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Tech-Tip Videos



Learn more about choosing and using Swagelok® valves, Swagelok tube fittings, and other fluid system components in these Tech-Tip videos:

Swagelok Tech-Tips - Featured Videos

Using the Swagelok Bench Top Bender

Use the Swagelok® bench top tube bender to produce accurate, repeatable, high‑quality bends in tubing made from most materials and ranging from small diameter and thin-wall to large diameter or heavy-wall tubing.

Swagelok Cone and Thread Fitting Assembly

Review the steps involved in coning and threading a tube end to an acceptable finish and installing a Swagelok Cone and Thread Fitting.

Proper Tube Preparation

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

SWagelok Tube Fitting Advantage

Swagelok Tube Fitting Advantage

Swagelok Tube Fitting Marketing Manager, Mike Mohlenkamp, talks about the advantages of the advanced Swagelok tube fitting design.

Managing a Regulator's Supply Pressure Effect (Part 1)

Learn what Supply Pressure Effect is, and how to manage it.

Managing a Regulator's Supply Pressure Effect (Part 2)

Learn what Supply Pressure Effect is, and how to manage it. (Part 2)

Swagelok Multihead Swaging Unit

Using a Swagelok® Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit (MHSU)

The Swagelok® Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit (MHSU) is used to pre-swage a set of ferrules to specific tubing sizes.

How to Apply SWAK

Learn how to apply SWAK—an anaerobic thread sealant that provides reliable sealing on metal pipe threads—to a fitting. When properly used, SWAK provides leak-proof sealing on metal pipe threads in applications between -65° to 360°F (or -54° to 182°C).

Identifying Thread Pitch & Size

Learn to identify thread pitch and size using calipers, a pitch gauge, and thread identification guide. Tapered and parallel threads are explained.

Using a Hand Tube Bender

Swagelok® hand tube benders provide consistent, high‑quality bends in tubing made from most materials used with Swagelok tube fittings. Watch this video to learn how to use one.

Flattening Regulator Flow Curves to Minimize Droop

Droop, the decrease in outlet pressure as downstream flow increases, is an issue for all regulators. Watch this video to learn about considerations in design for minimizing droop in a pressure-reducing regulator.

Selecting the Correct Hose End Connection

The right hose, with the right end connection, keeps a process performing safely and cost effectively. Watch this video for tips on selecting the correct hose end connection for your process.

Tube Adapter Assembly One Inch and Under

The Swagelok Tube Adapter complements the Swagelok tube fitting and allows fitting-to-fitting connections. Swagelok tube adapters can help eliminate difficult alignment problems and reduce inventories. The video shows how to assemble tube adapters that are one inch and smaller.

How to Apply PTFE Tape

A step-by-step guide to applying PTFE tape—a thread sealant used on male tapered pipe threads to aid in sealing. PTFE tape fills in the gaps between crests and roots to prevent system fluids from penetrating connections, providing reliable sealing in applications up to 450°F (or 232°C).

Plug Assembly

Swagelok plugs are used to block a fitting port when needed. Watch the video to see this simple installation process.