Which regulator is best for you in Albany?

A gas regulator is a piece of equipment that controls 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 changes only with temperature. The two most critical factors that will determine whether a single stage or dual stage regulator should be used are droop and supply pressure effect.

Droop is the difference in delivery pressure between zero flow and the highest amount of gas allowed by the regulator. Supply Pressure is the difference in delivery pressure as supply pressure decreases while the cylinder is emptying. A dual stage regulator shows more droop than pressure effects in Albany, while a single stage regulator should be employed when there is little anticipation 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. Many companies will utilize a dual stage regulator because it offers consistent 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 wider pressure range than a delivery pressure gauge.

Again, whether a manufacturer chooses 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 Albany, please contact Noble Gas Solutions.