Alternative Fuel and Transportation Support

Whether your application involves compressed natural gas, liquified natural gas, or hydrogen fuel cells, we can support your light and heavy duty, high horsepower, and infrastructure projects. Learn more below and please get in touch for more information.

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Get the Swagelok Advantage

Companies in alternative fuel and transportation value Swagelok's Alternative Fuel Service Ball Valves, small bore tubing, hose, specially designed filters, leak prevention products, CNG priority panels, fuel line integration, dispensing systems, heavy duty refueling boxes, and CNC tube bending. Get max value with Swagelok custom solutions, which accelerate production time and produce significant labor cost savings.

Example: Green Alternative Systems (GAS)

Green Alternative Systems (GAS), a fleet-conversion company, relies on Swagelok assembly solutions to accelerate production time and produce significant labor cost savings.

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Customer perspective (2 min)

Results: Faster production, lower labor costs

Swagelok collaborates with GAS to constantly evaluate how to positively impact business performance factors such as speed, quality, consistency and reliability.

Value proposition for customers in alternative fuel and transportation

Assembly Services

Our customers use our assembly services to get things like CNG priority panels, fuel line integration, dispensing systems, heavy duty refueling boxes, CNC tube bending and more. With 70+ local associates and a dedicated Assembly Solutions Team at our Fremont office, Swagelok Northern California can deliver. Whether putting an adapter on a valve or configuring a complete panel or sampling system, our team can design it, build it, and warranty it.

AFS Ball Valves

With working pressures to 6000 psig (413 bar) at 250°F (121°C) and flow coefficients from 4.0 to 13.8, our Alternative Fuel Service (AFS) ball valves handle demanding applications—like fueling stations and other applications in the public domain—in the compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel industries. Certifications include ANSI/NGV 3.1 service valve certification to 3600 psig (248 bar) and ANSI/NGV 4.6 Class B certification to 4500 psig (310 bar).

Small Bore Tubing

Because small bore tubing (3/4"-2") systems use no heat or weld gases and are so simple and fast to install, they are well suited for  hazardous areas and confined spaces. Bending tubing reduces the number of connections in the system. And compared to a piping system of comparable strength, tubing systems are substantially lighter. We have a wide range of surface finishes, materials, diameters, and wall thickness to suit your individual needs.

Hose

Each Swagelok hose is assembled with your choice of Swagelok tube fitting end connections. Available in single, twin or vent styles, and suitable for light and heavy duty applications, our TC series hose offers low pressure conveyance while our 8R series hose is suitable for low- and high-pressure on-vehicle applications. For additional on-vehicle and dispensing infrastructure applications, our NG series natural gas hose assemblies which are certified for NGV3.1-2014 Class B (on-vehicle applications outside the engine compartment) and NGV4.2-2014 Class A and Class D (dispensing systems).

Filters–FW, F, and TF Series

Swagelok's all-welded inline filters (FW Series) fit in small spaces, provide reliable fluid containment, and are easily cleaned by backflushing. Swagelok’s tee-type filters have a filter element that can be replaced without removing the body from the system. Select TF series filters are available with ECE R110-type approval for use in alternative fuel service. These represent just one line of Swagelok filters; Swagelok Northern California offers a range of Swagelok filters including coalescing, particulate, ultrahigh-purity, inline, and tee-type with a wide variety of filter media.

Snoop® Liquid Leak Detection

We supply alternative fuel customers with Snoop liquid leak detectors, Goop thread lubricants; SWAK, PTFE Tape, and PTFE-Free pipe thread sealants. Our Snoop and Real Cool Snoop liquid leak detectors detect gas leaks in hard-to-reach areas and meet the performance requirements of NFPA 52 Section 6-12.2 for leak testing a compressed natural gas vehicular fuel system. Real Cool Snoop's sustained bubble action works even on very small leaks and vertical surfaces, at temperatures as low as –65°F and as high as 200°F.

 Leak Detection Services

We offer comprehensive energy management services, including identification of leaks and other energy wasting problems in your facility. We track down argon, helium, nitrogen, and CDA leaks as small as 1 x10-3 cm3/s to help you tighten up your operation.

Hose Advisory Service

The more hose and flexible tubing in your system, the more crucial it is make it perform better and last longer. Depending on your operation, a proactive approach to managing hose can cost-justify within months. Manage hose so there is less to do and you save.

Workforce Training

We offer education and training programs to bring new industrial associates up to speed faster, and to keep seasoned employees sharp. This includes our quarterly training in tube fitting safety and installation, and tube bending. All led by Swagelok-certified Trainers. 

Application Engineering

Short deadline? Challenging chemistry? Tight space? Procurement problems? Budget pressure? Our experienced fluid system engineers listen carefully to fully understand your needs, then help you plan the most streamlined solution to your challenge.

Inventory Management

We have saved customers millions through vendor-managed inventory, auto-replenishment, collaborative forecasting, consignment inventory, custom kitting, and automated inventory management. Automated dispensing is especially popular.

Rapid Prototyping

Swagelok uses “Quick Qual” process for OEMs that need customized products in a short period of time. Multiple Swagelok teams work in parallel to design, test, and manufacture a prototype product in two to four weeks instead of the traditional eight to 10 weeks.

Getting details right

This page highlights only a few of the services, products, materials, and technologies available from Swagelok for alternative fuels applications. To identify the ones best for your needs, please talk with us. Responding creates no obligation. We value your privacy and guard your information.


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