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Swagelok in Action: Assembly Solutions for Analytical Instrumentation

by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/7/16 9:00 AM

Whether you’re aiming to save long-term time and money, reduce big-picture waste, or even solve an urgent operational problem, Swagelok Northern California is ready to help. Our team has been providing solutions to our customers’ critical fluid system challenges since 1963, and we have countless success stories across a broad range of industries. Solutions for existing systems, new custom systems, and — in the case of one client — location challenges are all part of our Swagelok capabilities.


Creating quick solutions for threaded connections in analytical instrumentation

Moving is always a hassle, but for technical operations, a change of location can be especially disruptive. For an air quality research lab based in San Francisco, moving meant taking essential test equipment offline and expediently reinstalling it at a new site. While relocation from an old building to a brand new facility in a California government lab was definitely an improvement, it wasn’t without challenges.

industry: scientific research and analytical instrumentation

The Challenge: Handling lab gasses requires specific accommodations in plumbing systems, especially for a lab with a focus on air quality. Following construction, there were a number of unexpected loose ends that prevented facility employees from connecting their essential equipment — they needed a threaded connection solution that would address their installation problems without causing further delays.

The SolutionWithin 24 hours of the lab’s call, the Swagelok Northern California team was on site to investigate the threaded connection issues. Based on our fast response times, diverse project experience, and knowledgeable team, the customer knew Swagelok was the right fit for the job.

Working closely with the customer, our team of in-house Assembly Solutions experts developed an innovative solution and created CAD drawings — all of which were delivered to the client the same day.

Swagelok’s design and assembly solution featured custom manifolds with tube supports and 1GS4 valves, which would allow the technicians to isolate instruments whenever necessary. It also added a visual indication of valve position for efficient, clear operations.


Swagelok Assembly Solutions 

Whether utilizing our vast catalog of parts or drafting custom CAD drawings to fit a unique assembly challenge, the Swagelok team works quickly and efficiently to deliver top performing assemblies for even the tightest deadline projects.

Reach out today to discuss possible solutions for your next project, or download our eBook to learn more about how custom crafted assemblies from Swagelok Northern California can take your business to the next level.

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