Mr. Jones Control Tech Tip: How A Maxitrol Gas Pressure Regulator Works

Stromquist & Company’s Bill Jones shares some more of his control knowledge. In this video, Mr. Jones breaks down the Maxitrol gas pressure regulator design and shows you everything you need to know to install and troubleshoot the Maxitrol straight-through gas pressure regulators.

How to Install a Natural Gas Pressure Regulator

Stromquist and Company handles just about every brand of gas pressure regulator. We stock Maxitrol, Pietro Fiorentini, Itron (Actaris), Sensus, and American Meter. It does not matter what brand gas regulator you are using or if you have a natural gas regulator or a LP Gas pressure regulator they all have one thing in common. If you don’t install the gas regulator correctly it will not work properly.

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Believe it or not nine times out of ten when a gas pressure regulator is not working properly it is one of two things…….. [Read more…]

Maxitrol – 65 Years and Still Regulating

Stromquist has been selling Maxitrol regulators for many years, and we are proud to be an authorized distributor for such a great, time-tested company.  Maxitrol has been manufacturing high-quality regulators for 65 years, and to honor their 65 year anniversary, they are having a cool contest to find the oldest regulator that is still regulating.  [Read more…]

Maxitrol for Maximum Need

Products that perform their job so well that you just do not have to think about them are products that on today’s market seem few and far in between. Maxitrol gas regulators are among this line of products that we as suppliers and contractors have come to depend on.

Founded in 1946 Maxitrol’s headquarters are located in Southfield, Michigan.

The Maxitrol 325 series gas regulators are world renown for their use in the domestic natural gas market. The 325 series allows for inlet pressures up to 10 psig with certified 325 series for 2 and 5 psi systems and vent limiters to reduce the costs of installation by removing the need for a separate gas vent line to be installed by the contractor. New 325-7AL series regulator announced in July of 2010 takes the 325 series to new limits of capacities of over 1,000,000 BTUs. The larger RV series and 210 series are used by OEM boiler and burner manufactures worldwide. [Read more…]

Gas Metering with Honeywell Transmitter

Gas metering is a big part of what we offer customers. One product that has proven to be very successful is the Honeywell Smart Multivariable (SMV) Transmitter.  It is an industry leader – there are no others on the market that work as well.  It measures the gas pressure & temperature and measures a differential pressure across a primary element.  The primary element can be an orifice plate or a Preso Ellipse pitot tube.  It creates a differential pressure that we measure and relate to flow (the square root of the pressure drop is proportional to the flow rate).  The SMV calculates a corrected flow by accounting for the compressibility of the gas along with the pressure and temperature that exist in the pipe.  It is quite an involved calculation that is pre-loaded into the transmitter and set up using a software wizard.  Please keep it in mind for gas metering applications – it is an affordable alternative.  For under $4000 you can measure big flows accurately with easy installation. [Read more…]

The Ventless solution: How to save big on gas pressure regulators

We are really pumped about Pietro Fiorentini gas regulators. Stromquist & Company has the rights to market this unique CSA certified gas pressure regulator in North America. Our customers that have used this regulator rave about it’s performance and the money they have saved because of not having to run a vent line and because of the higher capacities.

For more information check out the PF ( Pietro Fiorentini) videos on Stromquist TV.

If you are not a Stromquist & Company customer, wholesaler, distributor, OEM, or located in Georgia or Florida, please contact Bill or Richard ( 800.241.9471) to find out where you can order this product.

“It’s Creeping”

I was talking to a client today on the phone and he said “My PF (Pietro Fioentini) gas regulator is CREEPING!”. No this has nothing to do with the Halloween concept of CREEPY.

In this instance creep is when the boiler shut down, the gas pressure from the inlet side of the regulator continued to bleed (creep) past to the outlet side of the regulator and the lock up feature of the gas regulator was being bypassed increasing the down stream pressure in the gas line.

The lockup feature of this regulator when working correctly will close off the regulator if the set outlet pressure (as determined by the outlet spring) is surpassed.

To keep this from happening and to avoid product returns first try these two in the field fixes.

#1. When installing a new regulator especially new piped installations the use of an inlet strainer or a gas filter will trap any GARBAGE in the line that may cause the seat of the regulator to get hung up not allowing the regulator to close off correctly.  Look through the inlet side of the regulator for any trash in the regulator and clean it out.

#2. Open the cap to the outlet adjusting spring and re-seat the spring. If the spring is not seated properly the regulator lock up feature will not work properly.

Easy fixes to a REAL problem. Call your Stromquist Representative for ALL your gas regulator needs.