How the Gas Pressure Regulator Helps You Get the Most Out of Compressed Gases

Compressed gas suppliers like SYOXSA, Inc. often put forth serious effort to answer to their El Paso customer’s specific needs when it comes to accuracy, purity, and various other specifications. The majority of these specialty gases are shipped in traditional high-pressure cylinders, and others are shipped in bulk, smaller containers, or dewars. Regardless of the way they are delivered, these gases will eventually face handling, distribution, and regulation by the El Paso consumer. Throughout this, the gases come into contact with several different types of  gas equipment and methods of handling that will either lessen or protect its purity.

Gas handling systems can differ from being very complicated to quite simplistic. But regardless of its configuration, the gas delivery system can have a notable effect on the purity of the gas and is an item that should never be underestimated. In addition, the employment of certain toxic gases can produce safety hazards if they are not employed with the proper equipment.because of this, SYOXSA, Inc. wants to ensure that we are always using the correct equipment and that our El Paso customers are also

The goal of gas regulators in gas delivery systems is to lessen the pressure from a high-pressure origin to a pressure level that is sufficient for use. The right regulator protect the gas’s purity while simultaneously delivering it harmlessly. Because of its significance, there are several different matters to take into consideration when selecting the correct regulator for a job.

The primary part to evaluate when deciding on the best regulator is the purity level that is required in the application. The three purity levels found in most applications are: general purpose, high-purity, and ultra-high purity.

For instance, if an application calls for high-purity gas, then in response, a high-purity regulator should be employed rather than a general-purpose or other inadequate regulator. At the very least, regulators that are used in delivery systems should be cleaned by the supplier to assure both cleanliness and safe use.

An additional matter that should be considered when deciding on the correct regulator is the regulator’s body type. The bodies of regulators can be either made from barstock or forged. Forging is employed with only brass; barstock, however is employed for stainless steel, brass, and other materials. There are several reasons for which barstock bodies are favored for high-purity applications. One reason is its small internal volume which makes it easier to purge, thus enabling impurities and moisture to be removed. Additionally, barstock has a smoother internal surface which lowers the quantity of contaminants that are retained inside. Finally, the grain structure of the metal is tighter in barstock, meaning it is less likely to absorb moisture and impurities.

In regards to materials of construction, brass is the material applied most often in pressure regulators. In certain higher-purity employments or in situations where brass is incompatible with the gas being used, other materials such as stainless steel are used. Gases that have corrosive properties might need corrosion-resistant materials for all wetted parts, but flammables and inert gases are usually compatible with brass and most other materials. 316 stainless steel is most frequently used in operations that require corrosion-resistant materials.

Forged brass bodies are most commonly utilized with the lowest-purity gas, and in the lowest-cost regulators. Brass barstock bodies, however, have smoother internal finishes and smaller internal volumes giving them the ability to maintain noncorrosive gases with higher purity levels. For semi-corrosive or corrosive gases or gas blends and higher-purity requirements, stainless steel should be employed. For gases that are highly corrosive, Monel or Hastelloy should be the materials utilized since they allow for more corrosion resistance.

SYOXSA, Inc. carries a wide variety of gas regulators and other specialty gas equipment that will help El Paso customers fulfill all of their specialty gas applications in the safest, most reliable, and most effective method. To learn more about SYOXSA, Inc.'s specialty gas equipment and other specialty gas products offered by SYOXSA, Inc. in El Paso, browse our catalog or contact us at 915-771-7674 or via email at