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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/29/20 8:45 AM

It has been over 70 years since the Swagelok tube fitting made its debut "Swagelok Company was founded in 1947 by Fred A. Lennon (1905-1998), with a $500 loan and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/4/19 1:00 PM

For 70 years, the petrochemical industry has relied on our patented technology "When evaluating tube-fitting performance, look for these Big Three factors: tube grip, gas seal, and vibration protection. You …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/3/19 9:00 AM

Video shows how tube fitting assemblies shrug off intense heat, pressure and impact "The main function of a tube fitting is to grip the tubing sufficiently to contain system fluid …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/26/19 9:00 AM

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 …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/19/19 8:45 AM

What to look for in pipe threads, and how to make sure you get a good seal "Threads have peaks (called crests) and valleys (called roots). The part in between …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 4/10/19 8:55 AM

We have a training video and printed instructions to show you how it's done "CAUTION: Use of tubing below the recommended minimum wall thickness may result in the tube sticking …

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Topics:ToolsTipsFittingsBest Practices

by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/1/18 9:00 AM

Entrapment, dead volume, low flow areas, and trace impurities are the enemy "... every day all over the world, thousands of people safely work right next to these chemicals. How? Swagelok …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 5/31/18 8:30 AM

We're often asked how interchangeable and intermixable a Swagelok component or assembly is with another brand. Here's the 411. "Data that Swagelok collects from field surveys show that intermixing and …

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Topics:FittingsBest PracticesVideoFAQsApplication Support

by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/18/18 8:45 AM

Here are last year's most read articles 10 Seven Reasons to Use Swagelok Tube Adapter Fittings Swagelok tube adapters can help you simplify installation, eliminate difficult alignment problems, and much …

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Topics:Sampling SystemsSealantspressure gaugesRegulatorsFittingsTraining

by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/29/17 8:30 AM

Swagelok plays a key supporting role in AVANTech's efforts to cleanup radioactive water at Fukushima This moving 6-minute video recounts how AVANTech, Swagelok Columbia, and Swagelok Company worked together to …

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