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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

by Swagelok Northern California

by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/12/20 9:00 AM

Pick the right hose and you won't worry about your fluid system getting zapped "In fluid systems, static discharge can spell disaster." - From 3 Causes of Static Discharge Disasters …

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Topics:HosesBest Practices

by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/15/20 8:45 AM

We can build hose to your order right in Fremont, sometimes faster than you think "The wrong hose—or even the right hose improperly installed or used—can slow down production, and …

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Topics:HosesTipsAssembly Solutions

by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/25/19 9:00 AM

Our specialists are trained to understand why hoses fail, and to suggest the best hose for a job "When a hose fails, and they didn't plan on that hose failing, …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/29/19 9:00 AM

Our bite size videos highlight two kinds of hose in only three minutes "The right hose and end connections maximize safety and performance. The wrong ones can mean costly maintenance …

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Topics:HosesTipsTrainingBest PracticesVideo

by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/17/19 1:21 PM

It's fast, it's flexible, and can come with a wide variety of end connections "When you go to vacuum in the airlock and you take the hose off the front …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 3/6/19 8:45 AM

Refineries can be extra tough on hoses, so take extra care to extend useful life "Hoses assembled on-site by mobile suppliers often are not pressure-tested prior to installation, and may …

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Topics:HosesAssembly Services

by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/28/19 8:45 AM

But even PTFE has its limits, so keep the minimum bend radius in mind "Unlike the rigidity of tubing and pipe, it can be bent without the need of tube …

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Topics:HosesAssembly Services

by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/20/19 2:00 PM

For lower pressure and less critical applications, rubber hose is often a cost effective solution "Keep in mind that working pressures lower as system media increases in temperature." - From Swagelok …

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Topics:HosesAssembly Services

by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/23/19 8:45 AM

Start by selecting material for the inside layer, then work your way outward to the cover and end connections "The proper end connection will improve your system by eliminating the …

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Topics:HosesAssembly Services

by Jeff Hopkins, on 3/29/18 8:45 AM

Why our customers use FX Series hose in high pressure corrosive environments, high-temp vacuum environments, and more “Our expert operators and strict process control in manufacturing result in unmatched quality and consistency …

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Your fluid systems can't fail—and they can't leak. That's why Swagelok Northern California offers mission critical solutions for the petrochem, semi, power, and oil and gas industries around the Bay Area and into NW Nevada. We manufacture and assemble reliable, customizable components that get the job done. Contact our team today to learn about custom solutions for your plant or refinery.

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