Specialty Gas Regulators
Specialty gas regulators are designed to help reduce pressure from gases, lowering it so that it can be used safely. These regulators essentially help with the diffusion of gas, while also ensuring an easier clean up. If out gassing or inboard diffusion is an issue, specially designed diaphragms and seals can help minimize these problems as well. However, when in use, proper process monitoring is recommended to ensure that the quality and safety specifications are met.
When utilizing non-corrosive gases, brass is typically recommended, though chrome plated brass can also be used. Investing in chrome also gives you the added protection against damage to the outside of the regulator. This damage can come from harsh outside conditions, or corrosive chemicals that may be found in the workplace.
Stainless steel should be used for gases with corrosive properties, as it helps ensure your regulator will last longer without damage to interior components. Monel, a nickel-copper alloy, and hastelloy, a nickel-chromium superalloy that is typically melded with tungsten, can also be used. Hastelloy has exceptional corrosion resistant properties and would be the best investment for those working primarily with corrosive gases.
In addition to the materials, specialized treatments can be used to improve different applications. These can be made to include harsher gases or chemicals, or sulfur analysis.
Process monitoring is essential to ensure both the quality of the product, and the safety of the operator. Process monitoring can also help conserve energy and help production maintain an environmentally friendly pace.
In order to maintain this high standard of operation, it is imperative that you use only the best equipment, as well as the highest quality of gases. Well maintained equipment ensures that you analyse with both efficiency and reliability, while pure gases calibrate better and can help achieve more accurate readout.
Additionally, investing in high quality gases can also help extend the life of your equipment, which makes it a safer and more economical investment for long term usages.
A Smart Investment
If you are in need of specialty gases and regulators, never compromise quality to save in the short term. Saving in the short term won’t help business if your equipment is constantly wearing down, or if your gases aren’t calibrating correctly. Overall, you’ll end up having to foot the bill for more equipment sooner than if you’d invested in higher quality materials.