Global motion and control technology group Parker Hannifin has
signed an agreement with Shell to supply instrumentation
valves, manifolds, process-to-instrument valves, fittings,
tubing, protective enclosures and related products.
Under the terms of the agreement, which runs for an initial
period of five years, Parker's instrumentation group will
supply Shell and its affiliates worldwide with a broad range of
process instrumentation products, it said.
"We are delighted to win this contract with such a major
player in the oil and gas business, and are confident that our
manufacturing resources on three continents and our global
Parker Sales Company support network will meet the enormous
challenges of this supply agreement", said Ian Huggins, general
manager of Parker Hannifin's instrumentation products division
"We are also excited with the prospect of closer engineering
cooperation, as this will give us a front row view of emerging
technical challenges in critical application areas,
"We see this agreement marking the start of a sustained
period of progress in instrumentation technology, said Sheldon
Banks, sales and marketing manager of Parker Hannifins
instrumentation products division in Europe.
We believe that such a cooperative relationship
between major players in their respective spheres will help to
establish many new standards for performance, safety and cost
reduction, Banks added.
Over the last decade, Parker said it has invested heavily in
innovation, and has made advances in areas including safety,
speed of installation and maintenance, and lowering
In particular, Parker says its new products can reduce the
number of potential leak paths in a fluid flow system, and
improve ergonomics for instrumentation and maintenance engineers.
Also important is Parker's experience in designing and
manufacturing instrumentation using specialized alloys that
optimize protection against corrosion - a major problem for
many current oil and gas projects, according to the