White Papers

Need help understanding fluid power products?  Beswick Engineering’s white papers present the basic concepts you need to specify pneumatic products in an easy to understand format.  If you still have questions contact a Beswick Applications Engineer.

The Basics of Pressure Regulators

You can find Beswick’s available pressure regulators in our online catalog: Click Here for Pressure Regulators Pressure Regulators are found in many common home and industrial applications. For example, pressure regulators are used in gas grills to regulate propane, in home heating furnaces to regulate natural gases, in medical and dental equipment to regulate oxygen and […]

The Basics of Quick Disconnects

To Find Beswick Engineering’s QDC Product Listing Click Here. Quick disconnect fittings (abbreviated as “QDCs” or “QDs”) are used to provide fast and easy connection and disconnection of fluid lines. These fittings are also known as quick connects or quick release couplings. Typically quick disconnect fittings are operated by hand. They often are used to replace […]

The Basics of Pressure Relief Valves

THE HISTORY OF PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES Pressure relief valves (safety relief valves) are designed to open at a preset pressure and discharge fluid until pressure drops to acceptable levels. The development of the safety relief valve has an interesting history. Denis Papin is credited by many sources as the originator of the first pressure relief […]

What they didn’t teach you about fittings in engineering school!

This white paper will help you to determine which miniature (barbed, push-to-connect, or compression) fitting type is suitable for your specific application. At the beginning of a new project, engineers and designers are faced with many important decisions regarding the selection of components. As you would expect, the most complex components are selected first. The […]

The Basics of Compression Fittings

Introduction Compression fittings are one of the most common and versatile methods of connecting metal or hard plastic tubing. Particularly useful for their extreme temperature and pressure capabilities, and their compatibility with aggressive fluids, compression fittings can be seen in systems varying from gas lines in refineries, to the plumbing under your sink. Miniature compression […]