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Regulators 101: Pressure vs. Back Pressure
Posted by danstips in Jordan Valve, Process Valving, Regulators, Webinar on January 18, 2016
Let’s start with the basics.
What is a pressure regulator?
A pressure regulator is a normally-open valve used to regulate or reduce undesirable, high upstream pressure. The pressure regulator must be installed at the START of a system, before any pressure-sensitive equipment.
The valve is held open by springs, and a screw that sets spring force. When outlet pressure exceeds the setpoint, the valve will close. When the valve closes, pressure is reduced downstream.