Application Guide for Natural Gas Pressure Regulators

by | Nov 5, 2015 | Valves, Actuators & Regulators

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Editor

Natural-Gas-TechnologiesI saw on my LinkedIn home page that my friends who manage Fisher Regulators have released the Natural Gas Technologies Application Guide – Edition VII, which is now available online in eBook format… very nice!

This application guide is designed to help you quickly and easily select pressure regulator products for natural gas applications in transmission, distribution and utilization. If you don’t have great familiarity in applying pressure regulators, this guide provides the principles of pressure regulators and their application within the natural gas industry.

Natural-Gas-Regulator-VisualThe guide is organized by application and suitable pressure regulator technology in a visual way including oil & gas production and transmission, city gate / distribution, commercial, industrial and residential.

A quick selection guide is available based on the application’s maximum inlet and outlet pressures and flow capacities for each of these application areas.

Numerous specific applications are highlighted. For example, a pressure reducing regulator application:

…maintains a desired outlet pressure while providing the required flow to satisfy a variable downstream demand. The level at which the reduced pressure is maintained is the outlet pressure setting of the regulator. Pressure reducing regulators can be direct-operated or pilot-operated.

In a natural gas system, pressure reducing regulators are used both for transmission and distribution which includes farm taps and field regulators; city gates; district stations; residential, commercial, industrial and utilization services; and fixed factor billing or pressure factor measurement (PFM). Pressure reducing regulators control gas pressure inside industrial plants. They are also used as monitors in city gate and district stations.

This only scratches the surface of information to help in the selection and use of pressure regulators. Complete specifications for each regulator, reference data, conversion tables, indexes and even a glossary of terms to help if you’re new to the language of pressure management and control.

Whether you view it online or download it for offline reference, I hope that you’ll find the guide to be a valuable part of your engineering efforts.

You can also connect and interact with other pressure regulator experts in the Regulators group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.

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