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Why Perforated Tubes Are Essential To The Aerospace Industry

According to the National Safety Council (NSC) flying commercial is just about the safest way to travel. Even so, many passengers have a fear of flying and for one rather obvious reason. Unlike in a car or on a train or boat, if a problem should occur you can’t just coast to a halt. This is why quality standards for aerospace components are so demanding: every component has to perform as expected and there’s no margin for error. Perforated tubes

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About Open Area Perforation Pattern And Why It’s Important

About Open Area Perforation Pattern And Why It’s Important An important parameter to consider when specifying perforated tubing is “Open Area” or OA. OA has a big impact on appearance and governs how the tubing functions in some applications. Here we’ll explain what the term means and it’s influence on in-service performance.   All About the Ratio Perforated tubes are formed from metal sheet or coil that’s been through a punch. The punch creates a pattern of holes. These can

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The Benefits of Zinc Plating on Perforated Tubes

Benefits of Zinc Plating on Perforated Tubes Just as a comedian is often funnier with a sidekick, steel performs better with a layer of zinc. Steel, other than the stainless kind, needs some kind of protective coating if it’s not to corrode. Painting and powder coating have their place, but in many applications zinc plating is the way to go. By preventing corrosion it allows the use of less expensive materials, but that’s not the only benefit. Here’s a closer

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How Are Perforated Tubes Utilized in Agriculture

In many ways, perforated tubes are necessary to keep agriculture running. While the industry as a whole has an immeasurable number of moving parts, perforated tubes play an important role in several key systems and contribute to many of the modern conveniences that farmers enjoy today. Water Management It’s estimated that about 70% of the global freshwater supply is used for agriculture. Where there’s water, there’s a need for filtration. Perforated tubes and pipes are critical for such applications as

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Get to Know Inconel

Inconel is a trademarked superalloy that’s engineered specifically for extreme applications. When you need perforated tubes that can withstand harsh temperatures or corrosive environments, then Inconel may just be the metal of choice. The Workhorse of Metals Inconel is known for its strength and reliability. It was created by merging the best characteristics of other metals, like nickel, chromium, iron, manganese, carbon and more, into one superalloy. The end result is a material that’s well-suited for extreme environments. It can

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Filtering the Finer Sediments in Oil

Oil is one of the most important and widespread sources of energy in the world today. But the process of getting it from underground reservoirs to the fuel tanks in our cars, trucks and furnaces, is long and complex. To help optimize efficiency and support a cleaner environment, Perforated Tubes, Inc. provides high-quality custom perforated metal filtration tubes to oil rigs around the world. Extracting Oil In order to get oil, it must first be extracted. It exists thousands of

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Perforated Cylinders in Hydraulics

Hydraulic systems, which are machines that use pressurized fluid to perform a function, require highly reliable filtration elements. These filtration elements can be made up of several different parts, and perforated pipes are often involved. Perforated Tubes, Inc. can supply these cylinders and ensure your hydraulic system achieves and maintains peak performance. The Importance of Filtration in Hydraulics In hydraulics, it’s the filter elements’ job to remove all solid substances and some fluids from the operating fluid. Doing so helps

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Technology Where Perforated Tubing is a Vital Component

Perforated metal tubes are extremely versatile products that serve a variety of different industries. They’re used to process the food we eat, purify the water we drink and filter the oil we use to power our cars and planes. After more than 50 years in the industry, here are some common technologies for which perforated tubes from Perforated Tubes, Inc. now have a vital role. Air Treatment Most homes and buildings today rely on highly complex HVAC systems to heat

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Benefits of Stainless-Steel in Perforated Tubes

At Perforated Tubes, Inc., we’re proud to offer a diverse selection of metals to choose from, including one of our most popular choices, stainless steel (409, 304, 304L and 2016L). Its unique properties make it ideal for a broad spectrum of projects, including industrial equipment and medical, oilfield, architecture, aviation and food and beverage applications. Corrosion Resistant. Stainless steel is probably best known for its ability to resist stains, scaling, heat and chemicals. While other types of metal tubes might

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A Summarized History of Industrial Filtration

Perforated Tubes, Inc. has been a leader in industrial filtration technology for nearly 50 years. Over the course of the last half-century, we’ve seen firsthand how the industry has changed and progressed. We’ve even played a role in this growth ourselves by inventing much of the perforated steel tube manufacturing technology in use by filtering processes today. In this blog post, we take a brief look into the past to see just how far the industry has come. Early Days

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