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Swagelok Los Angeles

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TechTalk Webinars

Swagelok TechTalk webinars are hosted by Swagelok-certified instructors who have years of experience in their field of expertise in addition to an expansive career with Swagelok Company. Our goal is to better inform you on our products and services so that your operations may run at their optimum in quality, safety, and efficiency. 

TechTalks are all free 30-minute sessions followed a short Q&A and are scheduled for Thursdays at 11 am pacific time. Questions or requests for more information may be directed to our marketing team.

2021 TechTalk Calendar

Date Topic  
Jan 14 Materials Science Basics, Part 1  
Feb 11 Materials Science Basics, Part 2
Mar 11 Materials for High Purity Systems and Service  
Apr 8 Materials for Oxygen Systems and Service register
May 13 Materials for Hydrogen Systems and Service register
Jun 10 Additive Manufacturing  
Jul 8 How to Develop the Right Grab Sampling System for Your Plant  
Aug 12 Gas Distribution Systems Best Practices  
Sep 9 Mechanical Seal Support System Best Practices  
Oct TBD  
Nov TBD  
Dec TBD  

Hose Selection and Troubleshooting Series

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Part 1

Understanding the fundamentals of hose selection helps to extend hose production cycles, ensure safety, and lower total cost of ownership.  This TechTalk dives into the variables impacting the hose selection process and discusses Swagelok's STAMPED method, the seven key factors to choosing the right hose for your application. Also included will be touches on troubleshooting the causes for failure as well as how to avoid some of these situations.

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Part 2

Part 2 in this series explain how to improve hose performance and reduce costly premature hose failures through proper hose selection. It includes discussion on the four steps to hose selection, when a hose needs to dissipate static charge, permeation differences in hose types, and how to avoid premature metal hose fatigue.

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Part 3

In this last installment, Doug Nordstrom discusses critical hose selection and performance considerations and takes a dive into PTFE (Teflon™) and metal hose considerations and hose failure modes and safety concerns.

Materials Science Basics Series

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Part 1

The properties of the materials that comprise your fluid system components have significant impact on their compatibility and performance. By understanding the basics of their materials of construction, you will be better equipped to choose components that help achieve your operational goals. This webinar is hosted by Swagelok senior material scientist, Dr. Bob Bianco.

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Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, Dr Bianco continues on the introduction to materials science from Part 1 and discusses alloy performance in corrosive environments, including stress corrosion cracking and material selection for fluid system components.

Materials for High Purity Systems and Service

materials for high purity systems and service


Learn how to meet the rigorous demands and quality control requirements in high-purity industrial processes, and the importance of high-purity materials, manufacturing processes, and cleaning specifications to keep your operation reliable, consistent, and safe in this 30-minute webinar hosted by Dr. Bob Bianco.