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Tube Bending Essentials

Hand Tube Bending Essentials Training (SLT-BEND-00)

More connections mean more potential for leaks. Swagelok Tube Bending Essentials course offers foundational knowledge needed to introduce bent tubing to your system to eliminate joints and leak points found in traditional welded pipe systems.

  • Tubing cutting and deburring
  • Understanding marking used in tube bending
  • Bending tubing with the correct bend angle made in the correct location
  • Identifying five potential bend defects
  • Working safely and improved levels of installation performance and reliability
  • Practical assembly of a box comprising of all techniques learnt on course, i.e. assembling tube runs between fixed points in a confined space.

Although the above course does not require any pre-requisites, it is more advantageous if the learner has completed the Swagelok Tube Fitting Installation Course, which covers:

  • Correct tube selection and handling (based on the application)
  • Good tube handling practices
  • Correct and safe installation of tube fittings
  • Installation and re-tightening procedures (including pre-swaging, gaugeability)
  • Tube system installation (including correct support, placement and monitoring procedures)
  • The difference between pipe and tube
  • When PTFE tape should, and should not, be used
  • Tube fitting mechanics (including safety directives on intermix and interchange)
  • Tube fitting and incorrect practice identification
  • Thread type discussion and threaded fitting installation practices
  • Correct tube bending practices (including 3 practical exercises)
  • Safety considerations

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