What is A Pitting Resistance Equivalent Number (PREN)?

March 5th, 2020 by Pixel Press

PRENs offer a simple way to compare the pitting corrosion resistance of various alloys. Let’s look at how PRENs are determined and what they mean.

Spectacle Blinds: Flow Control and Assurance Made Simple

February 18th, 2020 by Pixel Press

Blinds and spacers offer an effective way to block flow to piping systems to prevent contamination, ease maintenance, or control flows. Spectacle Blinds combine these two popular components to create a single solution for…

Stainless Steel Thermowells: Functions and Types Explained

February 10th, 2020 by Pixel Press

Thermowells are an excellent option for improving the service life of sensors used to monitor piping processes. However, like most piping components, choosing the proper design and fit for your intended application is essential…

Branch Connections: A Guide to Choosing and Using Olet Style Connections

January 14th, 2020 by Pixel Press

Combining a self-reinforcing design with a range of different formats and sizes, olet style branch connections are an ideal alternative to reinforcement pads and standard pipe tees. Different designs offer solutions for virtually any…

Bleed Rings: Where and Why You Should Use Them

January 8th, 2020 by Pixel Press

While stainless steel valves and flanges are popular options to meet the needs of complex piping systems, bleed rings — also known as drip rings, bleeder rings, vent rings, or test inserts — offer…

Pipe Ends: Explained

November 26th, 2019 by Pixel Press

While size is an important factor when choosing flanges, elbows, and other components of your piping process, pipe ends are a critical consideration to ensure a proper fit, a tight seal, and optimal performance….

Pipe Bends: A Quick Primer

October 22nd, 2019 by Pixel Press

Process piping systems rarely travel in a straight line from process to process. Modern processing systems are often a complex network of turns, elevation changes, fittings, and more. As with most piping considerations, understanding…

Flange Basics: Functions, Designs, and Other Considerations

August 27th, 2019 by Pixel Press

What Are Pipe Flanges and How Do They Work? Offering a reliable way to connect pipe systems with the various equipment, valves, and other components of virtually any processing system, flanges are the second…

Introduction to Valves: What Are Valves & How Do They Work? 

August 19th, 2019 by Pixel Press

What Are Valves and How Do They Work?  At their most basic, valves are devices that work to control, regulate or direct flow within a system or process. They often feature a range of…

Welding Stainless Steel

November 15th, 2018 by Pixel Press

Known for its corrosion resistance and outstanding durability, stainless steel can withstand harsh conditions few metals can match. This makes it ideal for a range of industries — from medical equipment to chemical processing….