The gas regulator is one of the components that plays a role in connecting the stove with the gas cylinder. It generally has a function to reduce the gas pressure required by the stove to create flame.
Basically, its function is to balance the gas pressure in the cooking process. Usually if you buy a gas stove, it will come bundled with a gas regulator.
Nowadays, the gas regulator is no longer a new device, almost everyone knows the shape and function of the regulator in general. However, there are some people who do not know the parts of the gas regulator in detail. For gas regulator users who do not know the parts of the regulator, the following is an explanation about the parts:
1. Regulator Cover
The first part of the regulator is the regulator cover. This regulator cover has a function to make the gas safer and leak-proof. It will prevent gas cylinder from exploding. Located at the top of the regulator, this cover can be opened and closed as needed.
2. Load Spring
Load spring is the part of regulator that serves to keep the gas pressure in balance.
In general, this load spring is designed with an anti-rust material to prevent this part from becoming corroded, because if it is rusty, it will not work optimally. The location of the load spring is in the middle just below the regulator cover.
3. Membrane Rubber
The next part of the regulator is membrane rubber. This part of gas regulator has a function as a pressure sensor at the outlet.
This sensor has a role to detect changes in physical quantities in the form of temperature, pressure, force and other environmental phenomena.
The way the rubber membrane works is that when the outlet pressure drops, the spring will decrease with the inlet channel position open and increase the pressure on the outlet. Its position is next to the load spring.
This part of the gas regulator is located just below the rubber membrane. Its function is to regulate the fluid gas pressure system from a high pressure source to produce the required low pressure.
So it has an important role in regulating pressure so that the pressure that comes out is not too much that it can lead to waste.
There is also a part in the regulator called the wrench. The wrench has a role to tighten the nut to the degree of tightness as needed. The position of the wrench is at the very back of the regulator.
6. Valve Bearings
In gas regulator, the function of the valve bearings is to support the shaft so that the shaft can rotate without experiencing excessive friction.
The valve bearings are located next to the mechanical connector on the regulator.
7. Mechanical Connector
Its position on the regulator is next to the valve bearings. The mechanical connector has a function as a breaker or connector for the IC voltage on the regulator. Mechanical connectors are also known as mechanical connectors.
8. Regulatory Bodies
Regulatory bodies have a role as a place to put other parts. These regulatory bodies are also the largest part of the regulator itself.
9. Valve Spindle
This part of gas regulator serves to prevent gas cylinder leakage So if you find a leaky gas cylinder, it could be due to damage to the spindle valve.
You need to understand that the valve and the gas cylinder must match. This is intended to prevent problems when installing the gas regulator.
10. Seal Ring
The position of the seal ring is located beside the valve spindle. The seal ring has a role to close the gaps in the regulator and the mouth of the tube so that gas does not come out of the existing gaps.
Those are some explanations about the parts of the regulator that we usually use every day. As the use of gas stoves increases, the use of regulators has also increased.
Given that there are more and more types of regulators with various brands that are present on the market, there are also unsafe or fake regulators that will have a negative effect on you.
Here are tips for choosing a good and safe gas regulator:
- Has quality brass material
- There is a stopper to prevent leakage of the gas
- Regulator must be strong, durable and anti-rust
- Has a standard rubber length of 1.8 meters and should be flexible
The selection of a gas regulator is very important to prevent the purchase of fake regulators that will later threaten the safety of you and those around you. Install and use gas cylinders and regulators with care, to prevent gas cylinders from exploding.