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Swagelok Cambridge

Your Authorized Swagelok Sales and Service Center

How do you bring new employees up to speed—fast—in key areas such as fluid systems? Swagelok Cambridge can help build your teams expertise with essential training courses, taught by Swagelok-certified trainers. Your team will build foundational skills that include learning how to safely and properly install fluid systems, bend tubing of various materials, and choose the best valve. These techniques will help you increase accuracy and productivity while reducing operating and maintenance expenses. Our board range of fluid system training courses can be taught at your facility, jobsite, or our training center.

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Tube Fitting Installation

When, safety, time and money are at risk you never know when a leak could be critical. Swagelok Cambridge Tube Fitting Installation Essentials training is designed to teach students foundational fitting knowledge that will minimize risk of leakage and ensure their systems integrity.

Training Topics

  • Properly select, cut and deburr tubing
  • Correctly assemble a Swagelok tube fitting
  • Gauge a tube fitting assembly            
  • Identify thread types and installation practices
  • Properly prepare thread installations
  • Gain an understanding of tube selection and preparation
  • Learn the difference in tube fitting design and components

Course may include VCR® Metal Gasket Face Seal Fitting Installation
Training by request

Course Information

Audience: Installers, Technicians, Contractors, Fabricators, Engineers, Managers

Class duration: 2 hours

Cost: $100.00 per attendee

Tube Bending Essentials

More connections mean greater potential for leaks. The Swagelok Tube Bending Essentials course offers foundational knowledge needed to introduce bent tubing to your system to eliminate connections and leak points found in traditional welded pipe systems.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Explain the variables that must be considered when bending tube.
  • Describe springback: how it affects the bending process, and ways to compensate for it.
  • Explain the purpose of the straight tube length mark on the name plate.
  • Calculate the length of tube used in an offset given all necessary information required to make the calculation.
  • Explain minimum length of the last leg and describe how this length can be used.
  • Bend tubing into a shape as specified by a template using the Swagelok method of tube bending, bend data, and tube bender.
  • Identify the components of the Swagelok hand tube bender.
  • Explain the purpose of the three types of marks used in the Swagelok method of tube bending.
  • Identify five potential bend defects and explain their causes.

For fabricators and for engineers who need to understand tube bending in order to incorporate tubing in their design.

Course Information

Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Technicians, Contractors, Engineers, Managers

Class duration: 4 hours

Cost: $275.00 per attendee


Measure-Bend Tube Bending

The Swagelok Measure-Bend method was designed for installers who need to bend 1/8”-1/2” tubing accurately on the job without the aid of a computer or calculator. In participating in this concise 90-minute course, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and experience in the theory and practice of tube bending. Attendees will then learn the Measure-Bend method through several hands-on exercises using the Swagelok hand tube bender.

Upon completion of this course attendees will be able to:

  • Bend tubing quickly and accurately with minimal preparation and without the aid of a tube-bend calculator
  • Identify hand tube bender components, terminology, and types of bends
  • Measure and determine the tubing length needed for an offset bend
  • Demonstrate tubing routing and tube support best practices
  • Identify the necessary tubing leg lengths needed to ensure a proper tube fitting seal

Course Information

Audience: Field Installers, Maintenance & Operations Personnel, Safety Supervisors and Maintenance Managers

Class Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $125.00 per attendee

Valve Essentials

Swagelok valves perform as promised even after years of use in demanding applications. 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 issue. The class includes instruction on key valve features and construction, and it will help you spot common issues in your facility.

Training Topics

  • Choose the right valves for your applications by identifying proper valve types and functions
  • Understand proper installation, repair, and troubleshooting of valves
  • Learn the safest practices for the selection, maintenance, and replacement of valves
  • Leakage and how to control it
  • Understand system factors impacting flow
  • Factors affecting services life

Course Information

Audience: Engineers, Installers, Technicians, Contractors, Fabricators, Managers

Class Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $100.00 per attendee

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