Whitepapers & Articles

Our Impact on Your Industry

Swagelok Bristol has a proud history of building partnerships with our customers to assist them in achieving the changes they need to truly impact productivity, effectiveness, safety and quality within their businesses. We aim to provide relevant, up to date and valuable information about the impact Swagelok products and services can make to your processes and applications. Working in a range of industries from Semiconductor to Oil & Gas and from Chemical & Refining to Defence, if you have questions about fluid and gas transfer applications and systems or would like more information about anything you see on our website, call us on 01454 284455 or email info@swagelokbristol.co.uk.


Semiconductor Industry

Swagelok continuously supply innovative advancements specifically for semiconductor manufacturing. Corrosive gases, extreme temperatures and precision are critical process variables. Swagelok applications support the need for speed, repeat-ability and cleanliness. Longevity of products is beyond the expected with passivation and electropolishing for greater material purity. 



Chemical & Refining Industry

Swagelok supplies parts and support for accurate pressure, temperature, flow and analytical measurements, supporting the up-time of rotating equipment and emissions monitoring systems. Swagelok Bristol trains, prepares and empowers engineers, technicians and maintenance personnel to perform as well as the parts we supply. Energy audits, sampling system optimisation and mechanical efficiency programs reduce labour and improve process efficiency.




Defence Industry

Swagelok has a culture of the highest quality and is proud to be able to provide the Defence industry with the knowledge and expertise to support through our custom solutions and sub-assemblies. Swagelok Bristol has a long-standing history with the Defence sector of developing tailored value propositions and delivering low cost of ownership through the service life of components. Proudly maintaining and supporting cutting edge solutions, Swagelok Bristol provides parts and expertise from design through to development and training of Defence engineering personnel.



Valve Sizing

Technical Whitepaper


Valve size often is described by the nominal size of the end connections, but a more important measure is the flow that the valve can provide. And determining flow through a valve can be simple.

This technical bulletin shows how flow can be estimated well enough to select a valve size—easily, and without complicated calculations. Included are the principles of flow calculations, some basic formulas, and the effects of specific gravity and temperature. Also given are six simple graphs for estimating the flow of water or air through valves and other components and examples of how to use them.


Product Focus - 60 Series Ball Valve

This product focus is assessing the benefits of a 60 Series Ball Valve. What features make the 60 Series robust, well-designed and able to be used in so many different applications?


System Focus - Grab Sampling

This system focus discusses the benefits and reasons customers use our grab sample panels. Showing the different configurations available and support for individual requirement. 


Swagelok Bristol Services

Swagelok Bristol has a dedicated team of Field Engineers selected for their expertise in fluid systems. Our Field Engineers know your systems and are experienced in all fluid system applications – from high purity processes to the most demanding systems within industries such as chemical and refining processes, oil and gas, defence and power. We have the expertise to provide you with a range of services which will independently evaluate, assess and advise you about the capabilities of your fluid system against a best in class benchmark.

Evaluation & Advisory

Evaluation & Advisory Services

At Swagelok Bristol we provide comprehensive fluid system evaluation and advisory services...
Concept & Design

Concept and Design Services

At Swagelok Bristol we understand the difficulties many businesses face with the maintenance and upkeep of their system...

Asset Integrity

Asset Integrity Management

Swagelok Bristol can provide you with a complete audit and validation of project costs and improvements...