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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

by Swagelok Northern California

Understand Seal Support Quench Systems to Avoid Costly Problems

Which API Plan for a Double Mechanical Seal Should You Choose?

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seal Face Chipping Problems: Failure Analysis—and Solutions

Gas Panel Design: Why a New Custom Solution Might Be Your Best Choice

Improve Your Engineering Field Services Benchmarking KPIs This Year

Selecting a Mechanical Seal Support Flushing Plan With Confidence

Why Seal Flushing Is Required and How To Minimize Its Frequency

Diagnosing Mechanical Seal Faces When Vibration is the Symptom

Analyzer Sample System Design Basics for Selecting the Right Options

Analyzer Sample Lag Time Calculation Basics: What You Need to Know to Reduce Uncertainty

Understanding the Difference Between Seal Plan 53A and 53B to Guide System Selection and Design

Why Gland Packing for High-Pressure Processes Should Be Replaced

Leveraging Your Rotating Equipment Asset Management System to Improve Reliability

Is Your Dead Leg Piping Inspection Optimized?

How to Make Closed Loop Sample Extraction Simpler

Choosing Among Fast Loop Gas Sampling Options: The Basics and Beyond

Your Analyzer Requires a More Accurate Fast Loop Calculation: Considerations That Come Into Play for Older Refineries

Pump Seal Plan Selection Isn’t As Simple As It Seems for Northern California Refineries

Mechanical Seal Leak Troubleshooting: A Guide to Solving Your Problem

Factors That Affect the Mechanical Seal Leak Rate—And What You Can Do About It

Simplify Your Rotating Equipment Failure Analysis by Focusing on These 3 Areas

Why the API 682 Mechanical Seal Leak Test Procedure Isn’t Enough

Understanding Sampling Systems for Process Analyzers—And the Design Mistakes to Avoid

The API Plan For Dry Gas Seal: The Basics and Beyond

The Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seal Is Leaking—Now What?

Dry Gas Seal Troubleshooting Starts With These 3 Common Problems

What Your Rotating Equipment Inspection Checklist May Have Missed

Improve Rotating Equipment Dry Gas Seal Reliability: 3 Common Problems to Avoid

Weighing the Dry Gas Seal Advantages Against Your Other Options

Managing Rotating Equipment HSE Compliance for Aging Petrochem Refineries

Mechanical Seal Support Failure Causes—And What You Can Do About Them

Understanding Liquid Grab Sampling Systems

Is Gland Packing Still Serving Its Purpose for Bay Area Refineries?

API Plan 32 Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have to be a Headache—Here’s What to Do

Your Pump Gland Packing Leakage Rate is Worse Than You Think

Switching From Gland Packing to Mechanical Seals: Surprising Benefits for California Refineries

The Benefits of API Plan 32 Design Build For Bay Area Refineries

Top Gland Packing Seal Advantages and Disadvantages to Consider in Comparison to a Mechanical Seal

Is Your Sample Probe Wake Frequency Calculation Missing Something?

Proactive Mechanical Seal Heat Checking Solutions to Keep in Your Back Pocket

The Best Process Analyzer Systems Include These 4 Elements During Installation

Selecting a Mechanical Seal for High-Temperature Service: Which Additional Components Do You Need?

The Key to Gas Analyzer Calibration Procedure Effectiveness

How to Handle Seal Support System Exhaust Safely—and Without Sanctions

Best Options for a Mechanical Seal for High-Pressure Applications

Mechanical Seal Support Damage: Top 4 Causes to Look Out For

How a Seal Support System Saves on the Operating Costs of Pumps

How Mechanical Seals vs Packing Stack Up For Time, Cost & Safety in California Refineries

Is Seal Support System Lubrication the Cause of Your Mechanical Seal Failure?

Spot Sampling vs Gas Analyzer: Is it Time for Bay Area Refineries to Make the Update?

How Newer Seal Support System Technology Can Improve Maintenance Efficiency in Older Refineries

Know When to Upgrade to Dry Gas Seal Support Systems to Improve Equipment Reliability

Addressing Common Seal Support System Issues Proactively

Don’t Misdiagnose Pump Seal Cooler Problems—Read This First

Top 3 Seal Support System Requirements You Need to Know Before Contacting a Vendor

Mechanical Seal Support Design Calculations Shouldn’t Be Back of Envelope—Here’s Your Answer

Solutions to Common Plan 52 Failure Modes—And How to Get Help If You Still Need It

The Mechanical Seal Installation Considerations You Can’t Miss

What Are Your Best Seal Support System Replacement Options in Northern California?

How to Extend a Mechanical Seal Lifespan When Petrochem Plant Budgets are Lean

Understanding Your API Seal Configuration Options in Northern California Petrochem Plants

Avoid Premature Mechanical Pump Seal Replacement With These Best Practices

If Your Mechanical Seals Need Repair Too Often—Do This

The Key to Shutdown Planning and Maintenance California Refineries Shouldn’t Miss

Fundamentals of Fast Loop Pump Skid Selection for Bay Area Refineries

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

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