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Swagelok Michigan | Toledo

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Considerations for Valve and Regulator Selection

Welcome to Swagelok Michigan | Toledo's resource page for

valve and regulator selection

Considerations for Valve and Regulator Selection

Taking the time to correctly size valves and regulators for your system will save you time, maintenance, and money. The flow through these components can be calculated using tools available from Swagelok, leading to a more accurate representation of your system requirements. That's why Swagelok Michigan | Toledo created this guide designed to supply you with the knowledge you need to make an educated decision. With all of these resources, you can create a system that fits your exact needs.

Where to Start

This 30 minute video is hosted by an industry expert and covers considerations to factor in when sizing valves and regulators. We strongly suggest starting here then viewing the Helpful Tips & Services section for supporting documents. For a quick overview of Swagelok valves and regulators scroll down to the Videos section to check out some tech tips. 

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Helpful Tips & Services

valve selection

Matching Valve Type to Function

A tutorial in valve selection. Article written by a Swagelok expert and published by Valve Technologies. 

Regulator Flow

Flow Curve Technical Bulletin

This guide is a deep dive into pressure regulator flow curves, covering basics through highly technical details.


How to Read a Flow Curve

An article written by Swagelok's Bill Menz covering how to best read a flow curve.

Cv Calculator

Cv Calculator

Use Swagelok's Cv Calculator to assist in determining the Cv or flow of your system. It can be used for gas or liquid systems.
It's quick. It's easy. It's reliable.

Regulator Generator

RHPS Series Regulator Flow Curve Generator

This tool will give you a unique flow curve based on a set of user-specified application parameters for our RHPS series regulators.

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Technical Specialist Available

Please email us to request time with one of our technical specialists. 

Training Videos


Check Valve Basics

Tech tips for Swagelok's check valves. 


How to Choose the Right Needle Valve

Follow these tips when determining which is the right needle valve for your application.


How to Adjust the Packing or Rebuild Swagelok Valves

Did you know that Swagelok's manually actuated valves and several of our remotely actuated valves have rebuild kits? They show you how to adjust or replace the packing, or, rebuild the valve if needed.


Managing a Regulators Supply Pressure Effect Pt. 1

Learn what Supply Pressure Effect is, and how to manage it.


Managing a Regulators Supply Pressure Effect Pt. 2

Learn what Supply Pressure Effect is, and how to manage it.


Flattening Regulator Flow Curve

Watch this video to learn about considerations in design for minimizing droop in a pressure-reducing regulator.

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