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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.

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Ensuring Reliable Deepwater Well Operations with Custom Solutions

As depths get deeper and pressures grow higher, deepwater oil wells demand the ultimate in fluid system performance. Learn why a major oil well operator has trusted Swagelok for high-quality, customized solutions since 2013.

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Tackling Global Engineering Complexity for a Successful Megaproject

Swagelok’s Global Construction team worked closely with dozens of global engineering firms to complete a massive petrochemical megaproject in Southeast Asia. Learn about the keys to this successful project.

Stacey Phillips, Swagelok’s field engineering manager for the Americas, uses an augmented reality headset to conduct an assessment of analytical equipment at a natural gas processing facility with a virtual team.

Industrial Virtual Visits: A New Form of “On-Site Experience”

Learn how Swagelok is adopting virtual headset technology to provide real-time troubleshooting, fluid system evaluation services, and more to customers when in-person visits are difficult to arrange.

Carl White, who has spent nearly 40 years working at various points in the semiconductor industry supply chain, offers a firsthand perspective on the past, present, and future of semiconductor industry advancement.

Q&A: Semiconductor Manufacturing Past, Present, and Future

Find out how collaboration between semiconductor tool OEMs, microchip manufacturers, and fluid system solutions providers has enabled the semiconductor market to keep up with the demands of Moore’s Law for decades, and where we go from here.

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Solving Semiconductor Fabrication Challenges with Insulated Hoses

The right insulated hose solution can help solve some common challenges associated with the highly precise semiconductor fabrication process.

Swagelok alternative fuel system

Critical Components for Forward-Thinking Fuel Systems

Swagelok and bus manufacturer New Flyer have worked together for years to develop reliable alternative fuel systems for forward thinking transit applications.

Swagelok Field Engineer, Andrew Wright

Field Engineering Spotlight: Q&A with Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright is a Swagelok field engineer who enjoys being on site helping customers solve their fluid system challenges. From identifying common issues to designing custom solutions, Andrew answers the call anytime problems arise.

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Analytical Sampling Systems Q&A

Swagelok Field Engineering Manager Mike Frost answers questions on common analytical sampling system problems.

API mechanical seal support

Building Better Mechanical Seal Support Systems

Learn how API 682 guides the design and assembly of mechanical seal support systems and how applying a few best practices can help your systems last longer and work better.

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Five Considerations for Your Analyzer Shelter

Analyzer shelters are an important part of any industrial refinery or other oil and gas facility. Learn some fluid and sampling system concerns to think about from Swagelok.

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Optimizing Component Selection for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hydrogen transportation depends on reliable component specification and selection. Learn more from Swagelok.

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Minimize the Costs of Fugitive Emissions with Low-E Valves

Fugitive emissions are a growing concern in the chemical and refining industries. Certified low-emissions (Low-E) valves can protect your facility and bottom line. Learn what they are, how they are tested, and how they can help you in this post.

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