The results from an extraction beorgraphed or presented in above tabular form. is one example of an extraction curve. In this example, the part was subject to a pressure rinse Below is of one example an Upon extraction curve. Invalidation this example, the part was 200 kPa with 1.0 l ofof solvent. the 5th extraction (S ) the was completed. subject to a pressure rinse of 200 kP a with 1.0 l of solvent. Upon the 5th exTESTING AND REPORTING traction (S5 )Under the the validation was completed. validated parameters, extraction of all parts is carried out and the collected 5

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contamination on the filter membrane can then be analyzed, referencing standards like ISO 4405 for gravimetric results and ISO 4407 for largest particle. This data is provided in an inspection report which includes the details of extraction equipment and parameters, the part under test, blank value, extraction curve and details on the position of the part under extraction with the spray gun and the part’s position during collection. If you would like to get involved in fluid power standards development, please contact Denise Husenica (dhusenica@nfpa.com) for more information.

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REFERENCES [1] ISO 18413:2015(E) Hydraulic Fluid Power-Cleanliness of components- Inspection document and principles related to contaminant extraction and analysis, and data reporting, Standard, International Organization for Standards, Geneva, CH.

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NFPA MEMBERS ELECT 2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Contamination Control Standards Group Moves Forward on Filter Standards The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on contamination control met this past week in Ann Arbor, Michigan to continue its work on several filter-related ISO standards. The projects covered a variety of contamination topics, but two standards covering methods and calibration came to the forefront: Prior to the meeting, several committee members representing seven labs met at IBR Laboratories to conduct an interlaboratory study on ISO 4405, Determination of particulate contamination level by the gravimetric method. This standard has not been updated since 1991. The objective of the study was to have each lab demonstrate their ISO 4405 technique and come up with a U.S. best practice to present to ISO-counterparts for inclusion in a possible ISO 4405 update. The TAG discussed several changes to take into consideration: • Change the validation procedure to use fine test dust; • Use three different suspensions to better ascertain the errors at various concentrations; • Recommend a method that is outcome based using validation procedures rather than prescribing the solvent (because not all solvents are available in all regions); • Include solvent/fluid compatibility; • Incorporate a definition around the membrane/pore size rating in use; and • Add a solvent to sample ratio ranges in the validation procedure. The TAG is in the process of drafting new technical procedures that can be incorporated into the ISO 4405 standard. The findings will be circulated this summer to the broader ISO fluid power community. • Work also continues in the revision of ISO 11171, Calibration of automatic particle counters for liquids. Updates include: • Major revisions are being made to include threshold settings for calibration specified with an equation in the current version. • Use of the Bezier cubic spline method was decided at the last TC 131/SC6 meeting, but the appropriate name has been updated to the “constrained cubic spline” method. • The current version of ISO 11171 specifies a minimum of 16 sizes to interpolate sizes/ thresholds for primary and secondary calibrations. Three different samples must be taken, resulting in average error of 14% down to <1%, max error of 52% down to ~1%. Minimum count 1.5x noise, 30-micron max, and calculate a constant K which determines the offset of sizes between these extremes. • An Excel program example was shown, which has threshold settings from highest to lowest, including the latex sphere range from 30-70 microns. A round robin is going on in parallel with the revision to define the consensus standard. Results will be included in the final draft. The U.S. TAG on contamination control meets three times per year. If you would like to get involved in the U.S. ISO Standards development process, please contact Denise Husenica at dhusenica@nfpa.com.

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During NFPA's 2018 Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with our February 20-22 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, NFPA members elected the Board of Directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Although new Board terms don't begin until the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, it is the best opportunity for members to elect the Board during the Annual Business Meeting since many of NFPA's Official Company Representatives (OCR), who are eligible to vote, attend the Annual Conference. OCRs not in attendance were able to submit a proxy vote. The Board Chair, Marc Weston of Danfoss, read the slate of 2018-19 Board candidates identified by the Nominating Committee:

Executive Committee

Chair – Jon Goreham, QCC, LLC Vice Chair – John Stenz, FORCE America Treasurer – Ray Chambers, Muncie Power Products Secretary – Jeff Hand, ROSS Controls Past Chair – Marc Weston, Danfoss

Directors

Rick Bush, Micromatic John Campbell, Clippard Keith Simons, OEM Controls Tricia Fulton, Sun Hydraulics Corp. Michael Chung, Parker Hannifin Paul Cooke, Bosch Rexroth David Hahne, Industrial Hard Chrome Tom Hunter, HUSCO International Rich Huss, Festo Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power Volker Schmitz, Schmalz Jim Slone, SunSource A motion was subsequently made, seconded, and carried by an affirmative vote of all voting members present to approve this slate as NFPA's 2018-19 Board of Directors. Each of the current and future Board members make personal and professional commitments in support of NFPA's mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. Their diverse and unique perspectives help keep the association focused on both the immediate needs of our members and the long-term needs of our industry. Any member interested in being considered for future Board service should feel free to contact Eric Lanke at elanke@nfpa.com.

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Minneapolis Regional Meeting Set for May 10 Completes NFPA Spring Regional Schedule NFPA’s 2018 Minneapolis Regional Meeting is set for Thursday, May 10 and will be held at MTS Corporation’s Headquarters at 14000 Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. MTS Corporation has been an active NFPA member since joining in 1993, and we are delighted they are putting out the welcome

mat for this year’s Minneapolis Regional. Networking begins at 11:00 am, followed by lunch, a presentation, and optional tour of MTS facilities. In addition to the casual networking and industry updates NFPA Regional Meetings are known for, the 2018 Minneapolis meeting will feature a special guest speaker from the Federal

Reserve of Minneapolis. Joe Mahon, Regional Outreach Director, is an expert on the Ninth District regional economy--an area that covers Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana and portions of Wisconsin and Michigan. Plus, Mahon closely follows agriculture, manufacturing, energy, mining, and other important enduse customer markets for our industry. He will also touch on labor trends in various markets. Joe’s information will be timely and interesting, especially in today’s volatile economic climate. As always, NFPA Regional Meetings are free and open to NFPA members and non-members alike. We encourage our members to invite other business colleagues and feel free to share an invitation. Registration for the Detroit Regional, scheduled for April 19, and the Minneapolis Regional on May 10 is open. Find out more at: http://nfpahub.com/ events/meetings/regional-meetings.

NEW EDUCATION PARTNER LOCATOR CONNECTS MEMBERS WITH SCHOOLS Ensuring that schools are teaching students the right skills to be successful in the industry is an important part of filling workforce needs. The new Education Partner Locator on NFPA. com lets you search by country, state, education level (2- and 4-year degrees), and proximity to your location, and then aggregates a list of tech schools and universities that already teach fluid power with contact information. It’s a great way to connect with a school near you and help get students interested in fluid power. Get involved with a local school • Be a mentor or donate equipment and parts for fluid power labs and class projects. • Host or judge a Fluid Power Action Challenge event—a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. • Hold a Student Career Connections event and invite students to your company for a plant tour and introduction to fluid power. • Be a reviewer for Fluid Power Scholarships or Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarships. • Help judge a Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge competition where college students redesign a bicycle using fluid power as the mode of power transmission. NFPA’s Education Partners are schools, educators, and students who interact and share information. To learn how you can get involved or connect with a school that teaches fluid power in your area, contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz at (414) 778-3347 or ctschwartz@nfpa.com. CIRCLE 208

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MILESTONE MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES FOR FIVE NFPA MEMBER COMPANIES Each year, NFPA acknowledges fluid power industry companies that have reached a significant membership milestone. This year is no different in the fact that the recognized companies value the benefits they receive as NFPA members and see the importance of long-term support. Founded in 1953, NFPA is the only trade association focused exclusively on fluid power technology with members representing the entire fluid power supply chain. Beginning with 35 fluid power companies, NFPA has grown to over 330 member companies with an ever-growing impact towards ensuring fluid power is the customer’s technology of choice. Many of the current member companies have been in the association for decades. This year’s milestone companies were announced at the recent NFPA 2018 Annual Conference, and two companies had representatives in attendance to accept a plaque commemorating their membership. The other presentations will be made at a future NFPA event or at the company’s headquarters.

INDUSTRY NEWS

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Stops Leaking Hydraulic Lines Save Time • Save Money • Save Labor • Save Oil • No tools required, one hand installation • No expensive hardware needed • No more rags stuffed into hoses • No more messy plastic caps • The ultimate contamination control tool • Eliminate hydraulic oil spills & clean up • Quick installation & ease of usage • Safe for personnel & environment • Industry acclaimed

FlangeLock™

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Sprague Air-Driven Hydraulic Pumps High Pressure Equipment has added Sprague hydraulic pumps to their family of products. Sprague air driven pumps have been providing high pressure solutions to the oil and gas, process chemical, utility, aviation and industrial markets for more than 60 years. Sprague pumps have output pressures up to 36,500 psi.

High Pressure Equipment

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Stainless Steel Flange Type Ball Valves

YOULI Hydraulic Directional Control Valves

Inserta® Products Flange Type, 2-Port Ball Valves, Stainless Steel, provide a simple means to install a ball valve in a circuit that uses SAE J-518 4-bolt flange patterns. Internal and external metallic components are stainless steel for use in corrosive environments, or with fluid media that would typically be incompatible with the standard materials of the standard Inserta® IBF Flange 2-Port Ball Valves. These valves are designed for high pressure service with a 4:1 safety factor to burst. Fastener clearance holes are compatible with either UN or metric fasteners.

Direct Acting Electric Solenoids...now available: Youli directional control valves, rated to 4600psi, monoblock or sectional styles, are now available from stock in Corpus Christi, with electric direct acting solenoids on the MB-4 series, rated to 10GPM. Pneumatic operators are also available on all Youli valves, and also kept in stock. Youli quality is based on 25 years of industrial hydraulic valve manufacturing for the machine tool business in Taiwan. A quality product line with a major commitment to inventory in Corpus Christi, Texas, and offered at competitive prices is making our reputation grow.

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Youli-America, a Division of RanFam, LLC

Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Contact the company at 1.888.330.8041 or email to service@youli-america.com View basic specifications at www.youli-america.com CIRCLE 232

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Special Ad Section

SC Hydraulics Newest Addition L6-40 High Volume Pump • • • • •

Pressures up to 5,000 psi with 125 psi air drive Flows over 4 GPM at no pressure and 3 GPM at 1,000 psi. with 140 scfm air drive All wetted parts stainless steel Compatible with most fluids Air operated No electricity needed • Dimensionally interchangeable with most competitive model pumps

SC Hydraulic Engineering Corporation

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Ordinary heavy duty not heavy enough? Choose Yates Heavy-Duty Mill Cylinders for: • Induction-Hardened, Chrome-Plated Rods • Heavy Wall Tubing • Replaceable Glands & Retainer Rings • High-Load Piston Design

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Introducing—9S Series Investment Cast Swivels The "9S" Series swivels represent one of the most complete range of sizes and configurations available to industry. This series has been redesigned to incorporate a one-piece barrel arrangement, thus eliminating the need for braze joints. These swivels are pressure balanced with operating pressures up to 5,000 psi. All configurations are designed with a 4:1 Safety Factor and include RoHS compliant zinc plating. P.O. Box 6479 • Fort Worth, TX 76115 V. 817/923-1965 • www.hydraulicsinc.com

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D03, D05, D07, D08, D10 Valves and Circuit Stack Modulars

Sealing & Flow Control for Fluid Power With over 3 billion parts installed and failure rates less than 1 PPM, SFC KOENIG is recognized for excellence in sealing and flow control. We offer: • expander plugs, flow restrictors and check valves • engineering support • the easiest method of sealing drilled holes, with faster installation and fewer errors. More at www.sfckoenig.com. CIRCLE 236

Power Valve U.S.A. represents, as factory warehouse and sales office, a Taiwan manufacturer of D03, D05, D07, D08, and D10 valves, and modular circuit stack valves. With inventory in the Corpus Christi warehouse, all products are competitively priced, and machine tool quality. In fact the parent company, Tai Huei Oil Industry Co., Ltd. has been selling valves for over 25 years to the machine tool industry in Taiwan. All standard AC and DC voltages are available, and all standard spool configurations are in stock. Special spools are available. Pressures to 5000psi and flows from 16GPM (D03) to 211GPM (D10) are standard. With inventory on the shelf and very competitive pricing, we invite your inquiry.

Power Valve U.S.A.

Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. • Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Contact the company at 713.869.1064 or e-mail to service@powervalveusa.com. View basic specifications at www.powervalveusa.com CIRCLE 237

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Elevate Your Hydraulic Systems We have the technical expertise to bring your hydraulic systems to the NEXT LEVEL. • • • •

Custom Subassemblies Hydraulic Power Units Service & Repair Extensive Inventory

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Passive RFID Pressure Transmitters The Keller 21D RFID pressure transmitters are the next generation in compact pressure measurement. These products combine a versatile modular design with passive RFID transmission to provide a versatile and durable alternative for hydraulic cylinder tests. The 21D RFID series thermally compensated to provide excellent Total Error Band accuracy over a wide compensated temperature range with available pressure ranges up to 15,000 psi.

Keller America Inc

IFP DG03, DG05, DG07, DG08 and DG10 ISO Directional Controls Compact design, optimal spool design delivers low pressure drop across the full spool range, flows to 300 GPM at 5000 PSI, dust and water resistant. Industry leading quality, price complete with off the shelf delivery.

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Levelux® Illuminated Liquid Level Gages

Now Available! Full MTRs and Lot Traceability MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. now offers full MTRs and lot traceability on all common flanges. Carbon, stainless, and copper-nickel alloy are available. If not part of our 7000+ in-stock products, MAIN can manufacture and ship quickly. 4-5 days is common from our US facility.

MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc.

Liquid level gages (left image) allow viewing of the contents of a hydraulic oil tank. These tanks are often located in partially obscured or dark areas.Levelux heightens visibility and draws attention to the liquid level with a motion activated LED light. This patent-pending design is available exclusively from Oil-Rite and is made in the USA.

Levelux® Illuminated Reservoirs and Oilers Reservoirs and oilers (right image) require monitoring to avoid depleting the contents. They are often located out of the direct line of sight or in dark areas. Levelux heightens visibility and draws attention to the liquid level with a motion activated LED light. This patent-pending design is available exclusively from Oil-Rite and is made in the USA.

Phone: 800.521.7918 E-mail: info@mainmfg.com

920.682.6173 • sales@oilrite.com • www.oilrite.com

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TC 2018

30 APRIL–3 MAY 2018 /// NRG PARK /// HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Celebrating 50 years since 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil and OTC Asia. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program. OTC also has endorsing and supporting organizations.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS OVERVIEW MONDAY, APRIL 30

0730–0900

Topical/Industry Breakfasts

0900–1700

University R&D Showcase

0900–1700

University R&D Showcase

0900–1700

University R&D Showcase

0900–1730

Exhibition

0900–1730

Exhibition

0900–1730

Exhibition

0930–1200

Technical Sessions

0930–1200

Technical Sessions

0930–1200

Technical Sessions

1200–1630

The Next Wave Program

0930–1130

OTC 50th Opening Ceremony

Topical Luncheons

Topical Luncheons

Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon

1215–1345

1215–1345

1200–1400

Topical Luncheons

WISE Networking Event

OTC 50th Legacy Luncheon

1215–1345

1215–1800

1215–1345

Rice Alliance Startup Roundup

Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions

1330–1700

1400–1630

1400–1630

1400–1630

Technical Sessions

1600–1800

Networking Event

1430–1700

Chairman’s Panel on Energy Transformation

1905

1600–1700

Spotlight on New Technology Presentation

OTC Night at the Ballpark (Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park)

1600–1800 1700–2000

0730–1400

Registration

0730–0900

Topical/Industry Breakfasts

0900–1400

Exhibition

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

0900–1400

University R&D Showcase

Networking Event

0730–1700

Registration

0930–1200

Technical Sessions

OTC 50th Celebration

0730–0900

Topical/Industry/Ethics Breakfasts

1215–1345

Topical Luncheons

1400–1630

Technical Sessions

0800–1100

OTC Energy Challenge High School Event

TUESDAY, MAY 1 0730–1700

THURSDAY, MAY 3

Registration

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

2018 TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF OTC

The Offshore Technology Conference offers key insights by global experts on technological advances, safety, and environmentally focused solutions, and economic and regulatory impacts.

Programs that reflect on our history, the current state of the industry, and what is on the horizon.

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• FASTER DEPLOYMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES Solutions to reduce the development timeline and create project-ready technologies which meet current industry challenges. • COST REDUCING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES Ways to decrease costs and improve overall value, while maintaining high standards for safety, operability, and reliability • INTEGRATING TO INNOVATE How advanced software, nanotechnology, and the digital revolution are integrating disciplines and triggering an historic transformation in the offshore energy sector.

• MEETING GLOBAL DEMAND Meeting the energy needs of fast-growing economies, while reducing carbon emissions and carefully considering the impact of digital technology. • UPDATES ON WORLD-CLASS PROJECTS The latest on landmark projects which have resulted in breakthrough technologies in a low oil price environment. • GLOBAL PARTICIPATION Executives from service companies and operators, including IOCs and NOCs, share accomplishments from projects in Canada, Malaysia, the Gulf of Mexico, and the North Sea.

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SCHEDULE MONDAY, APRIL 30

BREAKFAST/LUNCHEON

7:30-9:00 • Improving Well Control Process Safety: • A Second BOP, or is There a Better Way? • Positioning a Portfolio for Long-Term Success • Technology Outlook 2018: Technology’s Potential to Evolve Energy Production and Usage to 2050 12:15-13:45 • Deepwater’s Investment in Brazil: An IOC Perspective • BOEM: An Update on the US Offshore Regulatory Environment • Bringing Light into the Industry’s “Dark Age”

PANEL

9:30-12:00 • How to Make Offshore Oil and Gas Projects Feasible in a USD 45-50 per barrel Environment 14:00-16:30 • Policy Panel: Offshore Energy: Safety, Technology and Production – Governmental Perspectives

TECHNICAL

9:30-12:00 • Advances in Mooring Technology • Digitalization: A Vision Forward • How to Make Offshore Oil and Gas Projects Feasible in a USD 45-50 per barrel Environment • Reactive and Dissolvable Materials for Downhole Applications • Risk Management vs. Risk Avoidance • Subsea Field Development and Tiebacks • Topside Innovative Processing and Design 14:00-16:30 • Subsea Innovative Processing and Hardware Design • Material Advancement • Field Development Strategies to Face the Current Market Situation • FLNG and Gas Monetization Innovative Processing and Design • Continuous Improvement: More for Less • Digital Revolution and Data Technology Reshaping Offshore

NETWORKING EVENTS

16:00-18:00 • Data, Drilling and Discovery: Five Decades of OTC: How Our Past Has Shaped Our Future

PANEL

• Case Studies and Advances in Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring • Recent Advances in Geotechnics • HPHT Technology Verification, Validation, and Regulatory Requirements: Part One • The Malikai Project • Well Control Intelligence for the Next 50 Years 14:00-16:30 • The Digital Optimization of Offshore Exploration and Production: The Next 50 Years • The Hebron Project

9:30—12:00 • Active Arena: Global Intellectual Property Strategy 14:00-16:30 • CEO Panel: Integrated Offshore • Activities, Mega Mergers, and Alliances: • A Competitive Integration

TECHNICAL

9:30-12:00 • Campos Basin: From Shallow Water to the Ultradeepwater and Complex Reservoirs: 40 Years Pushing the Technology Boundaries

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V80M

■ High speed ■ High nominal pressure ■ Less installation space

TUESDAY, MAY 1

BREAKFAST/LUNCHEON

7:30-9:00 • Capturing and Creating AVATAR Talent • Ocean Sound and Marine Animals: Advancing the Geophysical Industry in a Complex Regulatory Environment • Industry Breakfast: Guyana and Suriname 12:15-13:45 • E&P Strategy to Succeed at Low Oil Price • Digital Transformation: Impact on Innovation and Operational Excellence • Unmanned Vehicles: A Game Changer in the Offshore Oil Industry

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SCHEDULE • HPHT Technology Verification, Validation, and Regulatory Requirements: Part Two • Geohazard and Geotechnical Challenges: Engineering Solutions for Today and Tomorrow • Reservoir Engineering as the Core of the Offshore Oil and Gas Activities • Risers and Pipelines

NETWORKING

• Automation, Efficiency, and Optimization Offshore: Remote Management of Our Industry

POSTER

9:30-15:00 Poster Lounge I WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 7:30-9:00 • WellSafe: Chevron’s Well Control Assurance Program • Ethics Breakfast • Industry Breakfast: LNG Markets in Asia: Japan, India, and Vietnam • Overcoming the Growth Plateau 8:00=11:00 • OTC Energy Challenge 12:15-13:45 • Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences (WISE) Presents: Soft Skills, Hard Value

• Offshore Wind Energy in the US: Recent Projects and Future Outlook • Where to Take Subsea Processing in the Current Market: Brown Field or Green Field? An Industry Perspective • Digitalization Deployed: The Ivar Aasen Field Development Project: The Pursuit of an Ultralow Manned Platform Pays Dividends in the North Sea

PANEL

9:30-12:00 • Big Data Next Chapter 14:00-16:30 • Deep Pockets: Private Equity Financing for Offshore Projects • Invited Organization: International Seabed Authority: Progress and Prospects in Deep Sea Mining – 50 Years On

TECHNICAL

9:30-12:00 • Meeting New Challenges with Flexible and Spoolable Pipe • Marine Mining • Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Offshore Engineering • Enhanced Flow Assurance Strategies: Guarantee the Flow, Reduce the Expenditure

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POSTER

9:30-15:00 Poster Lounge II

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

12:00-18:00 The Next 50: The Evolution of the Industry THURSDAY MAY 1

BREAKFAST/LUNCHEON

7:30-9:00 • Center for Offshore Safety: Could This Be the Next Step Change in Safety? 12:15-13:45 • Center for Offshore Safety: Senior Regulatory Leadership Perspectives – Safety, Safety Management, and Future Regulatory Activity • DOE’s Approach to Offshore Oil and Gas Technology Challenges

PANEL

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• From High-Cost Offshore to Low-Cost Unconventionals: The Changing Market for LWD Technology • Drilling Automation and Machine Learning 14:00-16:30 • Offshore Pipelines • Subsea Processing • Advances in Offshore Wind Energy • Leveraging Big Data in System Design • Metocean Advances

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No tools required No expensive hardware needed No more rags stuffed into hoses No more messy plastic caps The ultimate contamination control tool One hand installation Eliminate hydraulic oil spills & clean up Quick installation & ease of usage Safe for personnel & environment Industry acclaimed

9:30-12:00 • One Gulf Reaching 50 Billion BOE and Growing • Center for Offshore Safety: Interaction of Culture, Systems, and Human Performance – The Next Step in Safety Management 14:00-16:30 • Jack & St. Malo: Three Years after First Oil on a Staged Deepwater Development

TECHNICAL

7:30-9:00 • Implementing New Integrated Technology for a Safer Future in Offshore Operations • Intervention, Abandonment and Decommissioning • Floating System and Integrity Management Standards • Flow Assurance in a Cost Sensitive Environment: Engineering and Project Learning • Well Completion Technology 14:00-16:30 • Well Intervention • Subsea Robotics: The Autonomy Era • Fit for Fifty: Reducing Time, Cost, and Uncertainty by Streamlining Offshore Projects • Cost Effective Chemical Solutions for Sustainable Production • Nanotechnology Innovations for Offshore Drilling and Material Selection • Striving Toward Safety Excellence in Offshore and Subsea Environments

NETWORKING

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9:00-15:00 • 1-on-1 Mock Interview Session

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EXHIBITOR BOOTH LISTING Journal advertisers are bolded Accumulators, Inc............................................... 7111 Ametek..........................................................461 API Heat Transfer................................................2778 Ashcroft.................................................................. 608 Bauer Compressors............................................4923 Blacoh Fluid Power............................................. 6274 Bonfiglioli USA..................................................12041 Bosch Rexroth Corp............................................2805 Brennan Industries..............................................5504 Bal Seal Engineering.......................................... 4615 BVA Hydraulics....................................................6308 Canyon Manufacturing......................................... 261 CEJN North America............................................ 275 Controlled Fluids................................................. 6917 Dinamic Oil North America................................3145 Donaldson Corp...................................................7204 Dynex/Rivett Corp................................................. 601 Elite Seal, Inc........................................................9073 Eriks USA..............................................................2477 Eaton.....................................................................4838 Fluid Power Technology-Italy............................3145 Famic Technologies............................................. 770 Faster....................................................................5209 Festo AG & Co. KG..............................................3625 Filtra-Systems, LLC.............................................5527 Flaretite.................................................................7305 Freudenberg Sealing Technologies..................1922 Fuchs Lubricants.................................................6923 Gates Corp...........................................................3875 Haskel...................................................................2209 HAWE Hydraulik...........................................4301 HBC radiomatic................................................... 3815 Hetronic USA.......................................................4879 High Pressure Equipment Co....................... 1361 HL Filters USA......................................................8837 Houghton International...................................... 3418 HTL Group............................................................1639 Hunger Hydraulics..............................................9034 Hydac International............................................. 1677 Hydradyne............................................................3408 Hydraquip....................................................4452 Hydraulics International, Inc........................2005 IMI Precision Engineering..................................1439 Innovative Fluid Power.......................................8847 Innovative Hydraulics LLC.................................6325 JCI Filtration & Separation, Inc.........................8347 Kocsis Technologies, Inc...................................5109 KRACHT Corp......................................................3071 The Lee Company...............................................2109 Liebherr Components NA..................................3625 LISK....................................................................... 1567 Magnetek..............................................................4205 Magnetrol.............................................................2053 MFP Seals............................................................2678 Midwest Hose & Specialty.................................3671 Motion Industries................................................6626 MSO Seals and Gaskets..................................... 4171 MTS Sensors................................................... 7245 National Filters, Inc........................................... 5326 Norman Filter Co.................................................8856 NRP-Jones, LLC..................................................1509 Orion Valves SPA................................................3849 Orion Instruments...............................................7340 PacSeal Hydraulics......................................... 4718 Panolin.............................................................. 1422 Pepperl & Fuchs.................................................... 723 POSITAL-Everight Position Sensors.................6336

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Rota Engineering Ltd........................................ 1639 Rotor Clip Co..............................................10921 Rotork UK..............................................................4626 Sauer Compressors USA..................................... 205 Servi Fluid Power................................................. 7412 SC Hydraulics................................................375 Staubli Corp.........................................................3009 Stauff Corp...........................................................8734 SunSource........................................................... 4268

Texas Hydraulics...............................................12140 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.............................3227 Uniflex of America............................................... 5613 Versa Products....................................................2670 Wandfluh of America...................................4452 West Coast Manufacturing...............................7436 Wilkes & McLean, Ltd...................................7362 Winters Instruments............................................. 379 Womack Machine Supply................................. 4314

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DOUBLE ACTING TELESCOPIC CYLINDER Halves Oil Rig Decommissioning Time By Steven North, Design and Project Engineer, Apex Hydraulics Ltd

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Dismantling expired oil rigs is a costly and time-consuming operation. After decades in the water, the rigs need to be decommissioned and scrapped, in an environmentally safe way. Once an oil rig is no longer used for oil production, it starts to lose money rapidly. Personnel are still being paid to work and live on the rig and costly safety measures continue to be adhered to; but the rig itself is making no money since no oil is being produced from it. Therefore, reducing the time it takes to dismantle the rig is of huge financial benefit to oil companies. An oil rig can be made up of hundreds of thousands of tons of metal that has been constructed and added to over the space of up to 25 years. These huge structures, robustly built to withstand decades of abuse from wind and waves, pose a significant challenge to dismantle. Of course, allowing the metal to rust and

fall into the sea is not an option, from either an environmental or safety point of view. Instead, the metal is all taken to shore for scrappage. When dismantling the oil rig, one of the most time-consuming parts of the process is removing the riser system. Risers are the pipes, cemented into the sea bed, through which the oil is drawn to the surface.

CLIENTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMMISSION

A large offshore engineering company approached Apex Hydraulics for hydraulic cylinders to fit an innovative new fabrication, designed for their specialist oil rig de-commissioning services. Their unique modular conductor recovery system provides a swifter, more efficient way of removing deep sea risers weighing up to 300 metric tons, without the need for a jack up rig.

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The system they designed was to be capable of lifting the pipes by a huge 40 ft for each cut. In spite of this large lift distance, the machinery needed to remain compact. They commissioned the manufacture of a number of telescopic, dual action hydraulic cylinders that would halve the time it takes to lift the riser.

SOLUTION: DOUBLE ACTING TELESCOPIC CYLINDERS

The cylinders that lift the risers need to have a powerful dual action. After the hydraulic fluid forces the advance of the cylinder rod to lift the riser, the weight of the riser is held by other means. The cylinders are base flange mounted and stand vertically.Therefore there is no weight mechanism to push the rod back into the retract position,and the cylinders need to be double acting so that that they can be hydraulically operated back into the retract position. This is known as a double acting hydraulic telescopic cylinder. This cylinder has a rod within a rod, allowing the stroke of the hydraulic cylinder to be double that of a normal (non-telescopic) cylinder. Since this is a telescopic cylinder there are 2 bore sizes and 2 rod sizes: 300/220 bore X 260/180 rod. The working pressure in this application is 200 bar, and the hydraulic fluid is Aqualink 300F – biodegradable subsea control fluid. (Although constant speed was not used on these cylinders, it is an option for future orders or designs.).

A MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEM

The riser is cut at the seabed by a jet of environmentally friendly, water-based cutting fluid that is piped down the hole. At this point, one part of the recovery system grips the riser, while the telescopic cylinders advance to their full length, pulling the riser out of the water by twice that of a standard subsea cylinder. The second part of the recovery system then holds the riser in place. At this point the cylinders are fully retracted, allowing the process to be repeated. The piles are cut in 40 ft lengths. With this innovative recovery system and with the aid of Apex’s double acting telescopic cylinders, the riser can be lifted twice as far each time. This is a huge benefit to the oil companies, which can massively decrease their costs by decommissioning their oil rigs in far less time. The hydraulic cylinders have been DNV-GL approved. This third party insurance group has witnessed all manufacture, pressure testing and certification, meaning that this rentable tool can be used in the decommissioning of numerous rigs across various companies, saving large amounts of time and resources.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

FORCE AMERICA BREAKS GROUND ON NEW DISTRIBUTION LOCATION The new 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Limerick, PA is being built within one mile of the current facility. This investment will increase capacity by 70%, providing room for expanded inventory, along with sales and service capabilities. FORCE America, a 100% employee-owned company, provides complete motion and control systems to original equipment manufacturers and public works organizations. The employee owners working at the current location will move into the new location when it is completed. www.forceamerica.com

INTERPUMP HYDRAULIC CONNECTORS PARTNERS WITH HOSE & ACCESSORY SALES Interpump Hydraulic Connectors, a member of the Interpump Group, has been a producer of hose and fittings for nearly 30 years, operating as I.M.M. Hydraulics in Italy. In 2016, the brand was launched in North America. With this partnership, the product line is now available through Hose & Accessory Sales (HAS) of Houston, Texas, who will serve as a sales agent for the brand in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The product line is stored in Houston, Texas, at the HAS warehouse – leased by Interpump Hydraulic Connectors. www.interpumphose.com

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Inside Front...................178 Keller America...................................................................................... 47................... 238 La-Man Corp......................................................................................... 28................... 249 Linde Hydraulics Corp.......................................................................... 18................... 190 Linde Hydraulics Corp.......................................................................... 28................... 250 Lubriplate Inc.......................................................................................... 5................... 181 Main Manufacturing Products Inc........................................................ 39................... 207 Main Manufacturing Products Inc........................................................ 47................... 241 Max Machinery Inc............................................................................... 20................... 192 Max Machinery Inc............................................................................... 43................... 222 Oil-Rite Corp......................................................................................... 47................... 242 Oil-Rite Corp......................................................................................... 28................... 251 Polyconn................................................................................. Back Cover................... 214 Polyconn............................................................................................... 42................... 216 Polyconn............................................................................................... 28................... 252 Power Valve U.S.A................................................................................ 25................... 197 Power Valve U.S.A................................................................................ 46................... 237 Premier Thermal Solutions/NITROSTEEL LLC........................................ 3................... 180 Premier Thermal Solutions/NITROSTEEL LLC...................................... 42................... 217 Rotor Clip Company.............................................................................. 40................... 208 Rotor Clip Company.............................................................................. 28................... 253 SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp............................................................. 17................... 189 SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp............................................................. 46................... 233 SFC KOENIG......................................................................................... 21................... 193 SFC KOENIG......................................................................................... 46................... 236 SIKO Products Inc................................................................................. 14................... 187 VEST Inc.................................................................................Inside Back................... 213 Wandfluh Of America............................................................................ 22................... 194 Wandfluh Of America............................................................................ 45................... 229 Wandfluh Of America............................................................................ 47................... 239 Wilkes & McLean Ltd............................................................................ 25................... 198 Wilkes & McLean Ltd............................................................................ 43................... 220 www.buystrainrelief.com...................................................................... 27................... 244 Yates Industries Inc................................................................................ 1................... 179 Yates Industries Inc.............................................................................. 46................... 235 Yates Industries Inc.............................................................................. 28................... 254 Youli America....................................................................................... 36................... 203 Youli America....................................................................................... 45................... 232 Ad • Product Spotlight • Web Marketplace

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