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Videos on assembly, installation, identification, product features, tools, and related topics.

Four Steps to Choosing a Hose

In this video, we give a quick overview of the four components of a hose and discuss how to select a hose in four steps.

Swagelok Rubber Hose

Learn about properties and uses for Swagelok PB Series Rubber Hose, as well as push-on hose end connections and hose clamps.

Swagelok PTFE Hose

Learn about the unique non-metallic fiber braiding technology that gives the PTFE core greater resistance to collapsing and kinking when being bent.

Swagelok Tube Fitting Installation

In this 2016 clip we explore the three steps involved in installing a Swagelok tube fitting and common installation errors.

Check Valves: Cracking & Resealing Pressure

Cracking pressure is that pressure in which you first get an indication of flow. Re-seal typically requires back pressure in order to re-seal properly.

Flow Capacity and Pressure Drop

Did you know that flow capacity is a matter of pressure drop? Pressure drop in turn is influenced by factors including the viscosity of the fluid, the temperature or pressure that’s applied, and the length and characteristics of your tubing or hose.

Components of a Swagelok Tube Fitting

Brush up on the components of a Swagelok tube fitting, and how important you are to the proper installation of a Swagelok tube fitting.

Two Ways to Make a Manifold – Port Connectors vs Adapter Elbows and Tees

How to make a very strong four-port manifold of traditional size, or one that’s about 30% shorter (for tight spaces).

What Types of Hose Does Swagelok Offer?

Learn about options like all-metal, PFA core, PTFE core, and nylon core; available from two-inch down to 1/8 inch, with a wide variety of end connections.

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Using a Bench Top Tube Bender

Using the Swagelok Bench Top Tube Bender; how to make accurate bends in tubing of various materials, diameters.

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Prepping Tube Ends

How to prep tube ends for leak free tube fitting connections; cutting, deburring, cleaning, inspecting.

How to Choose the Right Needle Valve

Choosing Needle Valves

How to choose the right Swagelok needle valve; differences between general service and severe service valves.

Which Tubing is Right for My Application?

Where to check surface finish, material, hardness, wall thickness, suggested allowable working pressures, products for elevated temperatures, and more.

How to Fix Alignment Problems with Positionable Elbows and Tees

Fixing Alignment with Elbows & Tees

How to fix alignment problems with positionable elbows and tees; use with O-rings and with aluminum threads.

How to Prevent Accidental Intermixing of Multiple Lines with Swagelok Keyed Quick Connects

Preventing Quick Connect Mixing

How to prevent accidental intermixing of multiple lines with keyed quick connects; get a positive interaction of valve.

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How to Install a Four-Component VCR® Metal Gasket Face Seal Fitting

How to get leak free metal-to-metal connections.

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Coning & Threading Tube Ends

Steps in coning and threading a tube end; how to install a Swagelok cone and thread fitting.

Identifying thread pitch and size

Identifying Thread Pitch and Size

How to identify thread pitch and size (covers tapered & parallel).

Tube Fitting Assembly

Tube Fitting Assembly, One Inch & Under

In this 2012 clip we show how to assemble Swagelok tube fittings—one inch and smaller.

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Tube Adapter Assembly

How to assemble Swagelok tube adapters—one inch and smaller.

Cap Assembly and Installation

Cap Assembly and Installation

How to assemble and install a Swagelok cap to block off the end of a tube run.

Plug Assembly

Plug Assembly and Installation

How to assemble and install a Swagelok plug to block a fitting port.

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SWAK Thread Sealant Application

How to apply SWAK anaerobic thread sealant to a fitting; get reliable seals on metal pipe threads.

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PTFE Tape Application

How to apply PTFE tape on male tapered pipe threads; get leak free connections with right technique.

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Flattening Regulator Flow Curves

How to flatten regulator flow curves to minimize droop; keep pressure constant as flow changes.

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Choosing the Right End Connection

How to choose the right Swagelok hose end connection for your process (or get local help).

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Using a Hand Tube Bender

How to use a Swagelok Hand Tube Bender—what to know before operating the bender.

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What Is Supply Pressure Effect

What Supply Pressure Effect is and how to manage a Swagelok regulator's SPE (Part 1 of 2).

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Managing Supply Pressure Effect

What Supply Pressure Effect is and how to manage a Swagelok regulator's SPE (Part 2 of 2).

The Right Hose with the Right End Connections

Find hose and flexible tubing products for a variety of fluid handling system needs – 22 different hose types and 89 different end connections.

Swagelok Stream Selector System

The Swagelok stream selector system (SSV series) is a modular assembly designed for process analyzer sampling systems that provides double-block-and-bleed (DBB) operation in a single compact module.

Swagelok Heated Regulator: KEV Series

Learn about the KEV Series regulator’s integral control that enables quick response to deviations from system conditions.

Standard Gas Panel

Learn about the GSM's switching valve that directs flow.

Standard Liquid Panel

General use for liquid sampling. Purge option (using gas or a solvent) clears fluid before and/or after sample collection.

Swagelok SK Ball Valve

Ball valves offering low-torque, quarter-turn operation in a compact design with positive shutoff up to 6000 psig (413 bar).

Swagelok Alternative Fuel Service Ball Valves

AFS ball valves meeting critical needs in the compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel industries.

Swagelok DPx Replaceable Seat Diaphragm Valve

Swagelok’s new DPX and DFX replaceable-seat diaphragm valves leverage the design of our flagship DP and DF springless diaphragm valves used primarily in ultra-high purity applications.

Swagelok Replaceable-Seat Diaphragm Valve

Swagelok’s DPX and DFX replaceable-seat diaphragm valves have the same high-performance seat seal as traditional DP and DF springless diaphragm valves, but with a replaceable seat. In this video, learn about its innovative design and how to easily, repeatedly and reliably replace the seat.

Swagelok Side Load Retainer Gasket for VCR® Fittings

A side-load installation tool enables you to remove the side-load retainer gasket and install it without touching it.

Swagelok M200 Welding System

Make repeatable orbital gas tungsten arc welds for tubing and pipe. Monitoring and recording make documentation easy.

Swagelok Push on Tool for Hose End Connections

Using the Push-on Tool in assembly of swaged hose assemblies.

Swagelok Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit (MHSU)

Using the MHSU to pre-swage a set of ferrules to specific tubing sizes.

Selecting Materials for Ferrules, Fittings, and Tubing

Match stainless steel ferrules and fittings with stainless steel tubing, brass fittings and ferrules with copper tubing, and plastic fittings and ferrules with plastic tubing.

Checking a Swagelok Tube Fitting's Installation

Because we hold tolerances so tight, we can predict the gap between body hex and nut. You can check for proper pull up and make adjustments accordingly.

Adjusting the Packing or Rebuilding Swagelok Valves

Learn about using rebuild kits for Swagelok’s manually actuated valves and several of our remotely actuated valves to adjust or replacing the packing.

How to Choose the Right Hose

When to choose Swagelok’s rubber hose or our nylon core hose; and when to opt for one of our PTFE inner core hoses.

Fixing Alignment Problems with Tube Adapters

How to address difficult alignment positions and reduce inventory with the help of Swagelok tube adapters.

Using Tube Cutter and Tube Deburring Tool

Our tools are simple to use and make precision tube cutting and smoothing easy.

Lock Out Tag Out Options for Swagelok Valves

Learn about clamshell-style, a latch lock design, and more.

Swagelok Quick Connects

Learn about Swagelok's wide variety of quick connects.

Swagelok Tube Fitting Caps vs. Plugs

A cap is a complete tube fitting assembly used to cap tubing. A plug has machined ferrules already inside.

Swagelok Tube Fitter’s Toolbox

Get all the tools you need for cutting and bending tubing and installing Swagelok tube fittings. 

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