2020's Top Fluid System Resources & Blog Posts
by Katie Reid, on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 11:01 AM
See what our visitors gravitated toward last year, including most viewed new posts and most visited resources. Follow links to lots of free resources.
Most viewed of all Edmonton Valve posts
Of the 500 or so articles our local team has published since 2012, these were most popular during 2020:
#1—Swagelok VCR Fittings and VCO Fittings Explained (2020 updates)
This post was far and away the most viewed post last year. In 2020 we added and updated the article's illustrations, content, and links.
#2—Swagelok Orifice Fittings: What do you know about flow control?
Understand the function of an orifice plate—a restriction in the flow of gas or liquid through tubing or pipe—through an hourglass analogy.
#3—4 Advantages of Swagelok Tube Adapter Fittings (2021 updates)
See how Swagelok tube adapters eliminate alignment problems, reduce leak points, simplify installation, and even lower costs.
Most viewed new posts (articles published in 2020)
Of the dozens of posts we added in 2020, these were in the top tier:
#1—FAQ: How Do I Adjust Valve Stem Packing? What About a Rebuild?
Learn how you can get better performance out of Swagelok's manually actuated valves by adjusting the stem packing instead of rebuilding.
#2—New Full-Bore Ball Valve Handles 6000 psig & Available for Sour Gas
Check out our GB Series ball valve designed for easy installation, fewer leak points, and long service in corrosive environments.
#3—With Augmented Reality Headsets, Swagelok Field Service Technicians Assist from Miles Away
Now one Swagelok field services tech can bring their team onsite virtually for swift, reliable help diagnosing and addressing critical fluid system issues.
Most popular resources
Of the hundreds of pages where visitors get free resources and make requests for individual assistance, these were used most often.
Last spring after Covid-19 struck, we transformed our homepage into a hub for getting expertise and help from our local team. The response was remarkable. Without leaving the page you can request 24x7x365 technical support, product selection help, ordering assistance, and more. It also highlights new services, upcoming events, new products, and more.
This page was especially popular in 2020. Use it to request a call or email; get quotes or start an order; check inventory at any of our three locations; ask for technical details; check on training options; or anything else you have a question about.
#3—Quicklook & Line Card
Our Quicklook section offers an overview of Edmonton Valve & Fitting and what we offer -- our products, our services, our differentiators, and team. You can also save our latest PDF line card and message us.
#4—Field Advisory Services
New in 2020, this section shows how to leverage our field service technicians' experience with oil & gas, chem refining, power, midstream, and SAGD applications. View customer examples, FAQs, and the new brochure.
#5—API 682 Seal Plans
Added in 2019, this section shows our seal support systems for pumps, agitators, and mixers. Browse it to learn the costly problem they address, unique features, and your options.
Watch recorded technical briefings including Hose Selection & Troubleshooting, Mechanical Seal Support System Best Practices, STAMPED Method of Valve Selection and more. Browse our post-briefing reports on what was covered here.
How can we help?
If we can lend a hand, please let us know. Our main tel is 780-437-0640. Our 24x7 Field Advisory Services On-Call Technical Support number is 780-237-7109.