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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

by Swagelok Northern California

by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/6/20 8:45 AM

A well-designed and supported system fends off shock and vibration "Tubing may be inappropriately used as a support for other objects, which may lead to damaging the tube." - From …

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Topics:TubingTips

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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Topics:TipsFittings

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 12/25/19 9:00 AM

Streamline maintenance while also enhancing system performance "Swagelok small-bore solutions eliminate the oils, sealants, dies, complicated equipment, fire boxes, air tests, and threaded fitting alignment issues." - From Small Bore …

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Topics:TubingTips

by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/18/19 9:00 AM

Save time and enhance system performance compared to hard pipe systems "Swagelok tubing meets or exceeds industry standards in a wide range of sizes, forms, and alloys. Ultrahigh and high-purity …

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Topics:TubingTipsBest Practices

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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Topics:TipsFittings

by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/20/19 9:00 AM

Damage to tubing systems is pervasive, problematic and preventable "Feeling confident that your systems will perform, even in the most demanding locations, involves not only product design but also materials …

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Topics:TipsMaterials

by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/13/19 1:00 PM

Cut installation labor costs as much as 66 percent, and save still more on operation "Tubing is simpler, lighter, easier to install, and has fewer potential leak points; it also …

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Topics:TubingTipsBest Practices

by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/6/19 9:00 AM

Small bore tubing equals savings - cut labor cost as much as 66% compared to installing a pipe system "Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great …

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Topics:TubingTipsBest Practices

by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/30/19 9:00 AM

There's nothing like seeing components up close and in person "Swagelok strives for an exceptional customer experience. In large part, that experience is created by our people—our sales and service …

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Topics:TipsTraining

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