Pilot-loaded regulators. What you need to know

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There are two kinds of regulators that both control downstream pressure and upstream pressure. They are: A self-operated type, consisting of a spring diaphragm and restricting valve. Pilot-operated type that uses a high-gain pilot system to position a valve mechanism and control the gas flow and pressure. A pilot-operated pressure regulator is a valve mechanism that is controlled by a pilot system to control pressure. This mechanism manipulates the valve's position by varying the loading pressure. This article describes pilot systems and discusses pilot systems, unloading systems, pressure-loaded regulators, self-operated regulators, and other aspects of the subject.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mooney, R

Published Date

  • November 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 33

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0194-2468

Citation Source

  • Scopus