Breck Swigart

Breck Swigart serves as a Product Manager at Kimray, and is responsible for Kimray’s line of pneumatic valves, pneumatic pilots, regulators and temperature controllers. 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 Breck Swigart

Ultimate Guide to the Back Pressure Regulator

Kimray is a world-class manufacturer of Back Pressure Regulators based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. The Back Pressure Regulator was the first product introduced back in 1948, and it continues to be one of our most popular. This guide will cover the following topics: What is a Back Pressure Regulator? How Do Back Pressure Regulators Work?
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What is the Best Valve Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

What is the Best Valve Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

How Is Abrasion Affecting Your Valves? In oil and gas applications with highly abrasive conditions, control valves can take a real beating. Sand, salt, and other abrasive elements wear away the internal trim, packing, and body as it moves through the valve. Sources of valve abrasion include fracking flowback, natural sand in the formation, and
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The Best Suction Controller for a Natural Gas Compressor

The Best Suction Controller for a Natural Gas Compressor

What is a Natural Gas Compressor? A natural gas compressor is a large engine that uses positive displacement to compress natural gas.   In this video, Breck shows you a solution for suction control on a gas compressor.  Regulating Flow in a Natural Gas Compressor Natural gas compressors require precise regulation of the gas flow to keep
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Close-Up of a Pneumatic Temperature Controller

What is a Pneumatic Temperature Controller?

Oil and gas producers use a Pneumatic Temperature Controller to control a set temperature in production vessels. It is most commonly used in indirect heaters, emulsion treaters, rebillers, steam generators, heat exchangers, cooler shutter controls, and salt bath heaters. How Does It Work? Pneumatic Temperature Controllers have a stainless tube to monitor changing temperatures. This tube
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Kimray Valve Topworks

What are the Topworks of a Valve?

“Topworks” typically refers to the pneumatic actuator of a High Pressure Control Valve. The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for many oil and gas production applications. It is used as a dump valve, pressure regulator, suction controller, recirculation valve, as well as in plunger lift applications. A Kimray High Pressure Control
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