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Top Ten Swagelok Northern California Blogs in 2013

by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/9/14 8:00 AM

Check out the most read articles from last year

From New Year's resolution to reality, last year, I set a goal of publishing a weekly article that you would find helpful and informative. Here are the ones you liked best. Unlike Letterman, my top ten will start with number one.


Applying PTFE Pipe Thread Sealant Tape

Skill: Applying PTFE tape to tapered pipe threads

Applying PTFE tape is a simple procedure. This article and video show how. Then download information on Snoop®, Goop®, SWAK®, and more.


Swagelok PTFE Hose

Swagelok PTFE Hose: Bringing new flexibility to fluid systems

Swagelok® PTFE hose less force to bend so it is easier to install, especially in tight quarters.


Swagelok Industrial Sampling Systems

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.


Swagelok tube fitting

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.


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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 in this piece by Jeff Hopkins.


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Video: Supply pressure effect in pressure reducing regulators 

How to manage supply pressure effect; choosing the right pressure reducing regulator for your application.


Swagelok Tube Fitter's Manual

Remembering Joe Callahan, Former Swagelok Chairman 

In 42 years with Swagelok Company, Callahan earned 23 patents; served as chairman, chief executive, and president; and wrote the Tube Fitter's Manual.


Swagelok semiconductor

Our View On The SEMICON West 450MM Transition Forum 

As the industry gets ready for larger wafers, holding down costs through collaboration and innovation is the key to profitability.


Swagelok Hose

Swagelok hoses can handle the heat; Suitable for use with dielectric media 

Small and flexible, Swagelok hoses are easier to configure when space is tight.


Swagelok tube fittings

Gaining the Swagelok Tube Fitting Advantage 

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

New Year's resolution

Publish a weekly article that you find helpful, informative, and entertaining.  


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