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Swagelok Minnesota | North Dakota | Appleton

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Tube Fittings for Vacuum Service

Proven Success through Product Test Reports


Jim Jacka
Jim Jacka
952-361-3550 - email

Tube fittings mitigate leakage in vacuum systems compared to NPT


Industry and Application 

One of the most common questions we hear is whether our Swagelok Tube Fitting is rated for vacuum service.  A customer recently experienced success with tube fittings in a vacuum furnace application.  He was so thrilled with the performance of the tube fitting - he insisted we share!  

Problem Solved

The customer needed fittings, valves,  and hose connections to allow 20 psig argon purge gas into a vacuum chamber, and then hold a a negative pressure of 0.1 millimeter of mercury (mm hg) manometric unit of measure. (1.0 x 10-1 Torr).  Swagelok Minnesota demonstrated how tube fittings mitigate leakage compared to pipe fittings and provided product test reports to validate Swagelok tube fitting leak testing up to  1.8 x 10-6 Torr.

Resources for you

Our customer chose the Swagelok tube fittings, 40 Series valves, and the FJ Metal Hose.  

Product Test Report: Inboard Helium Leak Test of 316 Stainless Steel Swagelok® Tube Fittings at Cryogenic Temperature

Product Test Report: Inboard Helium Leak Test of 316 Stainless Steel Swagelok® Tube Fittings with Stainless Steel Tubing


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