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New Guide on Selection & Sizing of Pressure Reducing Regulators

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Oversizing can cause fluctuations and spikes in downstream pressure

If your regulator is too big for the application, your poppet and seat will be too large, allowing too much flow. Every time that regulator opens, it will allow more flow than you expect. The regulator will do more work than it should need to. You'll see more fluctuations and spikes in your downstream pressure.

Undersizing can cause faster seat erosion

If your regulator is undersized, instead of having a seat and poppet too large, you'll have one too small. It will open as much as it can to let through as much flow as it can. You are probably going to operate closer to the choke flow range. You are also probably going to erode the seat faster than with a properly sized regulator.

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