Hydrogen Forklift Conversion Using Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing

If you are considering converting your battery powered forklift fleet to hydrogen fuel cell technology, this post will help you understand the benefits in using stainless steel seamless tubing in your operation.  In addition, we will discuss the benefits of converting material handling equipment from traditional methods toan eco-friendly option, fuel cells using stainless steel seamless tubing. […]

By | February 5th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Hydrogen Forklift Conversion Using Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing

How Ultra-Small Diameter Tubing is Helping the Chromatography Industry

Chromatography is a system of separating the components of a mixture by differential movement through a two-phase method, where relative amounts of each solute are first distributed between a moving fluid stream, and then they enter a contiguous stationary phase. The quality of capillary tubing used affects the efficiency of the flow. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a technique in which components of a mixture are separated to recognize and to quantify each element in the mixture. HPLC utilizes pumps to pass a pressurized liquid solvent containing the sample through a column. The column is filled with a solid adsorbent material. Based on the way the adsorbent material reacts to the different components, there are different flow rates, which cause separation as they flow through the column. HandyTube’s capillary tubing with Chromat I.D. has been designed to increase measurement speed and accuracy without sacrificing quality. The smooth-bore offered on capillaries limits Newtonian flow through the sample loop, resulting in a better sample read. Careful quality control during tubing manufacturing, both in-process and at final inspection, are essential for accuracy of size, soundness of material and a uniform inner surface. Flow rates are key to identifying different elements in a solution, so surface finish is a crucial component of quality tubing for HPLC equipment. Known as the “wall effect,” particles move faster through the center of the flow path than those against the wall. A highly polished interior surface of the tubing can increase efficiency and reduce this effect. Product cleanliness is critical in this industry. Impurities, such as oil, grease and other foreign material leftover from the manufacturing process can result in cross-contamination and inaccurate sample readings, or even component failure. Conventional tubing typically requires additional cleaning on-site, prior to installation. Chroma Clean ID™ is a superior cleaning process for ultra-small diameter tubing that removes contaminants that standard cleaning processes leave behind. Filter after typical cleaning process Filter after Cleaning with Chroma Clean process Ultra-Small Diameter tubing holds tight dimensional controls and is engineered with an outer diameter less than 0.0625”. Close tolerances are held on the outer and inner diameters for more accurate measurements and a better seal when using ferrules. As Ultra-Small Diameter Tubing continues to evolve, it will be an important scientific component in analyzing solutions for the medical, legal, research and manufacturing fields. […]

By | January 22nd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on How Ultra-Small Diameter Tubing is Helping the Chromatography Industry

Why High-Pressure Tubing is Essential for HPLC

Chromatography is the science of separating components within a mixture into their constituent elements then measuring and analyzing these elements. “High-performance liquid chromatography” (HPLC) equipment can assist in finding water pollution, toxic chemicals, and airborne impurities.  Long lengths of small diameter stainless steel capillary tubing is used to plumb many high-precision systems to increase sampling efficiencies. […]

By | January 16th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Why High-Pressure Tubing is Essential for HPLC

The 300 Series | Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing

The most common seamless stainless steel tubing is the 300 series of alloys, which are available in varieties of high-performance, corrosion-resistant types and sizes. These stainless steel alloys most commonly include chromium, nickel, molybdenum and titanium, and are ideal for seamless coil tubing because they are easy to maintain and can withstand high pressures and temperatures. […]

By | January 16th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The 300 Series | Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing

Compressed Natural Gas – In the News

HandyTube’s interview with 21st Century Business was featured on FOX Business, CNBC and Bloomsburg TV in March of last year, showcasing its new CNG Plus™ Tubing products. And it is still “breaking news” to most of the CNG market. HandyTube™ Corporation has partnered with SSP, an American-made fittings manufacturer, to develop a unique solution exclusively for CNG stations. Unlike other tubing, truly seamless CNG Plus™ Tubing is designed to withstand extreme pressures associated with transporting compressed natural gas over long distances. In addition, it’s manufactured with Restricted Tolerance Controls to optimize the tubing for use with compression tube fittings. CNG Plus™ Tubing, made from stainless steel, is seamless and shipped in continuous long-length coils. This eliminates the need for welding pipe together and saves on labor cost. The unique partnership has allowed additional services such as initial inspection and plan review, bill-of-materials development and delivery of all job materials on site. The end goal:  A faster and safer way to build CNG fueling stations. In the video segment HandyTube President John Coates talks about his company’s dedication to providing exceptional customer solutions instead of just tubing. With constant innovation and an aggressive approach to meeting customer needs, Coates is optimistic about the future role his company will play in the construction of CNG infrastructure. According to Coates, HandyTube engineers are constantly working to come up with new and better methods to serve the needs of their customers. Click to learn more about CNG Plus™ Tubing! About HandyTube HandyTube, a Handy & Harman Company, is a premium manufacturer of seamless, stainless steel and high-nickel coil tubing used within diverse industrial, manufacturing and research industries worldwide. HandyTube provides unique customer-specific solutions for the flow of gas, steam and liquid in harsh environments. About SSP SSP is a 100% American-made manufacturer of certified stainless steel tube fittings, valves, tubing, and installation tools. They are a mid-sized company in Twinsburg, Ohio, and home to the ISO 9001, vertically integrated facility. SSP combines a heritage of nearly 100 years of expertise in high-pressure piping component manufacturing with modern lean manufacturing practices. About 21st Century Television 21st Century Television is an award-winning business and health program that is independently produced by MMP (USA), Inc. The show provides its viewers an in-depth opportunity to find solutions to the industry problems from some of the top business leaders from across the world. […]

By | January 8th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Compressed Natural Gas – In the News

Four Things You Need to Know About Seamless Tubing

Seamless tubing, particularly stainless steel seamless tube, is used in a variety of applications. From solar dishes to hydraulic lines, seamless coils tube is a critical component of many products. Here are four things that you may not know about seamless, stainless steel tubing: 1. How seamless is made One of the ways seamless tubing is created [...]

By | December 3rd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Four Things You Need to Know About Seamless Tubing

Major Operators Are Converting Forklift Fleets to Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel cell technology is much more than a passing fad for commercial operations. It’s a technology that has proven that material-handling vehicles can be greener, more productive and more cost-efficient. In fact, over the next few years, the demand for fuel cell technology is expected to grow by double digits, with the greatest demand being driven by industries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Proton exchange membrane type fuel cells made up about 46.3 percent of the demand for fuel cells in 2011. PEMFCs operate at a low temperature (80 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit) relative to other fuel cell types and are capable of handling sudden shifts in power output, making them ideal for powering the acceleration in cars and specialty vehicles, like forklifts, according to the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (Washington, D.C., fchea.org). […]

By | November 20th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Major Operators Are Converting Forklift Fleets to Fuel Cell Technology

The Difference between Eddy Current & Hydrostatic Testing

Eddy Current testing (ECT) and Hydrostatic Testing (Hydrotest) are both non-destructive tests used for steel tubing.   A hydrotest is performed to check for leakage in the tubing before it is shipped.  Eddy Current Testing is done to ensure there are no surface defects on the inner or outer surfaces of the tubing.   Eddy Current [...]

By | November 12th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on The Difference between Eddy Current & Hydrostatic Testing