For precision control in corrosive or extreme applications, stainless steel pressure regulators are second to none. Stainless steel pressure regulators are often the regulator of choice when conditions are at their most demanding or when sanitary requirements are at their most pivotal. As such, the two most frequently used media types which stainless steel pressure regulators are often used to control are gasses and liquids.
Here at Fluid Controls, we are able to provide this frequently sought after instrumentation type as part of our pressure regulators range. In order to refine our customer selection process, we have created this helpful guide that outlines which of our stainless pressure regulators work to control gas and which are better adapted for liquids.
If you are looking for a stainless steel regulator to solely deal with gasses, we recommend choosing one manufactured by Parker. The most effective stainless steel gas pressure regulators from Parker are the 9000 and 8310/8311 models which are used for back pressure and forward pressure respectively.
The 9000 model back pressure gas regulator from Parker can be manufactured in a range of different materials, however, it is at its most effective for controlling gasses in its stainless steel variant. Manufactured in AISI 300 stainless steel, the Parker 900 model is a direct acting and non-reliving gas pressure regulator. Designed for precision regulation in low-glow gas applications, these stainless steel regulators are comparable to relief valves as they control upstream pressure opposed to downstream.
The 8310/8311 Parker stainless steel gas regulator, on the other hand, is the forward pressure counterpart of the 9000 model. Utilising all the same other benefits and features, the 8310/8311 has the distinct benefit of offering bubble-tight shut off for very low flow carrier gas applications. In addition, this gas regulator also boasts extremely low permeability which is afforded by its stainless steel diaphragm.
Typical applications for both Parker stainless steel gas pressure regulator models includes environmental analysis (involving helium or hydrogen carrier gasses), chemical analysis (specifically dealing with precision nitrogen control) and laboratory and process gas chromatography.
If you are looking for a stainless steel pressure regulator to effectively control fluids, we would advise investing in the Type TFU006 from Bürkert. Available in a stainless steel version, the Bürkert Type TFU006 comes DIN-DVGW approved, meaning its safe to use in conjunction with drinking water. The TFU006 stainless steel liquid pressure regulator consists of a housing, piston or diaphragm valve with adjustable spring and spring cap.
This Bürkert water pressure regulator works on the principle of pressure reduction. As such, the TFU006 model is most effectively applied in tandem with water systems.
Of course, you could opt for a stainless regulator that can service both gasses and liquids equally effectively. For a regulator that can do both, we recommend opting for stainless steel regulators from either Dutch Regulators or Equilibar.
As their sole UK distributor, Fluid Controls is able to provide customers with the Dutch Regulators complete range of pressure and back pressure stainless steel regulators for gas and liquids. Ranging from threaded and flanged regulators to pharmaceutical and tank blanketing regulators, all of our Dutch Regulator products are equally adept to precision control with gas and liquid applications. For example, the GRT8S spring-loaded pressure regulator is perfectly suited for dealing with both gasses and liquids.
In addition, all Dutch Regulator branded stainless steel regulators can be customised to suit individual requirements, such as high accuracy larger diaphragms, with gas and liquid applications that need lower pressure ranges.
If that’s not enough, there is the GS Series range of stainless steel back pressure regulators from Equilibar. Manufactured from 316L stainless steel as standard, these regulators have the distinct advantage of being equally suited to providing stable pressure control for both liquids and gases. With a diverse range of operating pressures, the GS Series also features frictionless flexible diaphragms which control pressure, and unlike traditional back pressure regulators, is able to open fully, resulting in minimal overpressure.
For more information about our range of stainless steel pressure regulator for gas and liquids, contact Fluid Controls today on 0118 970 2060 or via email at email@example.com