Research and Development of a Pressure Regulator
School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Strategic Product Design
This dissertation was written as
part of the MSc in
Strategic Product Design
at the International Hellenic University.
The purpose is the procedure of research and development of an oxygen pressure regulator.
This regulator is
designed for medical use in
oxygen production centers.
Oxygen production centers produce oxygen in high pres-
be defused. In the beginning of the design
is taking place
an introduction in Pressure Regulators. This contains,
definition, the basic elements, the operating principles and the classification of the markets’ pressure regulators. Later follows the general sizing guidelines and t
he important calculations
to be made
comprehending the theory and researching the market, the development procedure starts.
The Regulator is designed and simulations take place by using
from Dassault System
s in order optimize
the design of the regulator
More specific, it is
made a stress test of the main
body of the regulator, as well as, flow analysis
to determine some important flow characteristics in the inlet and outlet of the regulator.
After the simulations, the
first prototype is constructed
and real tests take place (hydrostatic test, pressure reduce and flow test) in order to
conceptual design procedure.
In the end the thesis ends up on some conclusions for the technical characteristics of
the regulator, as well as
proposals for further research and development.