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Taking Our Swagelok Tube Bending Training On The Road

Can't join us in Reno? Tap into our training right here at Swagelok Northern California


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Mike Valentine and Jason Burns, our Swagelok Northern California product trainers, will share their fifty years of expertise next month at the 2013 Western Gas Measurement Short Course in Reno to participants in the natural gas measurement and regulation field. They will be conducting a training session on Swagelok Tube Bending and Swagelok Tube Fitting Installation, which covers tube bending basics, proper tube fitting installation, and best practices for tube bending and tube fitting installation. Technicians experienced or new to tube bending can increase productivity and reduce costs associated with product scrap and poor installation.

Experienced trainers

This Tube Bending and Tube Fitting Installation course is one of 75 classes to be offered at the four-day event, hosted by NV Energy at the Peppermill Resort Hotel and Convention Center.  All the instructors are industry experts on gas control and measurement topics, so Valentine and Burns are in good company.  Before joining our local team, Valentine worked for Swagelok Company in Ohio, where he led the teams responsible for the introduction of the 40G series valve, 60 series valve improvements, the launch of the analytical instrumentation manifold, and the Swagelok Tube Fitting advanced-geometry, hinging-colleting back ferrule design. He's been a sales and marketing manager at Swagelok Company’s Nupro Valve Division, and general industrial manager at Swagelok Company.  Burns joined Swagelok Northern California twenty one years ago, and he has held a variety of roles in the organization including inventory management service specialist, warehouse manager, and his current dual role as our technical specialist/product trainer.  If you have ever called our office with a technical question on Swagelok products, chances are you have spoken to him.  When he is not helping customer with their Swagelok product technical questions, Burns does the product training for our customer service team and trains customers on how to use Swagelok tools like our Swagelok Welding System and hand tube bender.  

Training opportunity

If you get a chance to attend the entire event May 6 through May 9 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Reno, you'll learn a lot and get some great opportunities for networking with gas utility/transmission company technicians, supervisors and engineers. Manufacturers and service company representatives will also have 100 exhibits and some "What's New" presentations. Of course, we hope our class will be on the top of your list.

Training delivered

But if you can't meet us up in Reno, we can bring our Swagelok Tube Bending or Swagelok Tube Fitting Installation and Safety training to your facility to minimize the time your people need to be away from their regular duties. They are two of several training classes we offer on a variety of topics. 

Topics: Tubing Fittings Training