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  • Victor Edge Series 300 Acetylene Regulator Noise

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone else has experienced (or has an explanation) for a disconcerting sound that emits from my Victor Edge Series 300 Acetylene regulator. When I'm cutting or welding, the acetylene regulator makes a whining sound, somewhat similar to the sound when you bleed the rig after finishing. I've checked for leaks, and there is no drop in pressure when I'm using it, so I think it's something minor with the diaphragm. It's been doing this since I got it without any other issues, but I'm reviewing my safety procedures, and curious if others have this problem.

    Apparently Victor provides a lifetime guarantee, but the people at my local Robert's Oxygen are not always helpful, so I thought I'd get some feedback before I go in.

    I'm an amateur, so thanks for any help.

  • #2
    Probably vibration of diaphragm..... IF LWS no help contact Victor/ESAB directly...

    https://www.esabna.com/us/en/product...ctor/index.cfm

    https://www.esabna.com/us/en/support...nformation.cfm

    Had really good response with these people when I replaced diaphragms in my Victor setup...

    https://www.regulatortorchrepair.com/

    Dale
    Last edited by Dale M.; 02-11-2019, 01:25 PM.
    Lives his life vicariously through his own self.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ClaytonDornsife View Post
      Hi,

      I was wondering if anyone else has experienced (or has an explanation) for a disconcerting sound that emits from my Victor Edge Series 300 Acetylene regulator. When I'm cutting or welding, the acetylene regulator makes a whining sound, somewhat similar to the sound when you bleed the rig after finishing. I've checked for leaks, and there is no drop in pressure when I'm using it, so I think it's something minor with the diaphragm. It's been doing this since I got it without any other issues, but I'm reviewing my safety procedures, and curious if others have this problem.

      Apparently Victor provides a lifetime guarantee, but the people at my local Robert's Oxygen are not always helpful, so I thought I'd get some feedback before I go in.

      I'm an amateur, so thanks for any help.
      All regulators vibrate at a constant frequency when gas is flowing, but in normal operation, both of a pair will sound about the same, If the sound is radically different from the oxygen regulator, then I would consider return or repair.
      Below is a diagram showing the diaphragm which is the source of the vibration (newer models still use the same principle, but diaphragm is likely metal). Click image for larger version

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      Last edited by Northweldor; 02-11-2019, 05:16 PM.

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      • #4
        Thanks Northweldor and Dale M., I'll be bring the regulator in, appreciate the information.

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