Swagelok Northern California Blog

One Last Look At Our "Greatest Hits" From 2014

As we move full-speed into 2015, here are some highlights from last year

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Top 10 Swagelok Northern California Technical Resources from 2014

Check out the resources that our customers found most valuable last year


Choosing Swagelok valves: Valve Sizing Technical Bulletin and the article, "Matching Valve Type to Function" 

Choosing the right valve is an essential part of a quality fluid system.  These two resources will put you on the path to successful selection.


Selection and Sizing of Pressure Reducing Regulators: A Guide to Finding the Right Fit 

Download a guide that demystifies flow curves and explains how to size a pressure reducing regulator using its flow curve. 


Plan Your Steam Systems Success eBook

Our free eBook helps you understand steam and condensate leakage and how it impacts your plant's bottom line.


Swagelok Pressure Gauges Available from Swagelok Northern California

Swagelok Northern California has pressure gauges for a variety general industrial, process, and sanitary applications: general purpose, miniature, low pressure, safety, reinforced, positionable, panel mount, sanitary.


Training Classes Available From Swagelok Northern California 

Improve safety, increase productivity, and keep abreast of the latest fluid system technologies with our comprehensive customer training and education programs.


Swagelok Tube Fitter's Manual

Get access to the definitive book on tube fittings and tube fitting installation by the company that invented the tube fitting


See Swagelok Hose and Flexible Tubing Available from Swagelok Northern California 

Hoses for a wide range of applications are custom assemble right here at our Fremont facility.  From stainless steel braided PTFE hose to flexible metal to rubber hose, we have 20 different series of hose and flexible tubing each with options and accessories. 


Swagelok Ball Valve Catalogs 

Get access to 17 Swagelok Ball Valve Catalogs including One-Piece Instrumentation, General Purpose and Special Application, Trunnion, Alternative Fuel Service, Medium-Pressure, Multipurpose, and more.  


The Swagelok® Stainless Steel Tubing Catalog and Tubing Data Sheet

Swagelok offers general industrial and high purity stainless steel tubing. The Swagelok Tubing Data Sheet provides suggested allowable working pressure for tubing when used with Swagelok® Tube Fittings.


Download Details on Swagelok Tube Fittings Available from Swagelok Northern California 

Both of these are essential resources for anyone working with or designing tubing systems.

Topics: Steam pressure gauges Hoses Tubing Regulators Valves Fittings Training

Bursting with Swagelok Pride: Our Video Series Wraps It Up

When Will It Burst? ends with a look at some of the fun we had behind the scenes

Last spring we started a video series that took an entertaining look at a very important subject: how to properly install Swagelok® tube fittings to get optimum performance under pressure. As you may already know, we called it "When Will It Burst?" 

Topics: When Will It Burst? Training

Top 10 Swagelok Northern California Blogs from 2014

Here are last year's most read articles 


Taking Our Swagelok Tube Bending Training On The Road

Your facility or ours: Tap into our Swagelok tube bending training 


Gaining the Swagelok® Tube Fitting Advantage 

Reliable fittings are crucial. Some designs are inherently better than others.


Seven Reasons to Use Swagelok Tube Adapter Fittings 

Swagelok tube adapters can help you simplify installation, eliminate difficult alignment problems, and much more.


FAQ - What Is the Temperature Rating of a Swagelok Tube Fitting?

Swagelok tube fittings can handle the heat (and cold, too).


What Is the Pressure Rating of a Swagelok Tube Fitting?

The answer depends on the other components in your system.


Skill: Tube fitting assembly, one inch and under

A benefit of using Swagelok tube fittings is their ability to be disassembled and reassembled many times. See a demonstration.


Tony Waters Wrote the Book on Industrial Sampling Systems 

Tony Waters packs a half century of expertise into the most thorough work on sampling systems ever created.


Flow Control: Don't let pressure regulators throw you a curve

Get an overview of flow curves and how they work plus links to key downloads.


FAQ: To Fill Or Not To Fill a Swagelok Pressure Gauge? 

That is the question, and here are some tips to help you find the answer.


Skill: Applying PTFE tape to tapered pipe threads

Applying PTFE tape is an important procedure to do right. This article and video show how. Then download information on Snoop®, Goop®, SWAK®, and more.

Topics: Sampling Systems Sealants pressure gauges Regulators Fittings Training