Press-Regulator-Selection-Strategy-1_poster.pngWhen we talk about matching a pressure regulator to the job, one of the primary tools is the flow curve. Get resources showing how they work.

  • Swagelok Technical Bulletin: Pressure-Reducing Regulator Flow Curves (216 pages)
  • Article: Swagelok Pressure Regulator Selection Strategy - How to Use a Flow Curve to Ensure Effective Regulator Specification by Bill Menz (3 pages)

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Bill Menz leads a team of engineers dedicated to supporting application, service and training for products manufactured by Swagelok Co.. He writes in "Pressure Regulator Selection Strategy":

"When selecting a regulator, you are not just looking for the right
size – you’re looking for a set of capabilities, which is a function
of the regulator’s design. A flow curve illustrates the regulator’s
range of capabilities at a glance. Once you understand a flow
curve – and we’ll explain how – it is easy and very quick to read."

Use the form to get the Swagelok Company technical bulletin on how to read regulator flow curves for pressure-reducing regulators. It describes some of the complexities, including droop, seatload drop or lockup, choked flow, hysteresis, and supply pressure effect (SPE), also known as dependency. In addition, SPE values and flow curves for Swagelok® KPR, KCY, KLF, KHF, KCP, KPP, KPF, and KHP series pressure-reducing regulators are provided for the full line of maximum inlet pressure ranges and flow coefficients available.

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