Swagelok Grab Sampling Support

Get details in the free Swagelok Grab Sampling Systems Application Guide_Stack_300Does your sampling system provide you with a repeatable and representative sample? Or are sampling challenges costing you time and money? Learn more on this page and get comprehensive information by downloading the free Grab Sampling System Application Guide.

1. Assessment

We have a Swagelok-Certified Engineer specially trained to identify common issues such as time delay, phase change issues, and other common sample system errors. Our team works with you to evaluate your current sampling system and determine your needs. You receive a detailed report and recommend solutions tailored to your toughest fluid system applications and challenges. This will help you to increase operator safety, reduce environmental concerns and identify unseen opportunities for overall system improvement.

2. Specification

Leverage our local Swagelok-Certified Engineer with special training in grab sampling systemsEnsuring your grab sampling system is suitable for your particular purpose is key. Temperature, pressure, phase, container type, materials of construction, and where the panel will be installed are just a few of the criteria to consider in order to properly specify a grab sampling system. Our team takes you through a checklist of details to ensure the panel we recommend will meet your system needs. The product selection matrix provides some common system criteria that may help you with the decision making process. Next, a certified Engineer will review your information and recommend a panel per your requirements.

3. Configuration

Our Swagelok-Certified Engineer works with you to ensure the panels you receive exactly meet your needs. Using our standard panel designs as a platform, we can work with your team to substitute comparable Swagelok and non-Swagelok (non-competitive) products if necessary; add products within the existing schematics – sample coolers, flowmeters, shut-off valves, drain valves, etc; and make changes in the layout. If needed we can make structural changes/additions – panel/bracket materials, enclosures, etc.; convert to larger/smaller tube size (or metric); and recommend alternate materials of construction. Likewise, we can make flow/pressure drop calculations (and make changes based on results) and/or recommend sizing of sample coolers/heaters and enclosure heaters (using vendors’ applications engineering).

4. Assembly & testing

037-ASSOCIATE_copyEvery local Swagelok technician has undergone a comprehensive training and certification program, that is repeated every three years, to ensure your sample panel will be assembled to strict guidelines and to your specifications. In addition, our certified Engineer will monitor each step of the process to ensure quality and consistency. Then every Swagelok GSM and GSL is shell tested at the selected gauge pressure of the assembly, up to a maximum of 1000 psig (69 bar). Additional testing is available upon request. And, Swagelok products are backed by The Swagelok Limited Lifetime Warranty.

5. Training

Swagelok is committed to helping you work safer and smarter. After providing your grab sample panels, our team can provide hands-on training to your technicians on proper use and maintenance. For a more in-depth look at Industrial Sampling Systems, you may consider Swagelok’s courses derived from Industrial Sampling Systems, a technical reference book authored by industry expert and consultant Tony Waters. The courses include Sample System Problem Solving and Maintenance (SSM); Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS) Training; and Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS2) Subsystem Training.


Next, view our standard panel designs.


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