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EMD 400 – 06 – Point Of Use Regulator

£209.00£409.00 Ex. VAT

POUR400.DP/40/4/FKM

Single-stage POU, plate mounted regulator for inert, reactive, flammable and oxidizing gases and gas mixtures,
Purity max. 6.0
Inlet pressure 40 bar
Outlet pressure range 0,2 – 4 bar

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POUR400.DP/40/4/FKM

Single-stage Point of Use Regulator

Plate mounted

For inert, reactive, flammable and oxidizing gases and gas mixtures,
Purity max. 6.0,
Inlet pressure 40 bar
Outlet pressure range 0.2 – 4 bar

FKM Seals

Standard version regulator with gauge, inlet at rear, outlet downwards.

 

Body Material Stainless steel 316L (1.4404) specially cleaned and electro-polished or

Brass CW614 (CuZn39Pb3) specially cleaned, chrome-plated

 Pressure gauge range 0.2 – 4 bar
Weight 0.8 kg
Inlet – outlet G 1/4″ f – G 1/4” f

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Weight N/A
Material

Chrome Plated Brass, Stainless Steel

FAQ

What is a Point of Use/Line Regulator?

A point-of-use (POU) line regulator, also known as a pressure regulator or pressure-reducing valve, is a device used to control and regulate the pressure of a fluid (usually a gas or liquid) as it flows from a supply source to a specific point of use. This is important because many industrial processes, appliances, and equipment require a specific and consistent pressure level to function optimally and safely.

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How does a POU/Line regulator work?

Pressure Reduction: The regulator is installed in-line between the supply source (such as a compressed gas cylinder or a plumbing system) and the device or equipment that requires a specific pressure. It operates by reducing the incoming pressure to a lower, predetermined level that is appropriate for the intended application.

Adjustment: Many regulators are equipped with an adjustable knob or screw that allows the user to set the desired output pressure. By turning this knob, the user can increase or decrease the pressure according to the requirements of the downstream equipment.

Internal Mechanism: Inside the regulator, there are usually springs, diaphragms, and valves that work together to maintain the desired output pressure. When the incoming pressure exceeds the setpoint, the regulator’s mechanism responds by adjusting the valve opening to release excess pressure and maintain a consistent output pressure.

Output Pressure Monitoring: Some regulators may have pressure gauges that display the current output pressure. This helps the user to monitor the pressure and make necessary adjustments as needed.

Applications: Point-of-use line regulators are used in a wide range of applications, including industrial processes, laboratory equipment, medical devices, gas-powered appliances, HVAC systems, and more. For example, in a laboratory setting, a gas chromatograph might require a specific gas pressure to ensure accurate results. Similarly, in industrial manufacturing, certain machinery may require consistent pressure levels to maintain production quality.

Safety: Line regulators play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of equipment and personnel. By maintaining a controlled pressure, they prevent the risk of overpressure-related accidents or equipment damage.

It’s important to choose the right point-of-use line regulator for your specific application. Factors to consider include the type of fluid being regulated (gas or liquid), the required pressure range, the flow rate, and any safety regulations that may apply. It’s also essential to properly install and maintain the regulator to ensure its reliable and accurate performance over time.

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What is the difference between a single, double and multi stage POU Regulator?

Point-of-use (POU) line regulators can have multiple stages. A multi-stage regulator consists of two or more pressure-reducing chambers stacked in series, each designed to reduce the pressure of the gas or fluid passing through it. Multi-stage regulators offer certain advantages over single-stage regulators, particularly in applications where very precise pressure control is required or where the inlet pressure is extremely high.

Single-Stage Regulator: In a single-stage regulator, there is only one pressure-reducing chamber. It is suitable for applications where the inlet pressure is relatively low or moderate and where precise pressure control is not critical. Single-stage regulators are simpler and less expensive than multi-stage regulators, making them suitable for many common applications.

Multi-Stage Regulator: Multi-stage regulators are designed to handle higher inlet pressures and provide more accurate pressure control. They consist of two or more pressure-reducing chambers, each designed to progressively reduce the pressure of the gas or fluid. The stages are usually connected in series. The primary stage reduces the pressure from the high inlet pressure to an intermediate pressure, and the subsequent stages further reduce the pressure to the desired output pressure.

Multi-stage regulators are particularly beneficial when dealing with high-pressure sources, as they can provide consistent output pressure even when the inlet pressure fluctuates. Additionally, they can offer enhanced accuracy and stability in pressure regulation, which is important for applications that require precise control.

Two-Stage Regulator: This is one of the most common types of multi-stage regulators. It consists of a primary stage and a secondary stage. The primary stage reduces the pressure from the source to an intermediate pressure, which then feeds into the secondary stage for further reduction to the desired output pressure. Two-stage regulators are often used in applications like industrial welding, where precise pressure control is necessary.

 Three-Stage Regulator: Some applications may require even finer pressure control, especially when dealing with highly sensitive instruments or processes. A three-stage regulator adds an additional stage of pressure reduction, resulting in even more precise output pressure control.

In summary, multi-stage point-of-use line regulators are used in applications where higher inlet pressures need to be reduced to lower and more precise output pressures. They are especially valuable for applications that demand accurate pressure control and stability, such as laboratory instruments, gas chromatography, high-pressure gas systems, and industrial processes requiring tight tolerances.

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How do you choose the correct Point of Use/Line regulator for your specific application?

Choosing the correct point-of-use (POU) or line regulator for your specific application involves considering several important factors to ensure that the regulator meets your requirements for pressure control, safety, and performance. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you choose the right regulator:

 

Understand Your Application: Clearly define the nature of your application. Identify the type of fluid (gas or liquid) you’re working with, the required pressure range, the flow rate, and any special conditions or safety regulations that may apply.

Inlet Pressure: Determine the maximum inlet pressure of the fluid source. If the source pressure is high, you might need a multi-stage regulator to handle the pressure reduction effectively.

Output Pressure Range: Identify the desired output pressure range. Some applications require precise control within a narrow pressure range, while others can tolerate a broader range.

Flow Rate Requirements: Determine the required flow rate (expressed in standard cubic feet per minute or other appropriate units). Regulators have flow rate limitations, so make sure the selected regulator can handle your application’s flow demands.

Accuracy and Precision: Consider the level of accuracy and precision required for your application. Some processes demand extremely tight pressure control, while others can tolerate slight variations.

Medium Compatibility: Ensure that the regulator is compatible with the fluid you’re working with. Different materials and designs are suitable for various fluids. For instance, corrosive gases might require a regulator made from specific materials that can withstand the chemical interactions.

Temperature and Environmental Conditions: Take into account the temperature and environmental conditions in which the regulator will operate. Some regulators are designed to handle extreme temperatures or harsh environments better than others.

Safety Regulations: Check if there are any safety regulations or standards that apply to your application. Some industries, such as healthcare and aerospace, have specific requirements for pressure control devices.

Special Features: Determine if you need any special features, such as pressure gauges, built-in filters, or pressure relief valves. These features can enhance the performance and safety of the regulator.

Manufacturer Reputation: Choose a reputable manufacturer known for producing high-quality pressure regulators. This can help ensure the reliability and longevity of the regulator.

Consultation and Expert Advice: If you’re unsure about which regulator to choose, consider seeking advice from experts in the field. Engineers, technicians, or suppliers with experience in pressure regulation can provide valuable insights. Click here to contact us

Cost Considerations: While it’s important to choose a regulator that meets your requirements, also consider your budget. There are various options available at different price points, so finding a balance between quality and affordability is essential.

Installation and Maintenance: Ensure that the chosen regulator is easy to install and maintain. Some regulators might require more frequent servicing than others.

Documentation and Manuals: Review the regulator’s documentation and manuals to understand its specifications, installation procedures, maintenance recommendations, and troubleshooting guidelines.

By carefully considering these factors, you can select the most suitable point-of-use or line regulator for your specific application, ensuring optimal pressure control, safety, and performance. If you require any further support choosing the correct regulator for your application, click here to contact us.

What Maintenance and Safety Precautions should be followed when using a Point of Use/Line Regulator?

Maintaining and using a point-of-use (POU) or line regulator correctly is essential to ensure safe and reliable operation. Here are some maintenance and safety precautions to follow when using a POU/line regulator:

Maintenance Precautions:

Regular Inspection:   Periodically inspect the regulator for signs of damage, wear, or corrosion. Check for leaks, loose fittings, and any abnormal behaviour.

Cleanliness:   Keep the regulator clean and free from debris. Dust, dirt, and contaminants can affect the regulator’s performance and accuracy.

Pressure Gauges:   If your regulator has pressure gauges, verify that they are accurate and functioning properly. Replace gauges that show signs of wear or inaccuracy.

Lubrication:   Some regulators may require lubrication for certain components. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for lubrication intervals and suitable lubricants.

Filter Maintenance:   If your regulator has a built-in filter, clean or replace it according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. A clogged filter can hinder the regulator’s performance.

Seal Inspection:   Inspect the seals and O-rings for signs of wear or damage. Leaks can occur if these components are compromised.

Adjustment Mechanism:   If your regulator is adjustable, avoid making abrupt adjustments. Gradually change the pressure setting to prevent sudden pressure spikes.

Calibration:   Consider calibrating the regulator periodically to ensure it maintains accurate pressure control. Consult the manufacturer’s recommendations for calibration frequency.

Manufacturer Guidelines:   Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance procedures and intervals. They are designed to keep the regulator in optimal condition.

Safety Precautions:

Installation:   Install the regulator following the manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure that all connections are properly tightened and secure.

Pressure Limits:   Do not exceed the regulator’s specified maximum inlet pressure or output pressure range. Operating beyond these limits can lead to equipment damage or safety hazards.

 

Ventilation:   If using the regulator indoors, ensure proper ventilation in the area to prevent the accumulation of potentially hazardous gases.

Leak Checks:   Regularly perform leak checks by applying a leak detection solution to connections and fittings. If any leaks are detected, shut off the gas supply and address the issue before using the regulator.

Pressure Relief Valve:   Some regulators are equipped with pressure relief valves. Ensure that these valves are functional and unobstructed to prevent overpressure situations.

Secure Mounting:   If the regulator is wall-mounted or attached to a structure, ensure that it is securely fastened to prevent accidental falls or impacts.

Protective Equipment:   When working with pressurized gases, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety goggles and gloves.

No Modifications:   Do not modify or tamper with the regulator’s internal components. Alterations can compromise the regulator’s safety and performance.

Emergency Shutdown:   Familiarize yourself with the emergency shutdown procedure in case of any sudden issues. Know how to shut off the gas supply and release pressure safely.

Training:    Ensure that individuals operating or maintaining the regulator are adequately trained in its proper usage, safety precautions, and maintenance procedures.

By following these maintenance and safety precautions, you can maintain the reliable and safe operation of your point-of-use/line regulator and minimize the risk of accidents or equipment malfunctions. Always refer to the manufacturer’s documentation and guidelines for specific instructions related to your regulator model.

 

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