Edmonton Valve & Fitting Blog

Weekly posts for northern and central Alberta engineers, plant operators, and buyers.

Order Online Using Swagelok's eBusiness Solutions

We're On Call To Help You With Virtual Field Engineering Solutions

Our Edmonton, Drayton, and Fort McMurray Valve & Fitting Offices Remain Open

How to Lock Out or Tag Out Swagelok Manually Operated Valves

Tube Fitter's Toolbox Keeps Your Tools Organized and Protected

Vaporizing Regulators Help Maximize Analyzer Uptime

Our Steam Lance Gets Rid of Ice Quickly and Safely

Stream Selection Valves Simplify Process Analyzer Sampling Systems

Goodbye 2019, and Thanks for All The Great Blog Topics

The Final Results Are In: Top Downloads from 2019

We're Here When You Need Us, Even after Business Hours

We've Upgraded Our Technology for Spotting 'Invisible' Gas Leaks

Follow Edmonton Valve & Fitting on LinkedIn for Community Updates

Flow Capacity: What Happens Inside a Hose or Tube

Get Ready for Winter with Pre-insulated Traced Tubing Bundles

Yes, There's a Fitting for That

Use Snoop, Goop and SWAK to Keep Fluid Systems in Shape

Worried about Accidentally Intermixing Lines with Quick Connects?

Use Ferrules and Fittings That Match the Material of the Tubing

Here's the Right Way to Use Swagelok's Tube Cutter and Deburring Tool

Caps and Plugs: When to Use Which One?

Follow These Four Steps to Choose the Right Hose for Your Job

We're Picky about Our People, and It Pays Off

Which Kind of Tubing is Right for Your Application?

Don't Let Compressed Air Leaks Steal Your Money

Installing A Tube Fitting Is so Simple, it Takes Less than 90 Seconds to Learn How

Elastomers 101

With Swagelok Tube Fittings, Proper Installation Is Easy

Field Engineering Services - What Our Customers Can Expect

Get Ready for the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary (June 11-13)

Has Your Documentation Kept Pace with Changes to Your Analytical Systems?

Which Spring Is Right for Your Check Valve? Our Video Explains It

Edmonton Valve’s Inspection Services Tablet Allows for Quick Reporting of Onsite Surveys

Vendor Managed Inventory Frees up Time and Money

A Swagelok Snapshot: Big, Innovative, and Committed to a Better World

Swagelok’s FX Series Metal Hose Can Take the Pressure, and the Heat

Use Our Mechanical Efficiency Program to Keep Your Plant in Top Shape

How to Fix More Leaks Without Adding a Lot of Extra Work

Swagelok’s RHPS Series Regulators Just Got Better with a New Low-Temperature Option

Small Bore Tubing: Streamline Power Plant Maintenance & Enhance Performance

Have 2018's Top 5 Downloads?

One Last Look at Edmonton Valve’s 2018 Blog Posts: Parts, Services, People, and More

Calculate How Much a Fluid Leak Impacts Your Bottom Line

Meet Don Yahn: Custom Solutions Field Engineering Support

Be Flexible: Hose Is The Best Choice For Many Power Applications

Protect Your Operations and Team with Swagelok Essential Training

Start 2019 off Right with Swagelok’s Sample System Maintenance Course

Whacky Alberta Weather Calls for Wise Winterizing

Swagelok Company Launches Their New Blog Hub - "Swagelok Reference Point"

Industry Veterans Name the Most Common Challenges with Process Analyzer Sampling Systems

Video: Animation Shows How to Use Swagelok's Standard Gas Panel

Inboard, Outboard, Internal Leaks... and Tips on How to Stop Them

Swagelok: Helping Provide That Extra Source of Brainpower

Video: How Swagelok's Grab Sampling Systems Compare

Q&A: Swagelok Tube Fitting Pressure Ratings

Edmonton Valve's Travelling Grab Sample System Demo Panel

Breaking Down the Facts on Why You Should Never Interchange Swagelok Components

High-Pressure Corrosive Environment? High-Temperature Vacuum Environment? Meet Our FX Series Metal Hose (Video, Cutaway)

How the Right Tool Rentals from Edmonton Valve Can save You Money

Stay Organized with Edmonton Valve's Instrumentation Tool Kit

Edmonton Valve’s Inspection Service Can Extend the Life of Cylinders

For Consistency and Quality, Swagelok Orbital Welding Wins

Swagelok at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary (June 12th-14th)

Gain Efficiency with Edmonton Valve's Inventory Management System

Custom Jobs Are the Norm at Edmonton Valve's Hose Department

Heading to the 2018 ISA Automation Expo? Edmonton Valve Is Too

Which Swagelok Parts Went to Which Job? RoboCrib™ Keeps Track

We Have The Tools You Need For Cone & Thread Fittings

Our Swagelok  Pocket Guide Takes the Mystery Out of Hose

Our CNC Tube Bender Delivers Speed & Accuracy

We'll Put It Together: Electropneumatic Custom Valves

Sample Cylinder Assemblies Offer Flexibility

To Slay Ice, A Steam Lance Is The Weapon Of Choice

Our VIP Program Quantifies Our Extra Services

Some Hits You May Have Missed In The Past Year

These Free PDFs Proved Especially Popular This Year

We're Back!

Meet Alecia Robinson

Emerging Associates Stretch Beyond The Basic Job

Small Bore Tubing Has Big Advantages Over Piping

Calipers, Combs, And Guides Help Make Sense of Threads

Small Hole Creates A Big Advantage For Flush Systems

What Are Swagelok's PFA Fittings All About?

How Swagelok Is Helping Advances In High-Speed Rail

Forget Trial And Error; Take Our Tube Bending Course

Meet Mike Taylor

STEM Learning Gets Supersonic Boost From Swagelok

A Look At Swagelok's Medium Pressure Valves

ABSA and MTRs: We Have Your Parts Covered Part 2

Visit Our Booth at the Oil Sands Trade Show

New Training Centre Has Plenty Of Room For Learning

Seal Support Simplified: Call Edmonton Valve & Fitting

Strength and Simplicity: Medium Pressure Fittings

ABSA and CRNs: We Have Your Parts Covered

The Advantages of Swagelok VCR and VCO Fittings

A Seal of Quality: Take Care of Them to Save Money

Tagging Hoses at Edmonton Valve & Fitting

Swagelok Parts Help Keep Eco Car Competitive

Meet Derek Green

Swagelok Services Relieve the Other Kind of Pressure

Keep Your Sampling Systems At Peak Performance

Compact and Able to Handle Heat: The VB0451 Valve

Stop by Our Booth at the Global Petroleum Show

Dielectric Fittings Prevent Shocking Results

Edmonton Valve & Fitting Goes To College

Fluid Distribution Headers Save Space And Time

Freezing Weather's Almost Gone, But It's Not Forgotten

New Classes Offer Hands-On Training For IPT Fittings

We're Trying On Our Chef Hats At Mustard Seed

VN01: A Space-Saving Valve For Severe Service

Grab Sample Liquid Systems Can Lower Your Costs

Sometimes Stainless Isn't Enough

Grab Sample Modules Offer Speed and Flexibility

Losing Steam? Send For Our Swagelok Energy Advisors

Put Your Mind At Ease With Vendor Managed Inventory

Find out How Your Sample System Is Underperforming

Our Hose Advisory Crew Takes the Pressure off You

Edmonton Valve Helps Raise $1.3 Million for Stollery Foundation

Cylinders Are a Must For Grab Sample Systems

Getting the Most from Compressed Air Systems

Grace Under Pressure: Swagelok's IPT Fittings

Don't Have The Right Tools For The Job? Rent Ours

The Importance of Oxygen Safety & Eliminating Potential Ignition Sources

Specifically Made for Alberta's Needs: The ZSML Fitting

Your Checklist for Tubing Quality

Making Edmonton and Edmonton Valve Home

Use a Swagelok Regulator to Speed up Analytical Systems

Need Extra Protection for Hose? We Have You 'Covered'

Insulated Tubing Gives You Temperature Control

Customers Rate Edmonton Valve's Performance

More than Just a Facelift: Our Edmonton Valve Website Is Easier to Use

Have You Winterized Yet? We Can Talk You Through It in Our Live October Webinar

Are Your Fluid Systems Skating on Thin Ice?

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

Let's Talk About Tagging

Swagelok’s Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit Gives You Power

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

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

Operational Best Practices for Swagelok’s Grab Sample Stations

An Inside Look at Swagelok's Pressure Reducing Regulators

Seek Suppliers That Help You Prepare for Recovery

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

The Global Petroleum Show Is Back, and So Are We

Edmonton Valve Associates Get Ready to Test Brain and Brawn

Need High-flow Process Regulators? Ask for RHPS

Thanks For Another Great Year At The ISA Show

Save the Date for Edmonton Valve’s next Sample Systems Course

What a Smart Idea: A Sampling System with a Brain

Edmonton Valve’s 5 Pillar Approach to Services

Swagelok Grab Sample Stations: An Assembled Unit Ready to Go

Tubing vs. Pipe: Which Is Better for Your Job?

Swagelok Flange Adapters Ease Transition from Pipe to Tubing

Building Up Swagelok's Inventory of Special Alloys

Customers Asked, Edmonton Valve Responded: the Steam Lance

You're Never Too Old to Attend Swagelok University

Swagelok Delivers Products, Expertise, and Services

What Topped Edmonton Valve's Customers' Reading Lists in 2015

Did You Miss Any of These Popular Posts in 2015 from Edmonton Valve?

Edmonton Valve Gives Back This Holiday Season

A Customer View on Edmonton's Tube Fitting & Installation Training

End Of The Alphabet: Common Swagelok Acronyms From S to V

Get Ready for Swagelok's New Online Look

Swagelok Socket Weld Fittings: It Pays to Learn the Differences

It's Easy to Install Swagelok VCR Metal-gasket Fittings

Edmonton Valve’s CNC Bender Makes Quick Work of Custom Orders

More Alphabet Soup: Swagelok Products & Industry Acronyms (P & R)

Swagelok Listens, Our Customers Reap the Benefits

Swagelok Tube Fitter's Manual Updated and Revised

Alphabet Soup Part II: Swagelok Acronyms From F to N

Swagelok Tech Clips: Best Practices Videos Online

New Filter Retainer Assembly for Swagelok K Series Regulators

Alphabet Soup A-E: Shedding Some Light On Swagelok Acronyms

Meet Ben Grant, Edmonton Valve’s HR Manager

Winter Is Coming, Are Your Tracing Systems Ready? Edmonton Valve Can Help

Swagelok's Calibration & Switching Module Adds Efficiency to Sample Conditioning

The Curious Case of Swagelok, the Crawford Fitting Company, Ebay and My Zippo Lighter….

Nice Looking Threads, but What Size Are They?

What Goes into a Swagelok Hose, and How to Treat Them Well

Edmonton Valve Has the Answers to These Sample System FAQ’s This September 2015

Swagelok Hose Solves a Bad Vibration Problem at Edson Gas Plant

Which Hose for the Job? Edmonton Valve Can Help You Decide

A Great Day for Golf and for Edmonton Philanthropy

Watch for These Sampling System Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Operations

Edmonton Valve Is at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary

Swagelok’s Field Station Modules Are Compact and Ready to Go

Anatomy of a Swagelok Hose: What's Going on Inside and Out

Edmonton Valve at Your Service: More than Just Parts (Cont’d).

At Your Service: Edmonton Valve Offers a Lot More than Just Parts

Plan Now for Edmonton & Fort McMurray Sample System Maintenance Course

Six Questions to Ask about Swagelok Variable Area Flowmeters

No Boring Days in Edmonton Valve's Custom Solutions Department

Frequently Asked Questions: Getting the Most from Swagelok Valves

Join Edmonton Valve at the World Heavy Oil Congress This Week

Swagelok Sample Probe Modules: Welded or Retractable?

New! Easy to Navigate Reference Book for Swagelok Valves

Always Looking to Innovate with Our Customer's in Focus

Bringing Swagelok to NAIT's Instrumentation Students

Our Swagelok Inventory Can Come Right To Your Door

Does Your Swagelok Pressure Gauge Need a Fill-Up? Not Always

Swagelok Energy Advisors Can Give Your Steam System a Boost

Meet Edmonton Valve’s Stacey Phillips

"When Will It Burst?" Recap & Swagelok Classroom Installation Training

Resolution for 2015: Tap Into Swagelok University

As Edmonton Valve Prepares to Enjoy the Holidays…

When Will It Burst? Try the "SWAGELOK" Method for Hose Selection

From Edmonton Valve Come the Gifts That Keep on Giving

Who Wouldn't Want to Find Something Shiny & Swagelok under the Tree?

"When Will It Burst?" Video Series Is Here - Your Chance to Win!

Snoop, SWAK, and Goop - the Best 'Complement' for Swagelok Products

How Much Do You Really Know about Edmonton Valve & Fitting?

Two Ways to Find the Right Size Pressure Regulator for the Job

Swagelok Tube Fitting Advantage Still Strong after 67 Years

Need Tubing Material Test Reports? Edmonton Valve Has Them Online!

5th Time's the Charm: FAQs from your Swagelok Customer Service Reps

Meet Drayton Valve's Account Manager David Flett

Water Hammer and Swagelok Energy Advisors Prevention Tips

Edmonton Valve Associates and Customers Lace up Their Skates

Looking for a Post About Swagelok Fittings? Start Here!

Drayton Valve & Fitting Thank Their Customers

A Day in the Life of a Swagelok Order

Find Highlights on Swagelok Regulators from Previous Posts

Swagelok Orifice Fittings – What do you know about flow control?

James Dickie Takes Swagelok Services to the Next Level

New Apps Put Swagelok Product Information at Your Fingertips!

We'd Rather Have Customer Loyalty Than Mere Satisfaction

Todd Scorah: Our Man Serving at the Oil Sands

5 Tips for Tubing Installation from Swagelok

'Now, where did I see that post about valves...'

Check Out Swagelok's Check Valves

Edmonton Valve Merchandisers Don’t Just Deliver Product

Proportional Relief Valves: One Way to Deal with Pressure

Quick-Connect Fittings Make Maintenance Easier

Global Petroleum Show Returns to Calgary June 10-12

7 Facts About Regulators from a Swagelok Engineer

These Swagelok Valves Get the Job Done Without Packing

FAQ Part 4: Answers from Your Edmonton Valve Representatives

Swagelok Product When You Need It, No Matter the Time or Day

The ISA Automation Expo is back, and so is Edmonton Valve

Matching Type to Function: A Swagelok Valve Tutorial

7 Facts Edmonton Valve Knows about Hose!

Katie Dennis and Taryn Hardes - the Architects of the Edmonton Valve Website

4 Solutions from the Swagelok Tube Adapter

Quality Fluid Components at Low Cost: Swagelok Variable Area Flowmeters

Bend Swagelok Tubing Using Our Hand Tube Bender

Expertise in Your Hands with Swagelok's Tube Fitter's Manual

5 Facts About Swagelok Gauges

Meet Edmonton Valve and Fitting’s Warehouse Manager, Dan Constantin

Swagelok's 60 Series Ball Valves Cover a Range of Applications

Meet Dell Martens, Edmonton Valve's Connection to Lloydminster

Part 3 FAQ: Answered by Your Edmonton Valve Representatives

Special Alloys Boost the Performance of Swagelok Parts

Edmonton Valve Training Opportunity: Featuring Tony Waters - March 2014

Edmonton Valve and NAIT – A Relationship 20 Years in the Making

Edmonton Valve Blog 2013: A Year in Review

Going with the Flow: When Are Swagelok Area Flowmeters Needed?

How Swagelok PTFE Hose is Bringing New Flexibility to Fluid Systems

Swagelok Parts: Modular Platform Component Systems Set the Standard

Round 2: FAQs from Edmonton Valve's Customer Service Desk

The Advantages of Swagelok VCR and VCO Fittings

Steam Separation Increases Quality for Your Fluid System

A Little Isolation Can Be a Good Thing in Fluid Systems

Skill: Applying PTFE Tape to Tapered Pipe Threads

Edmonton Valve Makes Analysis Easier with Stream Selector Systems

It's That Time Again: Start Winterizing Your Fluid System Now

Meet Richard Llewellyn: A Fast Learner Helping Customers

Swagelok Leak Detection - FLIR Cameras for Hire

Preventing Creep in Pressure Regulators

5 Best Practices for Swagelok Quick-Connects

7 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Swagelok Hose

Swagelok Products Featured at Two Tradeshows in September 2013

The Five Laws of Swagelok Gauges

Using the S.T.A.M.P.E.D Method to Get the Right Swagelok Hose

Swagelok's Fast Loop Modules Give Analyzers a Big Boost

Hose Failures? Five Tips to Prevent Setbacks

Swagelok's Fluid Distribution Headers: Easy, Fast, and Versatile

Still Welding Manually? Orbital Welding Does a Better Job

5 Ways Tubing Beats Piping in Small-Bore Applications

Meet One of Our Drayton Valley Customer Service Reps, Tammy Pequin

FAQs from the Edmonton Valve Customer Service Desk

Swagelok Monoflanges: Light, Space-Saving, and Easy to Install

Swagelok ANSI Flange Adapters: Easy to Use and Affordable to Purchase

Back-Pressure Regulators Webinar – Sign Up

Meet the New Edmonton Valve Account Manager, Andrew Worthington

New Industrial Sampling Systems Textbook Covers Theory & Examples

Space-Saving Process Interface Valves: VB03 and VB04

Tracey Chase, Fort McMurray Valve & Fitting Operations Supervisor

Edmonton Valve Salesman Jim Begg Reflects on 39 Years of Change

Edmonton Valve Hosts Local Community Events for Fun and a Good Cause

Valve Design Details Give Swagelok Manifolds an Edge

How to Order Swagelok Products Faster with Online Services

PrESS Sample Probe Modules Work Right Out of the Box

Meet the New Liaison for Edmonton Valve's Two Branch Offices

Select the Right Pressure Reducing Regulator for the Job

The Customer's View: How VIP Services Make Business Better

The 10 Key Things to Know About Steam Systems (in 1 Day of Training)

With our Value Impact Partnerships, Fluid Systems Cost Less

The Cost of Steam Systems: Make Sure to Add All the Factors

'As Free as the Air?' Not with a Gas Leak

Don't Throw Out Those Swagelok Fittings Upon Disassembly

Let Edmonton Valve Build the System, Saving You Time and Effort

Those Expensive Tools? You Can Borrow Them from Edmonton Valve

Burst Chamber: Classes Teach Safe Installation of Swagelok Fittings

RoboCrib™ Vending Machine Provides 24/7 Access to Components

How Edmonton Valve Customers Have Saved Over $10M Since 2000

Get Up to Speed on Regulators with Swagelok

Missed Our Winterization Webinar? No Sweat!

Mobile Warehouse Brings Swagelok Parts to Far-Flung Locales

Keith Johns - A Career with Swagelok

Proactive Questions from September's Winterization Webinar

PrESS Bonus: Webinar Questions and Answers

Winterization PDF Takeaway: Swagelok Energy Advisors Best Practices

Webinar Gives Detailed Look at Swagelok Pre-Engineered SubSystems

Swagelok At 65: ‘Pride Of Perfection’ Pays Off

Last Chance for Live Briefing on Winterization

Swagelok's Tank Blanketing RHPS Series Regulators Keep the Peace

Winterization Webinar Will Help You Keep Your Cool

Don't Let Pressure Regulators Throw You a Curve

Can You Size up Your Needs for Pressure Regulators?

Swagelok Energy Advisors: Full Steam Ahead

For Analytical Instrumentation, K Series Regulators Have It Covered

RHPS Series of Swagelok Regulators - European Craftsmanship in Canada

Swagelok Regulators: Always Changing to Meet the Need

Liftoff: Get up to Speed on Regulators and Return for Weekly Tips

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