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Swagelok Fluid System Blog

Swagelok Reference Point provides industrial professionals with insights and analysis intended to help decrease downtime, increase efficiencies, troubleshoot issues, and maintain a safe workplace staffed by effective associates. Browse our latest blog posts below to learn how you might more easily accomplish your fluid system-related goals.

Featured Blog Posts

Hydrogen facts versus fiction

Busting Hydrogen Vehicle Myths

Find out why hydrogen vehicles have the potential to reshape the global transportation economy, and why common misinformation about the technology isn’t backed up by the facts.

Atomic layer deposition in semiconductor manufacturing

How to Optimize Semiconductor ALD Processes

Learn why specialized valves and a well-designed valve control system can enable more efficient and reliable atomic layer processes and provide semiconductor manufacturers new tools for process optimization.

Corrosion Resistance: How to Select the Right Material

Material Matters: Selecting the Right Material for Corrosion Resistance

An offshore platform can have nearly 50,000 feet of tubing, more than 20,000 fluid system components, no fewer than 10,000 fittings, and as many as 8,000 mechanical connections. No wonder choosing corrosion-resistant material isn’t easy. Learn how to make choices right for your application.

Choosing the right hose end connection type

Reviewing Flexible Hose End Connection Types & Use Cases

Learn the types of tubing or flexible hose end connections most used across industries, from pharmaceutical to semiconductor, and how to assess and select products best suited for your specific application.

How mechanical grip fittings can optimize oil and gas assets

Optimizing Medium-Pressure Oil and Gas Applications with Compression Fittings

For medium-pressure applications in oil and gas topside assets, the speed and performance benefits of compression fittings can make all the difference.

pre-swaging tool in use

Tube Cutting Tools and More: Five Tools for Fluid System Pros

From tube cutting tools to orbital welders, learn about five critical tools every fluid system professional should have by their side in any plant setting.

Swagelok grab sampling evaluation and advisory services

How to Fix Common Grab Sampling Deficiencies

There are several common fluid systems that successful plant operation depends on and outsourcing their fabrication can be highly beneficial if you are short on resources.

Everything You Need to Know About Industrial Hoses

Everything You Need to Know About Industrial Hoses

Learn all about industrial hoses, including how to choose a hose, in our complete guide to hoses, end connections, core materials, and more.

ALD semiconductor processing

How to Solve Top ALD and ALE Semiconductor Processing Challenges

ALD and ALE semiconductor production processes come with some inherent challenges and complexities. Learn how the right selection of process valves can help you overcome them.

Pitting Corrosion vs. Crevice Corrosion

Pitting Corrosion vs. Crevice Corrosion: Identifying the Differences

Stainless steel corrosion in tubing systems is a leading cause of profit loss for oil and gas companies every year. Learn how to identify & combat two main types of corrosion, pitting corrosion and crevice corrosion, with tips from Swagelok experts.

industrial fluid system safety

Your Industrial Fluid System Safety Checklist

Follow these best practices to enhance the safety of your industrial fluid system.

Swagelok offshore oil and gas evaluation services

3 Reasons to Audit Your Offshore Fluid System

Evaluation and advisory services for your offshore platform can reveal hidden leaks or other potential safety and performance issues.

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