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

What is a Flange Valve?

Flange Valve Connections Flange valves are straightforward and easy to install and remove from an application. A flange valve connection is secured bolts. A gasket is put between the flanges to help seal the joint. If installed correctly, flange connections create a fluid-tight seal. In this article we are going to explain flange valve connections,
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What is a Globe Valve?

Globe Valves A globe valve is one of the most common types of control valve. Oil and gas producers use globe valves to control the flow, pressure and temperature of process fluid, water, or gas. In this article we will explain the function of a globe valve. Globe valves have sphere-shaped bodies. Inside the valve, a
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Improving Production in a Coal Gas Well in New Mexico

A Pressure Differential Controller on a Coal Gas Well A pressure differential controller (PDC) acts as a pilot for a control valve, allowing it to maintain a span of pressure. Recently, a member of Kimray’s authorized distribution team met with a producer in New Mexico about production in his coal gas well. It was low-flow well,
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Product Notice | High Pressure Control Valve Lifting Rings

In accordance with our mission to make a difference in the lives of those we serve, we continually use customer feedback to make strategic improvements to our products. This product notice is to inform you that we have made the following change to 2” Kimray High Pressure Control Valves. These valves will feature the following
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What is a Valve Actuator?

A valve actuator is the device that “actuates,” or moves, a valve open or closed. It is attached to and works in conjunction with two parts: the valve body and the valve pilot. How Does an Actuator Work? In a Kimray High Pressure Control Valve, the pneumatic actuator is comprised of several parts. These include
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