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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

How to Troubleshoot Common Regulator Problems

Pressure regulator malfunction and failure impact your facility’s productivity and safety. Learn how to troubleshoot common issues with back-pressure regulators and pressure-reducing regulators.

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.

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Reducing Costly Fluid System Leaks and Emissions

Leaks can cause trouble in any process-driven industrial facility. Learn how to reduce common costly fluid system leaks, including fugitive emissions, with the right high-quality products and services.

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When to Bend Tubing—And How to Do It Right

Discover the applications where bent tubing is advantageous over pipe and fitting connections, as well as what skills and equipment are required to bend tubing for your fluid systems.

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Analyzing Your Sampling Needs

Trying to determine whether grab sampling or online analysis is the best option to monitor your process conditions? We put together a convenient checklist to help guide you to a solution that suits your operations.

Why Fast Support Matters for Semiconductor Fabs

Reducing total cost of ownership for semiconductor fabs is possible by working with suppliers that can provide fast, local support for critical challenges. Find out how Swagelok can help.

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How to Reduce Emissions at Sampling Points

As refineries, chemical plants, and other facilities seek new ways to reduce fugitive emissions, one strategy can be relatively simply and cost-effective: specifying closed-loop sampling systems.

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How to Flatten a Regulator Flow Curve to Reduce Droop

Droop is an issue for every pressure-reducing regulator. Learn how to minimize droop and flatten regulator flow curves with various dome loaded regulator configurations explained by Jon Kestner.

IOGP Small-Bore Tubing and Fittings Specification

Tube Fitting Spec Update: Improving Safety and Performance

Learn why newly specified attributes for oil and gas tubing and tube fittings can help improve safety and system performance in platforms around the world.

Why Safe Industrial Pressure Regulator Performance Requires Rigorous Testing

Learn why robust pressure regulator testing can help verify proof of performance under the most strenuous, real-world industrial fluid system applications.

Grab sampling in global construction

Grab Sampling in Global Industrial Construction

Global construction is complex, and grab sampling is often overlooked. See how to apply best practices to ensure samples meeting quality, safety, and environmental goals.

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Back-Pressure Regulator Set-Up: Tips for Sampling System Engineers

Back-pressure regulators can effectively control upstream pressure within a sampling system process line—when set up correctly. Learn how to accurately design and build a process line with a back-pressure regulator.

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