Which regulator is best for you in St. Louis?

A gas regulator is a type of equipment that controls 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 changes only with temperature. The two most important variables that will govern 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 regulators maximum gas capacity. 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 St. Louis, 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 generally are better for shorter duration gas usage. Many companies will utilize a dual stage regulator because it offers consistent delivery of pressure with no need for periodic readjustment.

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 higher 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 St. Louis, please contact Cee Kay Supply, Inc..