Gas pressure regulators as the name tell us are the devices that are used to manage the pressure of the gas. The primary purpose of these devices is to cut down flow and pressure of gas coming out of a valve or cylinder and regulate it at a set value that has been established by the operator. Now in the past mechanical devices were used to regulate gas pressure. These regulators were weak and ineffective, so there was always leakage and chances of loss with their use. But today you have access to electronic gas pressure regulator equipment. The digital pressure regulator can automatically maintain the pressure of gas without any human interference.
It is true that there are tons of benefits of using modern electronic gas pressure regulator devices but at the same time, you should know that there are some common problems that you might face while using these regulators. Some of the popular ones have been discussed below for your knowledge!
Common problems you might face with an electronic pressure regulator for gas!
Problems that you might face with the gas pressure regulators would not be the same as the ones you came across while using the manual devices. Below we have discussed the top three common ones:
Blockage in the valve
Electronic gas pressure regulator is quite effective and efficient in their working. Unfortunately, there is a chance that over time blockage would be developed inside the valve which would affect the flow and pressure regulation of gas. The reason behind the blockage is that pressurized gas can sometimes leave oil residues which can fill up the seat and sleeves inside the regulator. The blockage must be cleared and cleaned on a regular basis so that the regulator’s operation isn’t affected. Servicing the electronic pressure regulators every three-four months would ensure perfect working.
Incorrect pressure setting
Setting pressure for the electronic gas pressure regulator equipment can be tricky especially if you have no experience with them. Setting incorrect pressure can expose the screws of the valve to pressurized gas. This can create tension between the spring and the inner valve of the regulator body. In these kinds of situations, the regulator would heat up and stop working but not to worry, the gas pressure regulator has not failed rather you have made the wrong adjustments. You can read the manual that comes with a low flow electronic pressure regulator and set it accordingly.
Wearing of internal parts
The design and build of electronic gas pressure regulator devices are more solid than the mechanical devices and so there is no chance of leakage or loss but at the same time, you must know that excessive and long-term use of these devices can result in damage to the internal components like the rubber sleeves. You might have to change the sleeves, diaphragm, or the air pressure valve vents after five or six years.
These are some of the common problems that you can avoid if you use the equipment with proper care.