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Swagelok Reference Point

Your resource for practical advice to achieve more with your fluid systems.


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.

Featured Blog Posts

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Analytical Sampling Systems Q&A

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

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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.


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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Field Engineering Spotlight: Mike Strobel

Swagelok field engineer Mike Strobel uses his expertise to help customers solve tough challenges. Find out how in this new Field Engineering Spotlight.

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SPA Vympel Ensures Quality and Reliability with Swagelok

Learn how Swagelok has helped SPA Vympel, one of the world’s most innovative oil and gas analytic instrumentation manufacturers, achieve reliability and success.

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4 Answers on Material Selection for Sour Oil and Gas Fields

As oil and gas production expands into sour environments high in hydrogen sulfide, material reliability becomes critical. Learn how proper material selection and adherence to NACE standards can keep your system running efficiently.

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3 Rules for Analyzer Accuracy

Learn to avoid three common sampling system performance problems that can lead to analyzer inaccuracies, costing you time and money.

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Small Footprint, Large Impact: How to Detect and Protect Against Gauge Failures

Learn to recognize the signs of a failing gauge and avoid risk to employees and costly downtime to make repairs.

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Why Materials Science Training Matters to Oil and Gas Instrumentation Engineers

Fluid system training is critical in oil and gas applications around the world. Learn more about how technical trainings can make a difference for your facility.

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Tackling Practical Performance Issues in Fluid and Sampling Systems

Learn practical tips on how to improve the performance and accuracy of your fluid and sampling systems from Swagelok.

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