Swagelok provides the high-performance fluid system components
and design expertise necessary to enable alternative fuel vehicle
OEMs and supporting infrastructure companies to bring clean energy
vehicles and fueling equipment safely to the marketplace.
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Performance and Reliability for the Next Frontier in Fuel Technology
The need for sustainability is driving innovation across the transportation market. Alternative fuel technologies are helping buses, trucks,
and other vehicles operate more cleanly and efficiently than ever before. With these advances comes persistent challenges, however.
Building fluid systems for applications involving the storage, transfer, and use of pressurized, potentially volatile, small-molecule fluids
requires the use of components with advanced performance capabilities. It also requires a strong understanding of materials science, fluid
system design best practices, and global alternative fuel industry certifications, standards, and approval processes.
Swagelok actively supports companies developing alternative fuel technologies for the transportation industry by providing the fluid
system expertise and deep understanding of application requirements they need to compete effectively in a performance-driven, safety-focused
We provide a variety of certified fluid system components and custom assemblies with the tolerances and material compositions to provide leak-tight performance in hydrogen fuel cell, compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and refueling infrastructure
We also consult with customers to help them design or improve upon on-vehicle fuel systems and fueling stations
If you are working toward building a cleaner environment through cleaner mobility solutions, work with the company that transportation
companies worldwide trust when their fluid systems must not fail—Swagelok.
Hydrogen fuel cell and natural gas on-vehicle fluid systems and the infrastructure used to fuel them require high-integrity system components that effectively contain high-pressure, small-molecule gases. We provide OEMs with high-performance Swagelok® fluid
system products specifically engineered for the toughest challenges in the specialty fuels markets. Our stainless-steel components are
designed to deliver the seal tightness, grip strength, thermal performance, corrosion resistance, ductility, and ease of assembly needed to
make alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure viable. They are also backed by the Swagelok Limited Lifetime Warranty and are supported
by more than 200 authorized sales and service center locations around the world.
Whether you are working with hydrogen or natural gas, find dependable ball valves for on-vehicle or dispenser use, check valves for excess flow prevention in on-vehicle applications, relief valves for purge and bleed applications, and instrument manifolds that minimize potential leak
points in refueling stations.
Find metal tubing with the material
composition and performance characteristics required for hydrogen and CNG/LNG fuel system applications, both on vehicles and in fueling stations.
Services for the Transportation Industry
Strained workforces, a lack of skilled technicians, and supply chain complexities are just some of the challenges that can make the
development of fluid system applications difficult. Swagelok can provide the support you need to overcome design challenges, select
components, and troubleshoot issues while developing low-emission fuel storage, transportation, and delivery systems. Come to us for
custom subsystems and assemblies built to your exact specifications, ready to be installed. Or, let our experienced fluid system
professionals help get your team members get up to speed on fluid system best practices, trends and technology, or installation and safety.
Have our fluid system professionals build
you Swagelok® Custom Solutions that can
range from a few components or complete
fluid systems, including gas fill panels or
assemblies that integrate into dispensers,
compressors, and fuel lines. We produce
standardized, scalable designs complete
with testing, inspection, and packaging, as
well as services such as CNC tube bending
or preswaging of tubing and fittings.
Our experienced field engineers are
stationed around the world and can help
you identify and solve application
challenges, troubleshoot problems, and
recommend materials based on factors that
contribute to corrosion, hydrogen
embrittlement, and chemical compatibility
Swagelok field engineers can visit your
production facilities to help you attain the
performance you need from fluid systems
on light- or heavy-duty vehicles, at mobile or
stationary fueling stations, or within the
facility. In the process, we can help you
minimize costs and fluid system downtime
while helping you avoid potential safety
hazards and environmental risks.
Rapid thermal and pressure changes can negatively impact the performance of hydrogen fittings. In this white paper, learn about the specific fitting design characteristics that make for ideal performance.
How We Support The Transportation Industry
Safety is a high priority in any application involving the handling and transportation of highly volatile fluids. It is especially important when
the future of alternative fuel vehicle adoption depends on widespread perceptions that the technology is safe to use. We can help you build
safety into your fluid system-related practices, from component installation through routine maintenance. We provide:
High-quality Swagelok components and assemblies engineered and tested to keep you safe to operate and maintain throughout their
lifecycles, as well as leak-tight fluid system assemblies designed according to best practices for operator safety
A comprehensive program of fluid system training programs designed to help new and experienced team members and contractors
work more safely by improving their fluid system design, installation, inspection, operation, and maintenance capabilities
Evaluation and advisory services that help you address risk factors throughout your fluid systems such as fluid leaks caused by the
improper component installation or product selection, inefficient system designs, or selection of materials unsuited for alternative fuel
Designing hydrogen and CNG/LNG mobility solutions is uniquely challenging. Hydrogen embrittles and degrades many metals, and its
small molecule size can lead to leaks if seals are not tight enough. High pressures, rapidly changing temperatures, and persistent
vibration all pose challenges to alternative fuel vehicle fuel systems and supporting infrastructure. Our engineers worldwide can help you
find the advanced fluid system performance you need by recommending or constructing fluid system components and assemblies
configured to suit your requirements.
Our standardized, configurable fluid system assemblies are thoroughly tested, inspected, packaged, warrantied, and easy to order with
single part numbers. Allow your team members to focus their attention on more pressing tasks than design and assembling systems
by choosing fluid system assemblies built according to best practices through our Custom Solutions program.
Our experienced product design engineers have the technical knowledge, advanced software, and manufacturing expertise to customize
fluid system products to meet demanding specifications. They can help with applications such as fuel line integration, CNG priority
panels, dispensing systems, heavy-duty refueling boxes, and much more.
Our materials scientists can apply an expert-level understanding of metallurgy and chemical compatibility to help you find the right
materials and designs for challenging applications. Minimize corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, and other issues by working with
specialists to choose fluid system components that have all the appropriate certifications, approvals, and compositions to work well in
Understanding Regulatory Compliance
It is not enough to have access to reliable fluid system components—you also need suppliers that understand the processes, certifications, and other requirements that are unique to the transportation market. Swagelok products are certified for use by relevant industry organizations around the world allowing you to feel confident knowing that Swagelok solutions will meet your performance criteria and comply with governing mandates. We can help you navigate:
Regional Compliance Needs
We work with regional standards organizations to understand complex engineering requirements, and we provide a variety of certified products for on-vehicle and infrastructure use to help you stay compliant wherever you operate. These include EC-79 and HGV 3.1 compliant products for hydrogen systems and NGV4.X compliant products for dispensing systems, among other certifications.
Production Parts Approval Processes (PPAP)
We develop components specifically for automotive and other transportation industry use, offering standard products up to Level 3 of PPAP. We can work with you to ensure the solutions you choose will meet specifications.
International Material Data System (IMDS) Requirements
We understand IMDS protocols, and we can help you more easily fill out elements of construction documents that show you meet
environmental regulation requirements.
Technical Cleanliness Requirements
We can draw from our comprehensive portfolio of high-purity fluid system products and strict manufacturing controls to help you achieve the levels of cleanliness you need in demanding applications.
Manufacturing Emissions Compliance
Our field engineering team is highly trained and ready to come to your facility to help identify potential leak points in your systems and suggest leak-tight, compliant components that are low-emissions certified to help you avoid fugitive emission-related fines and reputation damage.
Minimizing Downtime, Maximizing Reliability
Whether you are building on-vehicle, fueling, or in-facility fluid systems, you need access to readily available, reliable fluid system components to keep your assembly lines and critical processes moving. We offer support through more than 200 authorized sales and service center locations across 70 countries. Here, local Swagelok-trained and certified associates can provide you with conveniently accessible, globally consistent fluid system products suited for transportation industry applications. They can also provide onsite assistance to help you troubleshoot and avoid fluid system leaks, inefficiency, or downtime.
Choose from components such as our assembly-by-torque (AbT) or FK series medium-pressure fittings designed for reliability, ease of
installation, remake, and visual inspection so you can quickly assemble complex systems safely and reliably
Work with Swagelok-certified local associates who design ready-to-integrate, fully engineered fluid system assemblies configured to
perform reliably in your applications, maximizing the service life of your equipment while minimizing the risk of leaks. They also
reduce the burden on your employees who can spend less time assembling and maintaining fluid systems
Our field service specialists can evaluate your fluid systems and deliver prioritized recommendations to improve your overall system
reliability, improving uptime and safety in the process
Compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation applications require high-performance tube fittings that meet a number of important criteria. Learn what makes for an ideal CNG fitting or LNG fitting.
The success of hydrogen transportation
depends on specifying and selecting reliable
components with the performance
characteristics to last in challenging
applications. Learn how to select ideal