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The Swagelok Tube Fitting Design Difference

Swagelok introduced the original two-ferrule tube fitting in 1947, and we have continued to improve our proprietary design ever since.

But do you know what makes the Swagelok tube fitting different from other manufacturers? Over the next several weeks we will be exploring four distinct advantages of the Swagelok tube fitting. In this first video you will see how Swagelok’s tube fitting is better by design.

In summary, there are four key elements that make our tube fitting better by design:

1. The Big Three – Swagelok tube fittings have a grip-type design that uses a unique “hinging and colleting” action to achieve optimal performance in three key areas: tube grip, gas seal, and vibration resistance.

2. SAT12 Process – SAT12 is Swagelok’s unique low-temperature carburization process has been in use for nearly two decades. It  achieves a phenomenal tool-steel-like hardness and strength in the back ferrule without sacrificing corrosion resistance or material ductility (is nonbrittle).

3. Ease of Installation – Swagelok fittings are easy to install and we offer expert training to equip your workforce with the essential know-how.

4. Tested to Extremes - Swagelok performs continuous, rigorous testing on thousands of samples to ensure only highly reliable components. We also offer the most comprehensive book of tube fitting Product Test Reports (PTRs) in the industry for validation.

Stay tuned for the second video in our series: A Material Difference: Swagelok’s Special Recipe.

One of the most important factors to ensure your fitting performs at the highest potential is correct installation. For hands-on instruction about the Swagelok Tube Fitting Design and the proper installation of Swagelok tube fittings, sign up for our Swagelok Tube Fitting and Bending Safety and Installation Seminar.

In case you missed the other videos in our Tube Fitting Advantage Series:

Manufacturing Excellence

A Material Difference: Superior Raw Materials