What is the Function of a Water Pressure Regulator?
A water pressure regulator is a useful tool in many different appliances, machines, and industrial processes. The main purpose of a water pressure regulator is to reduce the incoming water pressure inside a machine to protect the components of the system. Factories use these pressure regulators in manufacturing equipment, products that they manufacture, and any plumbing system used in the factory. Since many plumbing lines have much higher water pressure than individual units can handle safely, the necessity of water pressure regulators is apparent.
The pressure regulator works by accepting the higher water pressure into a small valve-controlled tank. The tank then creates a water output that has a much lower pressure than the initial water source. The valve then allows the lower-pressure water to travel into the system as desired. Usually, factories employ these systems to protect plumbing components, and to reduce how much water is used in the factory each month. Sometimes, factories call the reducers pressure limiting valves or pressure reducing valves.
Even if the machine or unit can handle the pressure of incoming water through normal plumbing lines, some factories still can benefit from the use of the pressure regulators. The main side benefit of the regulators is that it reduces how much water is used. Significant cut-backs on water usage can lead to huge cost savings for factories that use a large amount of water in their daily manufacturing processes. In addition to saving money for the factory, using the regulators on appliances and products can lead to increased customer satisfaction.