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Swagelok Essentials

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Essential Training in Fluid System Fundamentals

Swagelok® essentials training courses provide critical skills for developing, building, and maintaining dependable fluid systems. Taught by Swagelok-certified trainers at locations and times convenient to you, these courses provide the foundational knowledge and techniques needed to build and operate high-performing fluid systems.


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Available Courses and Topics

Tube Fitting Installation Essentials

Students will learn foundational tube fitting knowledge that ensures system integrity and minimizes leakage risks. The course covers proper tube selection, cutting, and deburring; assembly of Swagelok® tube fittings; and gauging a tube fitting assembly.

Tube Fitting Installation Inspection Essentials

Proper inspection is instrumental in mitigating and minimizing risk of leakage. This course will teach students to identify correct tube system placement, correctly install Swagelok tube fittings, and troubleshoot other common fluid system mistakes.

Medium- and High-Pressure Cone and Thread Essentials

This course provides foundational knowledge in cone and thread preparation and installation. The goal is to enable safe, optimal performance of cone and thread fittings in medium- and high-pressure systems.

Valve Essentials

Safety is a key consideration when selecting, maintaining, or replacing valves. Learn to choose the right valves for your applications by identifying proper valve types and functions, understanding key features and construction, and identifying common issues.

Hose Essentials

Understanding the fundamentals helps to extend hose production cycles, ensure safety, and lower total cost of ownership. Instructors introduce common terminology, explain variables impacting hose selection, and show how to select hose for different applications. Coursework includes common practices for conducting hose inspections and best practices for preventive maintenance.

Tube Bending Essentials

Bending tube helps to eliminate mechanical connections, which can be a source for leaks in traditional piping systems. In this course, Swagelok instructors cover the basics of tube bending.

Regulator Essentials

Regulator selection is a primary consideration when designing your fluid system. Learn how the right regulator for your application can help increase safety while improving efficiency, as well as regulator basics and how to identify and resolve common issues.

VCR® and VCO® Fitting Essentials

The Swagelok VCR metal gasket face seal fitting and VCO O-ring face seal fitting provide leak-tight service in applications where clearance is an issue or components require frequent replacement or service. Learn the differences between VCR and VCO fittings, their common features and key markings, and where they are used in this course. Then, learn what it takes to install each fitting type effectively, and how to troubleshoot any issues you encounter.

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