Recommendations for an O2 reg

  1. eSCHEn

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  2. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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  5. MattH

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    So here's the question. As per the BOC link above, do people leak test their lines and regs after a cylinder change?
     
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    Don't drop it, don't knock the valve off, don't use tape/oil... Back the reg off, don't have your face in line with the reg when turning the cylinder on...
     
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    Paging @sasquar

    What do you guys do?
     
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    Next job is to make up a couple of steel bottle pallets so I can easily rotate bottles between the delivery truck and the cylinder storage area.
     
  9. Brad93

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    I’ll put some literature in the post mate, PM me your address.
     
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  10. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Often the Y pieces will have silicon grease in the needle valves.

    low pressure it will be no problem. The contamination from the silicon would be a bigger concern for me.
     
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  11. MattH

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    PM'd ta.
     
  12. sasquar Member

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    We're VERY lazy when it comes to backing off the reg, basically other than the OR14 thats on the (currently unused) JP5000 rig, we dont (and that one only gets done becuase 20 bar oxy regs are eyewateringly expensive), but every bottle change (in theory at least) the boys leak test the entire rig, from reg, through the flows, right up to the gun. Our guns are on robots though (ie moving all the time), and the lines could be damaged, if it was a fixed instal i would suggest that you could probably reduce the inspection, although tbh, im not sure youd gain an awful lot. The arguement is always, that youve already got the leak detector in your hand to do the reg, so why not take the extra 30 secs and do the rest of the set up..... We rarely do drop tests on anything other than the hydrogen, which kinda gets a drop test by deafult, as theres no way to dump the line presure (doesnt leak at all fyi, even when left for a week or so, good eh :) )!!!
     
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  13. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    I check my oxy propane connections every now and again with leak detector spray. Our lads at work are supposed to do it every time they use it.

    I use soapy water on my set at home, though.
     
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  14. MattH

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    Great insight guys, thanks.
     
  15. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Just bought a Nevoc Inert gas version, so good to hear they are nice quality :)
    They have to order it in though so won't be until after the 20th I get mine.
     
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