Which regulator is best for you in Indianapolis?

A gas regulator is a piece of equipment that moderates the gas pressure in a cylinder. The majority of cylinders have regulators that come with 2 gauges. Some regulators that are used on cylinders with liquefied gases, might not have a cylinder pressure gauge because the cylinder pressure adjusts only with temperature. The two most critical factors that will determine whether a single stage or dual stage regulator should be utilized are droop and supply pressure effect.

Droop is the difference in delivery pressure between zero flow and the highest amount of gas permissible by the regulator. Supply Pressure is the difference in delivery pressure as supply pressure drops while the cylinder releases gas. A dual stage regulator displays more droop than pressure effects in Indianapolis, while a single stage regulator should be used when there is little anticipation of pressure variation or when adjusting the pressure on specialty gas is infrequent and not problematic. Single stage regulators generally are better 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 are equipped with 2 gauges, cylinder or inlet pressure gauge and a delivery or outlet pressure gauge. A cylinder pressure gauge has a wider pressure range compared to 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 Indianapolis, please contact American Welding & Gas, Inc..