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Oct 2012 technical briefing on pressure regulators: get the slide deck (46 slides)

Download the slide deck from "The Theory and Operation of Pressure Reducing Regulators"

In a live technical webinar, customers of Swagelok Northern California received a 30 minute briefing from Swagelok field engineer and regulator expert Eric Kayla. Eric discussed what pressure reducing regulators do and how they work, including:

  • Regulator operating principles: the balance of forces
  • Key components: sensing and mechanisms, hard vs. soft seats 
  • How to improve the flow curve
  • Advantages of a two stage regulator
  • Common regulator terms

Eric Kayla joined Swagelok 17 years ago. He started at the Solon, Ohio, headquarters as a laboratory engineer, working on high-purity fittings and pipe fittings. Then he switched over to new-product development. Eventually, he also put in some time in assembly engineering and assembly supervising. In 2005, after earning a master's degree in engineering at University of Akron, he moved to San Diego and became a field engineer.

Today Eric travels the West in three countries. In the United States, his territory includes everything from the Pacific Coast inland to New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming. He handles Alaska and Hawaii too. In Canada, his territory is Manitoba and west. And to the south, he handles Mexico's Baja Peninsula. He spends at least half his life on the road, meeting customers and discussing their needs.

While he is well versed on the entire Swagelok product line, Eric has a particular interest in regulators. This webinar will help introduce people to regulators, and Eric promises it won't be a sales pitch in disguise.

Please fill the form to receive Kayla's slide deck by email.

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