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Swagelok Ontario

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Introduction to Regulators

Group shot of various regulators

Regulators Technical Seminar Overview

Pressure Regulators typically exhibit several common characteristics that are not dependent on a particular type, make, or manufacturer of regulators.

The instructors introduce characteristics that are common across the industry:

  • Droop (or Flow Effect)
  • Creep
  • Accumulation
  • Choked-Flow
  • Lock-up (Seat-Load Drop)
  • Joule-Thomson
  • Optimal Flow
  • SPE-Supply Pressure Effect
  • Relate function and performance characteristics
  • Sizing of regulators and utilizing flow charts (Basic)

Upon completion, you should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a valve and regulator
  • Understand regulator terminology
  • Differentiate components within a regulator
  • Recognize performance attributes of a regulator
  • Relate performance characteristics to the importance of good selection and design
  • Consider venting and proportional relief valves to enhance safety for certain systems

Duration: 1.5 Hours*

*Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Hours that meet provincial requirements.

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