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Notification of Change Level 1

Swagelok has earned a reputation for unmatched quality and consistency at the component level. We are committed to maintaining this reputation while continuing to grow and improve our product offering. At times, this requires changes to the form, fit or function of our core products.

This Level 1 - Notification of Change sets forth changes to one or more of the products you may have purchased from Swagelok or an authorized Swagelok sales and service center. Prior to release, each change listed was carefully evaluated in accordance with the Swagelok Quality System, to minimize impact to you, our end customer.

A Level 1 Notification relates to an applicable* change impacting Form, Fit and/or Function ("FFF") or the cosmetic appearance of a standard product. "Standard product" is any product that does not include a customer specified product or process attribute and can be purchased by any customer. This includes off-catalog product that can be assembled through designators, assemble to order ("ATO"), make to order ("MTO"), product produced by other means.

Unless otherwise noted, all changes are rolling changes and will take some time to flow through our global inventory. If you have questions regarding the impact of this change on your applications, please contact your local authorized Swagelok sales and service center representative. They, along with regional technology centers, and trained field engineers, are available to assist you.


The Following Level 1 Changes have been Implemented:


Effective Date: Effective Immediately

RC Marked Cylinders Being Discontinued – Notification of Change

We have offered “RC” marked cylinders for applications that require pressurized samples for transportation in other countries. Due to a new requirement for these applications that these cylinders must meet a specific requirement, this product is effectively no longer available. All other cylinders will continue to be offered as normal.


Effective Date: August 11th, 2021

Visual Change to Select Assembly-by-Torque (AbT) Fittings – Notification of Change

In the spirit of continuous improvement, customers may observe a change in product marking location on SS-4ABT1-1-0400 / SS-4ABT1-1-0400XR / SS-4ABT1-1-0401 / SS-4ABT1-1-0401XR / SS-4ABT1-1-4 AbT fittings.

These changes do not affect form, fit, or function of the product. No other AbT fittings are affected.


Effective Date: February, 2022

General Industrial Valve Component Material

Tetralon, a red-colored glass-filled PTFE material, is being discontinued by the current supplier and will be replaced by another glass-filled PTFE material. The new material will not contain the addition of an iron oxide pigment that gave Tetralon components a red color, resulting in a color change for the components listed below from red to white.

This change has no impact to product fit or function.

Valve Series/Components Impacted:

  • N Series Severe-Service Union-Bonnet Needle Valves – stem packing supports
  • V Series Instrument Manifolds – optional reinforced PTFE flange seal
  • VE Series Instrument Manifold – optional glass filled PTFE bonnet seal packing
  • 83 Series Trunnion Ball Valve – trunnion back-up ring and stem bearing (2 ways)
  • H83 Series Trunnion Ball Valve – seat carrier back-up rings
  • 131, 133 Series Pneumatic Actuators – thrust washers

Effective Date: Effective Immediately

Raw Material Source Change and Pressure Rating Update for J6 Manifolds

To improve delivery of J6 manifolds, Swagelok has changed raw material sources. Effective immediately, the manifold body for all J6 manifold assemblies will change from an extrusion to bar stock. Material composition is the same, and there is no impact to product performance. As a result of the change, the width of the manifold will increase from 2.36 in. (60mm) to 2.44 in. (62 mm).

An additional update has been made to the pressure rating for the 1 in. size end connection listed in catalog MS-02-214. The catalog previously stated a maximum working pressure of 2000 PSIG (137 BAR) at 200 °F (93 °C) for 1 in. size end connections. The catalog has been updated to reflect the actual rating of 3000 PSIG (206 BAR) at 200 °F (93 °C). All other pressure and temperature ratings remain the same.


Effective Date: June 14, 2021

"B" Type VCO L-Ring Face Seal Fittings Being Discontinued

“B” Type VCO fittings as well as valves with “B” Type VCO end connections will be discontinued and no longer be available for order as of June 14, 2021. “B” Type VCO L-ring seals will continue to be available until May 14, 2023. A follow-up notice will be issued in advance of the L-ring seal obsolescence. The standard VCO O-ring face seal fitting continues to be available.


Effective Date: Effective Immediately

Fluid Distribution Headers End Cap

To increase our ability to provide solutions meeting our customers’ needs in a timely fashion, Swagelok is modifying the FDH end cap configuration affecting many, but not all, of the FDH product assemblies.

Effective immediately we are implementing a change to FDH end caps that will maintain product flexibility while improving availability. For FDH1 manifolds, end caps and O-rings are no longer available. Instead, the ends of the manifold bodies will be threaded with ¾ in. female NPT. Alternative end connections are available by using adapter fittings.

For FDH2 manifolds, the number of end cap configurations has been reduced to better facilitate stocking. Like the FHD1, alternative end connections can be provided using adapter fittings. These changes does not affect FDH outlet connections.

FDH assembly ordering information is not affected. Customers should continue to select the desired FDH inlet and drain end cap connections using the existing ordering number designators.

Please be aware that the affected FDHs will be slightly longer due to the added adapter fittings. The Fluid Distribution Header Application Guide, MS-02-358, has been updated to reflect these changes.


Effective Date: May 28th, 2021

Gaugeable Preswage Tool to Replace Non-Gaugeable Version in Select Sizes

The following non-gaugeable preswage tool sizes will be discontinued: 1/4 in., 3/8 in., 1/2 in., 5/8 in., 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, and 16 mm. The gaugeable version, which enables customers to quickly measure the gap between the nut and fitting body with a standard Swagelok gap inspection gauge during Swagelok tube fitting installation, will replace the discontinued non-gaugeable sizes. All other non-gaugeable preswage tool sizes are not impacted by this change and will continue to be available.

Please note: The instructions for the gaugeable pre-swage tool differ from those for the non-gaugeable tool. Reference catalog MS-01-140, Gaugeable Tube Fittings and Adapter Fittings, for non-gaugeable preswage instructions and instruction card MS-CRD-0110 for gaugeable preswage instructions.


Effective Date: April 16, 2021

ISO 5211-Compliant Pneumatic Actuator Instructions Move to QR Code – Notification of Change

Effective April 16, 2021, the maintenance and operating instruction manual for Swagelok-branded ISO 5211-compliant pneumatic actuators will be available via a Quick Response (QR) code only. To reduce environmental impact, a small printout of the QR code will replace the leaflet included with the actuator/valve packaging.

The following pneumatic actuator models are subject to this change:

  • A10, A15, A30, A60, A100, A150, A220
  • A15XD, A30XD, A60XD, A100XD

This change impacts the following ball valve product series with ISO 5211-compliant actuators:

  • One-Piece Instrumentation Ball Valves—40G Series and 40 Series
  • Ball Valves, General Purpose and Special Application—60 Series
  • Trunnion Ball Valves—83 and H83 Series
  • Swagelok Alternative Fuel Service (AFS) Ball Valves for High-Pressure, High-Flow Applications
  • Multipurpose Ball Valves—SK Series
  • Medium-Pressure Ball Valves—CTB/FKB Series
  • General Service Ball Valves, GB Series

Effective Date: Immediately

Changes to Inductive Sensor Cable Overmold

The cable overmold on the inductive sensor used in select ALD and DP series valves will have a different cosmetic appearance. Recently, global cable availability has been limited, and to meet the current demand of this sensor, our supplier is using their approved secondary source of pre-molded cables. This cosmetic change does not impact the function of the product.


Effective Date: March 1st, 2021

Product Name: BY, CH, CW, R4, and RL3 Series Valves
Description and Reason for Change:
To comply with updated environmental requirements, the bonding agent used on the bonded poppets and seats in select BY, CH, CW, R4, and RL3 series valves will change from Chemlok® 250X to Chemlok 6150. This will align Swagelok with international health and safety standards.

Note: This change does not impact product ratings.

BY Series CH Series CW Series R4 Series; RL3 Series
Elastomer Material EPDM Buna N
Buna C
EPDM
Neoprene
Buna N
EPDM
Neoprene
Buna N
Buna C
EPDM
Neoprene
Buna N
EPDM
Neoprene
Poppet Material 316 SS 316 SS
Alloy 400
Alloy C276
316 SS 316 SS 316 SS

Effective Date: January 5, 2021

Product Name: AFS and 40 Series Valves
Description and Reason for Change:
In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are changing the nylon handles used on our standard AFS and 45 series ball valves by replacing the current brass handle insert with a more robust, stainless steel handle insert. The new handle will be easier to actuate and will incorporate the handle stop into the handle, removing the need for an additional handle stop insert.

This change will not affect the handle function or any valve ordering numbers. However, it will result in a change to the size of the handle used for 45 series valves and in handle kit ordering numbers. The new handle will carry the same dimensions as the current AFS series handle.

Made-to-stock valve orders may see the old handles until stock is depleted. If you require a 45 series valve with the old handle using the brass insert, we will continue to offer kits with the old handle (ordering number BZ-5K-45-BK) for up to two years. If a customer requires a valve assembled with the original 45 series handle, the local sales and service center must contact Swagelok Technical Service.

We are implementing the same change to existing 42, 43, and 44 series handles in Q2 2021, updating the handle insert from brass to stainless steel. This will make the handle consistent with the 40G handle design, which already includes the stainless steel insert. This will not change the fit or function of these valves, and there will not be any changes to end item or handle kit ordering numbers. The transition will be implemented as inventory is depleted and you may see shipments containing both handle types during this time.


Effective Date: November 17, 2020
Product Name: 43T Series Valve Packing Material
Description and Reason for Change:
As part of Swagelok's ongoing commitment to implement continuous quality improvements to meet the performance needs of demanding applications, the upper and lower packing of the 43T series ball valve is changing from PFA to Modified PTFE/D1710 type 1, Grade 1, Class B material (TFM). The TFM material is the same material currently used in the 43G valve.

This change impacts the 2-way, 3-way, angle pattern, 4-way, and 5-way configurations of the 43T series ball valve only. The 43T series 6-way and 7-way configurations as well as 41, 42, 44, and 45 series valves are not impacted by this change at this time but may be evaluated for this change in the future. There will be no impact to valve fit/function, pressure/temperature ratings, or certifications. Valve ordering numbers will remain the same.

The implementation for this new packing will be a running change. As inventory of the PFA material is depleted, valve assemblies will transition to the new TFM material. Based on current inventory, the change in material will occur within approximately 6 months.

Until this transition is complete, it is possible that customers could receive valve orders assembled with either the PFA or the TFM material. Controls will be put into place to ensure there is no mixing of packing material within the same valve.


Effective Date: November 4, 2020
Product Name: BN Series Pneumatically Actuated Bellows Valve Stem
Description and Reason for Change:
In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are implementing a change to all pneumatically actuated BN series valve stems. The upper part of the stem shank will now be thicker, improving our customers' ability to consistently install the retaining ring into the proper groove on the stem. BN Valve

This change does not impact the function of the valve and will only be visually detectable during maintenance of the valve. This will begin in the next 30 days. During the transition, you may see shipments of assembled valves and maintenance kits containing both versions of the stem until the existing stock is depleted.


Effective Date: January 4, 2021
Product Name: CW Series Aflas® Bonded Poppets
Description and Reason for Change: 
 
Small visual and chemical changes will be made to the Aflas® bonded poppet for the CW series check valve. These changes will enable Swagelok to secure long-term availability of the Aflas bonded poppet component. The visual changes are as follows and will be visible when looking though the inlet port:
  • Aflas color will change from dark brown to black (ASTM D2000 material remains the same)
  • A molding cavity number will be added under the “AF” material designator

Additionally, the adhesive of the bonded poppet will change from Chemlok® 8116 to Chemlok 5150 to meet updated environmental standards. The other CW series poppet materials will also change to this adhesive in the coming months. A notice will be released as that transition is completed.

None of these changes will impact the function of the product.


Effective Date: October 2, 2020
Product Name: 5 and 6 Series Actuators

Description and Reason for Change:
  
In the spirit of continuous improvement and quality, we are implementing a change to all 5 and 6 series actuators by adding a bellows valve option, improving the thread engagement on the panel mount nut.
 
Currently, there is no counter-bore on the actuator base plate. Moving forward, all 5 and 6 series actuators will include a small counter-bore which will provide more space for the panel nut threads to engage. Please note this does not impact the function of the product.
 
During the transition over the next 30 days, both versions of the actuator will be shipped until the existing stock is depleted. Please note that all existing product without the counter-bore still meets Swagelok quality standards.

Effective Date: September 17, 2020
Product Name: Gaugeable Preswage Tool

Description and Reason for Change: 
 
The gaugeable preswage tool is moving from a one-piece body design to a two-piece design except for the 5/8 inch size, similar to the standard Swagelok preswage tool design. The new design uses a machined insert that is pressed into a cast body. This will result in an improvement in manufacturing output.
 

All functional dimensions are remaining the same. However, there will be a visual and physical difference for the tool (greater overall length and body diameter). There is no impact to product function. Ordering numbers will remain the same. Implementation for the change has begun and shipments of the new design will take place throughout October; we will be fully transitioned for the impacted sizes by the end of October.


Effective Date: August 14, 2020
Product Name: HK Series Bellows Valve Discontinuance

Description and Reason for Change:
 
HK series brass and alloy 400 bellows valves will no longer be available after remaining inventory has been depleted. The raw material used in the production of the bellows has been discontinued and a new, robust supply chain is unavailable. The decision has been made to discontinue the product line as viable alternative products are available as listed below.  

New requests will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis until inventory is depleted. For applications requiring compact brass bellows valves, the brass BK series continues to be available. The H series stainless steel bellows valve will also remain available.

Please reference Bellows-Sealed Valves, H and HK Series, MS-01-36 for additional information on the H and HK series valves.


Effective Date: Q3, 2020
Product Name: T Series PTFE Hose
Description and Reason for Change: 
Swagelok's Hose Service Group is pleased to announce that the T Series BHT and MBHT hose will be transitioning from a swaged end connection to a crimped design starting Q3, 2020. As we make this transition, the configurable TH series hose will continue to have a swaged end connection until approximately Q1, 2021. 

While this change will allow us to increase manufacturing efficiency, we also anticipate these advantages (see Hose and Flexible Tubing catalog - MS-01-180, for updated technical data): 

  • Improved product performance allowing for increased pressure ratings at elevated temperatures that will be updated, along with the product dimensions, in the Hose and Flexible Tubing catalog. 
  • Revised product dimensions
  • Inclusion into local distributor crimp cell capabilities for local assembly.
  • The transition to crimped components allow us to improve our traceability.

Crimped ends will be supplied as end connection inventory for swaged assemblies are depleted. You may see both designs in orders containing multiple end connection types until the transition is complete. TH series hose will continue to have a swaged end connection until approximately the beginning of 2021. More information regarding other versions will be released in a timely manner. 


Effective Date: December 1, 2019
Product Name: T Series PTFE Hose
Description and Reason for Change: 
Swagelok's Hose Service Group is pleased to announce that the T Series PTFE hose will be transitioning from a swaged to a crimped design for assembly of end connections starting December 1, 2019. 

While this change will allow us to increase manufacturing efficiency, we also anticipate these advantages:

  • Improved product performance allowing for increased pressure ratings at elevated temperatures that will be updated, along with the product dimensions, in the Hose and Flexible Tubing catalog.
  • Inclusion into local distributor crimp cell capabilities for local assembly.

The current swaged design will continue to be the only version supplied until December 1, 2019. Following that date, crimped ends will be supplied as end connection inventory of swaged assemblies are depleted. You may see both designs in orders containing multiple end connection types until the transition is complete.


Effective Date: August 30, 2019
Product Name: PB Series Rubber Hose
Description and Reason for Change: 
As a part of our effort to provide exceptional service to our customers and to facilitate ideal packaging of PB series hose and end connections, there is a change to the product line. Swagelok is making a design improvement on the end connections that will eliminate the finishing cap. This change will allow for bulk packaging, eliminating the need to cut open individual bags, and provide a cleaner visual appearance.

The removal of the finishing cap may require minor changes to the length and/or outside dimension of the end connection. An updated Hose and Flexible Tubing catalog is available and reflects the dimensional changes associated with the new end connection, as well as the visual changes due to the removal of the finishing cap.

The new supply of bulk hose may have minor visual differences specific to the color and surface finish. The same color options will be provided, however, there may be slight differences in the shade of the colors. The gray color hose will contain black text in place of white text. The black color bulk hose will be constructed with a Neoprene cover for added UV and ozone resistance. The hose reel size and/or material may also change.

These changes will go into effect no earlier than August 30, 2019. After this date, there will be a transition period where both end connection designs and bulk hose supplies could be used in orders as existing inventory is depleted.


Effective Date: September 30, 2019
Product Name: Swagelok Facing Tool Service Update for SWS-232EP Model
Description and Reason for Change: 

Swagelok will no longer service the SWS-232EP model facing tool as of September 30, 2019, or until spare parts can no longer be supplied, whichever comes first.  Sales of the SWS-232EP were discontinued in 2011 in conjunction with the release of the MS-TF series facing tools.

Swagelok continues to offer the MS-TF series facing tools. Refer to Tube Facing Tools, TF16, TF24, TF40, and TF72 Series, MS-02-426, for additional information on those models. We have continued service and support of the SWS-232EP facing tool since 2011. However, our suppliers are no longer able to supply components to meet our servicing commitments for the SWS-232EP.


Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Product Name: PB Series Rubber Hose End Connections
Description and Reason for Change:

As a part of our effort to provide exceptional service to our customers and to facilitate the packaging of PB series hose and end connections, two changes are being made to the product line. First, Swagelok is making a design improvement on the end connections that will eliminate the finishing cap. This change will allow for bulk packaging, eliminating the need to cut open individual bags by you or your customer, and provide a cleaner visual appearance. Second, we are moving the bulk hose product to a new supplier. The new supplier is already used for other Swagelok products.

Product ratings will be unchanged as the new supplier will meet the same performance requirements. Swagelok has validated both bulk hose suppliers for both end connection designs to ensure there is no concern for intermix between designs or suppliers. These changes will go into effect no earlier than July 1st, 2019. Following that date, there will be a transition period where both end connection designs may be received in orders as existing inventory is depleted. 


Effective Date: January 9, 2019
Product Name: FKB Series Medium-Pressure Ball Valve Standard Handle 
Description and Reason for Change: 

Swagelok is continuously looking for ways to improve our products. The standard handle for the FKB series ball valve has been changed to incorporate a blue vinyl sleeve for increased gripping power, replacing the blue powder coating. These changes will improve functionality and simplify the standard product offering. The new handle is non-positionable. The positionable handle is available as an option.