Swagelok in Action: Get a Panel Assembly That You Can Stand By
by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/17/16 9:00 AM
Outsourcing talent may not be the first solution that comes to mind for an in-house assembly, but it’s often the best approach. Since 1963, Swagelok Northern California’s team has worked to make it easy for you to do business. From the deep Swagelok parts inventory to our wide range of technical experience, no assembly solution is beyond our expertise.
CUSTOM PANEL ASSEMBLIES IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
Specialized assemblies play a role in driving countless industries, from operational procedures to equipment and machinery. Panel assemblies are a great example of a compact, critical working component.
INDUSTRY: OIL & gAS
The Challenge: Our OEM client had established their core business by manufacturing industrial and environmental machinery, but they received a new project that incorporated assembled panels. They wanted to deliver the requested high-quality Nitrogen Purge Panels for the customer, but didn’t know where to start for selection criteria, the decision process, or even design work — panels were not among their specialties.
The Solution: The manufacturer called Swagelok Northern California for calibration certificates and technical information on flow meters. The Swagelok Northern California representative offered assembly service, which they didn’t even realize was an option. The manufacturing team’s engineers, purchasing staff, and manufacturing managers met with Swagelok Northern California specialists to finalize a design and order for the complete, custom-built panels.
By outsourcing the panel build to our assembly specialists, the manufacturer was able to focus on maintaining their core business — and still offer a superior final product to their customer. Swagelok Northern California engineers were able to reduce the project’s footprint, simplify its design, and reduce possible leak points by minimizing the number of threaded connections. In addition, long component lead times were either eliminated or reduced through product substitution and supply chain planning, avoiding any possible delivery delays.