Mike Fick

Mike Fick serves as a Product Manager at Kimray, and is responsible for Kimray’s line of liquid level control products and low 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 Mike Fick

How to Achieve Liquid Level Control with a Treater Valve

What is a Treater Valve? The Kimray Treater Valve is a weight-operated throttling valve designed to hold liquid level in production vessels such as heater treaters, free water knockouts, and saltwater disposal systems. How the Treater Valve Works in Liquid Level Control The Treater Valve actuates based on the hydrostatic pressure. Production vessels like heater
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valve damage

Limit Valve Damage with the Low Pressure High Volume Valve

What Causes Valve Damage? Control valve damage is common with modern completion processes. Managing erosive production fluid is a constant battle for oil and gas producers, particularly during flowback.  Control valves take a beating from the sand and other particulates in the flow, often causing  damage to the valve trim and body. This leads to
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Product Notice | 295 Bonnet Design Change

Product Notice | 295 Bonnet Design Change

This product notice is to inform you we have redesigned the bonnet for our 2” Mechanical Dump Valves and 2” Treater Valves to include two rounded dimples. Dimples have been added to the bonnet to help line up the part for proper machining. This change will increase our manufacturing efficiency and reduce scrapping. While the
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Product Notice | Treater Valve and Mechanical Valve Design Update

Product Notice | Treater Valve and Mechanical Valve Design Update

This product notice is to inform you that we have redesigned our stuffing boxes for 2” Treater Valves and 2” and 3″ Mechanical Valves. We received some reports of 2” Treater Valves, 2” Mechanical Valves, and 3” Mechanical Valves leaking at the stuffing boxes at low downstream pressures. While the instances of this are few,
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PSIA vs PSIG

PSIA vs PSIG: What’s the Difference?

PSIA vs. PISIG PSI is the most commonly used unit of measure in the United States. Most household sporting goods, from basketballs to bicycle tires, use PSI as their air inflation measurement. PSI stands for pounds per square inch. In oil and gas operations, there are two other units of measurement you may come across
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