Pressure regulators play a crucial role in many industrial fluid and instrumentation systems, helping to maintain or control desired pressure and flow in response to system changes. It is important to select the right regulator to keep the system operating safely and as intended—the wrong choice can lead to inefficiency, poor performance, frequent troubleshooting, and potential safety hazards.

Knowing how to choose the right regulator requires an understanding of the different types of regulators, how they function, and how they can be applied to meet the needs of your system. Wouter will talk more about pressure regulators, their functionality, and how to determine the best option for your system needs.
Friday, December 3, 2021 · 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -5:00)
Wouter Pronk
Technical Lead, Regulators; Swagelok
Wouter began his career with Swagelok in 2010 with the acquisition of RHPS Regulators where he was a sales manager for 17 years. Prior to that, Wouter worked for 10 years at a machining supplier to RHPS as their superintendent and later their sales manager. At Swagleok, Wouter became the lead technical trainer for pressure regulators responsible for training the global sales force and working with customers on complex regulator applications.
Mary Page Bailey
Senior Associate Editor/Moderator
Mary Page Bailey has been an editor with Chemical Engineering since May 2013, after working five years as a process design engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s joint venture, Univation Technologies, LLC. During her time with Univation, she designed equipment for numerous Unipol polyethylene plants and attended a plant startup in China. She holds a B.S. Ch.E. degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Dewayne Tindall