Three Important Classifications of Pressure Regulators

The operation of a pneumatic system or compressed-air system relies on many factors. One of the most important factors is the integrity of pressure regulation. A high-quality pressure regulator needs to be dependable for the safety of people around the system as well as the durability of the system itself. Without a well-made pressure regulator, a pneumatic system can be at risk. Whether you are looking to build your own pneumatic system or you are in the market for reliable Arrow regulators, it can be valuable to understand the different classifications of available pressure regulators.

General-Purpose Pressure Regulators

Also known as utility regulators, these pressure regulators are some of the most common regulators on the market due to the wide appeal of their regulation and flow features. Pneumatic systems are widespread in several different industries worldwide, so on a basic level it is good to have pressure regulators that can work in a variety of situations. Some of the other great aspects of general-purpose pressure regulators are their:

• Relative inexpensive cost to buy and maintain
• Usually simple maintenance needs
• Good life expectancy

If your needs are not too complicated, look first for a general-purpose pressure regulator to suit your operation.

Special-Purpose Pressure Regulators

As the name implies, special-purpose pressure regulators are designed for very particular situations requiring more specific pressure regulation. Since pneumatic systems can vary greatly depending on where they are used and what work they do, so too do pressure regulators vary. Some special-purpose pressure regulators have particular complexities in their design, while others are made to work with fluids instead of air.

Precision Regulators

Precision regulators are specially-designed to operate in high-pressure scenarios. They are prized for their ability to maintain pressure control that is accurate and dependable. If an operation is very sensitive or needs to be repeated exactly at the same pressure levels, then a precision regulator may be the right pressure regulator for the job.