In particular, this question relates to the standard regulator for household and commercial applications. If you read the assembly and operating manual of the pressure regulator type EN 61-DS, you will immediately find out on the first page: The red version is intended for indoor LPG systems, i.e. enclosed spaces. But this does not mean that you must not use the pressure regulators outdoors. And what about the awning?
In enclosed rooms, only 5 or 11-kilogram gas cylinders, so-called small cylinders, are permitted; the 33-kilogram cylinder must be outside. In this way, you can only use a pressure regulator, also referred to as a pressure reducer, within buildings for the small cylinder. On the one hand, such pressure regulators are identified by their red colour, and, on the other hand, by the “T” marking on the type label. For orientation: What information will I find on the type label for GOK pressure regulators?
Also possible to use outdoors
In general, you can also use such pressure regulators for outdoor applications, such as gas barbecues, patio heaters, radiant heaters, outdoor heaters and the like. For example, from many users of our pressure regulators, we know that they are using the pressure regulator above for their gas barbecues and other gas equipment, as it offers maximum safety in the event of a fault. This is because in addition to the thermal shut-off and over-pressure safety device, an excess flow device is also integrated.
It is not strictly forbidden to use pressure regulators designed for indoor use in the awning of the caravan or motor home. However, here, you should pay special attention to certain aspects:Can I use gas heaters in the awning in front of the caravan or motor caravan?
Checking the parameters
As the operator, you must always ensure that the output and pressure parameters are consistent between the gas equipment and the pressure regulator. In other words: For example, if the gas barbecue works with a nominal pressure of 50 millibar, the pressure regulator should also output precisely this pressure – no more and no less. Detailed information: How do I find out whether the nominal pressure on the pressure regulator and gas equipment match?