What is a Supply Gas Regulator?

What is a Supply Gas Regulator?

A Supply Gas Regulator is a critical part of a High Pressure Control Valve package.

What is a High Pressure Control Valve?

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for oil and gas production needs. It can be used in a wide array of applications, including as a dump valve, pressure regulator, suction controller, recirculation valve, and in plunger lift.

It comes in a variety of trim types and sizes, along with several end connections.

How Does a High Pressure Control Valve Work?

The High Pressure Control Valve is not able to operate on its own. It needs a team of smaller components to tell it when to open or close.

In a pneumatic application, these components typically include a sense line protector, a drip pot, a pressure pilot, and a supply gas regulator.

When these components are in place, this is what we call a High Pressure Control Valve Package.

Supply Gas Regulator

A Supply Gas Regulator is an important part of this package.

The Supply Gas Regulator regulates supply pressure to the pilot of the valve. Without it, there is a risk of supplying too high of a supply pressure to the pilot and valve actuator, as well as an inconsistent supply of pressure that could result in erratic operation of the valve.

Here’s how it works: 

The diaphragm-operated design delivers constant downstream pressure by quickly responding to changes in volume requirements. The diaphragm seat assembly moves freely up and down in response to slight changes in volume demand at the outlet port. 

As the diaphragm seat assembly moves, the gap between the nozzle and nylon seat changes, compensating for the change in volume demand.

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