Gas Manifold System allows for uninterrupted gas flow.

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Available for 15, 40, or 125 psi outlet pressures, Gas Manifold and Automatic Changeover Regulator System features chrome-plated 2.5 in. gauges that enable visual inspection of cylinder bank and outlet pressures. Nickel-plated changeover regulator includes 2 inlet, 1 interstage, and 1 outlet pressure gauge. Pigtail assemblies made of SS and Teflon® are offered in 24 and 72 in. lengths, and manifold header bars feature brazed joints for leak-proof connections.

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Smith Offers New Gas Manifold System

Smith Equipment Gas Manifold and Automatic Changeover Systems Provide Continuous Gas Flow o Provides accurate, uninterrupted gas flow o High quality, durable construction WATERTOWN, SD. 20 March 2006-For industrial applications where compressed gases and liquids are frequently used, Smith Equipment offers its new Gas Manifold and Automatic Changeover Regulator System to provide accurate, uninterrupted gas flow. Easy-to-read 2.5-inch chrome-plated gauges allow operators to inspect cylinder bank and outlet pressures visually, while an optional audio and visual alarm alerts users when a gas cylinder bank is nearing empty. Smith offers its nickel-plated regulator models designed for 15-, 40- or 125-psi outlet pressures. Built for simplicity and durability, master header bars attach to the left and right sides of the changeover regulator. Pigtail assemblies are available in 24- and 72-inch lengths, are constructed of stainless steel outer braids and Teflon, liners for strength and flexibility. Manifold header bars feature brazed joints for leak-proof connections. Manifold headers include check valves to prevent air from entering the system and gas from escaping from the system. The changeover regulator includes two inlet pressure gauges (one for each cylinder bank), an interstage pressure gauge and an outlet pressure gauge. To address a wide range of industrial and laboratory gas applications and to optimize functionality, end users may expand the Gas Manifold and Automatic Changeover System to accommodate additional pressurized liquid or gas cylinders by using manifold extension assemblies in each cylinder bank. Smith also offers low- or high-pressure stainless steel pigtail assemblies with multiple CGA (Compressed Gas Association) connections to accommodate a variety of pressurized gas or liquid cylinders such as acetylene, nitrogen, helium, argon, oxygen or CO2. To determine the best Gas Manifold and Changeover configuration for the application and to simplify installation, Smith Equipment recommends evaluating the following selection criteria: 1) type of gas; 2) outlet pressure requirements; 3) type of cylinders (high pressure and/or low pressure liquid); 4) number of cylinders; 5) the need for an alarm system if necessary to alert the user that a changeover has occurred. To order a brochure on Smith's Gas Manifold and Automatic Changeover Systems or for more information on any of Smith's safety engineered products like the Dual Guard Torch with in-head flash arrestor, call Smith Equipment Customer Service at 800-843-7912, fax 605-882-2100 or visit With headquarters in Watertown, SD, Smith Equipment is a leading manufacturer of oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing equipment and specialty gas regulators. Smith products are proudly manufactured in the United States with an ISO 9001 Registered Quality System. Smith is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, IL. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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