How Does A Pressure Regulator Work?
There are a surprisingly large number of options on the market when it comes to choosing pressure regulators. But the truth is that every type of pressure regulator has a unique capability, and as a result, serves a unique purpose in every application. At Wofly, we want all of our clients to become more knowledgeable about the various sorts of regulators that are out there and how to choose the one that would meet their needs the best.
Different Pressure Regulator Types
Regulators for Pressure in Stainless Steel
A single stage pressure regulator known as pressure reducing is made to accept a greater inlet pressure (P1) and lower it to a lower controlled exit pressure (P2).
A back pressure regulator, sometimes known as a "overflow" regulator, is made to keep the inlet pressure (P1) constant while providing end users with a controlled and reliable line pressure.
A dual-stage pressure regulator called Cylinder Pressure is made to accept a higher inlet pressure (P1) and reduce it to a lower controlled exit pressure (P2). To provide a higher level of control accuracy as the gas cylinder depletes, these are frequently put on gas cylinders or bottles.
Specialty Regulators: These are regulators that use any of the aforementioned principles but are created for specific applications, such as miniature or compact versions for small spaces, dome-loaded designs for pneumatic pilot air operation, high pressure designs for up to 6,000PSIG control, high flow designs for up to 3.00 Cv, high temperature designs for up to +230°C, crossover manifolds for automatic cylinder bottle switching, and more.
How a Pressure Regulator Works
When media enters the device through the intake port of one of our popular R11 Series single stage pressure lowering regulators, it is held bubble-tight underneath the poppet in the seat area, as seen by the red area in the animation. The regulated release of outlet pressure is then achieved by winding down on the hand knob, which forces the diaphragm down onto the poppet (manually activating the diaphragm), as depicted by the blue area in the animation.