Which regulator is best for you in Columbus?

A gas regulator is a type of equipment that moderates the gas pressure in a cylinder. Most cylinders have regulators with 2 gauges. Some regulators that are used on cylinders with liquefied gases, might not have a cylinder pressure gauge because the cylinder pressure varies only with temperature. The two most important variables that will govern whether a single stage or dual stage regulator should be employed are droop and supply pressure effect.

Droop is the difference in delivery pressure between zero flow and the regulators maximum gas capacity. Supply Pressure is the difference in delivery pressure as supply pressure drops while the cylinder is emptying. A dual stage regulator shows more droop than pressure effects in Columbus, while a single stage regulator should be used when there is minimal expectation of pressure variation or when adjusting the pressure on specialty gas is infrequent and not problematic. Single stage regulators in general are best for shorter instances of specialty gas use. Most manufacturers will utilize a dual stage regulator because it provides a constant delivery of pressure without warranting the occasional change in pressure.

Both single and dual stage regulators come with 2 gauges, cylinder or inlet pressure gauge and a delivery or outlet pressure gauge. A cylinder pressure gauge has a higher pressure range compared to a delivery pressure gauge.

Again, whether a manufacturer decides to use a single or dual stage regulator will depend on the application. To find out more on which regulator is most useful for you in Columbus, please contact Delille Oxygen Company.