Brian Levings

Brian Levings serves as a Product Manager at Kimray, and is responsible for Kimray’s line of High Pressure Control Valves. He collaborates with Kimray's engineering, manufacturing, and quality teams to optimize the performance of our products and make a difference for our customers.

Posts by Brian Levings

High Pressure Control Valve being used as a part of a package

What is a High Pressure Valve?

A high pressure valve is a valve that can operate in pressures above 500 PSI. What’s Considered High Pressure? The design of a high pressure valve allows it to operate at a maximum working pressure of 500 PSI or more without damaging the valve body. How is a High Pressure Valve Powered? One of the
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Vapor Recovery Tower: How One Producer Used Automation to Achieve Control of a VRT

Background A customer had a new well in the SCOOP, and they were looking for help with their Vapor Recovery Tower. Challenge A Vapor Recovery Tower—often abbreviated “VRT”—is a vertical pressure vessel designed to capture the vapor off of oil. Producers typically install vapor recovery towers between production separators and liquid storage tanks. A VRT
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Product Notice | Potential Issue with High Pressure Control Valve Upper Stems

Product Notice | Potential Issue with High Pressure Control Valve Upper Stems

This product notice is to inform you that we’ve recently discovered a potential issue on our 2” High Pressure Control Valve. The valve is missing a bevel located above and below the wrench flats on the 522 upper stem. This lack of a bevel can cause damage to the o-ring when it’s installed. The potential
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How to Operate the Kimray Glycol Pump

At the heart of any glycol dehydration system is the glycol pump. This pump works within the dehydration system to recirculate liquid and help the system remove water vapor from natural gas.  How the Glycol Pump Works Fundamentally, the pump does two things at the same time: Moves wet (or rich) glycol from the contactor to
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Kimray Back Pressure Regulator, a Natural Gas Valve

What is a Natural Gas Valve?

Natural Gas Production When producers drill a well, the fluid they recover is typically a mixture of oil, water, and natural gas. In some areas, natural gas is critical to the production of oil and gas. Companies often use it as fuel gas for burners and pneumatic valves across their production sites. Some producers also
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