While there are many uses for gas pressure regulators, both in the home and in the industrial sector, pressure regulators are designed to provide the same function: maintain a steady outlet pressure despite fluctuations with the inlet pressure. Here’s a comparison of single-stage gas regulators with dual-stage gas regulators and how they work.
A single-stage regulator reduces pressure within a specific range in just one step. However, this type of regulator will show a slight variation in delivery pressure as the cylinder pressure decreases during use.
Because of this, single-stage regulators are preferred for uses where a constant outlet pressure is not crucial or in cases where an operator can monitor and readjust pressure or in another case, when inlet pressure remains stable.
While a dual-stage regulator provides a similar function in terms of reducing gas pressure, the main difference is that delivery pressure will not change as cylinder pressure decreases. This allows for increased accuracy in pressure control because the pressure reduction takes place in two steps. Operators will use dual-stage regulators for applications that require constant outlet pressure throughout the life of a gas cylinder.
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