Which regulator is best for you in Sioux Falls?

A gas regulator is a piece of equipment that moderates the gas pressure in a cylinder. The majority of 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 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 decreases while the cylinder releases gas. A dual stage regulator displays more droop than pressure effects in Sioux Falls, while a single stage regulator should be utilized 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. 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 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 Sioux Falls, please contact A-OX Welding Supply.