Press Release Summary:
MPI(TM) connectors operate at pressures of 6,000 to 15,000 psi, making them suitable for equipment used to operate feed lines, processing lines, and other systems within industrial labs. Four-part fittings can be used on 316 stainless-steel, cold-drawn, 1/8 hard, unannealed tubing or thick-walled, annealed, instrumentation-grade 316 tubing, and are available for tubing ranging from 1/4 to 1 in. OD. Fittings suit chemical and petrochemical applications.
Original Press Release:
Parker-Hannifin Introduces New MPI(TM) Fittings To Handle the Higher Pressure System Lines of Test Labs At Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama-June 1, 2002-The Instrumentation Connectors Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has introduced MPI(TM), (patent pending) a brand new line of instrumentation connectors to handle intense pressure connector requirements of industry, especially research and development labs where products are developed and tested under extreme conditions.
"MPI(TM) fittings are designed to operate at pressures in the range of 6,000 to 15,000 psi and represent a great leap forward in meeting the demanding requirements of the equipment and systems used to operate feed lines, processing lines, and other systems within industrial labs," said D.F. Bush, ICD marketing manager.
"Parker engineers developed a totally new design for MPI Fittings which offer many benefits at facilities where they are installed," Bush stated. "Every Parker MPI(TM) fitting consists of four precision-engineered parts, including a longer tube support section, compared to traditional compression fittings. The primary benefit of this revolutionary design is improved resistance to vibration and line loads. Other benefits include increased pressure ratings, resistance to corrosion, and easy assembly."
"The front SUPARCASE(R) ferrule grips onto the tube as it moves down the body seat, creating a pressure-tight seal on both the tube and body. The rear SUPARCASE(R) ferrule then moves inward into the cone of the front ferrule and is pushed into the tube creating a second mechanical hold on the tube. "MPI(TM) Fittings can be used on 316 Stainless Steel cold drawn - 1/8 hard (unannealed) tubing or thick-walled (annealed) instrumentation grade 316 tubing."
Parker MPI(TM) Fittings also feature an inverted nut coated with molybdenum disulfide to help prevent galling, permit easier assembly, and multiple remakes. Standard MPI(TM) Fittings are made of Heat Code Traceable 316 stainless steel. MPI(TM) Fittings are available in various configurations to fulfill a variety of system needs on tubing ranging from 1/4 inch up to one inch O.D. including size 9 (9/16) to use with standard, cold drawn - 1/8 hard (unannealed) stainless steel tubing.
"MPI(TM) Fittings can be used on a wide variety of this type and our engineers met the combined challenge of developing a product that could withstand the severe operating requirements of an industrial lab, while being easy to assemble." tubing materials including thick-walled, annealed, and cold drawn - 1/8 hard unannealed tubing," Bush observed. The fittings are available in 10 different configurations to meet a variety of connector requirements on tubing ranging from 1/4 inch up to one inch O.D.
"Our customers have been asking for tube fittings of this type and our engineers met the combined challenge of developing a product that could withstand the severe operating requirements of an industrial lab, while being easy to assemble.
MPI(TM) Fittings are fully compatible with other Parker products that can be installed at industrial and lab facilities including Parker's HB Series Ball Valves for shut-off and switching functions, Polyflex flexible hose and XPR flow regulators for a variety of industrial uses to convey air, solids, or liquids.
All products are shown in the new MPI(TM) Catalog 4234, which is available by contacting the Instrumentation Connectors Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, P.O. Box 400004, Huntsville, AL, 35815-1504. Telephone (256) 881-2040. Fax (256) 881-5730. Or visit the ICD website: http://www.parker.com/ICD.
The Instrumentation Connectors Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation designs and manufactures fittings and related components for hydraulic, pneumatic, and motion control devices.