Gas Cylinder Connections
Different gas cylinder connectors – also known as gas bottle connectors – are being used in various countries all over the world and often also in the same country.
The most common gas cylinder connectors that we encounter are:
- POL Connectors / Male Connectors:
- US POL
- British POL
- Female Connectors:
- Shell Connector / French Connector
- Italian Connector
- Clip on Connectors
POL Connectors / Male Connectors
This connection is screwed into the counter part on the gas cylinder.
This connection is screwed onto the counter part on the gas cylinder
|Type of connector||W1||W2|
|Shell Connector / French Connector||19mm||27mm *)|
*) Sometimes larger nuts are used
Clip-On Connector – 20mm
Gasolec provides the PR021A regulator with integrated Clip-On -20mm – connector for output gas pressures of 50-190mBar. The picture shows two of these regulators, from the side and from below. They come with a 9mm hose socket.
From experience we know:
|US POL connector||North & South America, East Asia|
|British POL connector||United Kingdom|
|Shell or French Connector||Africa, Western Europe, Middle East|
|Italian Connector||Italy, North-East Africa|
|Clip-On Connector 20mm||Malaysia, Indonesia|
Many of the smaller gas pressure regulators – up to 10kg - come with an ¼”Female inlet in which one can screw a gas cylinder connection. At Gasolec we often supply these gas pressure regulators including the gas cylinder connections. The point is that when such a gas pressure regulator is directly attached to one gas cylinder, that the maximum capacity of such a regulator drops to about 1 to 1.5kg of Propane/h which is the maximum capacity of a gas cylinder.
PR101 – PR50-190 with Shell connector & 9mm hose socket
PR017A – PR50-190 with US POL connector + 9mm hose socket