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What You Need To Know About The Latest Pressure Equipment Directive

Whether you’re a manufacturer, importer or distributor of pressure equipment, it’s crucial to stay on top of the latest in international industry standards—especially if you’re looking to expand your customer base overseas. Less than a year ago, for example, the European Union (EU) replaced its Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), which outlines the standards for the [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About The Latest Pressure Equipment Directive

Achieving A Clean Inner Diameter In USD Tubing

Impurities in Ultra-Small Diameter (USD) tubing, such as oil, grease, and other foreign material left over from the manufacturing process, can result in cross-contamination and inaccurate sample readings in chromatography applications. To prevent this, conventional tubing requires additional cleaning prior to installation. But for many end users, figuring out a way to effectively clean stainless-steel [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Achieving A Clean Inner Diameter In USD Tubing

USD Tubing: Choosing The Right Stainless-Steel Alloy

When it comes to manufacturing Ultra-Small Diameter (USD) tubing, the type of stainless-steel alloy you choose makes a difference. The most common alloys are the 300 series, which contain chromium, nickel, molybdenum and titanium. They can withstand high pressures and temperatures, are ideal for seamless coil-tubing applications and are available in a variety of corrosion-resistant [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on USD Tubing: Choosing The Right Stainless-Steel Alloy

New White Paper Explores Manufacturing Challenges And Solutions In USD Tubing

Ultra-Small Diameter (USD) capillary tubing plays a critical role in improving the performance of liquid chromatography and related microfluidics instrumentation. Industry leaders in these fields require faster, more efficient equipment that can provide high-precision results. Thanks to USD tubing, this competitive edge is now attainable. USD tubing used in these applications must have a clean [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New White Paper Explores Manufacturing Challenges And Solutions In USD Tubing

HandyTube Receives Norsok Qualificaton from Mrc Energy Piping

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 HandyTube has been successfully qualified by MRC Energy Piping for its 6Mo (UNS S31254) seamless coil and straight length tubing up to 3.8 mm wall thickness according to NORSOK M650 Edition 4 for MDS R18.  NORSOK qualification is a very important milestone in HandyTube’s commitment to being a valued supplier and a key resource to the oil [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on HandyTube Receives Norsok Qualificaton from Mrc Energy Piping

HandyTube’s Newest Corrosion Resistant Alloy – 6Mo

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 HandyTube’s new 6Mo alloy resists corrosion in caustic environments Camden, Delaware (USA)—HandyTube’s newest alloy, UNS S31254 (6Mo), offers superior resistance to corrosion in high-chloride environments, such as salt water, seawater, pulp mill bleach plants and other high-chloride process streams. Used in HandyTube’s seamless, weld-free tubing, this alloy exhibits high resistance to [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on HandyTube’s Newest Corrosion Resistant Alloy – 6Mo

HandyTube Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing Revolutionizes High-Pressure Applications

Friday, March 28, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   HandyTube Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing Revolutionizes High-Pressure Applications Compressed Natural Gas Becoming a Viable Alternative Fuel Source -- Thanks, in Part, to HandyTube  BOCA RATON FL, March 28, 2014 -- Compressed Natural Gas as an alternative source for auto fuel may be closer than you think. John [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on HandyTube Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing Revolutionizes High-Pressure Applications

The Unified Numbering System, Why Designate a Materials Composition?

The Unified Numbering System (UNS) for Metals and Alloys is an alloy identification system which was jointly developed by the ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to provide a means of correlating many internationally used metal and alloy numbering systems administered by various societies, trade associations and [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Unified Numbering System, Why Designate a Materials Composition?

Medium Pressure Tube Fittings used in stainless steel tubing; 3 types

There are three primary styles of medium pressure tube fittings.  They are differentiated by their end connections, each having its own advantages and disadvantages in specific applications. ⇒ Compression Fittings:  Slide over the tube and use a ferrule design to coin and seal on the OD of the tube. ⇒ Butt Weld Fittings:  Permanently joins to the [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Medium Pressure Tube Fittings used in stainless steel tubing; 3 types

Fabrication of Stainless Steel Medical Tubing

Fabricated medical precision tubing is used in a variety of devices for minimally invasive medical applications, including surgical tools and instruments, sub-assemblies and components. This precision 316 tubing is primarily used for endoscopic, arthroscopic, cardiac and orthopedic procedures. Small diameter stainless steel tubes may be welded or seamless depending on customer specifications. Manufacturers must be ISO 13485 certified, and specialize in the production of precision fabricated tubular and metal components for these medical device applications.  There are many different types of fabrications, that are each dependent on the specific application and specification.  Final fabricated product usually incorporates the use of precision mechanical machining and non-contact laser equipment. […]

By | August 19th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Fabrication of Stainless Steel Medical Tubing
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