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Our Swagelok  Pocket Guide Takes the Mystery Out of Hose

Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 10:03 AM / by Katie Reid

It's like having a Swagelok hose expert standing right next to you


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Whether you need hose temperature ratings or guidance on hose installation, let our newest reference, An Installer's Pocket Guide for Swagelok Hoses, be your go-to guide for all your hose needs. Request your copy today!

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It's hard for one person to be an expert on every aspect of fluid systems. If you aren't already an expert on hose, the topic can be intimidating. For instance, Swagelok offers 18 series of hoses, with variations within each series. They come in sizes ranging from 1/8 inch to 2 inch. There are over 30 possible end connections. And then there are at least 17 hose options and accessories.

The ideal solution would be to have an expert from Swagelok stand next to you all day to answer any questions. The next best thing would be to get a copy of An Installer's Pocket Guide for Swagelok Hoses.

Small but mighty

The guide is slim enough to go in your pocket, so it's easy to carry with you. Inside, it's packed with essential information like:

  • Which hose material is best in which environments
  • A chart on working pressures and temperature ranges
  • Guidance on installing and inspecting hose
  • Hydrostatic testing, lanyard tags, and other options

Narrowing the field

Hoses can be made from different materials and with a variety of reinforcement layers and end connections. Our guide gives a quick overview of the four main components in a hose:

  1. Core tube material and construction
  2. Reinforcement layers
  3. Covers
  4. End connections

The pocket guide shows which materials usually work best in various environments. You don't have to worry about memorizing all the terms and jargon associated with hose construction. The pocket guide has a glossary.

Industry considerations for hose

Does your industry typically use a certain type of hose for a common process? The guide goes through more than two dozen industries, listing typical hoses for applications such as steam lines, environmental sampling, research & development, instrumentation, and oil & gas.

We also cover a few non-industry specific factors such as static dissipation and conductivity. A handy chart makes it easy to see which series of Swagelok hose falls into which category.

The section on hose selection also has a chart for finding the working pressures and temperature ranges for various types of hose in various sizes.

Once you have zeroed in on the type of hose you need, you can move on to the sections that offer detailed pressure and temperature ratings for each series of hose. You'll find ordering information for each series so that you get exactly what you want, including options such as hydrostatic testing and lanyard tags.

Hose installation and maintenance

Proper installation is only the first part of the equation. In addition to proper installation, you need inspection and maintenance. In our pocket guide you'll learn how to take factors into consideration such as vibration, shelf life, bend radii, and motion absorption.

When you conduct periodic inspection of your hoses, the pocket guide tells you what to look for, such as blistering or discoloration.

Helping hand

The new pocket guide is only one convenient way that Swagelok can help you with hoses. Edmonton Valve & Fitting has hose experts who can answer detailed questions and discuss the particular applications you have in mind.

We locally stock a range of high-quality hoses and tubing products that can be built and customized for all your fluid system needs. Every Swagelok hose is assembled using standardized equipment, the same tight tolerances, and the same high-quality standards and standard work practices you expect from Swagelok.

If your company is in our service area, we'll deliver you a copy of the guide at no charge. Click here to get started.


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Topics: Hoses

Katie Reid

Written by Katie Reid