Factors to Consider While Selecting Stainless Steel Regulators
August 27, 2014 Comments Off on Factors to Consider While Selecting Stainless Steel Regulators specialty gas equipment Rexarc International Inc.

Various industrial, as well as commercial applications require superior quality stainless steel regulators for pressure control in gas and/or liquid systems. Selection of the right type of regulator is very important because they may be used in hostile environments with toxic, corrosive or reactive gases. Compatibility and operational value of the regulator depends on various factors, such as the metal they are made of and their features. Here, we will have a look at some aspects to consider while selecting a stainless steel regulator.

Factors to be considered while selecting A Stainless Steel Regulator

Below are some of the most important factors that ought to be considered when selecting stainless steel gas regulators:

1. Quality of the Steel Material

While selecting a gas regulator, you will need to check for the quality and grade of the stainless steel used for their fabrication. The steel should be able to cope with harsh and demanding environments that are common for certain applications. Similarly, the quality and durability of the stainless steel plays an important role when being used for corrosive and reactive gases.

Model 910 Regulator

Model 910 Stainless Steel Regulator

2. Inlet Pressure Handling Capacity of the Stainless Steel Gas Regulator

Every application has a required inlet pressure. When selecting a regulator, make sure you check the pressure it is made to handle, usually measured in pounds per square inch (PSI).

3. Outlet Pressure Capacity

The equipment to which the regulator is connected requires gas at a particular pressure. Consequently, you must select a stainless steel regulator compatible to any given pressure requirement.

The above factors, as well as others (such as quality of construction, the application, the environment it will be used in, etc.) should be considered in order to choose the correct single, or two-stage stainless steel regulator.