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The Final Results Are In: Top Downloads from 2019

by Luke Wurban, on Thu, Jan 02, 2020 @ 16:01 PM

See which ones were most popular with our customers


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Throughout the year we tell our blog readers about free information they can download about Swagelok products and services. At the same time, our readers are telling us which ones they find most interesting. They vote with their clicks. Here are the ones that attracted the most attention:

Training seminars

Our hands-on training services range from safety-focused programs such as tube fitting safety installation, to technical offerings like tube bending and welding. The sessions, led by experienced Swagelok-Certified Trainers, will give you an advanced understanding of processes that can enhance workplace safety, improve efficiency, and productivity.

The Swagelok Essentials class teaches you how to build and maintain dependable systems. 

Our Sampling System Training courses will help you diagnose, troubleshoot and eliminate sampling system design flaws. The Advanced Tube Bending course teaches different methods of tube bending for both simple and complex offset bends with hand and bench-top tube benders. 

You can also watch our library of Tech Tips videos, with topics from tube bending assembly to regulator applications.

Flange adapter catalogue

With flange adapters you can transition your system from mechanical to instrumentation. Our flange adapter catalogue has information on the threadless, weldless transition from flanged piping systems to tubing systems. This catalogue covers end connections, flange connections, regulatory compliance, pressure-temperature ratings, dimensions and ordering information.

Instrument manifold systems catalogue

Block and bleed valves provide a margin of safety for maintenance and repairs. They give you an isolatable access point, making it easier to calibrate a device on the line or add a fluid. For instance, the valves can make it easier to add glycol to a gauge, or add nitrogen to a system.

Our 32-page instrument manifold systems catalogue covers our V, VB, and VL series 2-, 3-, and 5-valve instrument manifolds; the VE series 2-, 3-, and 5-valve direct-mount manifolds; our 2-valve remote-mount manifolds; and our Mod 85 modular instrumentation systems.

With the same link you can get our VN01 quicklook guide, full of technical data for Swagelok's VN01 Valve.

Hand tube bender manual

Bending tubing by hand is often the fastest and simplest way to bend tubing - as long as you use the tools properly. The Hand Tube Bender Manual explains step-by-step how to prepare, measure, and calculate, to perfectly execute the bends every time.

It covers how to make regular bends, reverse bends, dealing with springback, and determining changes in plane and directions. You'll learn how to lay out your bends, calculate the gain in length due to bends, and how to troubleshoot your project.

VCR & VCO face seal fittings catalogue

An alternative to Swagelok's two-ferrule Tube Fitting, VCR and VCO fittings have a zero clearance capability. This means that unlike pipe, tube, and weld end connections, the VCR and VCO fittings can be disassembled in line – with no clearance requirements. 

The VCR Metal Gasket Face Seal Fittings Catalogue covers typical VCR assemblies, materials, pressure and temperature ratings, testing and cleaning information, and ordering information for glands, bodies, assemblies, nuts, gaskets, and accessories.

The VCO O-Ring Face Seal Fittings catalogue has technical data, testing information and ordering information.

Each catalogue offers step-by-step installation instructions for both series of Face Seal Fittings.

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