Improper assembly, poor safety practices, and untrained associates can lead to dangerous operating situations.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of reasons why a hose can fail.
National Pipe Thread / NPT (Taper) has been the American standard for making up pipe connections since the 1850’s and is still a common choice today.
Everyone communicates! But, not everyone communicates effectively.
The same hose can have two very different life cycles depending on the variability of the application parameters.
Swagelok's Field Engineering Program consists of a network of factory and regionally based engineers who assist customers with the opportunities that exist in their facilities.
Before fluid connections, it seemed the method of walking to a river, picking up water in a bucket, and walking it back was the best way to transfer fluid from one location to another. The world has seen many advancements since then.
From its humble beginnings, John founded the company on innovation, quality, and integrity.
Proper hose selection ensures a hose reaches its maximum working life and allows operators to work in a safe environment with limited risks of burns and other injuries.
Selecting the right hose assembly is a crucial step in achieving a leak-free fluid system.
We have conducted various Fluid Systems Evaluations and Audit services at customer facilities to find and solve problems and help them operate more safely and efficiently.
We have all sat in meetings where there was lots of discussion, but no clear action items identified to the issues, and no one named as owner for seeing that issue to resolution.
Pulled directly from the Swagelok Tube Fittings Catalog: Page 66
Utilizing your online presence and sharing industry knowledge and experience will garner credibility among your connections.
Understanding the importance of pressure control accuracy as a primary consideration makes the search and selection for the proper regulator easier.
Risk Management / Risk Assessment is a crucial part of the new ISO 9000 standard, ISO 9001:2015. So where do we start?
When installing or maintaining a welded, threaded or flanged piping system, consider tubing as an alternative.
We must stop selling to our customers and begin serving them.
Jake Smith woke up to a surprisingly cold morning. A cold front had snuck in over night dropping the early Fall morning temperatures to below normal.
Tube bending is often thought of as an art. It is one of the more challenging parts of any instrumentation project.
Something to keep in mind is tapered threads require the use of a thread tape or sealant to prevent the fitting materials from galling upon (dis)assembly.
Oftentimes, tubing is chosen based on order history and supplier availability, but installers should never assume compatibility without fully understanding the system it will be installed in.
Selecting tubing for your fluid system can be fairly trivial.
We are thrilled to announce that we have expanded our distribution territory to include South Carolina.
With the many different options available for gauge pressure ranges, it can be difficult to know what pressure range to use in a specific system.
Below are some common issues customer face with failing regulating valves and how they can be overcome.