How to properly install an Express Shrink Wrapping Pressure reducer
Express Shrink Wrapping provides you with all your accessories to use your heat gun, shrink gun or shrink torch. The gas pressure reducers are equipped with pressure gauges or not and are available in various versions, so you can find the one that suits your needs. Here’s how to properly install an Express Shrink Wrapping gas pressure reducer.
Always check the condition of your gas pressure reducer.
If the gas pressure pressure reducer you want to install on your gas cylinder is not new, you should check its condition. The gas pressure reducer is an essential toolfor regulating the pressure of the gas that will be sent to your shrink gun or hot air gun. For your safety and for the precision of your work, there must of course be no leaks in the device and the gas flow must be constant.
Check the completeness of your gas pressure reducer – spring, lining and valve – by checking that the lining and valve have not stiffened over time. In any case, if your system is faulty, your gas cylinder will be set to safety mode, but you don’t have to wait for this to happen.
Check in passing the presence of the seals and their good conservation condition. If everything looks good to you, you can proceed with the installation.
How to properly Install an Express Shrink Wrapping Pressure reducer
You do not need any tools to install your gas pressure reducer. You must not overtighten the assembly, the seals are there to ensure tightness. Don’t tighten your tubetubes using pliers to apply force, it is useless and you risk damaging your device.
Make yourself comfortable by laying your bottle flat in a well-ventilated place. The first connection to be made is between your soldering iron or hot air gun and your connection tubetube. Check the direction of the tubetube and screw it on. Never forget that a gas thread is screwed in backwards!
The second step is to connect the tube to the gas pressure reducer. This is also done by moving a screw by hand.
Now you have to connect it all to your gas cylinder. Start by removing the safety cap from the cylinder to access the cylinder valve. Remove the tamper-proof cap covering the valve outlet. Then screw the pressure reducer onto the gas cylinder valve with the reverse thread in mind.
Now it’s time to arm the gas pressure reducer. Press the push button and gradually open the gas cylinder valve. There you are, you’re ready to start working.
Just to be sure, it is advisable to check the tightness of your connection. The simplest technique is to pour soapy water and check that no bubbles are forming or use an Express Shrink Wrapping® gas leak detector.
How to disconnect and change your bottle
If you do not use the shrink gun often, you must disassemble your gas pressure reducer. You will also need to dismantle it to change your gas cylinder.
To do this, you must first unclip the gas cylinder by closing the clip valve on the pressure reducer. Disarm the pressure reducer and unscrew it.
Always try to store your equipment in a room where temperatures are not extreme and where there is a minimum of ventilation. This will extend the life of your gas pressure reducer and all your other devices.
At Express Shrink Wrapping you will find a complete range of gas pressure reducers to suit all your heating tools: heat gun, shrink gun, etc. They are guaranteed for 5 years.