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Gas Regulators: The Gauges, Hoses, and Knobs

Gas cylinders safely hold natural gases in their liquid state. To get them dispelled in their gaseous state, a regulator would do the trick. There are a variety of regulators per gas type to choose from. It can be confusing at times, as some gas applications may require something other than your everyday basic regulator. What if you need a hose or a gauge to look at? Sometimes a regulator may potentially work only on specific types of gas tanks.

If you’re looking for a certain regulator with certain accessories attached, we’ll help you by taking a look at a few common regulators and the features that are sometimes included with them. Each one has their own unique applications, functions, and purposes.

Regulators with Gauges

Some regulators have one gauge, some have two. Regardless, you will always have a gauge displaying outlet pressure, which is the gas coming out of the valve. If your regulator has two display gauges, the second one will read the inlet pressure, that’s gas pressure going into the tank. If you’re using a dual gauge regulator, chances are it’ll have the ability to bring pressure into and out of your gas cylinder. Though, even if your regulator doesn’t have a display gauge in any form, they will always still at least have the ability to output gas pressure, which is the point of any gas regulator.

This is usually the go-to gas regulator, even if you may not necessarily need to measure gas pressure.

Regulator Safety Knobs

Some of the more basic regulators will have pressure control in the form of a little screw. Others will come equipped with a knob that allows for better and more precise pressure control.