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

by Katie Reid, on Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 14:01 PM

If some of these posts don't sound familiar, this is a great time to catch up

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With 2018 now at a close, we look back over the past year at what the most popular Swagelok blog topics were for our readers. 

Here on our blog we like to emphasize variety. Sometimes we write about products, sometimes about services, sometimes about people. Most of the time we give you practical information, but we also like to have some fun once in a while.

Our blog allows us to go a little deeper into a subject from time to time. For instance, you've probably heard or read that you should never mix Swagelok components with those from another manufacturer. As we explained in June, there are several practical reasons, from workplace safety to keeping your warranty valid.

Then there's the topic of pressure ratings. Customers often ask us about how to find out the pressure rating of a particular Swagelok tube fitting. We explained three key questions back in August.

We also like to pass along tips for saving money. Anytime you require a special tool but don't want to shoulder the cost of buying it, inquire with us if you can rent it from Edmonton Valve. We have rental tools for a variety of jobs, including tools for installing cone-and-thread fittings. We can even train you to use them properly.

The right choices

Now that we're deep into winter again, it seems like a good time to revisit a post from last February about a great way to slay ice, the Steam Lance. Important to note that we fabricate steam lances right here in Edmonton in our Custom Solutions department, so we can make them exactly the length you want.

Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what you do want, especially when it comes to hose. Swagelok offers 18 series of hoses, in sizes ranging from 1/8 inch to 2 inch with more than 30 possible end connections. How can you select the combination that's best for your particular job? Use the Installer's Pocket Guide for Swagelok Hoses, which we described in March.

Those are some of the most popular posts from our blog in 2018. If you feel like you may have missed out on some other interesting topics, we have all our posts archived. Browse through them, then contact us if you'd like to learn even more about a particular topic. We're easy (and quick) to reach at 780-437-0640, or through the contact page on our website. 


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Topics:Value Added ServicesSteamCustom SolutionsHosesFittings

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