Photo Release -- Bergquist Offers Industry-First Compact First Stage F.POL Propane Regulator

TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bergquist, Inc. announces its offering of Marshall Excelsior Co.'s (MEC) new Excela-Flo compact first stage F.POL residential regulator. The regulator - designed and tested at MEC's lab in Marshall, MI - marks the propane industry's first compact residential regulator with a F.POL inlet. The F.POL compact regulator allows for more convenient installation than a standard ¼" FNPT compact first stage regulator. The newest Excela-Flo regulator is compatible with all POL pigtails used with full size first stage residential regulators.

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"MEC brings its manufacturing expertise, intensive market research, and world-class engineering capabilities to the development of the new Excela-Flo F.POL compact first stage residential regulator. Our customers asked for a compact first stage regulator with a F.POL inlet and MEC was happy to oblige", says Don Heller, Bergquist's Vice President of Propane Technologies. Heller continues, "The new regulator makes it more convenient for installation since it's suitable with the more commonly used pigtails installers have on hand."

All MEC residential regulators are subject to the most thorough propane regulator testing anywhere in the world. Testing on 100 regulators using propane showed no lock-up, relief, or leakage failures over a 30+ year life cycle. This rigorous testing included over 500,000 cycles at 20-30% droop, over 15,000 gallons of propane used, and exposure to all seasons from field trials in various regions across the U.S. Finally, MEC regulators are subject to extensive UL144/UL144C testing standards.

Bergquist, Inc. is a national wholesale distributor of propane and anhydrous ammonia equipment in the U.S. Headquartered in Toledo, OH, Bergquist has Regional Sales Centers in Bowling Green, KY, Crawfordsville, IN, Shakopee, MN, and North Kansas City, MO. For more information, please go to

Marshall Excelsior Company (MEC) is a leading producer of propane and anhydrous equipment with over 30 years of experience. MEC is headquartered in Marshall, MI with manufacturing locations throughout the U.S., Mexico, and China. For more information, please go to

CONTACT: Donald Montroy 616-460-3299 Bergquist, Inc.

Source:Bergquist, Inc.