Swagelok Northern California
Swagelok Northern California

Fluid System Design

Our specialists collaborate with customers to create new designs and optimize existing ones.
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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:


Collaborating means no costly design errors. Our engineers know industry best practices, follow a documented quality process, and have thousands of projects under their belt.


We have a full time Assembly Services team ready to help. We can advise on using a standardized design as a platform, and can check the warehouse for specified parts.

Save on components

A more complex design likely means buying more parts. Our designs minimize parts, which saves money — especially when our customer needs to output more than one assembly.
Save on components

Save on maintenance

A more complex design means assembling more parts and checking more connection points in the years to come. Our customers are under pressure to minimize operating costs.
Save on maintenance


We can design to meet specific dimensional requirements. We look to add production capacity at the same time, and make sure operators and technicians will still have access.

Local support

We can visit, conduct virtual inspections, collaborate by video and phone, exchange CAD files, and more. Urgent matter? Call 510-933-6200 and use "emergency service" prompts.
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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.

3. Options

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

Swagelok Northern California provides Swagelok fluid system products, assemblies, and services to California and Nevada companies. Our fluid system engineers, trainers, support specialists, and technicians are devoted to helping busy customers run safe, efficient operations. We have tens of thousands of Swagelok tube fittings, valves, hoses, regulators, tubing, and other types of parts in stock in our local warehouses. Give us a call at 510-933-6200.

"Swagelok has worked with me and my engineers very closely on two critical development projects - providing prototype parts in a timely fashion as well as providing innovative solutions."
Senior Engineer
Semiconductor Manufacturing Firm

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