Gas Regulator Repairer

Test, repair, and adjust regulators and relief valves.
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Salary Range
$28,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gas Regulator Repairers do?

Tests, repairs, and adjusts regulators, relief valves, and related equipment used to control gas pressure in city gas mains and service pipes, pipelines, in-plant gas systems, and petroleum refineries: Dismantles regulator and examines such parts as springs, valves, and diaphragm for wear or deterioration. Cleans corrosion and tar deposits from serviceable parts, using solvents and wire brush. Cuts seat to receive new orifice, taps inspection ports, and performs other repairs to salvage usable materials, using handtools and machine tools. Reassembles regulator with new and reconditioned parts, according to blueprints. Connects regulator to test stand and turns screw adjustment until test-stand gauges indicate regulator inlet and outlet pressures are according to specifications for regulator and type of service. Tests and adjusts pressure setting of relief valves in similar manner. Records work done, pressure adjustment, and related data for each instrument. May install regulators, and such related equipment as gas meters, odorization units, and gas-pressure-telemetering equipment.

Should I be a Gas Regulator Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Regulator Repair Person

    How to become a Gas Regulator Repairer

    Most Gas Regulator Repairers have a Certificate or no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:97gdaa&chl=no+college+%2847%25%29|certificate+%2845%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,47,47
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