Which regulator is best for you in Atlanta, GA?

A gas regulator is a piece 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 gases that have changed to liquids, 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 decreases while the cylinder releases gas. A dual stage regulator displays more droop than pressure effects in Atlanta, GA, while a single stage regulator should be utilized when there is minimal expectation of pressure variation or where occasional pressure adjustments are 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 opts 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 Atlanta, GA, please contact Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases.