Making use of gas in the home as a source of energy is fast becoming one of the most effective ways to avoid the blackouts and other issues that arise when you are relying completely on the national energy system. But when you make the switch to gas, especially if you have no experience in using such a system, it is important that you make sure you are up to date on all of the knowledge and terminology.
Luckily, a gas system is not nearly as complicated as it might seem. Most of the features are straight forward, and you are guaranteed to have a smooth experience. Besides, even if you do happen to get stuck on something, you can always call on us to help you out.
If it is your first time getting set up with a gas system, there’s a whole lot of bits and bobs that you are going to have to become familiar with, one of which is the gas regulator.
What is the purpose of a gas regulator?
It’s all about pressure. A gas regulator is designed to regulate the pressure within the gas bottle. If the bottle is under too much pressure, it can either not perform properly, or it can even lead to a devastating accident. Although accidents are extremely rare, you still don’t want to take a chance and so the best thing that you can do is pay out a little extra and invest in a reliable gas regulator.
There are a variety of different gas regulators on the market these days and they include the LPG gas regulator, the oxygen gas bottle regulator and the acetylene gas regulator. Along with the various regulators there are also all sorts of fittings which are needed to secure the regulator to the bottle.
With a gas regulator in place, the bottle’s pressure will remain consistent. A regulator can be used for all types of gasses.
Why do you need one?
The gas regulator is designed to maintain the pressure in the bottle, until the gas runs out. Since gas needs to be kept at that consistent, perfect pressure, in order for the gas to remain in its liquid state, the moment the pressure changes drastically or is left to its own devices, the gas will turn from a liquid back into its gas form and as such it could escape from the bottle which would mean you could run out of gas rather quickly.
The regulator will also make it possible to release smaller amounts of gas, the amount most suitable for whatever you are using the gas for. This means that instead of getting a huge, instant amount of gas that makes your stove flame turn into a bonfire, you will get just the right amount of gas to create a small enough flame to cook on.
In a nutshell, a regulator is an important part of the setup that you cannot skip.
If you are looking for a gas supplier, or if you are looking to dive a little deeper into the gas industry, you can contact us today for more information about how we can make your home more energy efficient.