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Swagelok Northern California

Your Authorized Swagelok Sales and Service Center


Swagelok Northern California, an authorized Swagelok sales and service center can help you improve the overall safety of the work environment, increase productivity, and keep abreast of the latest fluid system technologies with our comprehensive customer training and education programs.  Here's a partial list of the training we can provide: 

Swagelok® Tube Fitting Safety Seminar

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 Tube Fitting Safety Seminar most of this leakage can be prevented. To learn more Download the training flyer PDF_Icon

VCR® Installation Training

Over the last twenty years the Swagelok VCR® Metal Gasket Face Seal Fitting has remained the preferred fitting in the semiconductor industry for high-purity gas delivery systems. The applications and the fluids contained by VCR fittings are some of the most demanding in industry. The fitting must maintain a leak tight seal on the most highly toxic, corrosive and flammable fluids ever developed by man. The fitting must maintain system integrity and purity under a wide range of operating conditions. It must perform reliably in situations where it is reassembled numerous times. Understanding how to optimize the performance of the VCR fitting is the goal of this class. To learn more Download the training flyer PDF_Icon

Tube Bending Training


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 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 esthetics of a system and reflect on the quality of the product. Knowledgeable, skilled technicians help increase productivity and reduce waste and scrap. To learn more Download the training flyer PDF_Icon

Introduction to Gas System Components

In response to requests from our customers we have prepared a formal training program for the benefit of end users and installers of our products. The course provides an introduction to the gas system components commonly utilized in a semiconductor manufacturing facility as well as within the typical semiconductor process tools. The eight-hour course provides hands-on familiarization and functional knowledge of the common components found in semiconductor process gas systems. To learn more Download the training flyer PDF_Icon

Valve Selection Training

The safe selection of the “right” valve for an application may appear to be a complex task, yet in reality it can be broken down into a simple, step-by-step decision making process that can be mastered by anyone attending this class. The objective of the class is to eliminate the guess-work in valve selection; thereby minimizing ordering errors, reducing the potential for the misapplication of valves, and avoiding the costs associated with a valve failure. To learn more Download the training flyer PDF_Icon

Valve Installation and Maintenance

The dynamics of a valve opening and closing, repeated through numerous cycles, will cause even the best-engineered and most precisely manufactured valve to wear with the passage of time. Armed with a better understanding of a valve’s limitations and the knowledge of what can and cannot be repaired, valve service life can be extended dramatically. High quality valves are designed to perform trouble free and provide a long cycle life, but poor installation and maintenance procedures can lead to premature valve failures and reduce the mean time before failure. To learn more Download the training flyer PDF_Icon