PurityPlus® High-Purity Specialty Gas Regulators: Picking the Best of the Best for Your Western Michigan Application02/27/2018If this is the first time you’ve thought about buying PurityPlus® specialty gases – or you’re getting a PurityPlus® gas from GTW that you haven’t used before – you’ll have to make certain you’ve got the right regulator for the application at hand. Of course, whatever the task, you can’t go wrong with PurityPlus® regulators. They’re built to very precise benchmarks of pressure control, which is definitely essential to the safety and success of your work. Don’t know which regulator is most appropriate for you – or how to go about finding it? GTW will be happy to help. Any Western Michigan customer, though, their experience notwithstanding, will find it easier to locate the regulator they need by following the recommendations provided and examining the relevant product pages in the PurityPlus® Specialty Gases & Equipment Catalog. Give it a thorough going over before you contact us, at least to see what options are offered. While the catalog dispenses detailed information on each PurityPlus® regulator available, a quick overview of the line might be helpful to get you started: Is the gas or liquid you’re working with corrosive or non-corrosive? PurityPlus® provides regulators made for safe use with one or the other. Its brass regulators, of either forged-body or barstock construction, are harmonious with most non-reactive gases. If you’re making use of avery corrosive gas in its anhydrous form, you’ll want one of the PurityPlus® regulators made of highly corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel. As a lightweight, low-cost alternative to stainless steel when only lightly corrosive gases are applied, PurityPlus® also has regulators made of aluminum. A wide selection of single-stage regulators and dual-stage regulators is provided as well. Single-stage regulators, which lessen cylinder pressure in one step to deliver pressure within a limited range, are best employed in applications where a sustained delivery pressure isn’t strictly necessary. Applications that do need 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, most notably – for those isolated occasions when a standard single- or dual-stage regulator isn’t adequate. Those largely would be applications demanding the use of atypically corrosive gases or exceptionly high pressures. You’ll also discover cylinder connections in the PurityPlus® catalog that meet all worldwide standards. That’s great, too, because … PurityPlus® specialty gas regulators find universal approval in laser gas systems, gas chromatography, aerospace operations, 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 GTW will have the PurityPlus® the regulator you need. Just follow the clear, step-by-step selection and ordering process shown in the catalog. And, as we noted earlier, if you still need help in selecting your regulator, you can always depend on GTW, right here in Western Michigan, to provide it.