The nitrogen regulator is the device that controls the flow of nitrogen from the storage unit such as a cylinder to the area where one wants the gas to flow. They are of many types such as the 50 bar regulator, the Smith 30-450-580 regulator and the Clark WE6540 2-Gauge regulator among many others. Nitrogen tanks usually feature a female thread whereas nitrogen regulator features a male thread. The regulators measure the pressure of nitrogen in a cylinder in addition to its volume. You can therefore know the amount of nitrogen left in a cylinder just by looking at a regulator, which is beneficial in that you will know when to refill the cylinder.
The screw found in the center of the nitrogen regulator is used in adjusting the output pressure. Some regulators such as the 742N - Standard Double Gauge regulator feature a single metal gauge and a brass body. Regulators reduce the chances of accidents that may arise due to the excessive release of gas. Since nitrogen regulators are operated manually, controlling the flow of nitrogen in the fuel line is possible and you can shut off the regulator when the gas is not in use.
The nitrogen regulator function to deliver steady pressure to other appliances and they usually compensate for the lack of pressure in the cylinders from a little as eleven psi to the excess of two hundred psi. Even though nitrogen regulators differ in shape, size, adjust-ability and delivery pressure, they work in a uniform manner when it comes to delivering a constant pressure. Their outlet pressure is usually lower than the inlet pressure as is the case in all types of regulators.
The two major types of nitrogen regulator that help in the control of the pressure of the gas are the one stage and the two stage regulators. The one stage regulator usually reduces the pressure of nitrogen in a single step whereas the two stage regulator reduces it in two steps. When choosing a nitrogen regulator, it is important to understand the stage of regulator that is required for a specific application or machinery. These regulators are usually made of stainless steel or brass. Steel resists corrosion and it maintains the purity of nitrogen better.
It is important to install a nitrogen regulator properly and this is a legal requirement. Proper installation is necessary for reasons of safety and it is important that a professional contractor installs them. It is important to perform some maintenance and attention to the regulator so that it will always work perfectly. Covering it is essential for it will prevent it from getting damaged by weather, pets and pests among other things. If you find that damage has occurred to a nitrogen regulator, you should replace it immediately. You should replace those that have not suffered any damage every fifteen to twenty five years.
These days, nitrogen regulator system kits are available for those interested in protecting their food items at home. These kits utilize a method of getting rid of oxygen from a food container through a process known as blanketing. The method is useful both for food storage and in areas where oxygen exposure is a concern. These kits come with a single regulator, nozzle and hose. Nitrogen and the tanks are available at welding suppliers. The kits work by pushing oxygen out of a food container by using the weight of nitrogen because it weighs more than oxygen.