Swagelok Northern California
Swagelok Northern California

Compressed Gas Leak Detection

Pinpointing leaks as small as 1x10-3cm3/s and providing a detailed road map to cost savings.
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Pinpointing and Mitigating Leaks

Swagelok Northern California can identify compressed gas leaks at your facility using advanced equipment and expertise. See each leak's cause, location, estimated cost — calculated by looking at its impact on energy costs, system reliability, product quality, and other factors — and recommended fix.

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Detecting compressed gas leaks

Swagelok-certified field engineers conduct a full inspection of your facility to pinpoint issues and provide a road map to repairs and optimization. Our thermal imaging and ultrasonic equipment finds leaks of compressed air, argon, helium, nitrogen, and other leaks as small as 1 x 10-3 cm3/s. We also note potential safety hazards, misapplication of components, and excessive wear or damage. Throughout the process, we store details in Swagelok’s proprietary onsite inspection app, cataloging notes, photos, and key statistics. Scroll down for a video of Swagelok engineers discuss delivering this service, and for detail on report contents.

Detailed reporting and recommendations

A typical Swagelok report may run several dozen pages. It is designed as a detailed road map to increased reliability, decreased energy consumption, and reduced emissions due to component failures, installation errors, and incorrect product selection.


Benefits of engaging Swagelok Northern California for compressed gas leak detection include:

Enhanced worker safety

If leaking compressed gas displaces oxygen, that could be an safety issue. Leaks can also negatively affect air quality and be a fire hazard. Our report supports progress toward plant safety goals.
Enhanced worker safety

Less energy consumption

Smaller invoices for specialty gasses can mean big savings. We check for any bottled gas being wasted. We also strive to lower your duty cycle on air compressors.
Less energy consumption

Increased system reliability

We note any misapplication of components, excessive wear, or damage. We can even analyze components in a lab to understand mode of failure and advise on prevention.
Increased system reliability

Less scrap and rework

Leaks can lead to to contamination of products. Improperly calibrated or operating instruments can result in off-spec product. Our report supports progress toward product quality goals.
Less scrap and rework

More control over emissions

Gases or vapors emitted from pressurized equipment are an issue, whether due to leaks or other unintended release. We detect leaks as small as 1 x10-3 cm3/s and show how to fix them.
More control over emissions

Improved forecasting

Our reports point the way to specific, quantified opportunities to save. You can focus on checking off each issue and steadily reaping the rewards. Results can benefit all stakeholders.
Improved forecasting

What to expect

Often things progress as follows:

1. Consulting

Starting with a meeting or phone conversation, we gather information to understand the problem or goal. We want to learn about our customer's application, operations, and current challenge. Then we recommend next steps and provide a quote, if applicable.

2. Inspection

Swagelok-certified field engineers conduct an inspection of your facility to pinpoint issues. Our thermal imaging and ultrasonic equipment finds leaks as small as 1 x 10-3 cm3/s. We also note potential safety hazards, misapplication of components, and excessive wear or damage.

3. Analysis

Working with data and observations made onsite, we quantify each issue's impact on your operation. Advice reflects a range of considerations, such as issue location, severity, estimated cost; and effect on safety, emissions, system reliability/production capacity, and product quality.

4. Delivery

We deliver and discuss recommendations. Reports summarize what was evaluated and our top recommendations then show detail on each issue in an appendix. Customers have as much as time as they need to discuss the findings with our field engineer(s).

Periodic reassessment recommended

Consider repeating this evaluation at intervals. In addition to pinpointing any new issues, periodic evaluations render objective assessment of progress on known issues. Continuity is especially important as the facility's most knowledgeable team members reach retirement age. Reassessment is important too when there are changes to process conditions, energy costs, or production goals. And, each engagement is an opportunity to address specific topics in more detail with Swagelok field engineers who have a strong baseline understanding of your operation.

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Pairing Onsite Services and Assembly Services

Customers get extra value when they use both our Onsite Services and Assembly Services. During an onsite evaluation, a Swagelok field engineer gathers data on your existing, installed systems and delivers detailed information on how to improve it.

If you like, our team can go a step further and advise on using a Swagelok custom solution to solve a problem. We are glad to estimate the savings and other benefits from a custom solution, and handle fluid system design and assembly if you opt for it.

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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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