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Swagelok Los Angeles

Your Authorized Swagelok Sales and Service Center

Tube Fitting Installation & Fitting Safety, Tube Bending Training

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Tube Fitting Installation & Fitting Safety

Tube fittings and their usage are seldom given much thought until there is a failure in the system. For most customers a failure is normally defined as a leak. The consequences of a leak can range from a minor inconvenience to a significant event requiring immediate attention and repair. History has demonstrated that by employing the techniques provided in the Swagelok Tube Fitting Installation training, most of this leakage can be prevented.  The purpose of this course is to educate, train and test all participants in the safe selection, installation and utilization of tube fittings and tubing to assure 100% reliability.


When finished, all attendees should:

  • Understand proper installation procedures through practical exercises (i.e., initial installation and remake procedures, preswage, gageability and troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Know the differences between tubing vs piping - advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Understand the proper selection of tubing using tubing data tables.
  • Be aware of proper care and handling practices of tubing and tube fittings.
  • Understand the relationship between installation requirements and safety in the work place.
  • Having a working knowledge of assorted Swagelok tools and fitting products designed to make the installation easier and more efficient.

Basic Hand Tube Bending

Tube bending, for the most part, is a skill that is normally passed from a craftsman to his apprentice. It is not a skill that is typically taught in schools or published in textbooks. As a supplier of high quality tube benders and tube preparation tools, we offer this class to provide a training resource that demystifies one aspect of fluid system fabrication. Good tube fabrication techniques can improve system performance. Good layout and execution can enhance the aesthetics of a system and reflect on the quality of the product. Knowledgeable, skilled technicians help increase productivity and reduce waste and scrap. The purpose of this portion of the course is to educate and train all participants in the basics of tube bending.


When finished, all attendees should:

  • Be able to identify the tube bender components and be able to maximize their use.
  • Have a basic working knowledge of tube bending procedures through practical tube bending exercises (i.e., proper tube preparation and care, bender set-up, spring back, determining changes in direction and plane, adjustment for gain calculations and offset bend formula)

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email Rob Shaw or Patricia Veronica.

Course Date, Location & Fee

Date: April 11, 2019, 8 AM - 2 PM
Location: Swagelok Los Angeles
2184 West 190th Street
Torrance, California 90504
Fee: $300 per attendee (final cost dependent on # of registered attendees)
Questions: Rob Shaw
(818) 465-1538

Marc Aldecoa
(818) 465-1534

Patricia Veronica
(818) 465-1535

Fee covers all equipment and training materials, including hand tools, fittings and tubing, and associated support materials.

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