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

How to Operate the Kimray High Pressure Control Valve

The Kimray High Pressure Control Valve is a versatile solution for all your oil and gas production needs. It can be used as a dump valve, pressure regulator, suction controller, recirculation valve, as well as in plunger lift applications. Choosing Your High Pressure Control Valve There are two options to choose from: stem guided or
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When to Use a Direct or Indirect Control Valve Pilot

When building a regulator package with a Kimray High Pressure Control Valve and Control Valve Pilot, the standard configuration calls for the following: Back Pressure control: a fail-open valve Pressure Reducing control: a fail-closed valve This is based on the assumption that a back pressure regulator protects the upstream from over pressure and therefore should “fail open,”
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Product Notice | Temperature Controllers, Pilot Plug Seats, & Glycol Pump Elastomers

Section H Effective February 15, 2018, we will be consolidating our various repair kits for Temperature Controllers into two master repair kits: RXX (Thermostats) and RXY (Pilots). We will continue offering the following end items: HAA, HAM, HBT, HBA We will continue offering the following separable sockets: HCC, HCE, HCN, HBC, HCH, HCJ, HCM, and HCMSS6
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Kimray's Gas Pressure Reducing Regulator

Kimray’s Gas Pressure Reducing Regulator

What is a Pressure Reducing Regulator? Kimray’s Pressure Reducing Regulator is used to maintain a downstream pressure set point. Otherwise known as a “pilot-integrated valve,” Pressure Regulators are often used as suction controllers. In addition, they can also be used as recirculation applications on gas compressors and as fuel gas suppliers. To work properly, the
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Understanding Control Valve Sizing

Appropriate control valve sizing is critical to proper operation. If your valve is sized incorrectly, it can lead to poor control and performance. Common Control Valve Sizing Mistake: Oversizing The most common mistake we see customers make in control valve sizing is selecting a valve that is too large. An oversized control valve will not
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