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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

by Swagelok Northern California

Choosing Among Mechanical Seal Support Barrier Types Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Prioritizing HSE Challenges in California’s Oil and Gas Industry

How to Choose a Seal Support System Reservoir for Reliably Processing Heavier Crudes

Selecting Among Mechanical Seal Support Arrangement Types for Older Petrochem Refineries

How to Improve Wastewater Grab Sampling for Better HSE Compliance

Managing Dead Leg Piping Risks in Oil and Gas Refineries

Choosing a Seal Support System Water Flush Plan: Best Practices for Petrochem Refineries

4 Tips For Boosting Asset Reliability KPI Metrics For Petrochemical Plants

Strategies to Ensure Seal Support Systems Pass Inspection More Efficiently

How to Improve the Equipment Downtime Metrics at Your Bay Area Petrochem Plant

How to Proactively Prevent Seal Support System Leaks in Petrochem Plants

Improving Rotating Equipment Reliability: Best Practices for the Petrochem Industry

Rotating Equipment Safety Starts With Your Seal Support Systems—Here’s How to Keep Up

Why Equipment Downtime Costs Are Hard to Keep Down—And How to Minimize Them

Common Pump Seal Failure Causes—and How to Avoid Them

The Key to Your Reliability Centered Maintenance Approach May Be Missing

Grab Sampling System Advantages and Disadvantages: What to Look for When Installing or Upgrading a System

Strategies to Boost Seal Support Systems’ Energy Efficiency and Pump Reliability in Refineries

Avoidable Mechanical Seal Leakage Causes in Your Petrochem Plant

How to Reduce Unplanned Equipment Downtime in Bay Area Plants

Rotating Equipment Failure Types—And How to Reduce Unplanned Downtime in Your Plant

How to Achieve Closed Loop Sampling Quality Control & Management

Open-Loop Sampling System Failures: How—and Whether—to Choose Alternatives

Improving Pump Seal Reliability for Bay Area Petrochem Plants

Welcome to our Bay Area tube bending service

Crucial Upgrades Keep Natural Gas Flowing

Electrostatic Discharge, Static Dissipation, and Hose

Rubik’s Cube with a Chemical Twist

Eco-friendly Battery Closer to Reality after Aluminium Breakthrough

New Research Presents Major Breakthrough in Organic Electronics

How to Fix Common Grab Sampling Deficiencies

Give Your Tubing All The Support It Deserves

A History of the Laser: 1960 - 2019

The Navy Is Trying to Turn Bacteria Into Jet Fuel

Chemical Catalysts Turn Tiny 2D Sheets into 3D Objects

Optimizing Medium-Pressure Oil and Gas Assets With Compression Fittings

A Fitting Tribute To Our Signature Product

A Simple, Scalable Technique Boosts the Efficiency of Solar Desalination

Researchers Forge ‘Impossible’ Superconductor Using ‘Forbidden’ Compound

Solar Panels Cast Shade on Agriculture in a Good Way

Speeding the Production of Catalyst Testing Systems for Integrated Lab Solutions

Lightweight Ceramic Aerogel Stands Up to High Heat

How Roads Can Help Cool Sizzling Cities

Water Stays in the Pipes Longer in Shrinking Cities — A Challenge for Public Health

The Three T’s to Achieve an Intricate System of Tubing

Swagelok Hose Comes with Swagelok Quality and Fast Local Assembly

This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.

A New Level of Smart Industrial Robots Control and Management Reached At FEFU

How Two Water Molecules Dance Together

How to Avoid System Leaks: The Importance of Proper Tube Preparation

Top Seven Blogs of 2019

The Importance of Choosing the Correct Fluid for your Heat Transfer Application

Solving the Big Problem of Measuring Tiny Nanoparticles

Designing a Light-trapping, Color-converting Crystal

Find the Right Tool for the Job

The Power of Polymer Pipelines

Rewriting the Periodic Table at High Pressure

Dark Matter May be Older than the Big Bang

Eagle Scouts Participate in Swagelok's Immersive Engineer for a Day Program

Small Bore Tubing Can Be a Big Plus For Manufacturing Plants

LLNL Researchers Use X-ray Imaging to Mitigate Defects in Metal 3D Printed Parts

Newfound Superconductor Material Could be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’

Supercapacitors Turbocharged by Laxatives

In Case You Missed It: Our Five Most Popular Blog Posts

Streamline Plant Maintenance With Tubing

Scientists Propose Methane Removal As Quick Fix For Climate Change

Curing the Causes of Cavitation

How Electrons in Transition Metals Get Redistributed

How Fluid System Fabrication Can Alleviate Resource Constraints

Good Training Increases Safety, Efficiency, Consistency

Submersible Pump Selection Considerations

This Designer Clothing Lets Users Turn on Electronics while Turning away Bacteria

6 Easy Cybersecurity Tips You Can Implement Right Now

Green Alternative Systems

Refineries Know the Swagelok Tube Fitting Advantage

Online Tool Lets You Compare Regulator Flow Curves

Leveraging Big Data to Achieve Maximum Performance

Sharp Meets Flat In Tunable 2D Material

Treasure Trove of New Galaxies Defies Current Models of the Universe

Managing Supply Pressure Effect (SPE) in a Regulator

The Flow of Fluid in Vertical Pumps and Intake Systems

Schrödinger’s Cat with 20 Qubits

Macgyver Robot that Forges Own Tools Hints at Dawn of New ‘Stone Age’

Sample Probe Modules & More Ways to Simplify Sampling with Standard Subsystems

Keep An Eye On Corrosion And Save Big Money

The Mysterious Crystal That Melts at Two Different Temperatures

200 Times Faster than Ever Before: The Speediest Quantum Operation Yet

The Fun Way to Manipulate Atoms

Thermal Relief Valves Systems from Swagelok Speed Production for Charbonneau Industries

Small Bore Tubing Equals Big Savings Over Pipe

Innovation for the Next Generation of Semiconductor Manufacturing

A Solar-powered Mini-device Churns out Hydrogen Fuel

A New Material for the Battery of the Future, Made in UCLouvain

An Air-stable and Waterproof Lithium Metal Anode

Refinery Safety Depends on Educated, Empowered Employees

Small Bore Tubing: Driving Down Costs

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Laboratory: Studies in Flow

A Graphene Superconductor that Plays More than One Tune

Bridging the Nanoscale Gap: A Deep Look inside Atomic Switches

How to Flatten a Regulator Flow Curve to Reduce Droop

Get the Inside Story With Our Demo Cases

AI Solves the Rubik’s Cube

Metal Oxide-infused Membranes Could Offer Low-energy Alternative for Chemical Separations

X-ray Mapping Enhances Potential of Lightweight Magnesium

Swagelok & HOERBIGER Collaborate to Reduce NOx Emissions on Legacy Engines

Which Pressure Regulator Should You Choose for Corrosive Applications?

Livermore Lab-Led Study Finds Any Hair from the Human Body Can be Used for Identification

Learning from Droplet Flows in Microfluidic Channels Using Deep Neural Networks

New Laws of Attraction: Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

Sizing Up A Valve: Which One Works Best For Your Application?

This Deep Neural Network Fights Deepfakes

Successful Application of Machine Learning in The Discovery of New Polymers

2D Gold ‘Nanoseaweed’ Could One Day be More Effective than Graphene

How Thorough Testing Ensures Reliable Regulator Performance

Video: Praxair Stays On The Safe Side With Swagelok Products

Liquid Metal Research: New Solutions for the Energy Transition

Researchers Discover Traditional Fluid Flow Observations May Miss the Big Picture

X-ray Analysis of Carbon Nanostructures Helps Material Design

How to Select the Right Sample Preconditioning Module

Do It Right: Proper Tube Preparation

New Sensor Could Shake Up Earthquake Response Efforts

New Core-shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells

Turning the Switch on Biofuels

Luxfer Hydrogen Fuel Cell Case Study

Swagelok Hose Advisory Service Can Save You A Lot Of Grief

Artificial Intelligence Designs Metamaterials Used in the Invisibility Cloak

New Low-cost Thermoelectric Material Works at Room Temperature

Physicists Get Thousands of Semiconductor Nuclei to Do 'Quantum Dances' in Unison

How to Improve Fluid System Performance

Better By Design: Swagelok Mechanical Support Systems

Robo-fish Powered by Battery ‘Blood’

Experiment Reverses the Direction of Heat Flow

Controlling Thermal Conductivity of Polymers with Light

Swagelok Field Engineer Services: Improving Analytical Instrumentation

Mechanical Seal Support Systems Save Time And Money

This Robot Ostrich Can Ride Around on Hovershoes

1 + 1 Does Not Equal 2 for Graphene-like 2D Materials

OLED Breakthrough Could Make Smartphone Screens Twice as Energy Efficient

An Introduction to Fittings: Identifying Thread Size and Pitch

Corrosion: Pervasive, Problematic, Preventable

It’s All in the Twist: Physicists Stack 2-D Materials at Angles to Trap Particles

Graphene 3D Printing – Can It Be Done?

Addition of Tiny Ingredient Could Help Turn Nuclear Fusion into Reality

Process Measurement – Impulse Line Best Practices

Tech Clip Videos: Rubber & PTFE Hose

For the First Time, Physicists Have Produced a Stunning Type of Plasma Jet in the Lab

Light Provides Control for 3D Printing with Multiple Materials

‘Forbidden’ Light Wave Tool Could Lead to ‘crazy-fast’ Quantum Computers

Reviewing Flexible Hose End Connection Types & Use Cases

Cleaning, Corrosion Resistance, And Fluid System Integrity

LLNL Scientists Combine X-rays and Simulations to Mitigate Defects in Metal 3D Builds

New Cell-sized Micro Robots Might Make Incredible Journeys

New ‘Snail Slime’ Adhesive Could Allow for Gravity-defying Boots

Pitting Corrosion vs. Crevice Corrosion: Identifying the Differences

Equipment Manufacturer Finds A Catalyst In Swagelok

New Video Details How ARC Laser Works

New Method Opens the Way for Cutting Tools with Longer Lifetime

SpaceX Managed to Catch a Falcon Heavy Nose Cone with a Giant Net

Industrial Hose Replacement: Core Tube Material Considerations

G.A.S. Hits High Gear With Swagelok Assembly Services

How Machine Learning Could Change Science

Your Body is Your Internet -- and Now it Can't be Hacked

New Battery Breakthrough Provides More Power in Less Space

Meeting the Needs of Hydrogen Vehicles and Zero-Emissions Technology at ACT Expo

It All Comes Down To Good Training From Experts

Ultrathin and Ultrafast: Scientists Pioneer New Technique for Two-Dimensional Material Analysis

'Realistic' New Model Points the Way to More Efficient and Profitable Fracking

Hungary to Build $1 Billion Carbon-Neutral Town from Scratch

How to Position Nozzles in Your Liquid & Natural Gas Sampling System

Swagelok Shows Eagle Scouts The Life Of An Engineer

“A New State of Matter” –‘Bizarre Black, Hot Water Forms Most Giant Icy Worlds In the Milky Way

Understanding and Controlling the Molecule that Made the Universe

Material Breakthrough Could Usher in Hydrogen Car Revolution

Back-Pressure Regulator Set-Up: Tips for Sampling System Engineers

Be Flexible: Hose Is Great For Many Applications

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve the Mysteries of Quantum Physics?

The Holy Grail of Nanowire Production

How Mayonnaise is Helping to Solve One of Nuclear Fusion’s Biggest Problems

Using a Phase Diagram for Vapor Pressure Curves

Case Study: J-PARC Sets A Standard For Research

Researchers 3D Print Efficient Live Cells

The Force is With Us, Always? Tuning Quantum Vacuum Forces from Attractive to Repulsive

Radical Device Can Generate Electricity Just by Pointing at Space

Why Haven't Sampling Systems Improved — Three Main Reasons

It's Torture: Swagelok Tube Fittings Can Handle It

Lawrence Livermore Researchers Explore ‘sentient’ Materials with 3D Printing

Avoiding the Crack of Doom

How a War Against Oceans of Plastic Waste is Taking Place in Labs

Avoiding Classic Liquid and Gas Sampling System Mistakes

More On Threads: Pressure, Tolerance And Corrosion

Confirmed: New Phase of Matter is Solid and Liquid at the Same Time

Nano-bot Can Probe Inside Human Cells

Shocking Universe Expansion Discovery Could Require Totally New Physics

Grab Sampling 101: Reducing Plant Costs

Nice Threads! Make Sure You Keep Them That Way

Injectable Nanoparticles Give Mice Infrared Vision

At 3,836 mph, Which Way Does the Air Flow?

Boeing Unveils Futuristic AI Drone Fighter Jet that will Soon Take to the Skies

How to Use a Regulator to Reduce Time Delay in an Analytical Instrumentation System

Swagelok 60 Series Ball Valves Offer Strength And Versatility

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