Equilibar Introduces New LPR2
Ultra Low Pressure Regulator
- Controls down to 0.02 psig!
- For low flow and no flow applications
Equilibar introduces a new Ultra Low Pressure Regulator that controls down to 0.5 inH2O (0.02 psig)! Designed for static and very low flow applications, the patent pending LPR-2 design extends the control range well below other commercially available regulators.
The LPR2 is now available with a bleed orifice option, which provides for more stability and responsiveness when lowering the set-point pressure. The standard (very low bleed) option is still recommended for most bottled gas applications to minimize consumption.
|Part #||Option:|| Gas consumption
(@ 5 inWC)
|<30 ml/min||Bottled gases |
(slow pressure reduction)
|LPR2-B||Bleed orifice||Approximately 250 ml/min||Instrument air |
(rapid pressure reduction; maximum stability)
|0.5 - 7 inWC (0.02 - 0.25 psig)|
|1 - 10 inWC (0.04 to 0.5 psig)|
|Inlet Pressure:||20-30 psig (stable, regulated)|
|Ports:||1/4" NPT inlet/outlet|
|Fluids:||Air and inert gases|
|Major Materials:||Cast zinc, PolyEthylene, Rubber|
Low Flow Test Results:
|Sensitivity||+/- 0.02 inWC (0.0007 psi)|
|7 Day Stablity||+/- 0.06 inWC (0.002 psi)|
|Max Air Flow:||Approx 3 lpm (6 SCFH)
(5 inWC setting @ 0.5 inH2O droop)
|Air Consumption:||<0.05 SCFH|
~ 8 inWC @ 1 SCFH
(2 inWC Setpoint)
Low Flow / No Flow Applications
The LPR2 can be used as a stand-alone pressure source for applications requiring no flow or very low gas flow:
- Laboratory, research, scientific
- Pressure testing delicate membranes
Medium/High Flow Applications
Use in combination with Equilibar Precision Back Pressure Regulator
The driving force behind the development of the LPR2 is as a setpoint pressure source for the Equilibar Precision Back Pressure Regulator. These back pressure regulators can mirror the ultra low pressure from the LPR2 into much larger process streams, providing pressure control capabilities never before experienced in chemical processes.
- Vessel inert gas control
- Extrusion and blow molding cavity pressure control
Special Application Focus:
There are very few if any commercial regulators capable of precisely controlling gas pressure below 0.5 psig with varying flow rates.
The LPR2 can be used in conjunction with an Equilibar precision back pressure regulator and a flow control valve to provide incredible precision and responsiveness. By venting any gas flow not required by the application, this system can accommodate forward or reverse gas flow at the application without loss of accuracy.
* Note for Inert Gases:
The LPR-2 is a relieving style regulator and has a small gas consumption through the bonnet. It may be used for inert gases only in a well ventilated area. It is assumed that the user is technically competent to incorporate proper precautions.