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Find Highlights on Swagelok Regulators from Previous Posts

by Taryn Hardes, on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

When we started our blog in 2012, our first post was about regulators. We keep coming back to the topic because there's plenty to say. Here are some posts worth revisiting.

  Swagelok Regulators

The RHPS Series Catalogues looks at the two types of RHPS series pressure regulators, the variety of models available, and features. To request your copy of this catalogue, click here. 

Sizing up regulators

With so many types and sizes of regulators in the Swagelok catalogue, a person might wonder how to figure out the right model for the job. This post starts you down the right path.

Learning curve

One of the primary tools for matching a regulator to the job is the flow curve. If you learn how to read these charts, you'll feel a lot more confident when you talk to your Swagelok representative about your needs.

Straight from the expert

On one of his visits to Edmonton Valve and Fitting, Swagelok Field Engineer Eric Kayla was kind enough to give a quick training session to our account managers and customer service representatives. It included these 7 facts about regulators.

That's creepy

"Creep" is an increase in outlet pressure that occurs when pressure escapes, even though the poppet is closed. Every regulator is susceptible to it, but there are ways to prevent it. This post tells you how.

Blanket statements

Plain old ordinary air can cause problems when it comes into contact with some fluids kept in storage tanks. How do you prevent that when the level of fluid in the tank rises and falls? The best answer is often the Tank Blanketing Regulator. This post explains why.

An analytical look

For analytical instrumentation, Swagelok offers the K Series of regulators. It's a nod to the original manufacturer, Kenmac, a British company that Swagelok acquired in 2003. This post links to the full K Series catalogue.

High flow

When Swagelok wanted to add high flow regulators to its product line, the RHPS Series was the answer. These regulators come in flange sizes up to 4 inches. The Dutch company that developed them spent more than 20 years engineering them for applications in the chemical/petrochemical, oil and gas, power, biopharmaceutical, semiconductor, and alternative fuels industries.

Of course we're not done writing about regulators. So keep checking back to see what new aspects we cover.


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