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Component Assembly Video Tips

Proper Tube Preparation

Proper, consistent tube end preparation is one of the critical processes in creating a leak-tight tube fitting connection.

How the Swagelok Gap Inspection Gauge is Used

How to use a gap gauge when assembling tube fittings.

Swagelok Tube Fitting Reassembly Procedure

How to disassemble and reassemble tube fittings.

Using a Swagelok® Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit (MHSU)

Pre-swage a set of ferrules to specific tubing sizes using the Swagelok® Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit (MHSU).

Using a Hand Tube Bender

Watch how Swagelok® hand tube benders provide consistent, high-quality bends in tubing.

Installing a VCR® Metal Gasket Face Seal Fitting

Swagelok® VCR metal gasket face seal fittings offer the high purity of a metal-to-metal seal, providing leak-tight service from vacuum to positive pressure.

PTFE Tape Application

Use PTFE Tape as a thread sealant on male tapered pipe threads to aid in sealing.

SWAK Application

Use Swagelok SWAK anaerobic thread sealant to provide reliable sealing on metal pipe threads.

Port Connector Assembly

A port connector enables fitting-to-fitting connections via a machined ferrule connection on one end and a tube adapter connection on the opposite end.

Plug Assembly Video

Via a simple installation process, Swagelok plugs are used to block a fitting port when needed.

Cap Assembly

Swagelok caps are used to block off the end of a tube run and are installed using the same procedure as a tube fitting.

Tube Adapter Assembly One Inch and Under

The Swagelok Tube Adapter complements the Swagelok tube fitting and allows fitting-to-fitting connections to help eliminate difficult alignment problems and reduce inventories.

Tube Fitting Installation

Review the three steps involved in installing a Swagelok Tube Fitting and two of the most common installation errors.

Identifying Thread Pitch & Size

Learn to identify thread pitch and size using calipers, a pitch gauge and a thread identification guide.