Curtis Winkle

Curtis Winkle serves as Kimray's Content Writer. He works with Kimray product managers, engineers, and regional representatives to create practical, educational articles and videos to help producers get the most out of Kimray products and solutions.

Posts by Curtis Winkle

A picture of Kimray's R2L Package with Valvcon ADC actuator.

A Highway Training Session

The first thing we discuss when developing new product ideas is the user experience. We ask questions like: “Who will be working with this product?” “Is its functionality easy to explain?” “How can we minimize the variables affecting its operation?” Another critical question we ask is “How simple is it to install?” We know you
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A Kimray employee helping a customer with service and repair at their site. Kimray stands by their products, and will provide service and repair for as long as you own a product.

Service and Repair

At Kimray, our parts are our name. We understand you want as much life in your valves and control equipment as possible. That’s why when we sell you a product, we are committed to keep it working as long as you own it. Kimray products are often found in difficult conditions and many times under
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Kimray's electric products: Electric Pilot, E-Lo Control Valve, Gen II Liquid Level Controller, and Electric Glycol Pump.

Electric Products

Over the last decade, as concerns about environmental protection have grown and emissions requirements have been updated, oil and gas producers are increasingly looking for ways to lower their atmosphere emissions levels. In 2012 the EPA published “Code of Federal Regulations 40, Part 60, Subpart OOOO”—”Quad O” for short. These regulations apply to all onshore
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Kimray's Tritex II Electric Actuator. It produces zero emissions while maintaining maximum control.

An Electric Solution for Plunger Lift

Plunger Lift Plunger lift has provided our industry with secondary recovery for many years. It has taken on a more prominent role with the recommendation of the EPA that plunger lift be used instead of gas blow down as a way to alleviate bottom-hole pressure and remove liquids from the wellbore. The purpose of this
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Kimray's Rotary-to-Linear (R2L) Adapter.

The Kimray R2L Adapter

Introducing the new Kimray R2L Adapter—a durable, simple and effective way to maintain control within an automated production site. HOW IT WORKS The Kimray R2L Adapter translates rotary motion into linear motion. It allows any ISO-5211 rotary actuator to be coupled with an industry standard Kimray High Pressure Control Valve. This combination provides a smart,
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