According to its TechTalk monthly eBulletin, the new Model 8RS switchover manifold from Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC is ideal for providing continuous flow of gas between a primary and secondary or back-up supply.

This new high flow automatic switchover system can increase efficiency while saving time and labor, and is the latest in an extensive product line from the company.

Air Liquide sells manifolds and gas delivery systems, cylinder storage racks, stands and process racks, locking cylinder safety caps, flashback arresters, relief valves, and more for industrial and specialty gases, and cryogenics.

With the new Model 8RS switchover manifold, when the primary gas supply has been depleted, this unit automatically switches to the secondary supply – enabling the user to entirely deplete the gas contained in a single or multi-cylinder source, without creating a gas outage. It also eliminates the chance of wasting valuable gas due to premature cylinder change-out.

The Model 8RS handles flow rates up to 5500 SCFH, delivery pressures up to 500 psig, and is highly recommended for use with all industrial or high-purity non-corrosive gases, providing constant delivery pressure control to instrumentation by incorporating a secondary outlet line regulator. The Model 8RS also eliminates the need for downstream line and station regulation when various distribution point pressures are not required. The unit is equipped with a stainless steel bracket for convenient wall-mount installations