No. It is dangerous to mix materials or fitting components from various manufacturers—including but not limited to tubing, ferrules, nuts, and fitting bodies.
Leak-tight seals that withstand high pressure, vibration, vacuum, and temperature changes depend on close tolerances and consistent, exacting quality control in conjunction with good design principles. The critical interaction of precision parts is essential for reliability and safety. See the video "" for an illustration. You might also check our article, "A Customer's Torture Test Proves Swagelok's Quality" and the associated .
Components of other manufacturers may look like Swagelok tube fitting components, but they cannot be manufactured in accordance with Swagelok engineering standards. Nor do they benefit from innovations in design and manufacture defined by 36 active Swagelok tube fitting patents issued since 1989.
Swagelok owns the manufacturing process from start to finish so we can control the maximum number of variables, ensuring product quality. Swagelok's VP/Operations talks about that .
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