Instrumentation Products Division

Parker extends distribution manifold range to meet requirements for lower pressure applications

Barnstaple, UK, 20th December 2016– Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has extended its range of distribution manifolds with a new low pressure version. Known as the Air Header Distribution Manifold, this product is approved to operate at pressures up to 275 psi.

The new product complements Parker’s Hi-Pro range which is suitable for applications up to a maximum cold working pressure of 6,000 psi.

Jim Breeze, Product Manager for Parker, explains: “We have responded to customer demand to release these new air header distribution manifolds which are ideal for lower pressure applications. They perfectly complement our range of high pressure distribution manifolds, offering an enhanced choice to customers.”

Parker’s low pressure Air Header Distribution Manifolds are designed to distribute air from the compressor to the actuators on pneumatic instruments, such as steam flow meters, pressure controllers and valve positioners. These distribution manifolds are designed for use with air only and are supplied with a number of lockable ball valves on opposite sides, right-hand side only or left-hand side only. These manifolds are suitable for use in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.

Manufactured from AISI 316 Stainless Steel, removing the possibility of internal scaling and therefore enhancing durability, the Air Header Distribution Manifolds offer customers complete system compatibility that reduces installation time and potential leak paths.  These distribution manifolds are fabricated by coded welders and then non-destructive tested to guarantee full penetration welds. This reduces the number of potential leak paths, rather than the alternative method of fabricating with instrumentation connections, threads and tubing. Prefabrication also reduces assembly time on site.

Parker’s Air Header Distribution Manifolds feature lockable handles as standard, which prevent accidental manual actuation of the outlet valve.

Parker provides a complete single source supply for fittings, tubing and pressure gauges associated with this product, which can all be bought on a single order. As well as simplifying procurement, this ensures the customer receives a standardised solution.

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About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales of $11 billion in fiscal year 2016, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 60 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at, or its investor information website at

Media Contacts

Jim Breeze – Product Manager, Instrument Connections and Process Valves
Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd
Instrumentation Products Division Europe (IPDE)
Phone: 0044 (0)7974 237396