Swagelok Northern California Blog

It All Comes Down To Good Training From Experts

You may know that you should do something, but have you been taught how?

"Industry has relied on Swagelok for advanced solutions in fluid handling components for more than 70 years. Today, with the global presence of Swagelok, our support and training complement the premium quality of our products."

- From Swagelok Training Choices

Topics: Tips Training Best Practices

Be Flexible: Hose Is Great For Many Applications

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 of your space suit, there's a little bit of water in there, and you can see that sublimate and ice crystals form and fly away. My thought at that moment was, 'Oh, we are not kidding at vacuum here; we are really in space"

- From Kathleen Hallisey Rubins, a NASA astronautet

Topics: Hoses Tips

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

Video: Another Way To Deal With The Supply Pressure Effect

Two-stage reduction does the trick, and can be done in two different ways

Topics: Regulators Tips Video

It's Not Hard To Tame The Supply Pressure Effect

The right regulator can hold the line as pressure from a supply cylinder drops

Topics: Regulators Tips Video

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

How to Build Safer Fluid Systems Design to Avoid Danger

Follow these best practices for designing and building safer fluid systems

Topics: Tips Best Practices

Stop Squinting at Your Pressure Gauges and Thermometers


Our new illuminated gauge and thermometer faces are easy to read in low-light environments

Topics: pressure gauges Tips Best Practices FAQs Measurement Devices

Water Cooling vs. Air Cooling For Orbital Weld Heads

Air-cooled weld heads offer many advantages, especially with the Swagelok Welding System M200 Power Supply

Topics: Tubing Tips Orbital Welding

Ideal Match: Orbital Welding and 316L Stainless Steel Tubing

It avoids the crevices and crevice corrosion common with mechanical couplings

Topics: Tubing Tips Orbital Welding