Swagelok introduces gas distribution program to help enhance safety and reduce downtime
Mike EdwardsNews maintenance Swagelok
Solon, OH-based Swagelok has announced the launch of its gas distribution program that offers a suite of services and fully engineered subsystems designed to help enhance safety and increase uptime of gas distribution systems in industrial facilities.
Maintaining optimized performance throughout the entirety of a gas distribution system can pose an operational challenge, the company says, as nonintuitive system design or inaccessible components can make service difficult to perform. As a result, leaks may go unnoticed or unaddressed, putting operators and equipment at risk, and causing system inefficiency that negatively affects profitability.
Swagelok’s gas distribution program includes services and subsystems designed to alleviate these challenges. The company’s gas distribution advisors provide a comprehensive evaluation of existing gas distribution systems to identify any potential leak points, as well as opportunities to improve performance and simplify maintenance. They then provide actionable recommendations to improve existing system designs or explain how standardized Swagelok gas distribution subsystems can be incorporated to overcome challenges.
Available Swagelok-produced subsystems include:
- Swagelok source inlets: These assemblies establish a reliable and highly configurable connection between high-pressure source gases and the rest of the distribution system.
- Swagelok gas panels: These modular, easy-to-service panels ensure source gases are delivered at the correct flow rate to their destination.
- Swagelok changeovers: These automatic subsystems switch from one gas source to another for uninterrupted supply.
- Swagelok point-of-use: These assemblies grant technicians a convenient method of accurately adjusting pressure to meet equipment needs.
Swagelok advisors collaborate with customers in industrial facilities to learn about their operations, then configure, assemble, test, and deliver fully engineered gas distribution subsystems that meet their requirements. The subsystems are clearly labeled, easy to understand and use, and simple to troubleshoot and maintain.
By eliminating potential leak points in existing systems or integrating subsystems designed for easier use and maintenance, industrial companies can reduce the risks posed to their team members by underperforming gas distribution systems. Addressing leak and design issues can also help them avoid process downtime or efficiency loss while reducing costs related to wasted gas. Additionally, relying on Swagelok fluid system specialists to configure, assemble, and test gas distribution systems can free up a company’s engineering resources while potentially reducing labor requirements for maintenance personnel, as well.
As needed, Swagelok associates can offer professional, hands-on gas distribution training programs tailored to provide the right level of support for operations teams, empowering them to sustain the benefits realized through the Swagelok gas distribution program.
Request more information about the Swagelok gas distribution program here.
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