Introduction to the When Will It Burst? Contest 

Each year Swagelok Northern California trainers help hundreds of professionals practice installation of Swagelok products. One of the highlights of our Tube Fitting Safety Seminar is the tube burst demonstration. We do it to show that, when properly installed, Swagelok tube fittings can handle higher pressure than the tubing itself. We put an assembly in a clear protective chamber, then pump up the pressure way beyond what the tubing is rated to hold. We ask attendees to guess how much pressure it will take to burst the tube.

In 2015, hundreds of pros participated virtually. Every two weeks we burst tubing, hose and other items in a "When Will It Burst?" video, as we talked about Swagelok products and training. Viewers entered a guess at our website about the pressure required to make it burst. We announced the winner in the following week's video. Check out this intro below:


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In the future, we may try bursting something that has nothing to do with standard fluid systems (because, well, it's fun to burst things). Please let us know what you suggest, via a comment at our blog.

Watch the first burst video

Watch When Will It Burst #1: Swagelok® Brass Tube Fitting on Copper Tubing.


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swagelok distributorSince 1947, Swagelok Company has designed, developed, and manufactured high-quality, general purpose and specialty fluid system products. Today Swagelok is a $2 billion company with approximately 5,400 associates, 20 manufacturing facilities, 6 global technical centers, and a network of 225 sales and service centers in 70 countries employing about 3,600 sales and service associates. Swagelok Northern California is the sales and service center serving 58 counties of northern California and northwestern Nevada.

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