Swagelok releases compact gauge

Swagelok has released a new compact gauge.

Offshore staff

SOLON, Ohio -- Swagelok has released a new compact gauge. The product is positionable with tube adapter ends, eliminating threaded connections and leak points.

It has a streamlined body featuring Swagelok tube fitting end connections for leak-tight performance, robust tube grip, and vibration resistance.

The design incorporates a purge valve for easy bleeding of trapped fluid pressure between the valve seat and gauge upon shutoff. The purge valve is machined directly onto the body, eliminating potential leak points while allowing the user to safely release the fluid before removing the gauge. A permanently assembled purge cap is crimped to the valve body for operator safety and to prevent accidental disassembly, the company says.

Available with either ½ in. or 12 mm Swagelok tube fitting end connections, the Swagelok compact gauge valve is constructed from 316 stainless steel. The valve is rated for temperatures up to 450° F (232° C) depending on stem and packing. A soft-seat stem with PCTFE stem tip is available, and users can choose from UHMWPE, PFA, or PEEK packing. The valve is rated for pressures up to 4,000 psig (275 bar).

“Gauge maintenance can be very time consuming and operators want to avoid unnecessary downtime with their process lines,” says Mike Adkins, product manager, valves for Swagelok. “By incorporating both an integral purge valve and tube fitting end connections, we are reducing leak potential and installation time for greater efficiency.”

01/18/2010

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