No matter what chemicals you are manufacturing, we offer the fluid system products and support you need to maximize the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your critical fluid systems.
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Helping Chemical Companies Perform Under Pressure
The pressure to improve production performance is constant in the chemical industry. Achieving peak output levels without reducing product quality means avoiding fluid system issues that lead to drops in efficiency, loss of primary containment, system downtime, or safety risks.
Optimal fluid conditions must be maintained throughout extensive process line networks
Analytical systems must consistently deliver timely and accurate sampling results
Rotating equipment and emissions monitoring systems must not falter
Leaks must be addressed immediately, and should be avoided entirely if possible
Chemical processing fluid systems can be difficult to manage effectively, especially across large operations featuring complex applications. That is why chemical customers across the globe trust Swagelok’s high-quality products and chemical processing application expertise to keep their fluid systems performing reliably in demanding environments.
Swagelok® fluid system components and assemblies for chemical processing can be trusted to help you minimize downtime, maximize production efficiency, and meet strict standards for emissions control. Our fluid system products are backed by the Swagelok Limited Lifetime Warranty and are supported by more than 200 authorized sales and service center locations around the world.
Avoid particulate contaminants leading to off-spec products, inaccurate analyzer readings, or other problems downstream with particulate filters and coalescing filters designed to preserve the integrity of your processes.
Weld consistently and efficiently with the Swagelok orbital welding system, which provides cost-effective, reliable orbital gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW) for both tubing and pipe.
Services for the Chemical Industry
We provide a variety of services to chemical companies that help them minimize downtime, improve process efficiency, avoid leaks, and trust their analytical instrumentation. Look to Swagelok specialists for help building custom fluid system assemblies, consulting on system designs, addressing fluid system issues, and delivering training to your team members.
Allow your assemblers to focus on higher-value tasks when you have Swagelok fluid system specialists help design and/or professionally assemble high-quality standard and configurable fluid subsystems such as gas distribution, grab sampling, and mechanical seal support systems.
Stay in touch with Swagelok’s team of facility construction project specialists during each stage of a chemical plant construction project. They can advise on products, specifications, and system standardization to improve facility efficiency and profitability.
Learn how to identify various forms of corrosion and how to select metals for fluid system components that resist corrosion in harsh environments.
How We Support The Chemical Industry
Safety is a top priority, especially when highly volatile, caustic, or otherwise-hazardous fluids are flowing throughout plants. That is why we offer leak-tight components with the necessary performance characteristics to prevent fluid from escaping your systems, assemblies designed with minimal connection points, and supporting services based on decades of experience serving the chemical market.
Local Swagelok sales and service center associates are prepared to assist with selecting proper components, consult on system designs, and even fabricate reliable fluid system assemblies to improve safety in your liquid and gas applications.
Swagelok field engineers—backed by a global team of chemical processing system and analytical instrumentation experts—can evaluate your systems and provide detailed recommendations to mitigate risks.
Our fluid system specialists will deliver in-depth, safety-focused training to give process and analytical engineers, technicians, and maintenance personnel the knowledge necessary to avoid preventable mistakes when installing, using, and maintaining fluid systems.
Maintaining Uptime and Reliability
Maintaining the uptime and reliability of process and sampling equipment is crucial to reaching profitability goals. Fluid system leaks or component failures that lead to lost productivity, lost process fluid, or lost energy efficiency are unacceptable, which is why we help chemical plant and refinery operators worldwide to minimize time needed for fluid system maintenance and repair.
Our engineers can provide insight on what compatible materials choices, design considerations, and proven processes will help keep various fluid systems functioning reliably in harsh conditions.
Our mechanical efficiency specialists can assess your mechanical systems to help extend the life of rotating equipment with standard Swagelok mechanical seal support systems built according to various API plans. They can also help you replace piping systems with tubing to simplify maintenance and improve the reliability of your systems.
Through onsite and virtual fluid system audits, Swagelok field engineers can identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of your fluid system designs and provide recommendations prioritized by return on investment.
Reducing and Avoiding Costs
Budget tightening, downward market pressures, or other conditions outside of your control can make profitability goals harder to reach. If you find yourself under pressure to do more with less, we can help you minimize the drain on your resources associated with system design and assembly, component replacement, maintenance, or utility usage.
Swagelok specialists can build configurable, reliable fluid system assemblies that help maximize the lifespans of your equipment while minimizing waste of utilities, time, and sellable product.
Our fluid system advisors can evaluate your newly planned fluid systems to help identify process instrumentation and other system components composed of proper materials, as well as design parameters that are optimal for your applications. They can also assess existing systems to identify leaks and other causes of inefficiency so you can avoid unnecessary operational costs.
Sampling system specialists can conduct in-depth analysis of your sampling systems, from process tap to analyzer, to help you improve sampling accuracy. These professionals can help you eliminate causes of poor sample quality, reduce analyzer downtime, resolve issues related to particulate loads or time delay, and recommend proven system designs allowing you to better control your process inputs and manage costs.
Our gas distribution advisors can also visit your facilities to locate leaks that lead to the waste of expensive gases or system inefficiency due to pressure loss. They can also recommend standard gas panel subsystem designs to efficiently handle gases throughout your facilities.
If emissions reduction is a priority due to your environmental, social, and governance goals or pressure from investors and regulators, we can help you avoid fines, reputation damage, and fluid leaks that put your people, profitability, and the planet at risk. As you strive to achieve your decarbonization goals, work towards net-zero emissions, or otherwise pursue more environmentally friendly fluid system operations, we can help you in your energy transition.
Our fluid system specialists can help you find “easy wins” related to emission reduction by finding potential leak points in your systems, indicating where energy is being wasted in your processes, and suggesting leak-tight fluid system components such as certified low-emission valves to prevent fugitive emissions.
Swagelok fluid system specialists can also provide insights on how to avoid fugitive emissions by recommending alternative system design choices or by providing equipment such as low-leak, closed-loop grab sampling panels that minimize the risk of fluid escaping to the environment.
We also help chemical facility operators effectively manage direct emissions by providing high-quality fluid system components, analytical instrumentation assemblies, training, and onsite services that enable reliable continuous emissions monitoring in flares and stacks or areas around plants.
See how chemical manufacturer Changshu 3F Zhonghao New Chemical Material Co., Ltd. works with Swagelok team members to innovate and uses Swagelok grab sampling
systems to maintain product quality in their facilities.
Learn how professionals at a LanzaTech
R&D plant rely on systems expertise,
products, services, and training to enhance
the operational efficiency and safety. Hear
also how vendor-managed inventory (VMI)
helps them save time, lower costs, and
improve responsiveness to customers.
Discover how specialty gas manufacturer
Praxair prioritizes production safety
throughout its operations by taking
advantage of fluid system training, quality
products, and Swagelok® Custom Solutions
to bolster its commitment to safety,
reliability, and quality.
Learn how Russia’s GKS Research and
Production Enterprise builds safety and
greater fluid system reliability into its
industrial automation, analyzer, and
meteorological support systems for oil and
gas, petrochemical, and metallurgical
See how using Swagelok® Custom Solutions
has allowed Shenyang Blower Works has
increased safety and product quality and
consistency while significantly lowering
maintenance costs for its chemical and
refining industry customers.
Read about grab sampling best practices for
both gaseous and liquid fluid system media,
the characteristics of well-designed and
easily operable grab sampling systems, and
how to reliably achieve grab sampling
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.
Swagelok’s Global Construction team
worked closely with dozens of global
engineering firms to complete a massive
petrochemical megaproject in Southeast
Asia. Learn about the keys to this successful