Are Your Fluid Systems Skating on Thin Ice?

Posted by Katie Reid on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:09 AM

Our new white paper explains some best practices for reducing risk

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When we think about reducing risk in the workplace, we often picture people wearing safety goggles and hard hats. While those are good practices to prevent physical injury, there are other kinds of workplace risk to deal with. Some of them involve how your fluid systems are designed, fabricated and assembled.


It starts with parts

Obviously, low-quality parts introduce one kind of risk. But even high-quality parts can cause problems if you can't get them quickly, or if the materials aren't compatible with the fluids in your system. Then there's the question of the design itself. Two designs might both get the job done, but one may have too many potential leak points or take up too much space.

The risks also extend beyond the efficient operation of your fluid system. Think of the risk to your company's reputation if you can't deliver what your customers are expecting.

Our six-page paper, available here as a free download, looks at these risk in detail and lays out some of the ways a company can reduce them.

Careful planning

If your company rarely has to design, fabricate and assemble its own systems, this white paper will help you consider some of the less-visible challenges involved. If your company frequently designs, fabricates and assembles, this white paper can be a useful tool for improving performance.  

The smartest way to deal with a risk is before it blossoms into a problem. But you have to know what to look for. Download our white paper today for some insight from the experts in fluid systems.

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Topics: Value Added Services, Q&A, Sample Systems, Custom Solutions

Golf Tournament Gives Swagelok Staff a Shot at In-house Fame

Posted by Katie Reid on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 15:09 PM

This one's for the associates, with proceeds going toward fire relief programs in Fort McMurray


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Many of our associates and their guests got into the afternoon with flashy golf outfits - too bad there was no prize for the most fashionable!


There are a lot of people at Edmonton Valve & Fitting who have never had the chance to play in our annual charity golf tournament for the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. And it's not because they wouldn't enjoy playing, but because that tournament is primarily an event held for our customers.

But on September 10th associates from our Edmonton, Drayton, and Fort Mac offices got the chance to show off their golfing skills as we launched the first Edmonton Valve Associate Open. With associates and their spouses in attendance the event took place at the Mill Woods Golf Course and each player’s entry fee going to support the Fort McMurray Food Bank to help with fire relief.

No experience required

"It was a pretty relaxed day," says Richard Llewellyn of our customer service desk, who is one of the tournament organizers. "The weather started out a bit chilly and wet but it definitely improved and the sun came out for a great afternoon of golf.”

All associates and guests had a great time on the course. There were 4 first-time golfers and half a dozen golfers who have only hit the greens once or twice before. There were a few near-misses with golf carts almost being hit by stray golf balls but everyone got away safely.

Recognition

The day ended with a barbecue dinner and awards for longest drive for men and women, closest to the pin, and a few other categories including the top team prize and the most honest team! And although there were no prizes for best dressed, there were some associates that took their golf fashion to the next level.

IMG_3452A.jpgPictured above is the winning team, from left to right - Steve, Heidi, Jon, and Chris - great job team!

Overall the event is considered to a great success. Everyone in attendance had an awesome time with lots of laughs both on and off the green, and most importantly raising money for a cause that we are happy to support. With golf season coming close to an end we are already looking forward to the next associate event and sharing it with our readers – stay posted!


In a hurry or have a question? Please click here to get in touch - we respond fast! Or call 780-437-0640


 

Topics: People, Events

Let's Talk About Tagging

Posted by Katie Reid on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 11:09 AM

(But not the spray-paint kind.) A tag makes sure that vital information always stays with the component


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Pictured above is an example of a custom tag that has been done up for hose. Important information is included for a quick reference for tracking and repurchasing. Get in touch with us today for you tagging needs.


Imagine you are giving your systems a quick once-over, and your eye falls on a hose. Has it been in service long enough that you should think about replacing it? What's it made of? Who made it? If you wanted to order another one, what's the part number?

If someone was thoughtful enough to tag the hose, you'll have all that information right at your fingertips.

Why you should tag

A tag is a simple way to keep vital information about a component right there with the component. You never know when that information might be needed in the future, and you never know who is going to need it. With a tag, anyone who needs the information will have it right away.

With a good tag, it's easy to track your parts and reorder them. A tag can tell you the part number, the purchase order number, install date, maybe even specs such as its working pressure and temperature. We'll put Edmonton Valve & Fitting's name on the tag if you buy directly from us, or the name of an intermediary that sells the part. If you have an urgent need to replace a hose, we've been able to get one out the door in less than an hour when the customer has been able to give us the tag information.

A tag also can be useful if you are gathering parts in a holding area prior to assembly. The tag can include a separate number for each valve, flow meter or other part. That way it's easy to check them off a list as they are installed.

If an inspector comes through and sees the part's CRN number on a tag, they'll know it's good to go without having to check it.

How we tag it

Stainless steel tags are by far the most common. Think of a soldier's dog tags, and you'll have the basic idea. We use a laser engraver to burn the information on a small piece of stainless steel, punch a hole in the tag and attach it with a wire to the part.

Lamacoids are also a popular choice. It's basically a sheet of plastic with two layers in different colors, typically a dark color on top and white underneath. In this case, the laser engraver burn away the top layer, resulting in clear white letters and symbols (though we have multiple color combinations to choose from). If you can type it out, we can put it on a Lamacoid label, including descriptions of the part and lists of safety precautions. We’ve even photocopied a drawing and loaded it into our system as an image to be burned into the Lamacoid. The plastic has a sticky back for easy adhesion on flat surfaces, making this a popular choice for panels. We've done Lamacoid tags as small as one square inch and as large as a standard sheet of paper.

There are other types of tags that usually show up on hoses. We can use self-adhesive labels, matte tags that can be color-coded, and Perma Tags with up to five lines of information and protected by a silicone gel and sleeve. We also offer a lanyard tag.

What we tag

We tag hoses, panels, regulators, valves, cylinders, and assemblies such as steam lances — nearly anything you want to order. While we're sure there are a few objects that can't be tagged, we probably can find a solution from among our various options.

We can also help you keep track of information through the use of tags. For example, we keep a spreadsheet of all the hoses we build for a customer, and assign a serial number to each. The tag will have the number, so all you need to do is read it off to us and we can tell you exactly what you have.

Adding a tag doesn't affect the delivery time, and it doesn't add much to the cost. In fact, it saves you time and labour because you won't have to track down information.

Since you're already reading this, you don't even have to track down Edmonton Valve & Fitting either. Just tell us what kind of tag you want, and what information you want on it, and we'll do the rest - get in touch today!

Topics: Custom Solutions, Hoses, Regulators

Swagelok’s Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit Gives You Power

Posted by Katie Reid on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

Our training video and printed instructions show how to use that power wisely


To help get you familiar with using Swagelok's Multihead Hydaulic Swaging unit, we have this training video to get you started and feeling comfortable with the tool. You can also download the detailed instruction form here.


Any job becomes easier when you have the right tools. The Swagelok multihead hydraulic swaging unit is just the tool when you want to pre-swage Swagelok ferrules onto tubing prior to assembly, giving you connections that are 100 percent gaugeable. With the power of hydraulics you'll save time on assembly and installation, and you'll get consistent performance.

As with any tool, however, you have to know how to use it properly if you want good results. That's why we offer two forms of instruction on the multihead hydraulic swaging unit. We have a video to show you how it's done and detailed instruction in PDF form that you can refer to at any step of the operation.

All-in-one kit

Everything you need comes in a kit. In fact, we have two kits, one for tubing diameters of 1/2 inch to 1 inch (12mm to 25 mm), and a separate kit for tubing diameters of 1 inch to 2 inches (25 mm to 50 mm).

The centerpiece of the kit is the hydraulic cylinder and hand pump connected by a hose to a special housing where the swaging takes place. The kit also has four different die heads, a set of chamfer blocks, a set of gap inspection gauges and a pair of pliers for removing and inserting the retaining ring in the hydraulic housing.

You don't even have to supply your own safety glasses. There's a pair in the kit.

Everything is packed in a strong plastic case with a handle.

Easy to use

A blog post is no substitute for the complete instructions, but here's a quick overview to how simple the procedure is.

It starts with a piece of tubing, squarely cut and properly deburred. For smaller tubing, slip a chamfer block over the edge and give it a firm rap with a hammer. That will make sure the tubing fully bottoms in the preswaging tool.

Use the pliers to remove the retaining ring in the end of the hydraulic housing. Slip on a new die that's the right size for the tubing (the sizes are marked at the back of the die head). A groove on the outside of the die head will line up with a pin inside the housing. Use the pliers to reinsert the retaining ring.

Now it's time to get out the prepared tube and its corresponding fitting. Insert the tube into the fitting, back the nut off and place the fitting body to the side. Make sure both the front and back ferrules are pointed toward the end of the tube. Then insert the tubing with the nut and ferrule assembly into the hydraulic housing head. Close the nut onto the head, finger tight.

At the back of the hydraulic housing is an indicator knob with a green band. Press that knob into the head until the green band is hidden.

Now it's time to get pumping. Tighten the pump bypass valve and pump until the indicator knob pops back out. When that happens, stop pumping immediately, even if you are in mid-stroke. When you loosen the bypass valve, you'll be able to put the handle back to its original position.

Putting it all together

Before continuing, mark the tubing at the back end of the nut. You'll need that mark later. Unthread the Swagelok nut and remove the pre-swaged assembly from the housing. Notice that the ferrules might be able to move slightly, but you shouldn't be able to remove them.

On the end of the tubing you should see an indentation that indicates that the tubing was properly bottomed. This is critical, so don't use the assembly if the indentation isn't there.

Now you are ready to insert the pre-swaged assembly into the fitting body. (For fittings larger than an inch, or 25mm, you'll need some lubricant for this part.) Turn the nut onto the fitting body until it is finger tight. The line marked on the tubing earlier should now be visible. If you can't see it, tighten the nut with a wrench until you can see the mark.

Now mark the nut at the 6 o'clock position. Tighten the nut a half-turn so that the mark is at the 12 o' clock position — a little less for 3/4-inch tubing.

To check your work, pick the right gapping tool out of the kit and put it next to the gap between the nut and the body hex. If the gauge fits into the gap, the fitting isn't tight enough.

If anything goes awry during this process, there's a page of troubleshooting tips in the PDF version of the instructions. And, of course, there's always someone at Edmonton Valve & Fitting to talk to by email or phone.

Now that you have the basics, talk to us about buying or renting a multihead hydraulic swaging unit and getting more productive.

Topics: Training

Edmonton Valve’s Fresh Take on Giving Back to the Community

Posted by Katie Reid on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

Newer, younger associates take the lead by establishing a Community Involvement group


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"Helping at the Marian Centre really reinforced that need comes in all shapes and sizes.  Everyone eventually needs some kind of help and if we are able to help, even in a small way, we should," says Drayton Valley branch team member Tammy Pequin.


For about a year now, some of the newer and younger associates of Edmonton Valve & Fitting have been making an extra effort to get involved in community service. It grew out of an effort we call the Emerging Professionals. The members involved decided to break off into two smaller groups, one focusing on associate events such as the Corporate Challenge and the other, the Community Involvement group, focusing on giving back to our city.

"There are five of us. We're about helping out in the community, whether it is volunteering or fund-raising," says account manager Andrew Worthington. "The goal here is to promote the fact that we are engaged."

Most of the activities are geared toward helping to feed people, says Delia Roman, our eBusiness expert. One of the first projects last year as a group was purchasing sandwiches and coffee, and then distributing the food in downtown Edmonton near a night shelter for the homeless.

"We were surprised to see how many people needed it, and the feelings we had experienced," Delia says.

Another activity the group participated in was volunteering for the day at the Marian Centre dining room, preparing a hot meal from scratch for about 135 people.

Group effort

Edmonton Valve & Fitting has been a longtime supporter of the Stollery Children's Hospital. Our annual golf tournament raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. This year the Community Involvement members helped raise money for the Stollery during their annual Corus Radiothon by spending a morning on the phone, answering calls and taking donations.  

The Community Involvement members also took charge of organizing Edmonton Valve & Fitting's group blood donation this year as part of the Edmonton and Area Corporate Challenge.

There's probably no more personal gift someone can give than their own blood. "We ended up first in our division," Delia says. "We donated the most blood of companies involved, and we had the most new donors. We are very happy with the way it turned out, and we are thinking of making it a semiannual event."

Corporate culture

In addition to the main mission of helping the community, these activities promote a culture inside the company of helping others. They also give the members a chance to develop their leadership skills.

"Most of the volunteering is done on our own time, with our own money," Roman says. "We donate the hours gladly. Usually we do our activities on Saturdays, but we do some of them throughout the week before and after work. We're very passionate about it. And we have the support of management."

To help with the costs that are associated with some of the projects, the team has recently kicked off their “Eco-Corner” initiative. Through selling off scrap metal and recycling collected bottles and cans donated by associates, these extra contributions will help the team go further in their efforts of helping those in need. And of course, if any of our customers want to help out, we would welcome their bottle and can donations for the cause. Just stop by the office and ask for Delia.

People who join Edmonton Valve & Fitting often stay with us for years, even decades. We expect the groundwork being laid by the Community Involvement group to yield long-term benefits both to the Edmonton community and to our own corporate culture.

Topics: People, Events

Don’t Be in the Dark with Pressure & Temperature Indication

Posted by Katie Reid on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Even when working conditions aren't ideal, you'll still be able to see the numbers


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The first image shows the retro-reflective material option affixed to the dial face. The second image shows a retro-reflective, photo-luminescent dial design.


In the catalogue, a gauge or thermometer might look like just what you need. Then the realities of the work site force you to install it in a place with poor lighting, or behind some ductwork, or in a place where steam partially blocks your view. You might not even be able to get close when you want to take a reading.

Now Swagelok has two ways to help you get your work done: unique gauge and thermometer faces with illumination options and larger numerals.

Reflective gauge

First we offer a dial face with retro-reflective material. The fluorescent color absorbs non-visual UV light, reflecting additional light and making the gauge more visible. You do need some sort of external light source such as a flashlight. You can order it in white, fluorescent orange or fluorescent green.

Luminescent gauge

Our second option is a retro-reflective, photo-luminescent dial design that illuminates the entire front of the instrument dial for an extended time after being exposed to a light source for as little as 10 seconds. The gauge appears white when not illuminated.

These face options are available on gauge models 115P, 160P, 63C and 100C, and on thermometer models T48 and T80.

The whole point of having gauges and thermometers is so that you can read the numbers. When working conditions are less than ideal, our retro-reflective and photo-luminescent faces make it easer to stop squinting and get the numbers right.

Contact Edmonton Valve & Fitting, and we'll help you see the light - make sure you note in the form that you are interested in learning more about illuminated gauges.

Topics: Measurement Devices

Operational Best Practices for Swagelok’s Grab Sample Stations

Posted by Katie Reid on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 15:08 PM

Our Custom Solutions Department builds it; you get top performance out of it


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Interested in seeing how the grab sample module works? This module is availabe for viewing through our Custom Solutions department - get in touch with us to see it in person or download the PDF for more information.


We've written before about the advantages of a Grab Sample Station from Edmonton Valve & Fitting. It's a great way to get samples at the right conditions for analysis, and be able to assess it quickly.

A Grab Sample will have all the features mounted on a single panel, including our geared valve assembly for safe sampling, quick connect couplings for repeatable connections, hose for flexible connection to the sample cylinder, a pressure gauge for identification of pressure release, and a cylinder support.

Leave some space

Regardless of the type of container used for manual sampling of petroleum and petroleum products, the sample container should be large enough to contain the required sample volume without exceeding 80 percent of the container capacity. For a sampling of liquefied petroleum gases, for example, purge the container and fill it with liquid, then vent liquid so that 80 percent or less of the liquid volume remains.

To avoid contamination, don't mix old and new streams. And never sample a liquid close to its flashing point or boiling point. Transport and sample a gas above its dew point. The faster you analyze the sample the better. Aim for one minute or less.

Sequences

For manual gas sampling, first connect the sample cylinder to the Grab Sample Station with quick connects. Next, connect the hose to the sample cylinder with quick connects. In Sample mode, the system pressure will increase. You capture the sample by closing the cylinder valves. Then vent off the system pressure and disconnect the sample cylinder. Close the loop by connecting the hose stem into the quick connect body.

For volatile liquid sampling, you need a low flow to fill up the cylinder. Be aware that low flow pressure can vapourize the light components, changing the composition of the sample.

Remember, we make the Grab Sample Stations right here in Edmonton to your order. We can add a purge option, and we have a couple of different pressure relief options too. We'll be glad to talk with you about your specific needs and help you make the right choices. To help get you started, download the Grab Sample Module PDF here. 

 

Topics: Sample Systems, Custom Solutions

An Inside Look at Swagelok's Pressure Reducing Regulators

Posted by Katie Reid on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 14:07 PM

They do only one thing, but they can do it in several different ways


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To get all the technical information on Swagelok's Pressure Reducing Regulators, download a copy of the K Series Catalogue here.


The name says it all. A pressure reducing regulator reduces pressure. That's it. It doesn't regulate flow, it doesn't regulate back pressure, it doesn't regulate anything else. It just makes sure that the downstream pressure stays constant.

But how does it do that?

It starts with a poppet and a seat. That's where the pressure drop takes place. When the poppet moves away from the seat, it opens up a space. A large space means a small drop in pressure. A small space creates a large drop in pressure. The poppet will move up and down as conditions change to give you the outlet pressure you've asked for.

Each regulator is designed to work best within a certain range of conditions. Bump up against one end of the range, and the pressure will build up enough to close off the inlet. That’s called lockup. Go all the way to the other end of the range, and the regulator will be wide open, and is no longer regulating pressure. That’s called choke flow.

Feel the force

Regulator operation — that is, moving the poppet as conditions change — is all about balancing forces. There are four forces.

The first is the loading force. In analytical systems, most regulators are spring loaded. There's a coiled spring in the top of the regulator pushing down. That's the part we can control, increasing or relaxing the force of the spring to get the outlet pressure we want.

Second is the force of a much smaller inlet spring. It's down under the poppet pushing up. It holds the valve against the seat and closes it off if there's no flow.

Third is the outlet pressure force, and fourth is the inlet pressure force.

The regulator automatically tries to maintain balance. If the flow rate suddenly increases, you'd have a higher pressure drop if no other elements changed. So the regulator will balance that by moving the poppet away from the seat and creating more area.

Not all regulators are spring loaded. Some are dome loaded, meaning that there's pressurized gas in a dome on top of the regulator. There are even designs that use a combination of spring and dome loading. And there is a type called a ratio regulator, which works off a set ratio of the dome pressure.

Righting droop

Regulators can be subject to droop, which means the outlet pressure increases somewhat as flow increases. Spring-loaded regulators are more susceptible to droop than other types. That's because as the spring lengthens, the loading force gets weaker. Using a longer spring will minimize this effect.

Dome loaded regulators also can experience droop. The use of a pilot regulator can help, adjusting the pressure in the dome as needed. Even better performance can be obtained by sampling the pressure downstream, called external feedback, and sending it to the pilot regulator.

There's no hard and fast rule about how far downstream you can tap. In general, try to stay within 10 or 15 diameters of the main regulator.

There's a lot more to be said about regulators, more than we have room for in a blog post. We'll be glad to talk with you about them; tell us what you want your regulator to do, and the conditions in which it has to operate, and we can help you pick out the best one for your needs. If in the meantime you would like to get your hands on the technical information for Pressure Regulators, K Series - download the catalogue.

Topics: Regulators

Seek Suppliers That Help You Prepare for Recovery

Posted by Katie Reid on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

Slower times can be the ideal time to get ready for future growth


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Whether its a single time visit or contracted scheduled visits, when it comes to auditing or surveying your system, work with our team to meet your needs. We also offer specialized tube fitting and bending courses once a month, among other training opportunities for your company.


After nearly two years of slumping oil prices, a lot of companies are looking at any possible way to tighten their belts. That only makes sense. It's important, though, to cut costs carefully.

Writing recently for JWN Energy, supply chain specialist Robert Porter Lynch warned against broad cutbacks.

"You may end up slicing and dicing your very best supplier who's loyal, has trained people, has systems in place, does the job meticulously, never has a safety violation, and produces the highest amount of productivity per labour hour that you pay them," said Lynch, CEO of Warren Co. It's smarter to instead focus on protecting value.

Adding value

For example, many customers have had to make do with a smaller workforce. With fewer people to handle the work, it's important that they know how to do more than one job. We offer specialized hands-on training in tube fitting and installation. We also have Swagelok University with more than 130 interactive industrial training courses you can take right at your desk. They come with audio and video, covering scientific fundamentals, plant operations, safety and more.At Edmonton Valve & Fitting, we take that idea a step further. We can help our customers make use of the slow times to make themselves stronger for the inevitable economic recovery.

Then there's equipment. It's hard to justify buying new tools on a tight budget, especially if they won't be used frequently. A lower-cost alternative is to rent the tools you need, only when you need them. We have them, the most popular being our bench-top tube bender. Other tools in our rental inventory include orbital welders, hydraulic swagers, and tube straighteners. We can also throw in some training so you can use the equipment safely and with confidence.

Inventory can tie up a lot of money, both for the parts themselves and for staff to manage that part of the business. Edmonton Valve & Fitting can help with both elements. Use us for inventory management, and we'll visit periodically to check what you have in stock, draw up an order for what you need, and have the products delivered. We also can set you up for consignment inventory, where you pay as you go. The inventory stays on your premises, ready to use, but not on your books until you need it. We evaluate your current usage, set minimum and maximum inventory levels, and establish ordering procedures.

No assembly required

A lean staff usually means there's no extra capacity when you need to create sub-assemblies for fluid systems. Our Custom Solutions department can serve as your extra hands. We have the space, the special tools and the expertise to handle everything from simple welds to complex manifolds, and custome hose assemblies. We also test everything before we send it to you.

From leaks to solutions

Even compressed air leaks can cost money. The air may be free, but the compression isn't. We've found that, on average, uninspected systems are losing 25 percent to 30 percent of their compressed air through leaks. When was the last time you got your system inspected?Steam systems will waste money if they aren't run efficiently. But how do you know what shape yours is in? By having us come out and take a look at it. We can spot the leaks, check steam traps, point out problems and suggest solutions.

Get ready, get set

We've been through enough business cycles to notice that companies bounce back faster when they think about the long term. They may cut back during the lean times, but they keep core elements as strong as possible. They try to hold on to highly skilled workers. They strive for maximum efficiency. They don't sacrifice quality, because they know in the long run it won't save them anything.

We want your business to thrive, and aim to be a valued-partner in sustaining your business during these economic times. Let us help you get there - talk with to one of our associates today.

Topics: Training, Value Added Services, Sample Systems, Custom Solutions, People

Hose Flexibility: Edmonton Valve’s Team Handles the Job In-house

Posted by Katie Reid on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 13:06 PM

We can build hoses in the types and quantities you need, when you need them


We offer hoses in custom lengths to meet your specific requirements, plus you can mix and match end connections — all with a quick turnaround time. This video shows our capabilities.


For flexibility in hose, you can't beat Swagelok's X, S, and W series of PTFE hose. They require minimal force to bend, yet they have a lot of "hoop strength" from the unique braiding we use.

There's another kind of flexibility that's important when you want the right hose for the job. It's the flexibility of our technicians who manufacture the hose to your specifications right here at Edmonton Valve & Fitting. We can handle orders from one piece to hundreds of pieces, and offer a wide variety of hose solutions. In some cases we can build a hose in as fast as five minutes.

Our abilities don't stop with assembly. We can do a hydrostatic test, an immersion test, and pressure decay testing. A lot of hose shops just make the hose and send you on your way. We test 100 percent of the hoses we make. In the hydrostatic test, the hose is filled with water, and then sealed. We hold it under pressure as we check for leaks where the end connection is attached.

Some hoses require that we provide a test certificate, and some don't. But we can provide documentation with any hose if requested. If the need ever arises, we can trace each individual hose back to the original assembler.

Certified skill

Our assemblers are certified by Swagelok manufacturing engineers. To pass, they have to produce three samples of every kind of hose we build. That's about 40 different hoses in all. Then each hose is put through vigorous testing.

While the equipment isn't that complex, it has to be used properly and safely. Our assemblers must be mechanically savvy and know how to read drawings properly, and must have excellent math skills for calculating the tolerances and crimp collar shrinkage.

Labeling and packaging

You can order our hoses with a variety of labels. Depending on the need, we can use self-adhesive labels, matte tags that are color coded, and Perma Tags with up to five lines of information and protected by a silicone gel and sleeve.

Some hose shops will bulk-bag their product. Not us. We single-bag every hose we make. We assume that the customers are using each hose individually.

Fast action

We plan for our production schedule with some capacity available for customers with emergency needs. We know that a leaking hose can shut down a whole system. A customer with that kind of emergency needs a replacement as fast as possible. A lot depends on the individual specs, but we can usually have a 20-foot hose ready in as little as 15 minutes.

To show you what we are all about, look at this video, Swagelok® - The Right Hose with the Right End Connections, to really see our capabilities. Give us a call to take advantage of our hose offerings, our office numer is 780-437-0640.

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Topics: Hoses