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Following the success of ALTOP™ and SMARTOP™ valves, EXELTOP™ combines Air Liquide's best technologies and expertise in an advanced built-in regulator for industrial gas cylinders. It has been designed to bring customers a better user experience and safety of gas cylinders.

Meeting the needs of our customers

Packaged gases are at the heart of Air Liquide's business, with 2 million professional and industrial customers using cylinders worldwide. Cylinders and bundles are the most appropriate supply mode for small and medium volume needs and for mobile use. Air Liquide designs its cylinders and delivery services to meet the needs of its wide diversity of customers, striving to ease their work and improve their productivity while bringing maximum safety.

Back in 1996, we opened the way to a new generation of intelligent valves by introducing ALTOP™, the first built-in regulator with an on/off lever, then SMARTOP™ and MINITOP™. Approximately 2.9 million cylinders are already equipped with advanced packaging, across more than 35 countries. And now EXELTOP™ has come to raise the bar even higher.

EXELTOP™ brings more in terms of safety, mobility, ease of use and performance

The next generation built-in regulator

As a premium cylinder valve, EXELTOP™ provides users the best in:

  • Stability and accuracy for high performance gas operation, with a two-stage built-in regulator
  • Quick and safe connect available for all gases
  • Intuitive and easy to use design with a new on/off lever and graduated handwheel
  • Resistance with a strengthened metallic valve guard
EXELTOP™, the innovative ready-to-use built-in regulator
Four steps and the customer is ready to go: connect the hose, check that the graduated handwheel is at zero, open the on/off lever and set the outlet pressure or flow rate.

Safety improvements

Safety is at the forefront of the creation and production of our products.The highest safety preoccupation has been built in EXELTOP™'s design. Thanks to the integrated pressure reduction, EXELTOP™ inherits ALTOP™'s safety attributes by preventing the user's accidental exposure to pressure. There is also a rapid shut-off in case of emergency situations, especially for applications involving flammable gases. In addition to the valve’s guard wrap-around protection, the on/off lever is conceived with a breakage point, which preserves the valve in case of important shocks to the lever. Finally, wide access is given to functions, thus preventing potential hand injuries.

Air Liquide presents its new built-in regulator EXELTOP™

Designed for welding and flame applications

EXELTOP™ is available with a range of gases in cylinder form up to 310 bar/4500 psi. It is compatible with our ARCAL™ range of premium gases (argon and  argon mixtures) for arc welding, as well as with oxygen and acetylene for flame applications.

ARCAL™ offers a full range of high-quality, ready-to-use shielding gas solutions (TIG welding and MIG/MAG welding, root shielding, including some plasma cutting).

A wide range of customers, more specifically in metal fabrication, automotiveconstruction and maintenance, can now benefit from this premium valve fitted on Air Liquide's gas cylinders. Users will find through EXELTOP™ the precise flow rate and/or stable pressure they need with maximum safety and ease of use.

EXELTOP™'s deployment continues throughout the world. Current territories include Singapore, South Africa, UAE and Saudi Arabia, France, the UK, Nordic countries, some Eastern European countries and Canada.

EXELTOP™'s deployment continues throughout the world

Article published on November 13, 2017