Propane Regulators have always played a key role within propane systems in terms of safety, as explained a few weeks ago in an article in LP Gas Magazine by Randy Warner, Product Safety Manager for Cavagna Group North America.
“The purpose of the regulator is to control the flow of gas vapor from the container to the burner tip of the appliance. As part of controlling the flow, the regulator also provides a level of safety by providing over pressure protection, typically through the means of a pressure relief device. This is why we often refer to the regulator as the heart of the propane system”.
In line with his commitment to spreading out the importance of safety in the gas world, Randy talked about the regulator as a key element in keeping a propane system operating effectively and safely. However, even a “safety device” as the regulator must be known in all its features and, Randy stated, it must never be modified, manipulated or repaired without being trained and have the approval of the manufacturer.
How do propane regulators work?
In order to guarantee an efficient operation of propane appliances and, thus, customer satisfaction and safety, it is very important to be knowledgeable on how a regulator works and, particularly on 2 critical phases: installation and operation.
Below, some basic guidelines that will help you to get a better understanding of the regulator, “heart” of the propane gas vapor system.