For shipbuilding, ship repair, yacht repair, and vessel operation, Swagelok® fluid system components have become standard in a wide variety of demanding maritime applications. Military and commercial applications include controls, safety systems, steering and propulsion, dynamic positioning, tank, winch, and cargo control and instrumentation. Swagelok products are relied on for offshore oilfield production vessels, workboats, as well as deep sea or inshore logistical and support operations.
Swagelok holds a variety of maritime certificates from organizations such as: Lloyd's register, Det Norske, United State Department of the Navy, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai. The U.S. Navy has approved stainless steel Swagelok tube fittings as fire-hardened fittings for use on surface ships based on testing to ASTM F1387. View Certifications by Industry / View Certifications by Category.
Top Products and Applications
At Swagelok Alabama | Central & South Florida | West Tennessee, we are experienced with oceanographic and diving applications, in addition to a variety of vessels. Beyond supplying parts, Swagelok partners with global thought leaders to advance innovative ideas, monitor trends and help solve problems you encounter.
Top Shipbuilding Products
|Check and Relief Valves||Needle Valves|
|Hoses and Quick Connects||Filters|
Top Shipbuilding Applications
Swagelok is in a unique position to support Naval projects on a global scale. There are several key areas where we can commonly provide support:
Hydraulic actuation systems
Cleanliness and is essential to proper operation of these systems involving steering, aircraft elevators, propeller systems and damage control valves. O.D. tubing and Mechanically Attached Fittings (MAF) have been used for applications up to 1" O.D.
Air (compressed) systems
Design for high pressure air and cleanliness for these systems involving gas pressure and diesel engines, pneumatic hoists and control air for regulating valves. Copper-nickel alloy tubing and Monel fittings are available for uses like these.
Lube oil systems
Crucial to a ship's propulsion, the pressures and temperatures involved are within range of current Swagelok products, in most cases.
Potable water systems
Post-installation cleanliness is vital to provide consumable water using brazing/ welding and flushing processes. Swagelok MAF are available for these uses, as well as sizes up to 1" O.D. in Monel grip type fittings, along with class 200 70-30 copper nickel alloy tubing.
Submersible and diving applications
Including the Deep Rover submersible, hyperbaric chamber technology and tube bending assemblies used on ROVs to clean tankers and large boats.
Want to learn more about how we can help with your shipbuilding needs? Contact us.