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post #46 of 288 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 06:56 PM
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Does anyone know what the model of the Swagelok NV im using is?
got a pic? or at least a link to the pic?
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looks like a swagelok ss-ss4
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It is a swagelok brass S series metering valve, material is different from the stainless steel version but all specs are the same.

B-SS4, I have one, exactly the same
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Hoke metering valves will come into play, and kevmo911 will be the first to try it out.
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I don't believe many of us have any idea what would work when just searching around on [Ebay Link Removed] You're probably not going to see anyone posting up their Hoke or Parker. I think my favorite not so common valve is the Swagelok 'S' series. It's kinda like a smaller version of the Ideal valve.

I don't think I've ever seen anybody else using this one: (my personal reg)



What Swagelok Metering valve model is this?
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^ That's a SS-SM2-S2-A that I modified slightly to use with 1/4" tubing.

This is the same valve with a metering handle added:



(That was a sweet reg... Now it just sits in a box )
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^ That's a SS-SM2-S2-A that I modified slightly to use with 1/4" tubing.

This is the same valve with a metering handle added:



(That was a sweet reg... Now it just sits in a box )
Just needs a nice in line FPT check valve SS to go with, not that cheapo air tubing thingy...........

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I have the same valve except I have a Swagelok check valve plumbed into the gas output. It is the only valve I have ever used (just got into CO2 not too long ago) but it is great. Nice fine adjustment in conjunction with a quality regulator that runs my tank at low output pressure - 5 psi.



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I don't believe many of us have any idea what would work when just searching around on [Ebay Link Removed] You're probably not going to see anyone posting up their Hoke or Parker. I think my favorite not so common valve is the Swagelok 'S' series. It's kinda like a smaller version of the Ideal valve.

I don't think I've ever seen anybody else using this one: (my personal reg)

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Were you referring to your needle valve or your regulator? Because that is the only regulator of its kind I have seen, but I think the S series is not uncommon. I have 3 right now just sitting in my toolbox (thanks to maknwar) and a lot of people have talked about theirs.

Did you just take off the compression fitting and screw the valve right into the solenoid? I didn't think you could do that.... If so, that is a pleasant surprise.

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He asked about the metering valve. That's the part I was talking about. That model actually has the in side with a 1/8 npt male connection instead of tube or vcr .
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Wow that is pretty sweet. In that case, it is the first one I have seen.

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HOKE MicroMite 1600 metering valve
CV:0.0008

In my net now, will show picture later, also the pictures of Hoke Millimite
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Two exotic valves added, Fujikin PUN series(Japan) and Chell Mechanism Precision needle valve(UK),
and after the HOKE Micromite, Chell became my prey as well.
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