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Back-Pressure Regulators Webinar – Sign Up

by Taryn Hardes, on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 @ 16:06 PM

Swagelok Field Engineer Eric Kayla returns June 19th for a free educational webinar, plus Q&A


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Swagelok Field Engineer Eric Kayla presents on Back Pressure Regulators on June 19th at 10 MDT

We had such a good response to our March webinar on regulators that we are bringing the presenter back for more. Swagelok field engineer Eric Kayla returns via WebEx on Wednesday, June 19th for a session on back pressure regulators. The free webinar will start at 10 a.m. Mountain Time, and is presented by Western Canada's Swagelok sales and service centres.

Back-pressure regulators control inlet pressure by balancing it against a force that can be set on the regulator. When the inlet pressure rises above level set on the regulator, it opens until the inlet pressure is in balance again. Swagelok makes both spring-loaded and dome-loaded back pressure regulators. Kayla will explain the differences, and the applications where each is best suited.

Webinar Agenda

We’ll start with a review of regulators, including their sensing elements and loading mechanisms. Kayla will then dive into back-pressure regulator theory of operations and the balance of forces.

As with any regulator, it's important to understand flow curves, which tell you the ranges of flow and pressure where each model is designed to work best. Kayla will cover flow curves, plus a few common applications for back pressure regulators. In some situations, customers prefer to use a back pressure regulator rather than a relief valve, and Kayla will explain the difference.

Kayla has been with Swagelok for 18 years, the first 10 at Swagelok's Ohio headquarters, and the last eight out in the field, dealing directly with customers in the western portions of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. He is equally at ease working with customers who are just learning their way around regulators and those who are experts.


It's easy to register online. Once you have signed up, you'll get an email with the Webex details prior to the Webinar. While we plan to record the webinar and make it available online, those who participate live will be able to ask questions directly to Kayla and get immediate answers. Expect a presentation of about 40 minutes, with an additional time for questions and answers. To learn more before signing up, call Edmonton Valve & Fitting at (780) 437-0640.


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