Essential Training in Fluid System Fundamentals
Swagelok® Essentials training courses provide critical skills for developing, building, and maintaining dependable fluid systems. Taught by Swagelok-certified trainers at locations and times convenient to you, these courses provide the foundational knowledge and techniques needed to build and operate high-performing fluid systems.
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Available Courses and Topics
Tube Fitting Installation Essentials
Students will learn foundational tube fitting knowledge that ensures system integrity and minimizes leakage risks. The course covers proper tube selection, cutting, and deburring; assembly of Swagelok® tube fittings; and gauging a tube fitting assembly.
Tube Fitting Installation Inspection Essentials
Proper inspection is instrumental in mitigating and minimizing risk of leakage. This course will teach students to identify correct tube system placement, correctly install Swagelok tube fittings, and troubleshoot other common fluid system mistakes.
Medium- and High-Pressure Cone and Thread Essentials
This course provides foundational knowledge in cone and thread preparation and installation. The goal is to enable safe, optimal performance of cone and thread fittings in medium- and high-pressure systems.
Safety is a key consideration when selecting, maintaining, or replacing valves. Learn to choose the right valves for your applications by identifying proper valve types and functions, understanding key features and construction, and identifying common issues.
Understanding the fundamentals helps to extend hose production cycles, promote safety, and lower total cost of ownership. Instructors introduce common terminology, explain variables impacting hose selection, and show how to select hose for different applications. Coursework includes common practices for conducting hose inspections and best practices for preventive maintenance.
Tube Bending Essentials
Bending tube helps to eliminate mechanical connections, which can be a source for leaks in traditional piping systems. In this course, Swagelok instructors cover the basics of tube bending.
Regulator selection is a primary consideration when designing your fluid system. Learn how the right regulator for your application can help increase safety while improving efficiency, as well as regulator basics and how to identify and resolve common issues.
VCR® and VCO® Fitting Essentials
The Swagelok VCR metal gasket face seal fitting and VCO O-ring face seal fitting provide leak-tight service in applications where clearance is an issue or components require frequent replacement or service. Learn the differences between VCR and VCO fittings, their common features and key markings, and where they are used in this course. Then, learn what it takes to install each fitting type effectively, and how to troubleshoot any issues you encounter.
FK Fitting Essentials
This course will help you understand and identify key design characteristics of medium-pressure Swagelok® FK series fittings and learn how to prepare and install them. It covers the basic criteria, variables, and considerations relevant to safely and effectively using FK tube fittings in medium-pressure gas and liquid systems.
Oil and Gas Essentials
This course explains the relationship between fluid system installation requirements and safety in oil and gas facilities. It provides foundational tube fitting knowledge to help students promote system integrity and minimizes leakage risks, including covering the considerations for use of Swagelok® FK series tube fittings in medium-pressure, high-vibration systems. It also provides an overview of how to select and prepare the correct tubing for specific applications, as well as how to complete high-quality 45°, 90°, 180°and offset tubing bends.
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