3 Reasons Training is Vital
Improper assembly, poor safety practices, and untrained associates can lead to dangerous operating situations.
5 Reasons Your Hose Keeps Failing
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of reasons why a hose can fail.
Basic Pipe Threads Explained
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.
Extending the Live of Hoses
The same hose can have two very different life cycles depending on the variability of the application parameters.
More Than A Component Supplier: Field Engineering
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.
Fittings Will Always be Around
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.
History of GAVFCO
From its humble beginnings, John founded the company on innovation, quality, and integrity.
Hose Covers & Safety
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.
Hose Selection Guide
Selecting the right hose assembly is a crucial step in achieving a leak-free fluid system.
How Much Could A Leak Detection Survey Save You?
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.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Meetings in 2020
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.
How to Pull up a Fitting
Pulled directly from the Swagelok Tube Fittings Catalog: Page 66
LinkedIn & Why it Matters to You
Utilizing your online presence and sharing industry knowledge and experience will garner credibility among your connections.
Regulators 101: Four Things You Need to Know
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?
6 Reasons to Switch From Pipe to Tubing
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.
Steam-Traced and Electric Bundled Tubing
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.
The Art of Tube Bending
Tube bending is often thought of as an art. It is one of the more challenging parts of any instrumentation project.
Thread Sealant Best Practices
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.
Tubing Wall Thickness Selection
Selecting tubing for your fluid system can be fairly trivial.
We Have Expanded!
We are thrilled to announce that we have expanded our distribution territory to include South Carolina.
Which Pressure Gauge Do I Need?
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.
Which Valve is Right for My Application?
Below are some common issues customer face with failing regulating valves and how they can be overcome.