What pressure regulator do I need to operate gas equipment inside a room or building?
This is the typical application case: You would like to operate a gas stove with a 5 or 11-kilogram gas cylinder in the kitchen of your flat or house. Again and again, the question arises as to which pressure regulator you need to use so that you can also use gas equipment in enclosed rooms.
Let’s look at the applicable rules and regulations. To do this, please refer to the Technical Rules for LPG (TRF 2012):
“When using cylinders […] only pressure regulators that are equipped with a thermal shut-off element and a pressure gauge which are to be connected directly to the cylinder valve are to be used in buildings with common rooms. This requirement is fulfilled by pressure regulators of class F1-t.”
This means that if you want to operate a gas stove in a building (or other suitable gas equipment) with a small cylinder, you will need a special pressure reducer with an over-pressure safety device S2SR, a thermal shut-off device TAE and a pressure gauge for simplified leak checks after cylinder replacement.
This pressure regulator has everything
All these requirements are fulfilled by the red pressure regulator of type EN61-DS. The pressure regulator is available in various versions:
- Order number 05 150 00: Outlet pressure 50 millibar, straight outlet
- 05 150 06: Outlet pressure 50 millibar, 90 degree outlet
- 05 150 02: Outlet pressure 50 millibar, straight outlet and with integrated excess flow device EFV
Complete set for an optimum connection
In order to operate the system in compliance with the regulations, you don’t merely require a corresponding pressure regulator. In addition to the pressure regulator, our stove connection kit includes both a hose assembly, a connecting pipe and an angle screw-on fitting suitable for the gas stove. The Pro version has a stainless steel shaft hose assembly for a flexible connection.