Fluid System Design
Designing Streamlined Fluid Systems
When one of our customers has an unnecessarily complex design for an assembly, they are likely to buy more components than necessary, put more work into assembly, have to install a bigger assembly, and deal with more connection points for years to come.
Swagelok engineers have a proven method for designing streamlined fluid systems. A video below shows an example. Please use the button get in touch for details or a quote. (In a hurry? Please call 510-933-6200.)
Benefits of collaborating on fluid system design
Compared to entirely DIY fluid system design, collaborating with Swagelok Northern California has benefits:
Save on components
Save on maintenance
What to expect
Collaboration to produce a streamlined fluid system design generally progresses like this:
1. Needs analysis
Share a scribble on the back of a napkin (we have received these by fax!) or CADs with detailed design. We can start from scratch or at any stage. Short deadline? Tight space? Budget pressure? We make sure we fully understand your needs before starting the process to streamline a design.
2. Design (collaborative)
Swagelok may have a standardized design we can configure to exactly meet needs. This can save our customer quite a bit of time and money. Either way, we can work in your files or provide new sales drawings or CAD drawings (2D and/or 3D) with detailed technical quotations. Then we can iterate.
You can run with your plan for a reasonable NRE fee, or request a quote on having our team handle assembly. If you want us to build, our certified technicians pull from our onsite warehouse, fabricate, and test. You receive a fully built, leak-tight, documented assembly ready to install.
Optimizing can yield substantial savings
Our fluid system engineers have simplified thousands of fluid system assemblies, and we are ready to help you too. The first video below shows an example ("Original vs Optimized") of immediate savings achieved by optimizing a design. The optimized version of this customer's panel has 20% fewer connections, uses 39% fewer parts, costs $400 less per panel, and is smaller than the original.
About Swagelok Northern California
Since 1963, Swagelok Northern California has provided thousands of manufacturers, processors, suppliers, and innovators with Swagelok fluid system products and expertise. Over 100 engineers, technicians, trainers, and other professionals make up our local team. With that expertise and $25M worth of Swagelok products in our three local warehouses, we are ready to help you run safe, cost-effective operations.
About Swagelok Company
Established in 1947, Swagelok Company is a global company headquartered in Solon, Ohio. It has 20 manufacturing facilities, 6 global technical centers, and a network of 225 sales and service centers in 70 countries employing thousands of associates.
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