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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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by Jeff Hopkins, on 3/30/16 8:00 AM

Watch the Swagelok Tech Clip "Identifying Thread Pitch and Size" and Access the Swagelok Thread and End Connection Identification Guide at Here's how to make sure you'll always pick the thread with …

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