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 Repair a Dump Valve: the Piston Balanced Throttling (PBT) Mechanical Dump Valve

The Kimray Mechanical Dump Valve is a reliable, zero-emission valve used to dump liquid from oil and gas production vessels such as treaters, separators, and free water knockouts. In this video, we’ll show you how to repair a dump valve. These instructions apply to the 2” Piston-Balanced Throttling (PBT) Mechanical Dump Valve. Learn how to repair
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How a Pneumatic Liquid Dump Valve Works

How a Pneumatic Liquid Dump Valve Works

In this video, Mike explains the operation and applications of the Kimray Pneumatic Liquid Dump Valve.   Two Models Kimray Pneumatic Liquid Dump Valves, also referred to as balanced, low pressure control valves, are available in two primary models – diaphragm balanced or piston balanced throttling.  These valves are used to dump liquid from separation vessels such as 2- and 3-
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Treater valves at a well site

What’s the Best Valve for Salt Water Disposal?

Salt water disposal is a large and often overlooked piece of the oil and gas industry. Salt water is a natural byproduct of oil and gas production. Out of the roughly 1 million producing oil and gas wells in United States flows 21 billion barrels of water per year. What is a Salt Water Disposal
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How Liquid Level Controllers Work

Video Guide to Float-Operated Liquid Level Controllers

In this video, Mike explains how Kimray’s line of float operated liquid level controllers work. These are pneumatic or electric level controllers and level switches. They are commonly referred to as pilots because they are not valves themselves but they send a signal to a valve to open or close based off the liquid level that
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How to Operate Kimray's Spring-Loaded Adjustable Back Pressure Regulator

How to Operate Kimray’s Spring-Loaded Adjustable Back Pressure Regulator

The Kimray Spring-Loaded Adjustable Back Pressure Regulator is a dependable, easy-to-operate solution for holding back pressure on an oil and gas vessel.   In this video, Mike explains how it works. Why Use this Regulator? The primary reason you would want to use the spring-loaded back pressure regulator over a pilot-operated regulator is that it requires no instrument gas. This
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