PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Choosing the Best of the Best for Your Northern Illinois Application02/27/2018If this is the first time you’ve thought about purchasing PurityPlus® specialty gases – or you’re purchasing a PurityPlus® gas from Weldstar that you haven’t used before – you’ll need to make certain you get the right regulator for your application. Of course, whatever the task, you’re in good hands for sure with PurityPlus® regulators. They’re crafted to tremendously precise criteria of pressure control, which is absolutely essential to the safety and productiveness of your work. Not sure which regulator is right for you – or how to go about finding it? Weldstar will glady help. Any Northern Illinois customer, though, no matter their experience, will find it easier to decide on the regulator they need by following the tips provided and examining the pertinent product pages in the PurityPlus® Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog. Study it before you contact us, at least to see what options are offered. While the catalog gives you comprehensive information on each and every PurityPlus® regulator available, a quick overview of the line might be worthwhile to get you started: Is the gas or liquid you’re employing corrosive or non-corrosive? PurityPlus® has regulators made for safe use with one or the other. Its brass regulators, of either forged-body or barstock construction, are consonant with the majority of non-reactive gases. If you’re employing a highly corrosive gas in its anhydrous form, you’ll need one of the PurityPlus® regulators made of highly corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel. As a lightweight, low-cost alternative to stainless steel when only mildly corrosive gases are applied, PurityPlus® also suppies regulators made of aluminum. A broad selection of single-stage regulators and dual-stage regulators is supplied as well. Single-stage regulators, which lessen cylinder pressure in one step to deliver pressure within a specified range, are best employed in applications where a continual delivery pressure isn’t crucial. Applications that do demand a constant delivery pressure are best served by dual-stage regulators, which maintain constant outlet pressure over the life of the cylinder. PurityPlus® provides specially designed regulators, too – with its 400 and 455 series, in particular – for those limited occasions when a standard single- or dual-stage regulator isn’t adequate. Those primarily would be applications necessitating the use of uncommonly corrosive gases or exextraordinarily high pressures. You’ll also have access to cylinder connections in the PurityPlus® catalog that conform to all worldwide standards. Good thing, too, because … PurityPlus® specialty gas regulators find universal favor in laser gas systems, gas chromatography, aerospace enterprises, welding, high-performance purification systems, water-pressure reduction, engineering and gas management, and onsite gas generation, just to name a few applications. You can be sure Weldstar will have the PurityPlus® the regulator you need. Just follow the simple, step-by-step selection and ordering process delineated in the catalog. And, as we talked about earlier, if you still need help in choosing your regulator, you can always depend on Weldstar, right here in Northern Illinois, to provide it.