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About Us: Core Values

See how Swagelok’s core values and robust capabilities combine to deliver the high-quality solutions you need.

Get in the Game

Headquartered in Ohio, USA, the people and products of Swagelok are engineered to never sit on the sidelines.

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Swagelok Values: Performance Under Pressure

Swagelok customers explore and innovate in the harshest environments; like you, we perform under pressure.

Swagelok History: Fred Lennon

Fred Lennon shows a customer the unique design of Swagelok tube fittings; filmed in the 1950s.

Swagelok Quality: Bloodhound

How Swagelok is helping achieve a new land speed record of 1,000 mph.

Swagelok® Tube Fittings Extreme Testing Video

Swagelok Quality: Extreme Tests

How Swagelok tube fittings are subjected to extraordinary and diverse abuse, and still pass leak tests.

Customer Feedback is Vital

Customer feedback enables Swagelok to get faster, more agile, and better connected for customers.

Swagelok's business model produces valuable consistency

Swagelok Values: Business Model

Learn how our One Swagelok business model provides customers with consistency.

Swageloks materials and application expertise produce more alloy options

Swagelok Quality: Materials Science

Gerhard Chiroky on how Swagelok's materials and application expertise mean more alloy options for customers.

Swagelok Quality: Tube Fitting Advantage

Mike Mohlenkamp talks about Swagelok tube fitting design.

Swagelok Supplies the Alternative Fuels Industry

From CNG to LNG to H2 applications, we support light and heavy duty, high horsepower, and infrastructure projects.

60+ Years' Oil & Gas Experience

Connect to top-notch engineering, design, materials science, and logistics support.

Swagelok Supplies the Semiconductor Industry

Our semi solutions offer consistent reliability and cutting-edge fluid system technology backed by time-tested technical expertise.

Why Optimize System Design

Cheap components may lower your purchase price but cost you in safety and reliability, plus increase total cost of ownership.

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Intro to Assembly Services

How Swagelok Custom Solutions (aka Assembly Services) eliminates costly steps and ensures you get a total solution every time.

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Assembly Services Benefits

Reduce your costs in designing, sourcing and assembling components by taking advantage of Swagelok services.

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Evaluation & Advisory Services

Senior Swagelok experts discuss what to expect from Swagelok training and when to use Fluid System Evaluation and Advisory Services.

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Swagelok Values: Mentoring Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scouts leaning toward STEM careers mentored by Swagelok Engineers, thrive in Engineer-for-a-Day program.

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Swagelok Values: Promoting STEM

Ohio students experience the thrill of science, technology, math and engineering through BLOODHOUND SSC project.

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Compressed Gas Leak Detection 

Nick Iverson on the Swagelok Compressed Gas Leak Detection Service; why the service can quickly pay for itself.

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Swagelok Values: Advancing STEM

Joel Feldman on Swagelok's investment in developing leaders in science, technology, engineering, math, and manufacturing.

Swagelok focuses on the success of customers

Swagelok Values: Consistent Customer Experience

Bill Canady on Swagelok's approach to ensuring customer success around the world—at 200+ locations in 70 countries.

Supply Chain Optimization and Sourcing Transformation

Swagelok Quality: Global Supply Chain

Brent Bouch on managing Swagelok's global supply chain to ensure the highest quality products and value to customers.

Swagelok's business model produces valuable consistency

Swagelok Values: Art of Listening

Art Anton on how continuously enhancing value and improving customer experience turns on the art of listening.

Swagelok Values: Global Coordination

Matt LoPiccolo on Swagelok's investment in adopting a single enterprise resource planning system (ERP) worldwide.

Swagelok Quality: Materials Science

Ward Dumm on the materials science behind Swagelok machining, assembly, chemical processing, and product testing.

Swagelok Values: Helping Protect Heavy Assets

Bob Wilson discusses how customers with heavy assets get maximum value from our products, application expertise, and services.

Two Compact Swagelok Quick Connects

Learn about Swagelok’s QM Series miniature quick connect and QF Series quick connect.

Swagelok Filters

Learn about Swagelok's F series inline filter, TF removable filter, and FW series all-welded filter.

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.

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Process Analyzer Sampling System Training

Tony Waters on Swagelok's Process Analyzer Sampling Systems Seminar; getting certified can quickly pay for itself.

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.

Common Sampling System Problems

Tony Waters and Phil Harris on which process analyzer sampling system problems are the most common.

Swagelok Grab Sample Panels

Meet Swagelok grab sampling systems: this cost-effective local solution starts with one of our 15 standard designs.

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Swagelok Grab Sample Services

Enter the Grab Sampling Matrix: how you can use Swagelok Northern California to quickly get a tailored, reliable system.

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).

RoboCrib Inventory Management System

Simplify inventory management, store inventory in far less space, automatically track usage, and protect your investment.

Swagelok Tube Fitting Advantage

Swagelok performance on tube grip, gas seal, and vibration protection.

Swagelok Quality: Predictive Maintenance

Chris Gravius outlines how Swagelok's reliability excellence and predictive maintenance programs help keep manufacturing equipment running productively.

Swagelok Values: Our Legacy

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.

Bring Intelligence to Your Sampling System

Swagelok offers an intrinsically-safe solution that allows remote collection and delivery of sampling system data to a centralized location.

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 Sampling System Training

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.

Swagelok Heated Regulator: KEV Series

Learn about the KEV Series regulator’s embedded thermal switch that automatically resets when ambient conditions change.

Swagelok Heated Regulator: KEV Series

Learn about the KEV Series regulator’s embedded temperature sensor that helps prevent shutdowns due to overheating.

Swagelok Heated Regulator: KEV Series

Learn how the  KEV Series regulator's unique design maximizes uptime and minimizes disruptions. 

Swagelok Heated Regulator: KEV Series

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

Continuous Flow Panel, Gas

General use for gas sampling when continuous flow is required from inlet to outlet.

Fixed Volume Continuous Flow with Purge, Liquid

Purge option clears sample fluid from the sample transport lines.

Standard Gas Panel

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

Standard Gas Panel with Purge

General use for gas sampling. Purge option clears sample gas before and/or after sample collection.

Standard Liquid Panel

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

Creep, Droop, Lockup, and Seat Load Drop

Excerpt of "Theory and Operation of Pressure Reducing Regulators", a webinar led by Eric Kayla.

Back Pressure Regulators vs. Relief Valves

Eric Kayla discusses back pressure regulators and relief valves and the type of applications each are best suited for.

Managing Supply Pressure Effect (SPE)

Excerpt of "The Theory and Operation of Pressure Reducing Regulators", a webinar led by Eric Kayla.


Improving Regulator Flow Curves

Excerpt of "The Theory and Operation of Pressure Reducing Regulators", a webinar led by Eric Kayla.

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.

How to Replace the Seat in the Swagelok Replaceable-Seat Diaphragm Valve

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.

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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When Will It Burst?

Jeff Hopkins introduces the series.

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When Will It Burst? #1

Fitting install tips. Tubing burst.

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When Will It Burst? #2

Tubing selection tips. Tubing burst.

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When Will It Burst #3

Tubing derating tips. Tubing burst.

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When Will It Burst? #4

Soft plastic tubing. Tubing burst.

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When Will It Burst #5

Rubber hose applications. Hose burst.

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When Will It Burst #6

PTFE hose applications. Hose burst.

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When Will It Burst #7

Hose selection tips. Hose burst.

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When Will It Burst #8

Outtakes. Lots of bursts.

Careers: 'What If' Video

What if you could contribute to Swagelok, a company behind innovations in medicine, technology, science, and more?

Ice Bucket Challenge

Swagelok Northern California joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for and awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).


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