Are you designing a new system? Perhaps you are looking for a replacement part. In situations where you need a pneumatic regulator, there are plenty of products on the market to choose from. The problem is, just one works to fill your needs. There are a few things you should know about these systems before you invest in any product you find available.
What Are They?
A pneumatic regulator is also known as a pressure reducing valve. As this name sounds, it is designed to help minimize risks when pressure rises. Instead, it works to maintain a constant level of output pressure. Most of the time, this type of regulator is used on compressed air systems. Generally, it less important what the input pressure our output flow variations are. However, they are usually used when the outcome of the process involved in the current application or when the results of a test on it reveal a need for an accurate level of pressure control.
How Does It Work?
This type of system can be very complex or rather simple, depending on the application. Generally speaking, the regulator works as follows. As the pressure in the system increases, this causes the diaphragm to move. It closes off the inlet valve on the system. As a result, there is no ability for gas to continue to enter the regulator. There is a pressure gauge on the system as well for monitoring. As the gas within the system is removed from the outlet side of the system, this allows the pressure in the regulator to fall as well, allowing gas to move into it again.
Though it seems simple, it is critical to choose the right type of pneumatic regulator for your system. Invest in a high-quality product designed for your application.