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Linde unveils world's first hybrid gas regulator

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Linde  has launched an innovative hybrid gas regulator designed for increased safety and performance.

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group introduces SMOOTHFLO, a ground-breaking technologically advanced gas pressure regulator.

Referred to as ‘hybrid’, the new single-stage regulator performs to the level of a multi-stage regulator and combines embedded technologies with unique features.

Unlike conventional regulators that require several pressure adjustments to maintain the desired flow and pressure, SMOOTHFLO industrial gas regulators will continuously deliver optimal flow throughout the day with only three turns of the pressure adjusting knob on initial set-up.

This is achieved via a unique lever-activated encapsulated valve with Linde’s proprietary Dynamic Quadflow Stability Control (DQSC) technology.

The high level of pressure stability and reduction of internal forces have significant benefits for the gas user in terms of increased efficiency, performance and improved product life.

The multi-patented SMOOTHFLO is one of the safest gas regulators in its class, and features a novel break-off inlet stem designed to ensure that in the event of cylinder damage, the high performing excess flow valve will automatically seal off any gas discharge.

According to Michael Goss, Global Product Manager, Welding Products, Linde Gases Division, Linde has always played a pioneering role in the compressed gases industry and is constantly innovating to provide customers with efficient, effective and safe solutions to meet their gas handling needs.

Feature highlights of the SMOOTHFLO gas regulators include a unique piston embedded safety valve that improves safety further as the embedding feature prevents contaminates from blocking or entering the valve; excellent pressure stability at higher flow rates, thanks to piston-driven technology; patented panel mounted gauges recessed and integrated into the regulator, providing greater efficiency and reduced instances of potential pressure gauge damage; and a mirror configuration to prevent hose overlap and reduce the potential risk of oxygen/acetylene fires.

The outer cladding of the regulator is manufactured from a robust, impact-resistant and fire retardant nylon-based material and affords robust pressure gauge protection.

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