regulator maintenance
By David Gailey

What general maintenance should be performed on a regulator and how often?

A regulator (or changeover manifold) can last several years if properly maintained. Regulator maintenance is an important part of maximizing your system performance and extending the service life of your system components.

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What is the 1/7 acetylene rule?
By Neal Lembke

What is the 1/7 acetylene rule?

Acetylene by nature is an unstable gas that has limitations. The 1/7 rule protects operators from unsafe operating conditions. But what, exactly, does the 1/7 rule say and what effect does it have on acetylene cylinders? This blog entry written by Neal Lembke answers those questions.

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Harris regulator gauges
By Doug Perry

What factors go into selecting regulator gauges?

A regulator gauge is a simple device whose sole function is to indicate high and low pressures flowing through the regulator. That doesn't mean all gauges are the same.

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By Paul Greenwell

Did you know that a protocol station can extend the life of a regulator?

Sometimes referred to as single station manifolds or regulator mounting stations, a properly installed protocol station can extend the life of a regulator.

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By David Gailey

Proper use of purge devices can extend the life of specialty gas equipment in corrosive gas systems

With the high cost of specialty gas equipment for corrosive and reactive gases, you need to protect your investment as much as possible. In this blog entry we discuss what steps you should take to extend the life of your equipment.

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By Doug Perry

What is the difference between A, B and C welding hoses?

This blog looks at the difference between welding hose - hose size, connection size, and gas usage.

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gas welding
By Doug Perry

What is the difference between gas welding and braze welding?

Gas welding and braze welding both require skill, patience and an oxy-fuel torch. There are several differences, however, between the two applications that require different techniques and materials.

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Harris single stage 25GX gas regulator
By Harris Products Group

With a single stage regulator the delivery pressure rises as inlet pressure decreases - why?

Gas regulators are designed to reduce pressure to a usable volume for a specific application. What happens when gas flows into a single stage regulator?

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CGA connections on gas cylinders
By Harris Products Group

Why do cylinder valves have different thread types?

It is required in the U.S. by OSHA and the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) that cylinder valves be designed differently to prevent interchangeability with gas systems and equipment. This is one of the most important safety practices in the gas industry.

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Cutting with a Harris torch
By Harris Products Group

Will a Check Valve stop a Flashback?

A flashback is an uncontrolled flame that recesses back into your oxy-fuel gas equipment, upstream of the location where the gas is designed to mix. In order to have a flashback you must have oxygen and fuel mixed together.

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