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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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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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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 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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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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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/2/19 9:00 AM

A leak-tight connection starts with clean tubing cut to the right size "Deciding which tubing to use depends on many factors. The key ones are the outside diameter of the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 5/1/19 8:45 AM

API Standard 682 has plenty of plans, and Swagelok can help you navigate them "Swagelok seal support system designs avoid pipe threads and limit the number of connections wherever possible" …

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Topics:ToolsTubingVideo

by Jeff Hopkins, on 4/24/19 9:00 AM

If you've never used Swagelok's bench top tube bender, or if it's been a while since you have, Swagelok has a nine-minute video that goes through the whole process. (Sidenote: …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 12/3/18 8:45 AM

Air-cooled weld heads offer many advantages, especially with the Swagelok Welding System M200 Power Supply "With no water involved, you can get set up more easily, and you don't have …

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Topics:TubingTipsOrbital Welding

by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/20/18 9:00 AM

It avoids the crevices and crevice corrosion common with mechanical couplings "Pitting corrosion is the most common failure mode in welded 316L. Pitting is a form of localized attack caused …

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