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Swagelok customers explore and innovate in the harshest environments; like you, we perform under pressure.
Fred Lennon shows a customer the unique design of Swagelok tube fittings; filmed in the 1950s.
How Swagelok is helping achieve a new land speed record of 1,000 mph.
How Swagelok tube fittings are subjected to extraordinary and diverse abuse, and still pass leak tests.
Customer feedback enables Swagelok to get faster, more agile, and better connected for customers.
Learn how our One Swagelok business model provides customers with consistency.
Gerhard Chiroky on how Swagelok's materials and application expertise mean more alloy options for customers.
Mike Mohlenkamp talks about Swagelok tube fitting design.
From CNG to LNG to H2 applications, we support light and heavy duty, high horsepower, and infrastructure projects.
Our semi solutions offer consistent reliability and cutting-edge fluid system technology backed by time-tested technical expertise.
Cheap components may lower your purchase price but cost you in safety and reliability, plus increase total cost of ownership.
How Swagelok Custom Solutions (aka Assembly Services) eliminates costly steps and ensures you get a total solution every time.
Reduce your costs in designing, sourcing and assembling components by taking advantage of Swagelok services.
Senior Swagelok experts discuss what to expect from Swagelok training and when to use Fluid System Evaluation and Advisory Services.
Eagle Scouts leaning toward STEM careers mentored by Swagelok Engineers, thrive in Engineer-for-a-Day program.
Ohio students experience the thrill of science, technology, math and engineering through BLOODHOUND SSC project.
Nick Iverson on the Swagelok Compressed Gas Leak Detection Service; why the service can quickly pay for itself.
Joel Feldman on Swagelok's investment in developing leaders in science, technology, engineering, math, and manufacturing.
Bill Canady on Swagelok's approach to ensuring customer success around the world—at 200+ locations in 70 countries.
Brent Bouch on managing Swagelok's global supply chain to ensure the highest quality products and value to customers.
Art Anton on how continuously enhancing value and improving customer experience turns on the art of listening.
Matt LoPiccolo on Swagelok's investment in adopting a single enterprise resource planning system (ERP) worldwide.
Ward Dumm on the materials science behind Swagelok machining, assembly, chemical processing, and product testing.
Bob Wilson discusses how customers with heavy assets get maximum value from our products, application expertise, and services.
Learn about Swagelok’s QM Series miniature quick connect and QF Series quick connect.
Learn about Swagelok's F series inline filter, TF removable filter, and FW series all-welded filter.
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.
Learn about properties and uses for Swagelok PB Series Rubber Hose, as well as push-on hose end connections and hose clamps.
Learn about the unique non-metallic fiber braiding technology that gives the PTFE core greater resistance to collapsing and kinking when being bent.
Tony Waters on Swagelok's Process Analyzer Sampling Systems Seminar; getting certified can quickly pay for itself.
In this 2016 clip we explore the three steps involved in installing a Swagelok tube fitting and common installation errors.
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.
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.
Brush up on the components of a Swagelok tube fitting, and how important you are to the proper installation of a Swagelok tube fitting.
How to make a very strong four-port manifold of traditional size, or one that’s about 30% shorter (for tight spaces).
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.
Using the Swagelok Bench Top Tube Bender; how to make accurate bends in tubing of various materials, diameters.
How to prep tube ends for leak free tube fitting connections; cutting, deburring, cleaning, inspecting.
How to choose the right Swagelok needle valve; differences between general service and severe service valves.
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; use with O-rings and with aluminum threads.
How to prevent accidental intermixing of multiple lines with keyed quick connects; get a positive interaction of valve.
How to get leak free metal-to-metal connections.
Steps in coning and threading a tube end; how to install a Swagelok cone and thread fitting.
Tony Waters and Phil Harris on which process analyzer sampling system problems are the most common.
Meet Swagelok grab sampling systems: this cost-effective local solution starts with one of our 15 standard designs.
Enter the Grab Sampling Matrix: how you can use Swagelok Northern California to quickly get a tailored, reliable system.
How to identify thread pitch and size (covers tapered & parallel).
In this 2012 clip we show how to assemble Swagelok tube fittings—one inch and smaller.
How to assemble Swagelok tube adapters—one inch and smaller.
How to assemble and install a Swagelok cap to block off the end of a tube run.
How to assemble and install a Swagelok plug to block a fitting port.
How to apply SWAK anaerobic thread sealant to a fitting; get reliable seals on metal pipe threads.
How to apply PTFE tape on male tapered pipe threads; get leak free connections with right technique.
How to flatten regulator flow curves to minimize droop; keep pressure constant as flow changes.
How to choose the right Swagelok hose end connection for your process (or get local help).
How to use a Swagelok Hand Tube Bender—what to know before operating the bender.
What Supply Pressure Effect is and how to manage a Swagelok regulator's SPE (Part 1 of 2).
What Supply Pressure Effect is and how to manage a Swagelok regulator's SPE (Part 2 of 2).
Simplify inventory management, store inventory in far less space, automatically track usage, and protect your investment.
Swagelok performance on tube grip, gas seal, and vibration protection.
Chris Gravius outlines how Swagelok's reliability excellence and predictive maintenance programs help keep manufacturing equipment running productively.
Art Anton reflects on Swagelok’s foundational elements which have built the stable, profitable company we are today – and that position Swagelok for continued growth.
Swagelok offers an intrinsically-safe solution that allows remote collection and delivery of sampling system data to a centralized location.
Find hose and flexible tubing products for a variety of fluid handling system needs – 22 different hose types and 89 different end connections.
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.
Plants have fewer and fewer individuals on hand with expertise in sampling systems. Industry expert Tony Waters discusses Swagelok training in process analyzer sampling systems.
Learn about the KEV Series regulator’s embedded thermal switch that automatically resets when ambient conditions change.
Learn about the KEV Series regulator’s embedded temperature sensor that helps prevent shutdowns due to overheating.
Learn how the KEV Series regulator's unique design maximizes uptime and minimizes disruptions.
Learn about the KEV Series regulator’s integral control that enables quick response to deviations from system conditions.
General use for gas sampling when continuous flow is required from inlet to outlet.
Purge option clears sample fluid from the sample transport lines.
Learn about the GSM's switching valve that directs flow.
General use for gas sampling. Purge option clears sample gas before and/or after sample collection.
General use for liquid sampling. Purge option (using gas or a solvent) clears fluid before and/or after sample collection.
Excerpt of "Theory and Operation of Pressure Reducing Regulators", a webinar led by Eric Kayla.
Eric Kayla discusses back pressure regulators and relief valves and the type of applications each are best suited for.
Excerpt of "The Theory and Operation of Pressure Reducing Regulators", a webinar led by Eric Kayla.
Excerpt of "The Theory and Operation of Pressure Reducing Regulators", a webinar led by Eric Kayla.
Ball valves offering low-torque, quarter-turn operation in a compact design with positive shutoff up to 6000 psig (413 bar).
AFS ball valves meeting critical needs in the compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel industries.
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’s new 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.
A side-load installation tool enables you to remove the side-load retainer gasket and install it without touching it.
Make repeatable orbital gas tungsten arc welds for tubing and pipe. Monitoring and recording make documentation easy.
Using the Push-on Tool in assembly of swaged hose assemblies.
Using the MHSU to pre-swage a set of ferrules to specific tubing sizes.
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.
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.
Learn about using rebuild kits for Swagelok’s manually actuated valves and several of our remotely actuated valves to adjust or replacing the packing.
When to choose Swagelok’s rubber hose or our nylon core hose; and when to opt for one of our PTFE inner core hoses.
How to address difficult alignment positions and reduce inventory with the help of Swagelok tube adapters.
Our tools are simple to use and make precision tube cutting and smoothing easy.
Learn about clamshell-style, a latch lock design, and more.
Learn about Swagelok's wide variety of quick connects.
A cap is a complete tube fitting assembly used to cap tubing. A plug has machined ferrules already inside.
Get all the tools you need for cutting and bending tubing and installing Swagelok tube fittings.
Jeff Hopkins introduces the series.
Fitting install tips. Tubing burst.
Tubing selection tips. Tubing burst.
Tubing derating tips. Tubing burst.
Soft plastic tubing. Tubing burst.
Rubber hose applications. Hose burst.
PTFE hose applications. Hose burst.
Hose selection tips. Hose burst.
Outtakes. Lots of bursts.
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Swagelok Northern California joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for and awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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