Swagelok Northern California Blog

It's Torture: Swagelok Tube Fittings Can Handle It

Video shows how tube fitting assemblies shrug off intense heat, pressure and impact

Topics: Fittings

More On Threads: Pressure, Tolerance And Corrosion

A few extra thoughts on getting a good seal and making sure it stays that way

"Every male thread Swagelok produces is installed with a plastic protective cap for shipping. Protective covers keep threads from being accidentally dented or otherwise marred. A dent in a male pipe thread is a time bomb."

- From Nice Threads! Make Sure You Keep Them That Way

Topics: Sealants Fittings

Nice Threads! Make Sure You Keep Them That Way

What to look for in pipe threads, and how to make sure you get a good seal

Topics: Tips Fittings

Save Time With Our Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit

We have a training video and printed instructions to show you how it's done

Topics: Tools Tips Fittings Best Practices

Swagelok And Your Smartphone

Entrapment, dead volume, low flow areas, and trace impurities are the enemy

Topics: Semiconductor Fittings

FAQ: Are these parts interchangeable?

We're often asked how interchangeable and intermixable a Swagelok component or assembly is with another brand. Here's the 411.

Topics: Fittings Best Practices Video FAQs Application Support

Top Ten Swagelok Northern California Blogs from 2017

Here are last year's most read articles 


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 tubing should I use with Swagelok tube fittings? 

Choosing the right tubing is an essential part of a quality tubing system.


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.


Introducing The Swagelok Tech Clips Video Series

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


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.


Swagelok Tube Fittings Solve The Leakage Formula

In this excerpt from the Swagelok Tube Fitter's Manual, F.J. Callahan discusses the leakage formula and the cost of leakage


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. 


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: 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

How Swagelok Helped Limit Damage after Japanese Earthquake

Swagelok plays a key supporting role in AVANTech's efforts to cleanup radioactive water at Fukushima

Topics: Fittings Swagelok

There's Nothing Like a Set of Well-Fitting Threads

Watch the Swagelok Tech Clip "Identifying Thread Pitch and Size" and Access the Swagelok Thread and End Connection Identification Guide at  http://northerncal.swagelok.com/thread-identification 

Topics: Fittings

Introducing the Swagelok Tube Fitting Assembly Toolkit

Learn more about the Swagelok Tube Fitting Assembly Toolkit and download its brochure at http://northerncal.swagelok.com/fitting-assembly-tools

Topics: Tools Fittings