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Swagelok Scotland, Teesside & Ireland

Your Authorised Swagelok Sales and Service Centre

VCR Fitting Installation Course

Course Aims

To provide delegates with an introduction to the functions and the sealing principles of face seal fittings. Correct procedures for assembly and reassembly are reinforced through the use of hands-on demonstrations and exercises. The course objectives are accomplished through the use of graphic illustrations, video training, product samples and hands-on experience.

Target Audience

Technicians, maintenance and engineering personnel involved in the installation, maintenance, inspection and design of small bore tubing and piping systems.

Course Content

  • Tube preparation and variables
  • The Swagelok tube fitting
  • The key design elements of face seal fittings
  • Considerations when installing the fitting in ultra-high purity systems
  • Review of important installation techniques which will extend the life of the fitting and asure leak tight systems
  • Trouble-shooting exercises designed to help the student identify the most common installation errors
  • OPTECH rig training and trouble-shooting practical exercise
  • Identification of VCR gasket types, options and usage

Course Delivery

Classroom and training workshop.


Swagelok Certification of Completion, plus wallet card - valid for 3 years.

Course Length

0.5 days

  • 30% Practical
  • 70% Theoretical 

Course Synopsis

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Onsite and offshore courses are available. For further details, please contact our Training Division at or call +44 (0)1224 759900.