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Gas Pressure Regulators
From diving and welding equipment to ovens, gas pressure regulators are important for distribution of gas from high pressure cylinder to a workable and safe level for a wide array of applications. Majority of gas regulators are composed of a sensing element, control element, or a loading mechanism. These three primary components work hand in hand with one another to make pressure reduction possible.
A spring is the usual loading mechanism. This is responsible for identifying the delivery pressure of the regulator. When you turn the hand knob on a gas regulator, it will then compress the spring. As a response, the response displaces the sensing element which triggers it to set the delivery pressure. This sensing element is often a diaphragm made either from metal or elastomers. After the displacement, the diaphragm will then push the control element valve which urges the valve to increase its size, which then provides the flow and pressure required.
Common Types of Regulators
Right now, there are four different kinds of gas pressure regulators that you can find in the market:
- General Purpose Gas Pressure Regulator
These regulators are famous for their economical pricing and longevity and often used for applications in the non-corrosive plants, maintenance shops, and pilot plants.
- Line Gas Pressure Regulator
The point of use regulators can serve low pressure pipelines which can be used together with high pressure cylinder regulators which can maintain a pressure level of around 250 to 400 PSI or pounds per square inch.
- High Purity Gas Pressure Regulator
Such regulators are meant for easy cleanup, providing diffusion and resistance. These can also eliminate or minimize inboard diffusion with the use of high purity seals and seats and metal diaphragms.
- Two-Stage and Single Stage
Pressure regulators function with the use of either a two-stage or single-stage process. Selecting the regulator you will use will depend on the kind of application where the function is required.
- Special Service Gas Pressure Regulator
These are meant for specialized applications like ultra high pressure, corrosion service, and acetylene.
Choose the Best Gas Pressure Regulators for Your Needs
Minerva is the leading provider of gas pressure regulators perfect for industrial, commercial, and residential applications.
The Elster American Meter (AMCO) Series 1800B2 pressure regulator has been designed for the natural gas applications, featuring a lightweight and compact design for easy and fast installation. The interchangeable springs and offices offer an extensive range flow rates and outlet pressures. The outlet pressures between 2 PSIG and 3.5″ W.C. are available. The range of operating temperature is -30°C to about 65°C or -20°F to 150°F. 2500 SCFH or 70.8 m³/h is the maximum flow rate.
The 1800/2000 Industrial Regulator Series is dubbed to be the most robust and ruggedly crafted industrial regulators that you can find today. The improvements in design now enable every model to be configured into monitor regulators.
Before you operate a gas pressure regulator, proper training or supervision from experienced users is a must.